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Thread: A new bookcase and a stash clean up.

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    I have won fabric bundles on Goodwill.com also. I take a laundry basket with me to pick it up. I take the box to my car and open it up. I pull out anything I want to keep and think I want to use and then I take the box with my cast offs right back into the store and re-donate it!
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    Great sewing room and soooo neat..

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    Pretty organized room. I am packing mine up for a move to a new apartment with a large bedroom for sewing. But discovering along the way all the duplicates of crafting supplies and I am so tired of searching to something I really need NOW and taking hours to locate it. My new room has to be organized so I will enjoy more time in there. Oh yeah, the joys of fabric withdrawal!!! Brutal.
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    To the ladies who are throwing away material- Surely every community no matter how small has a church which I feel sure would be happy to take your donation. Please try before binning it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    I have won fabric bundles on Goodwill.com also. I take a laundry basket with me to pick it up. I take the box to my car and open it up. I pull out anything I want to keep and think I want to use and then I take the box with my cast offs right back into the store and re-donate it!
    Good idea!!!

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    Next time you feel the urge to purge think about donating any unloved fabric to local charities. They are so appreciative of donations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katesnanna View Post
    To the ladies who are throwing away material- Surely every community no matter how small has a church which I feel sure would be happy to take your donation. Please try before binning it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Elainequilts View Post
    Next time you feel the urge to purge think about donating any unloved fabric to local charities. They are so appreciative of donations.
    The first week of July, I was off school for a week and did a thorough cleaning of my sewing room, I went through all of my fabrics. I knew that I had too much and of course there was the "what was I thinking" fabrics. Some fabrics I just knew I was never going to get around to using. There is a member here on the board who doesn't have the resources to purchase fabrics as much as she would like but uses her time to make charity quilts for several organizations in her community. I packed up what I thought she could use for these quilts and sent her a 21# box of fabric via UPS! She was tickled to get it and it made me feel good about paying it forward. What I had left over went to the Goodwill. I have seen my fabrics up on their shopgoodwill site and I get excited when I see how much it brings in for them. I made contact with 2 local charities to give them first dibs and I was turned down. One charitiy wanted to go thru the fabric and take what they wanted and then I would have had to cart away what they didn't want. The second charity told me They had no room for the fabric and wanted me to keep it until they had a need for it. That would have defeated the purpose of getting it out of my sewing room. Rarely does any fabric go into the trash. Like my signature line says "No one ever became poor by giving"
    Last edited by auntpiggylpn; 07-22-2012 at 06:34 PM.
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    Just imagine how creative you can be with your newly reorganized sewing room.

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    I also cringe when people toss fabric away - but then, I didn't actually see what was pitched!

    I think many people do not realize how expensive it is to ship fabric - I can cram about 9 pounds of fabric into the larger medium flat rate box - but that costs $11.35 to mail if mailed from a post office, $10.85 if the postage was printed on-line.

    I think some folks are willing to give unwanted fabric away - if there would not be an additional cost to them to get it gone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    I also cringe when people toss fabric away - but then, I didn't actually see what was pitched!

    I think many people do not realize how expensive it is to ship fabric - I can cram about 9 pounds of fabric into the larger medium flat rate box - but that costs $11.35 to mail if mailed from a post office, $10.85 if the postage was printed on-line.

    I think some folks are willing to give unwanted fabric away - if there would not be an additional cost to them to get it gone!
    Exactly!

    What I have in 13 gallon trash bags could probably fill close to 10 large flat rate boxes. That's close to 16 bucks a box!
    Not to mention the gas and time it takes to lug all that to the post office.......lol

    It's easier to throw it away.
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