I'm on the Outreach Committee of our quilt guild and have been storing the donated fabric. After several months of stubbed toes and pushing around 6 giant bins, I asked my friend Sue to come over and help me sort it out. It took us over three hours to go through 3 bins and several bags. After she left, I went through 3 more bins of kid prints. I'd like to present to you the worst of the worst with some quotes from Sue followed by my tips for donating fabric.
"This one can stand on its own!" Yes, indeed, it can. Yikes!
"This might be the worst of the day." Sheer. Marbled. Plaid. Why?
Actually, I could picture my mother wearing this as a scarf in the 70's.
Please only donate 100% quilting cotton.
"We should wear these." There were two pieces of this textured silky bright. If they were a little bigger, we would have worn them as scarves at the meeting. Or not.
Then there were some oldies but goodies... I love this piece. It reminds me of my Grandmothers.
Please don't donate antique fabric or quilt blocks.
We kept several bins of good stuff and sold 2 bins full of "others." We bundled up the antique blocks and fabric groupings to sell. There were lots of novelties we couldn't use and stuff we just really didn't like. We earned $150 for the project! We'll be buying a full roll of batting, so all that donated fabric went to good use after all.
My Girl Scout troop will be having our last meeting today. Sniff. It's not time to say goodbye yet as we have several events coming up including a trip to Build-a-Bear. I pulled together some supplies to make these cool bracelets that I found on Pinterest. If they work fast, they can keep one and make one for mom.