Is it time to clean up your sewing room?
Do you have an excessive amount of scraps hanging around that you intended on using but have yet to make anything?
We have a few ideas on how you can spring clean your remnants while providing for others in need.
Quilt Groups- Contact your local churches or quilter's guild to find an organization who can use your scraps to make quilts to donate. Check with the group to know what materials they use. Some places will take a variety of materials while others might only take quilting cottons.
Animal Rescue Centers- Damaged, Dirty, Stained, no problem! The animal shelter can use them. We suggest packing up a bag of knits, fleece, or other soft materials.
Unfortunately, Fabric Mart is already committed to a number of local organizations and is unable to donate to more. We appreciate that you have thought of us in your search for materials. We encourage our Fabric Mart friends and readers to help so all of our non-profit friends can keep up the fantastic work!
Some other locations:
Youth organizations- Contact your local youth groups to see if they can use your scraps for crafts! Some organizations might even teach sewing and would love anything you could donate.
This quilt was made over here at The Ribbon Retreat: http://www.theribbonretreat.com/blog/zig-zag-quilt.html
You could even make a few things to donate using your extra material!
Beanies, stuffed animals, diaper covers, blankets- you can donate these to Children's hospitals. Contact your local hospitals and see what items they will take and what restrictions they have.
Stuffed animals and fleece blankets- I personally donate these to my church's prayer shawl. I make them specifically for children. Our church gives a blanket to newborns, children going through medical treatments, and others to provide them with comfort. Call around to your local churches to see what prayer shawl groups you can donate to.
Comfort Pillows- Make little pillows to donate to the hospital to give to out-patients. These pillows are great for gently applying pressure to their incision and help them feel comfortable.
Simple Dresses- You can donate dresses as simple as a pillow case dress to organizations that send them to children in need. A majority send them to girls in Africa. There are several options so you might have to search the internet until you find one you are interested in supporting.
There are so many ways you can give using your talents and stash!
Can you think of any more places you could donate or ways that you already do? Share with us by commenting on this post!