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Thread: What would you do with three huge boxes of fabric?

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    Yesterday, I took the plunge. I have been wanting to clean out my stash of fabrics that I know now I will never use. I am up to box three, and still more to sort. Now before any of you droll :wink: :wink: , let me tell you that 98% of this fabric is leftovers from when I worked in a drapery workroom....so it's drapery weight cottons and a lot of silks....and a good deal of stretchy t-shirt fabric from the long ago days when I used to sew clothing for my children. I am just so tired of having all this bulk around that I cannot manage, and will never do anything with. I was thinking of just taking these boxes to the local half-way house run thrift store, but wanted y'alls input before I do anything. Any ideas?

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    You could Craigslist it, even for free. Somebody would be there in a minute.

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    upholstery/drapery fabric = tote bags and pillows

    knit fabric = cut in strips, crochet or braid rugs.

    silk = silk crazy quilts!!

    JMHO - also, why not offer it for sale on QB? bet it would find a good home.

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    I think I would try to give it to a local women's shelter. They might be able to use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts
    upholstery/drapery fabric = tote bags and pillows

    knit fabric = cut in strips, crochet or braid rugs.

    silk = silk crazy quilts!!

    JMHO - also, why not offer it for sale on QB? bet it would find a good home.
    oh no!!! Now I have ideas!!! :shock: :shock: :lol: :lol:

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    Craigslist, free cycle, women's shelter, retirement home, school home ec dept, other organizations that may use the fabric to make things to donate.

    Or post some here for sale.

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    You can offer it on Freecycle. Someone would come to your house to pick it up. If it is weighing you down, get rid of it. Only keep things in life that make you happy.

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    I would also suggest Craig's list (selling for an inexpensive price/ or free) and freecycle. Then someone who is searching for that type of fabric can get what they want. Sometimes these things don't sell at thrift stores.

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    You know, I bought some silk for my daughter's bustier for Renessaince and it cost me $15 a yard.

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    Many of the Nursing Homes and Assistant Living welcome clean fabric. They said they always need a variety of fabric for the small crafts residents make for their craft shows.

    Drapery fabric is great for tablerunners. Silk would be great for silk quilts, would love to have enough silk to make one.

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