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Thread: Sewing For Sally

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    Hello everyone. A long-time friend whose son's mother-in-law wants to give up sewing and get rid of all of her fabrics........do you see where this is going? Yes, the two of us have been blessed with a stash that will take us a year to use. We are planning to make charity quilts for Project Linus and our county's battered women's center. I washed and iron 36 yards this afternoon and this is barely a start in empty several tubs of fabric. Seems this lady would find a focus fabric and then purchase 2 yards of at least 3 other coordinating fabrics. Somehow the materials would get folded together and put aside, never to see the light of a sewing machine. Oh my, we are both overwhelmed at this point but we can see 40 x 60 quilts mounting. Just as soon as I get my granddaughter's wall hanging quilted, I am going to dig into these beautiful fabrics.
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    That's great!! I can't wait to see what you make with all that wonderful fabric! It's so nice when we get surprises like that, isn't it? It's like Christmas in June!! :D
    Happy quilting!

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    all i can say is wow

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    The fabric will make so many wonderful quilts for so many who need that special touch of love! Thank you to you and your friend for making all of those Linus quilts!

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    Wonderful!! Looks like some beautiful fabrics there!!!

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    Woo Hoo!!! Those fabrics are beautiful :D:D:D
    What a great way to use these fabrics!!!

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    :thumbup: :shock: I'm totally jealous

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    Wow! Have fun with that! :)

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    Jiminy

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    You hit the lottery!!

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    Wow! And they're beautiful, too!!

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    Living proof that there is such a thing as winning a fabric 'Lotto' and or a 'Fabric Fairy'!! Happy quilting!!

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    Wow!!!!!

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    Enjoy!

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    What a great thing you are going to do with all that fabric. You will be brightening someones day up. I know that at the battered women's center a lot of them leave in the middle of the night with nothing but the cloths on their backs and their children. I don't know anything about Project Linus but I know they will be thankful too. You will be a blessing to many people.

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    Looks like a pile of fun. Be sure to show us what you come up with.

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    What a treasure. I am glad she was wise enough to give the fabric a new home if she knew she was not going to use it. Thank you for what you are doing with it./Regards, Dorothy

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    You hit the mother load! You will be making alot of people happy.Happy Quilting!

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    such a blessing. I know you'll enjoy it so much!

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    Lucky you! Looks like beautiful fabric!

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    That is such a good feeling when you can share your talent for such a great cause!

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    Thank you everyone for your enthusiasm; we are going to need it yet one knows if you just jump right in, the quilts will come.

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    Yes “Gal,” there is a fabric fairy and she has just dusted us! LOL

    “TMG,” you are correct when battered women and their children leave home with nothing but what is on their backs. We also sew large tote bags for the children when they arrive so they can put their coats, gloves or whatever in them. The center collects small hygiene items (tooth brushes, soaps, etc.) and those items also go into these bags, along with small quilts.

    As for Project Linus, this is a national organization which provides quilts to children who are seriously ill in hospitals or otherwise in a traumatized situation.

    Additionally, my local Guild makes quilts for the police and fire departments to carry with them for emergencies. Can you not imagine coming upon a car accident where a child could be trapped in a vehicle? This way the patrolman could stuff the blanket through the rubble to the child inside and perhaps those children’s focus fabrics could give that child a moment to calm himself while looking at the animals in the fabric.

    As for the fabrics themselves, many are from JoAnn’s and there are a few Cranston prints from the late 1990s which I assume may be Walmart stuff. However, because they are older fabrics, they appear to be a tighter thread count and longer thread shank so should hold up in washings. As for the corduroys and heavier fabrics, those are being transferred to a group of ladies who make bears. Yes, Dorothy, the donating sewing lady was very kind in finding a home for her fabrics. I understand some of the smaller pieces are being sold at a garage sale this weekend.

    Yes, MommaBear61, we will post photos from time-to-time. In fact, I want to make a small scrapbook for the fabric donator and put it in a Christmas stocking which I will make from her fabric too. These boots are approximately 12" x 20" and my Guild makes 200 for the battered women's center each year.

    Thanks again; we are so blessed!
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    You've been blessed and you're going to help so many people out!!

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    Lucky you!! Looks like nice fabric!

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    Wow, what a great windfall. Have fun with it all.

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