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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Recycling Challenge 2010

One reason I got back into quilting was to recycle fabric. 

Made a series of jeans quilts in '08 & '09.  Extra fleece becomes winter scarves.  Batting/fleece scraps become dust cloths (like a reusable Swiffer), and flannel sheets - a design wall.  I've seen quilts made from t-shirts, sweaters - even silk ties.  

The creative quilting/crafting community is an untapped resource.  Let's see how many ways we can find to recycle fabric in 2010.  I've decided to start a log of my recycling activities for the new year (nine dust cloths made so far).  Let's make it a friendly competition!


SueWis said...

Sounds like my kind of crafting and sewing. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Gayle Bong said...

I will be anxious to see as well. Even if I have the ideas, I am not good at executing them. Seems all I can do is piece quilts. Any undesirable fabric in my possession turns into rags if it is absorbent or to the local goodwill type store where they take anything. I hear they make rags too.