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Thread: A new bookcase and a stash clean up.

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    Super Member karenpatrick's Avatar
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    Nice job organizing. I could park in that parking spot.

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    I should probably toss out at least a fourth of my stash, but I don't. I keep going back to it to do my strip piecing. It doesn't matter if they are ugly; they can be used in "mug rugs", pot holders, hot pads, etc. The list goes on.
    Strip piecing is very forgiving. Another thing you can use that fabric for is a foundation for your strip piecing. Every now and then, I take out a stack from my stash and spend time cutting into different size squares for later use. I may never use it all, but it's ready for someone else to finish. At least I hope so. Love your bookcase and organization.
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    Ditto. There is someone out there like me that would take your ugly fabric. Contact a guild, they are always in need of fabric for community pro
    jects. Remember, " your junk is someone elses treasure".
    Gigi

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    Great bookcase and great husband!
    Joyce

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    If you have something that you don't need or want, list it on FreeCycle, give it to a Thrift Shop or a Quilt Guild. Our guild make quilts for the homeless, for those burned out of their homes, for kids in the hospital, for kids in children's homes. Each child, at a home run by the Lutheran church, is able to pick his or her own quilt when they arrive and it is theirs to keep forever. Sometimes it is the only thing that they have ever had that they could call their own. We make belly pillows for a local hospital for those who have had surgery. None of these recipients care what the fabric looks like, only that they have been given something made with love. I try to give or donate anything I can to keep it out of the landfills. BTW, you have a talented husband. The bookcase is really nice.

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    Oh my tossing fabric! I donate to our guild, and we sell donated stuff at our guild's quilt show. Some would love to have it. Give to Goodwill or place like that, it will be gobbled up.

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    You have a wonderful organized room. Wish mine looked that neat. I never throw away fabrics that can be used by someone else. We have freecycle in our area and we can list things we don't want and someone usually will pick it up. If you don't have free cycle, there is a section on Craig's list for free stuff. There are so many beginner sewers and people who cannot afford to purchase because of limited incomes that would love to have fabrics of any kind to sew. I don't waste a smidgen and none go to the landfills. When I have pieces that are two little to sew, I put them in a bag for a lady that makes dog beds for the humane society and for the dogs that help the blind and handicaps. I have helped 5 younger women start to quilt by supplying the fabrics for their first quilts. Two of them were "financially challenged" and appreciated the pieces they got from my scraps or fabrics I did not think I would use. It is a good feeling to help these young women get started in a wonderful life time hobby. I have had one of the high schools in our area call me to see if I had some fabrics to donate to them. I also have given pieces to a friend who makes about 50 donation quilts a year and I pick up fabrics at thrift stores and garage sales to give to her. Donate them to a thrift store that is non profit and you can get a tax write off. There is always someone to take the fabrics off your hands rather than throwing them in the trash...I hope you don't think I am fussing...only give you a some better options to dispose of fabrics you don't want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by themachinelady View Post
    Oh my gosh, I just shuddered at you gals throwing that fabric away. Our little quilt guild of older ladies (myself included) could have put that fabric to good use in the quilts that we make for people who lose their homes and possessions to fires. We don't have any funds in our little guild, so are always looking for material to supplement what we ourselves can afford to donate as most are on fixed incomes. Please anyone, don't pitch fabric, there is always a need for it. We have received blocks and fabrics and are putting them all to good use. You would be surprised what you can do with orphan blocks and extra fabric. Please anyone, don't just pitch it, it can always be used by someone.

    themachinelady
    Pitch me a PM.. I have a small stack of it by my craft room door right now.

    Anyone willing to pay shipping can have it.
    Last edited by kensington; 07-25-2012 at 10:50 PM.
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    wow, wow, wow, lookin good

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