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Trouble making decisions

Old 04-29-2021, 03:14 AM
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Let it go-freely and without guilt.

I haven't read the previous replies yet. This is my sewing room rule.It takes too much energy to keep things I don't love or want to look after. No guilt allowed!
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Old 04-29-2021, 05:30 AM
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When it comes to saving scraps I always determine what I will actually use- size, color, print. I do a lot of appliqué so many fairly small pieces are ( usable) but if I have something- scrap , orphan blocks or whatever; that I’m sure I have no use for I give them away. There are always people who would love ( and use) what I no longer have a use for. There is a lady who lives near me who, along with her sister, belong to a church group that makes quilts for the homeless- they love it when I send a message that I have a bag or box of scraps- and are excited to receive practice quilts and blocks. I also have sent scraps to people who have requested them for different projects. I never throw them away- I always pass them on.
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Old 04-29-2021, 08:31 AM
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there are many guilds that do a lot of sewing charity quilts. So offer some to them. Also, there are a lot of those thrift shops that provide work for folks or raise money for veterans or whatever, Neatly bagged fabrics, and other craft supplies will usually sell quickly at those places. They might not fetch a high price....but they are gone from your space and some shopper will be happy at the "find" they got. I know a few people who also look for such items when they go to the thrift shops. We also have an "artist" district in our town that is teaching a lot of different crafts including one that teaches basic sewing to young people. Give a call to some of them and find what they can use. They may even be willing to come and pick it up from you if you have it boxed or bagged for them. Finally, if nothing else....my neighborhood puts a lot of stuff out at the curb with a "free" sign on it....and it is usually gone that day or in a few days.
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Old 04-29-2021, 09:43 AM
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My sister helped me get two more large boxes ready for the ladies quilting at the church I had 5 totes/ boxes that they came and got last fall/winter they make a lot of quilts some seniors at graduation will get quilts from them at baccalaureate services at the church also I have more totes in the skid shack that need to be sorted thru for the church also just need warm weather fir that My sister had a blast git all her “new” fabrics in her sewing room and is playing nice
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