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

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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?

    Donating the boxes of fabrics to the half-way house's thrift store is a great idea. I have brought fabrics to a "garage sale" run by people who support a charitable diner. I've also donated yarn and fabrics to a church group that sew for nursing homes.

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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.
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    Crazy quits, PIF, or goodwill

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    Wish I lived closer. I could use the drapery fabric. I make pet beds out of heavy fabric and stuff them with all the scraps I was throwing away. First I gave them to my vet, but they told me they had enough. Now I am taking them to church hoping they will earn a little money for our Preschool Ministry. I (well, actually someone else on our team) is going to ask for donations for which ever size, color, whatever they want.

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    I'd keep the silks for crazy quilts, pincushions, etc. I would call local schools and senior centers to see if anyone wanted the other stuff.

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    I'm thinking of doing the same thing. Thanks for the suggestions.

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    Ship it to me!Hehe! Just drooling! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristen0112
    Goodwill
    Don't know if I would do Goodwill anymore. I watch a truck come to pick up items from a neighbor and even before the truck left a guy was going through the boxes and putting things on the side......?????.....kinda gives me the idea that they were for 'him'. I would hope any donations I give would at least go to the Goodwill shop to be given to someone who doesn't have a job and couldn't afford to buy them before someone driving the truck started to pick out all of the 'good stuff'... But, I guess it's a personnal choice.

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    Our local church uses everything for their charity quilts. Perhaps one of your locals would accept it, or atleast some of it.

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    Is it useable for Dresses for Africa. Nancy's Notions has all the details. A yard or less makes one dress. Just an idea. This week I have made 54 dresses with "cleaning out the unwanted".

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    I made chemo hats for our local Donald Reynolds cancer support houe. They loved even zany colors. After all they need a good lauf gh too I got a few offers of help and we made almost 200 of them. We sewed real pretty jeweled buttons on them. Just an ides.

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    Our charity group uses cottons for kids quilts and gives everything else to the Indians who make great use of it.

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