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    Aprons for Ukraine

    I have to make 65 aprons to take to the Ukraine, elderly ministry. Does anyone have any suggestions to help the process go smoother and where to get cheaper fabric.

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    Goodwill stores sells fabric that people have donated and prices are cheap. Even taking the clothing and cutting it up can make aprons as well. Good Luck to you. You are a fabulous person to be so thoughtful
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    I am 1/4 Ukranian and am intrigued. Is this an American Church Ministry ? Or are they going to the Ukraine ? My aunts used to send boxes to family over there but then postage got so high, they couldn't afford it anymore. I go to yard sales and people are so generous with fabic. 65 doesn't sound like many. Recruit friends. Put notes on belletin borads. People have fabric at home they would love to share. Even old linens. We all have too much stuff.
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    I remember our first project in home-ec (late 60's here) was an apron.
    We hemmed a square on 3 sides, then folded over the top a little wider and stitched it down for a sleeve. We then had those plastic waist hoops made for that reason and just slid our little apron onto the plastic.

    Our second project used a little bigger square, we folded up the bottom to about 4-5 inches below the waist band, stitched down it in three places for nice deep pockets and then stitched ties to the top two edges. Easy Peasy, and both work with every fabric you can think of.

    What I'm wondering ByThePiece, is if even the elderly in the Ukraine still use enough aprons to make it worth the time and shipping.
    I'll bet they would snap up a yard of fabric though...

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    Have you checked with Wal-Mart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tymia View Post
    I have to make 65 aprons to take to the Ukraine, elderly ministry. Does anyone have any suggestions to help the process go smoother and where to get cheaper fabric.
    where are u located?

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    The elderly in the Ukraine definitely use aprons, they wear them all day. I make quilts for the Ukraine (70 last year)
    and to do this is such a blessing to them and to me. They are very thankful for what they receive and it does
    not matter what kind of fabric or what design it is.

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    I am half Ukranian on my mother's side.
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    My trip to the Ukraine

    God started a ministry for me five years ago. I have a heart for the elderly and felt led to go to the Ukraine to minister to them. We had a family from the Ukraine visit our church and that is how I found out about it. We go to Borslav every year now for five years. This year will be my sixth year. I visit the elderly in their homes and deliver food and some needed supplies. I have come to love these people like family. They have blessed my life. We are going back in June of 2013. Another lady at my church felt led to start a women's ministry and this will be our third year to bring Bible studies, and a womens' retreat for the ladies. All age groups attend young and old, and we have seen God working in their lives tremendously. I get so excited when I talk about this. Are you from around Borslav or Tustevettes. I am sure my spelling is all wrong. Please let me know where your home town is.

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    To Kalama Quilts

    They love the aprons, they wear them daily, at least the elderly ladies I visit.

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    To the question, "Where are you located?"

    I live in St. Charles, Missouri

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    Please understand that I mean no offense but what is it about the Ukraine that draws you to do such a generous thing when there is such a huge need for help in this country? I admit I know absolutely nothing about the Ukraine so that why I'm asking.

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    I am 56 years old, born in Chicago IL, am full blooded Ukrainian, speak Ukrainian, and think Ukrainian. I have a lot of fabric that I would like to send to you, if you could give me your address. I have flowers, large print, small print, all colors. I would very much be honored to participate in your endevourses.
    Feel free to contact me and we can set something up. PLEASE!!
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    Welcome to the QB from another Missourian!!! How much fabric per apron do you need? I guess that you have already put up a notice for your church members to donate any extra fabric that they might have. Even older cotton skirts have a lot of fabric in them. Do you go to Goodwill stores as they even have colorful sheets at great prices, etc.
    Nikki in MO

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    I went with a church group several years ago to the Ukraine...We were teaching at childrens camps.. it was so awesome.
    The childrens were like sponges and wanted to know and learn as much as possible.They were so much more receptive and appreciative than most Aerican children.With the financing I'd go again in a heart beat...... Good luck on ur mission......

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    I have sent you a PM..
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    Quote Originally Posted by zazulka View Post
    I am 56 years old, born in Chicago IL, am full blooded Ukrainian, speak Ukrainian, and think Ukrainian. I have a lot of fabric that I would like to send to you, if you could give me your address. I have flowers, large print, small print, all colors. I would very much be honored to participate in your endevourses. My email address is
    Feel free to contact me and we can set something up. PLEASE!!
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    I would be willing to make one or two and send them to you if I were to have a pattern or directions to make them and I would be willing to bet a lot of board members would to to help you out and help the ladies in the Ukraine

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    Check with your local quilt guild. Many times they have yards and yards of fabric that has been donated to them. They might be willing to share.

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