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    Good Morning Everyone. I am looking for sites where I can order fabric at very reasonable prices or perhaps even get donated. This fabric will be used to make quilts for homeless and needy children. I'm new to buying material on-line, as I normally purchase it at my LQS. Thanks!

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    Check Goodwill and Salvation Army.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilticing
    Check Goodwill and Salvation Army.
    I second that. Also, there are many generous giving members on this board too. Tell us exactly what you are looking for and you may be surprised at the responses. I may have items I can donate-send me a PM with what you are looking for.

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    Goodwill and many re-sale shops are a good source. Online I like connecting threads, hancocks fabrics and a few of the others. If you hit the clearance and sale catagory sometimes you can get some really good prices.

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    Looking for anything, as the pattern this particular non-profit uses is strips put together for crib/lap-sized quilts. Need material for boys and girls from newborns to teens. Will be making a "quilt as you go" pattern.

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    fabric.com is a good/reasonable site to shop from and they frequently (almost always) offer a 15% off coupon.

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    It would be useful info if you will indicate that you will pay shipping cost for any donated fabric

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    Great idea! I'm disabled and need to watch my pennies and energy.

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    fabric.com

    free shipping when you spend $35 and google for coupon codes there's always a code out there.


    thousands of bolts

    great prices but rarely a coupon, sometimes they have sales, and never free shipping.

    quilt fabric closeouts

    they have a sale every month, rarely free shipping or coupons


    whittles fabric

    great prices rarely free shipping or coupons

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    Thank you for your suggestions. I have been quilting for two years, so I don't have a stash built up or scraps.

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    connectingthreads.com clearance is in the $3 range with free shipping after $35. Their regular prices are $5.96 and $6.96. The also send a catalog.

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    Marshall Dry Goods in Batesville, AR is a great resource, too. www.marshalldrygoods.com I think is there site. If you want to purchase wholesale, James Kelley is the man to talk to if you should wall or email.

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    http://www.marshalldrygoods.com

    They have awesome prices there.

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    would you pay shipping cost if someone offered to donate fabric?

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    You might try Freecycle in your area.

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    Do you belong to a Church Group, or any other organization that could help you collect fabric? I'm just thinking that posting a notice at a Church or other organization could bring in donations that have been sitting on people's shelves unused.

    Also, think about the social sites. Do you have a facebook you could use to "get the word out". Or any other social sites? Do family or friends of yours have one, and be willing to help you?

    What about Craig's list on line? There is a "Want to Buy" section, and if you explain that the material is for homeless children and charity work, you could probably pick some up for free or very low cost. People will have bought fabric thinking they were going to make something, and it's still sitting there 3 years later, and they're bored with the idea. And you've just given them a charitable reason to get rid of it. Plus spell out what you need. If old blankets, certain kinds of clothes, sheets, etc., as well as fabric is needed, you'll get more.

    I agree with the Good Will and Salvation Army. I've found a ton of fabric there for cheap, if you're not too fussy. For what I've used it for, it's been perfect.

    Best Wishes to You!

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    Craig's List is a good source. You can even put a Wanted up on CL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdiane318
    Marshall Dry Goods in Batesville, AR is a great resource, too. www.marshalldrygoods.com I think is there site. If you want to purchase wholesale, James Kelley is the man to talk to if you should wall or email.
    Thank you. I will send Mr. Kelley an e-mail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacThayer
    Do you belong to a Church Group, or any other organization that could help you collect fabric? I'm just thinking that posting a notice at a Church or other organization could bring in donations that have been sitting on people's shelves unused.

    Also, think about the social sites. Do you have a facebook you could use to "get the word out". Or any other social sites? Do family or friends of yours have one, and be willing to help you?

    What about Craig's list on line? There is a "Want to Buy" section, and if you explain that the material is for homeless children and charity work, you could probably pick some up for free or very low cost. People will have bought fabric thinking they were going to make something, and it's still sitting there 3 years later, and they're bored with the idea. And you've just given them a charitable reason to get rid of it. Plus spell out what you need. If old blankets, certain kinds of clothes, sheets, etc., as well as fabric is needed, you'll get more.

    I agree with the Good Will and Salvation Army. I've found a ton of fabric there for cheap, if you're not too fussy. For what I've used it for, it's been perfect.

    Best Wishes to You!
    I put a notice on facebook yesterday. Will check with my church to see if I can send out a request. I've never used Craigs List before but will give it a try. Will definitely go to Good Will and Salvation Army when I have the energy and feel well enough to go. Thank you for all of your suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NanaCsews2
    Quote Originally Posted by quilticing
    Check Goodwill and Salvation Army.
    I second that. Also, there are many generous giving members on this board too. Tell us exactly what you are looking for and you may be surprised at the responses. I may have items I can donate-send me a PM with what you are looking for.
    Sent you a PM message. Received an e-mail from the organization I'm wanting to make the quilts for. Was informed that they only distributed 35 quilts last year and have a difficult time putting together quilts for teen boys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice
    would you pay shipping cost if someone offered to donate fabric?
    I would be willing to pay for shipping.

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    Thank you for all of the wonderful suggestions. I couldn't sleep last night and thought about all of the sheets I have in my linen closet that are no longer used. As I'm relatively new to quilting, would old sheets work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by valerieolm
    Thank you for all of the wonderful suggestions. I couldn't sleep last night and thought about all of the sheets I have in my linen closet that are no longer used. As I'm relatively new to quilting, would old sheets work?
    I think old sheets would be fine for backing.

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    You could put a notice in the donations sections of this board.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/s-18-1.htm

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    yard sales and estate sales along with craigslist are really good places to buy fabric inexpensively. on craigslist in my area some have been selling fabric at $1-$2 a yard. at an estate sale i recently bought 3-4 yard pieces for $2.00 each.

    also for online purchases try www.5bucksayard.com. the fabrics are popular manufacturers (marcus brother, moda, etc) season closeout fabrics and there are a lot for sale at $2.99 - $3.99 per yard. most everything on this site sells for $6.00 or less per yard.

    i have some scraps and what i call practice fabric (a bit thin) that i can send you for $5.25 postage. pm me if you are interested. i will stuff what i can in a flat rate legal envelope. if you want i probably could stuff a flat rate box size full for $11.00. i have plenty of tshirt knit fabric that you can make tshirt quilts with. let me know.

    mary

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