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    I answered a CL ad today and bought 20 LARGE garbage bags of fabric. Yes, 20. I will be keeping, at most 3. I spent the day sorting through most of it and putting aside what I'll keep. 80% of it is double knit polys, poly blend scraps and cotton/poly yardage. But, there were some cottons and flannels in there too. I must have over 100 yards of double knit and poly blends out in the garage now. :shock:

    If anyone lives in my area (Sacramento) and can use it contact me, I'll make you a screaming deal :thumbup: This fabric is from an estate and the seamstress was obviously a costumer or polyester princess:> I can't believe how much fabric was in the bags . I'm beat but it was fun exploring the bags and finding some treasures. The washing machine will be busy tomorrow!! It's always so fun to find a good deal.

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    SO are you happy or sad that you get to keep 3? If you want to get rid of some, check with the community service group of the River City Quilting Guild. Not sure if they have any restrictions on fiber content.

    ...and no, not putting my name in the hat. lol (Pat would have a cow) Even though we really need to get together some day.

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    Good luck on the haul!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    I must have over 100 yards of double knit and poly blends out in the garage now.
    Whatever you do don't let it near a punch bowl or a really bad 60's Tupperware party could break out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom
    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    I must have over 100 yards of double knit and poly blends out in the garage now.
    Whatever you do don't let it near a punch bowl or a really bad 60's Tupperware party could break out.
    funnieeeeeee!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    SO are you happy or sad that you get to keep 3? If you want to get rid of some, check with the community service group of the River City Quilting Guild. Not sure if they have any restrictions on fiber content.

    ...and no, not putting my name in the hat. lol (Pat would have a cow) Even though we really need to get together some day.
    Actually, kind of sad there wasn't more I could use. Woweeee some of this fabric is interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom
    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    I must have over 100 yards of double knit and poly blends out in the garage now.
    Whatever you do don't let it near a punch bowl or a really bad 60's Tupperware party could break out.
    Some of this poly would be perfect for those 60's pantsuits!

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    Been there done that! mov'n on! :)

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    Lucky you! Wish I DID live closer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    Lucky you! Wish I DID live closer!
    Come and bring a truck!

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    The polyester double knits would make great quilts for the homeless as they will be very warm. Just do big 8" - 12" squares of fabric for both front and back and tie in the corners...quick, easy, no batting or basting needed.

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    how fun is that

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    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6
    The polyester double knits would make great quilts for the homeless as they will be very warm. Just do big 8" - 12" squares of fabric for both front and back and tie in the corners...quick, easy, no batting or basting needed.
    You come to my house and we'll work on that together!!

    ;-)

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    Congrats on the Haul (Big Haul),
    Had quite a bit also and after gave it away someone mentioned that sometimes SPCA of pet rescue can use this for beds, also some church orginazations send containers overseas filled with still useful items. Though sure someone in the states could use some.

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    Another thing you can do with the double knit is cut it into strips and make crocheted or braided rugs. I have also seen a rug made with 2 inch squares folded in half to make a triangle and then partly layered and sewn in strips on a piece the size of the rug you want. I have been told that the rugs never wear out, and are easy to wash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Retta
    Another thing you can do with the double knit is cut it into strips and make crocheted or braided rugs. I have also seen a rug made with 2 inch squares folded in half to make a triangle and then partly layered and sewn in strips on a piece the size of the rug you want. I have been told that the rugs never wear out, and are easy to wash.

    Yes, I think double knit poly will be uncovered by archeologists 1,000 years from now.

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