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polyester - what do ya do with it ?????

Old 06-05-2008, 09:05 AM
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I am cleaning out my Grandmothers basement for her and she had yards of polyester from back in the day. I took a huge trash bag to the thrift shop last month and some had to be tossed cause it was full of little bugs.

I have unearthed some more and thought of you all.
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Old 06-05-2008, 09:19 AM
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If its poly knit, it might be possible to make big blocks quilts and maybe just tie them. They hold up well to use of picknicking or really hard use.
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Old 06-05-2008, 09:28 AM
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I have the same problem. My mil gave me a bunch of poly scraps (3 boxes) that her mom had put my name on. Our guild makes bears for the EMS folks to carry with them to give to kids at accidents and fires. I think I will make bears out of as much as I can. I have a bunch of poly 9-patch blocks that DH's grandmother (same one) made from old slacks of DH back in the 80's. I guess I'll make a quilt out of those for my son. That's who Vernie started the quilt for. It'll be good for picnics or just sitting on at the park.
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Old 06-05-2008, 09:50 AM
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Make good stadium blankets because spills usually shake off instead of soaking in. If you can do in school colors that is fun. We still have one from when we got married 29 years ago.
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Old 06-05-2008, 09:56 AM
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How about donating it to a school for their drama and art depts?

It makes great costumes and it's easy for the kids to work with.
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Old 06-08-2008, 02:12 PM
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When I was in the surgery waiting room (when Ed got both knees replaced) there was a lady in there pinning together 1 inch blocks of polyester to make a king size quilt. It was all being done with polyester. She told me how many thousands of squares she had to cut out - and I thought how much patience she must have.

So, it could be used for a quilt.
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Old 06-08-2008, 03:38 PM
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would make good braided rugs and be washable. Make small animal quilts for the local SPCA :D :D
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I have a huge bundle of one color, Aqua, I think it's polyester but I didn't check it. A lady at a class gave it to me. Does anyone know how to get out the moth ball smell. I can't work with it like that. I hung it outside a while and since then it's just been hanging in a closet. I don't remember if I washed it, that might be the problem. :mrgreen:
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Old 06-09-2008, 05:29 AM
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I agree with Loretta. I've made big block quilts, tied and donated them to an organization that gives them to the homeless people. They don't have to be heirloom quality and they last forever.
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vinegar is my magic smell remover. Soak it in it, then hang it out in the sun. I had some towels with a terrible odor from storage and it worked like a charm. Some say lemon juice, but I have had better luck with vinegar. My daughter rented an apartment, where someone had a cat and didn't keep it clean, you know the smell is hard to get rid of. She hates the smell of vinegar, but I talked her into trying it. Sprayed the whole place down, came back later and ohhhhhh so much better. it doesn't stay vinegar smelling, that smell goes away. :-o
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