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« on: June 09, 2013 04:48:30 PM »

I am occasionally gifted with restaurant linen that is no longer usable.  These are high-quality white table cloths (Riegel, 100 percent polyester, 52" X 52").  Napkins are 18" X 18" of the same color and material.  Some are stained with ink, where people have written on them.  Some napkins have lipstick on them.  My question is not about stain removal, but how to make use of the unstained parts of the material.  Any suggestions? 
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2013 08:18:00 AM »


While polyester is not usually the first choice for quilters, these would make wonderfully sturdy foundations for utility quilts--left plain if clean or stitch patterns over them if not.  These would be great for homeless quilts or for nursing home quilts or for animal shelters.  The napkins would already be uniform size and the tablecloths would be a great size for lap quilts or could be pieced for different sizes.

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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2013 04:33:04 PM »

They'd make good, sturdy outdoor items like cushions, pillows, or a picnic blanket.  You'd be able to bleach or sun stains out easily since they're white.  You could also sew up tote bags, reusable shopping bags, pet beds, or something like a furniture slipcover.  I could see the 18x18 napkins as heavy-duty totes with embroidery or stenciling on them Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2013 07:38:10 AM »

Off the top of my head, some things come to mind:

bread basket lining, laundry bin lining (or laundry bags), washing bags for nylon stockings and other delicate laundry, re-usable grocery bags and diaper bags, frilly lamp shades, couch cover/blanket (from a lot of small pieces) and pillows, bed skirts, rag dolls or other children's playthings, inside and outside lining for cereal boxes cut to the shape of magazine holders, pencil pouches for children and larger holders for brushes (either for artists or for make-up), book covers (with elastic band) for school-going children for their rented books, rag rugs for the bathroom, shoe organizers, etc
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