All space is limited, so long-time fabric collectors like me need to purge their collections regularly.
I’ll admit that when you love old textiles as much as I do, getting rid of fabrics is a very tough job. BUT I am always collecting. And if I don’t purge every six months or so, things start to get out of control. Designing my vintage fabric creations (www.kikisrewinddesigns.com) becomes more frustrating than fun when I can’t find the pieces I need.
Having a great place to donate my cast-off textiles makes the job easier. Top on my list: My friend Geri’s kindergarten class. The five-year olds love bright colors, flowers, birds, and anything that looks royal in this season of the wedding.
Other favorite places to donate fabrics: The Scrap Exchange (Creative Reuse Center) in Durham. The Hospice Flea Market Store, in Haw River, NC.
But check with your local elementary school first. Art is a wonderful activity and there’s not a lot of $ for supplies.
For more info on how I keep my fabric stash organized (by color and size), check out this earlier post–https://kikisrewinddesigns.wordpress.com/2011/04/19/how-i-organize-my-fabric-stash/