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Thread: Assorted Fabric

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    Senior Member familyfun's Avatar
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    Mar 2011
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    I was just wondering if people on the board use material other than cotton, flannel and fleece. A wonderful lady at work today gave me a whole bunch of assorted fabric I am really not sure what I will do with alot of it or even what kind it is. I have not had a chance to really go thru all of it yet.. But Maybe I can put some on the PIF section. Do you think people would even want it ? Or should I just take what I dont want to Salvation Army or Good will ?

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    Assorted fab makes great quilts for nursing homes, picnic blankets ECt.

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    Power Poster ManiacQuilter2's Avatar
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    Jun 2011
    Southern California
    There are a lot of quilters that make charity quilts on this board so I would post a picture of what you don't want and post it for free. You could ask for shipping charges if you wanted. Good Luck....

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    Super Member mom-6's Avatar
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    There are lots of uses for random fabric! Let us know what you have and I'm sure someone will think you have goodies.

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    I, personally have never used anything but 100% cotton, even for charity quilts. The results of 100% cotton go together beautifully, look professional, and can be washed by the recipient. People used to give me a lot of fabric, and I spent many hours on my livingroom floor sorting usable and unusable. One tip: Sometimes you just can't tell whether a piece of fabric is cotton, polyester, or a combination. Go to your sink, cut off a small corner and set it on fire. If there's any polyester in it the burned corner will be melted and hard. If 100% cotton the result will be soft ash.

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    Power Poster ckcowl's Avatar
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    as long as the fabric can all be laundered together it can be used together- how ever you wash your quilts- is how the fabric needs to wash/dry-so start with pre-washing all of it- what comes out ok can be used in your quilt-
    and the fabric that does not take to washing/drying so well could always be reserved for wallhangings- projects that are not going to be put into a washer/dryer

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