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Recycle old fabric...

If you’ve opened your browser, read the morning paper or turned on the radio or TV this morning, then you know—it’s Earth Day!  The world is going green my friends.  So in the spirit of the day, I thought I’d log on with yet one more recycling idea. 

Some of us have been buying and collecting fabric for years—you know who you are—and now find ourselves with way more than we can ever use.  We also know that fabric ages out—so the stuff we just had to have ten years ago may not be the same fabric we want to incorporate in current projects.  The solution—recycle it—and return it to the fabric universe. 

The Salvation Army (downtown on Union Street) has a fabric compacter.  They crush it down, bundle it up and sell it off to manufacturers who then weave it into new stuff.  You get a donation and they get product they can resell to support their efforts.  The world is less cluttered and we get to buy more fabric.  Sounds like a win-win to me.

(If Union Street is a little out of the way for you, drop your donations at any of their locations and it will find its way to the compactor.)

Happy sewing everybody…

Posted on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 09:24AM by Registered CommenterQuiltology | CommentsPost a Comment

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