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Do you ever get rid of old fabric that is poor quality?

Do you ever get rid of old fabric that is poor quality?

Old 10-25-2020, 05:38 AM
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I find the coarser cloth works great for making scrub caps, and there is no guilt in letting it go. I would have a time making myself use quilt-shop-quality for a scrub cap.
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Old 10-25-2020, 06:09 AM
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I use fabric I deem not quilt acceptable for clothesline baskets or similar craft projects.
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Old 10-25-2020, 06:16 AM
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If I have shuffled a piece of low quality fabric to the bottom of the box it's been stored in for a number of years, I definitely throw it out. If I think it has some use, I use it on potholders or some other utility item. But I have gotten more strict with myself in recent years as I don't have that much room to store stuff I will probably not use.
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Old 10-25-2020, 06:38 AM
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I have a difficult time "getting rid of things"

However - I would not mix poor quality with good quality fabric in an item.

Been there, done that. Did not wear well.

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Old 10-25-2020, 06:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Rhonda K View Post
You purchased the fabric and it gave you pleasure.

It no longer brings you pleasure.

Pass it on.

Without guilt

I totally agree with this! Quilting is too labor intensive to use inferior fabric if you don't have to. No guilt allowed !
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Old 10-25-2020, 06:43 AM
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if you have the extra time, use it to make cage blankets for donation to a pet shelter.

if not, toss it.

you wouldn't be doing anybody any favors by giving them something you know isn't any good.

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Old 10-25-2020, 06:50 AM
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Yes, and I have. If a piece is something that I will never use, I get rid of it. Done, period, and out the door. What is the purpose of keeping it when I will never use it because of the quality of the fabric? I have had a few that went directly to the cutting mat for chopping up for dog beds.

Part of the process is knowing yourself, your style of quilting your color schemes and ... well just be honest with yourself. If ya won't use it then why keep it.
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Old 10-25-2020, 07:17 AM
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If you look at it and feel anxious because you don't like it and it makes you feel guilty to not use it then that causes stress. Makes you feel bad for a few seconds every time you look at it. Is it worth that? Heck no. Get it out of your life. Not many things that causes stress can you toss in the heap. Enjoy the power.
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Old 10-25-2020, 09:20 AM
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I think I have to pass this fabric on. I don't make any crafts or accessories so I know that if it's not going into a quilt then it won't be going into anything. I can feel how cheap the fabric is by touch.

Storage is a big issue for me. I have a small apartment and no storage closet/space. I have a couple of small storage units stacked in my bedroom and I always said if it doesn't fit in them, then I have too much.

I won't toss in the trash but I'll post on kijiji to see if anyone wants them!

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Old 10-25-2020, 10:49 AM
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I now use my "cheaper" fabric for rugs.
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