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Thread: What would you do with three huge boxes of fabric?

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    Many churches make ministry quilts for shelters, cancer cernters or nursing homes. They are always looking for free fabric so you might check your local churces.

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    what to do, what to do...?

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    Donate, if you don't feel up to listing it for sale.

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    If you donate it to a thrift store, you might want to give it to an independent one (if you have such a thing) instead of a big one like Goodwill - their prices have gone way up, and those who truly need it may no longer be able to afford it.

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    sew the bits & pieces of tshirt knits together for pet beds for humane society or your veterinarian.

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    only keep what really makes you happy... craigslist the rest for a great price... or frecycle, or a dontation....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts
    upholstery/drapery fabric = tote bags and pillows

    knit fabric = cut in strips, crochet or braid rugs.

    silk = silk crazy quilts!!

    JMHO - also, why not offer it for sale on QB? bet it would find a good home.
    Ditto

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    My sister's church group makes quilts for homeless people out of whatever textiles they can. Maybe there is a group like that in your area.

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    Some people love to quilt with Silk. I would think that would sell well on the QB. I would sell what I could and donate or freecycle what is left. Ann in TN

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    I would find someone that would make something for others with it. Maybe the t-shirt material could be used to make sheets or something, etc. If you just want it gone, take it to goodwill, then someone may post on here about what a steal the found ;)

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    Heck... just realized you are in Texas. I think you are way further north than me (austin area).

    I would 'love' to take that stuff off your hands, LOL!

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    I'd either Craigslist it or Freecycle it. If you prefer not to do either of those, I'd make some calls to see where it would be accepted for use. A few phone calls made before you start running around with it in your car, can make a huge difference. Don't move it till you KNOW where it's going!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts
    upholstery/drapery fabric = tote bags and pillows

    knit fabric = cut in strips, crochet or braid rugs.

    silk = silk crazy quilts!!

    JMHO - also, why not offer it for sale on QB? bet it would find a good home.
    Yeah the above. Not for me either but it might be something that you can make some money or trade for the fabrics you want. :thumbup:

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    if you sell it i,ll take the drapey fabrics just pm me for cost with shipping also

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    I know its a lot, but could give it to people that make things for the needy, and those other groups...sometimes the thrift stores don't accept things like that. but to be sure you could find groups that would love to get them in your area.

    and y'know we all would love to take them off your hands(hehehehe)

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    Drapery weight could make good quilt backing or totes?

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    Our church uses that type of fabric for making quilts that are sent to third world countries. Check with churches as they would love it have it.

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    I think it is a wonderful idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaykwilts
    Yesterday, I took the plunge. I have been wanting to clean out my stash of fabrics that I know now I will never use. I am up to box three, and still more to sort. Now before any of you droll :wink: :wink: , let me tell you that 98% of this fabric is leftovers from when I worked in a drapery workroom....so it's drapery weight cottons and a lot of silks....and a good deal of stretchy t-shirt fabric from the long ago days when I used to sew clothing for my children. I am just so tired of having all this bulk around that I cannot manage, and will never do anything with. I was thinking of just taking these boxes to the local half-way house run thrift store, but wanted y'alls input before I do anything. Any ideas?
    I have pretty much same issue with a lot of my fabric. But I have several boxes of home dec fabric given to me. If I ever find the time I am going to make tote bags, walker and wheelchair bags, etc. My DDIL gives and gets a lot of stuff through freecycle.com. I have patterns, fabric that I will no longer use that I am going to have her post on freecycle. You can also check out senior centers and churches that make things for the less fortunate in your area.

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    If you want to donate it and have a tax write-off the local school deeply appreciate it for their sewing and/or drama departments and mine came and picked it up!

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    Some great ideas here. I especially like the idea of donating to a group that makes items to donate. My quiltng and crafting group is always receiving fabric that is used to make quilts for Family Promise (homeless families), robes for a women's shelter, shorts for Franklin Graham's shoe box ministry, etc. etc. I'm sure whoever receives it will be thankful.

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    Call area churchs, as they have ladies sewing lap blankets for hospital patients (adult and children).

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    I found material at a thrift store and they were trying to get rid of it as they didn't want it and didn't think anyone else would either. So, you have all kinds of options such as sell on here or offer it to someone who does make tote bags, etc.

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    Easier just to drop it off somewhere where it can be used. Out of sight, out of mind!

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    Our local Quilt Outreach program uses the mid-weight cotton knits as backing for crib quilts. They use the upholstery to make walker bags and grocery bags for the Free store and the light weight drapery in quilts. Heavier, more stable knits are used in quilts for the homeless. You may try asking at local quilt shops or even look in the phone book to see if you have a Quilt Outreach in your area.

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