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Thread: noncotton fabrics

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    I am going through my stash and am finding many noncotton fabrics that have accumulated over the last 37 years. There are no outlets locally that would use them, and I post so rarely that I don't think I can offer any in the classifieds. Whatever shall I do with them, as it would just be WRONG to burn them, plus they represent a lot of $ to me. Any ideas? :) Thanks

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    if they're a poly - you can still quilt with it.

    I didn't pay attention, but if you've been here over 3 months and are a regular, you can sell them here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer22206
    if they're a poly - you can still quilt with it.

    I didn't pay attention, but if you've been here over 3 months and are a regular, you can sell them here.
    She doesnt have a regular status.. BUT, start posting comments and you will be in no time!

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    Donate to someone who can use them. We have "freecycle" a yahoo group, here where you can post free items. There is always someone in search of fabric. Are they good for clothing? Curtains, etc. Some people are not concerned whether fabric is 100 percent cotton or not.

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    our local senior center makes quilts for police officers to keep in the trunk. all of the fabric is donated and some is not cotton. they bring them out for needy children that they come across. i'm sure that those children do not care that their quilts are not 100% cotton.

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    there are some quilt guilds or just charities that might take them and be very happy. senior centers, etc.

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    Donate them to your local dog shelter, maybe someone could make quilts for the animals.

    I have put together old towels like quilts and they seem very happy to get them.

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    Thanks for the ideas. There are no local groups--I live in a rural setting near a very small town. I could try the humane shelter but the best of the synthetics need to return a bit of the expense to me.

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    sell them on ebay or etsy

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    If you look in HOME there is a section for DONATIONS and REQUESTS. I think you could offer your material there to anyone who would like it and would want to pay for the shipping and handling costs. I think there are many who are sewing for children and grandchildren and would be interested. OR just keep it a little longer until you can offer it for sale and post it as if you expected people to prefer it for some quilting project and let the sewers buy it.

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    You can make very pretty scrappy polyester quilts. They are very warm for winter. Mama made them. She cut squares about 4-6 inches and pieced them together. She tied some of them using flannel as the backing with no batting. Some she just quilting around each square.

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    Oops!! didn't mean to post twice.




    You can make very pretty scrappy polyester quilts. They are very warm for winter. Mama made them. She cut squares about 4-6 inches and pieced them together. She tied some of them using flannel as the backing with no batting, as they were warm enough without batting which would make them heavier. Some she just quilting around each square. I still use some of them.

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    I'm pretty rural here and our church group uses them to make quilts for the needy (and we send some overseas).

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    I appreciate all the ideas. I used to be a part of a group who made lap quilts for hospitals, nursing homes, etc, but it disbanded. Cannot find any other groups like that here and I have too many WIP's to start new ones right now. I would be willing to send a flat rate box for just the cost of the shipping if anyone is interested. I'll see about listing this on the donations area.

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    We made many quilts out of polyester squares and tied them, make 10 inche square and you will get done faster or even larger. We sent many to the Indian reservation in Arizona and they were happy to get them. We received pictures of the children who were given our quilts.
    Charity quilt receivers aren't fussy. Many of ours go the the homeless shelter too. What you make and give in love for your fellow man has no price tag.

    Carol J.

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