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« on: February 17, 2011 06:26:25 PM »

I've been sewing since a very young age, therefore accumilating quite a fabric hoard that could rival someone's three times my age. Anyways, I'm getting ready to move out of my parents' house and I've found ton of fabric that, after a long and hard thought process, I don't think I will use. I don't have time to sell it and I don't exactly want to hand it over to the trash guy.

Anyone know of any place I can donate it? the fabric ranges from quilting to apparel...


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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2011 01:46:14 PM »

I know here in Edmonton, there are a couple quilt and sewing shops that take any type of material and make things for different non profit agencies around the city.  If you have one of those where you live, you could call and ask if they know of anywhere you can donate it to.

« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2011 09:02:23 AM »

Do you have a senior center near you?  I know that we have a lot of sewers at ours, and they do a lot of charity sewing.  Donations help them  keep making things for needy people.
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2011 02:11:05 PM »

My favorite thrift store here actually sells cut fabric. I've gotten some AWESOME vintage there too Grin

I'd get out the yellow pages and call the local thrift stores and see if they will accept it.
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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2011 03:41:46 PM »

All of these are great suggestions.  I donate mine to my favorite thrift shop, they have a crafts section.
  A local 4-H extension might be able to take it too!

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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2011 04:49:50 PM »

You might check with a local service groups (you could find them through the hospital possibly).  We have a local group that sews teddy bears for kids who are having surgery or who are staying in the hospital.  Others make lap blankets for the elderly.  They use all types of fabrics.



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« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2011 06:47:40 PM »

I second thrift shops!  You could also contact your local schools and girl scout troupes, to see if they'd like a donation.

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