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Thread: Recycling

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    Junior Member Joan Rosemary's Avatar
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    Hi I have just been busy over the past few hours reclaiming the fabric from a load of old cotton curtains, boy have I got a lot of fabric. Way to go girls. and boy does it make you feel good by preventing wastage.
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    YEAH!!!!!!!! Good for you! I love recycling!!! :D

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    Thats wonderul!

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    I love to recycle old clothes and curtains. I bought some sheer curtains at a yard sale that I'm going to use to make ghosts with for Halloween.

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    Probably the first dozen quilts I made contained pieces of family clothing. I still smile when I see one of those quilts

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    I love to reuse older things. I've been scrounging garage sales and thrift shops for 100% cotton clothing, fabric, sheets, pillow cases, and woven belts that can be taken apart and used for tote handles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    I love to reuse older things. I've been scrounging garage sales and thrift shops for 100% cotton clothing, fabric, sheets, pillow cases, and woven belts that can be taken apart and used for tote handles.
    Woven belts for handles, what a great idea!!

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    great idea for handles on tote bags

    Quote Originally Posted by thequilterslink
    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    I love to reuse older things. I've been scrounging garage sales and thrift shops for 100% cotton clothing, fabric, sheets, pillow cases, and woven belts that can be taken apart and used for tote handles.
    Woven belts for handles, what a great idea!!

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    One of the first quilts I made used fabric from clothes I found and cut up. I loved the quilt, but some of the fabric didn't hold up and I ended up patching up a few of the patches. Don't get me wrong, I'd do it again, but I'd watch the quality and age of the fabric I used. Nothing wrong with recycling!! thats for sure.

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    I also pick up belts at garage sales and thrift stores. I reuse the hardware for my bags. A LOT cheaper than buying new, AND a whole lot more variety!

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    What a wonderful idea to repurpose those belts! Thanks for the ideas!

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    Thank you all for the great ideas :D:D:D

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    One of the Salvation Army stores here has weekly $1 sales for clothing. If I stop by I try to go that day. I have been picking up Large mens Hawaian shirts and plaid flannels. I almost have enough for a throw of each fabric. I choose the better manufacturers so the fabric is really nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    I love to reuse older things. I've been scrounging garage sales and thrift shops for 100% cotton clothing, fabric, sheets, pillow cases, and woven belts that can be taken apart and used for tote handles.

    Great idea with the belts!

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    Checked out Goodwill store that open nearby recently but no luck finding long sleeved men's shirts that I could use for quilt fabric. They did have several large size men's Hawaian shirts but they were priced at almost $9 each. Better wait until they have their sales. May in Jersey

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