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Old 02-10-2015, 06:48 AM
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Sewnoma
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Poly is really durable and makes good quilts for the homeless as it can withstand a lot more abuse than regular quilting cotton can.

If you like to make wall hangings, pretty much ANY fabric is fair game for those, assuming you're not going to be washing it. Some heavier fabrics have great textures and can really add a lot of interest.

Tote bags is another great idea. Around here they've banned plastic disposable bags and require retailers charge a dime for paper bags, so handmade tote bags have become popular. The more unique, the better! Fabrics too light for a quilt or a tote could be made into drawstring bags for produce too.

I use old sheets as foundation for crazy quilts. Makes the quilt a bit heavier but works great!
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