Fabric to donate to good cause

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DollsHouseTales Thu 04-Aug-16 20:58:53

I have a lot of fabric, mainly cotton (for patchwork), some lengths of plain cotton, a few dressmaking odds and ends (silky lining fabric etc), some craft fabrics. Some are designer fabrics. Mainly cottons or cotton types though. There's quite a bit (five stuffed bags). Does anyone know of somewhere I can donate this to, specifically? Local schools/nurseries can't really make use of it. Would love it to go to a good cause of some sort, a college maybe?

I put my last lot on Gumtree but as the guy picked it up he said it would go to scrap for fabric by weight sad I know once whoever picks it up can do what they want with it but it's not really what I had in mind and was a total waste, the fabric was so much better than that! So I'm not keen on Gumtreeing it. Too much to list on Ebay seperately also the postage would be huge.

Any suggestions? It's South Manchester area. Thanks in advance!

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VioletBam Fri 05-Aug-16 00:21:12

You could also contact retirement homes as many of them run craft sessions for the elderly. Also youth centres....nurseries tend to need felt and more stiff fabrics don't they....just call a few up and ask!

Will be lovely for some craft teacher to receive!

iknowimcoming Fri 05-Aug-16 00:29:01

Would my of the woolyhuggers be able to help? I know they mostly knit and crochet but I think they have some quilters amongst them too, see their threads?

DollsHouseTales Fri 05-Aug-16 14:56:54

Thank you both for your suggestions! Had not thought of youth centres or retirement homes. Will look into that.

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PolterGoose Fri 05-Aug-16 17:21:41

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Snog Fri 05-Aug-16 17:58:11

How about an art college?

Stuffofawesome Fri 05-Aug-16 19:58:04

Waitrose in Leicester has a fabric bin that goes to make shopping bags sold for a cause but can't remember the name. Will check next time I'm there.

Stuffofawesome Fri 05-Aug-16 20:01:05

Called morsbags.com on FB as morsbags leicestershire

DollsHouseTales Sat 06-Aug-16 00:29:00

Thanks! Just looked up the morsbags, what a great idea!

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HoneyBunnySunny Sat 06-Aug-16 21:01:06

Have you got a scrap store near you? I had a sort out a few months ago. They took 10 bags fullblush A lot went to a community theatre for costumes. Others went to local charity groups. And best of all they came to collect it and even sent me emails who had used it!

TheWeeBabySeamus1 Sat 06-Aug-16 21:07:48

The children's scrap store in Salford take donations of arts and crafts supplies and distribute them to local schools/community groups/families who can use them.

Link here

DollsHouseTales Sat 06-Aug-16 23:08:25

Scrap store - I think that's a winner! Fantastic. I can get to Salford. Exactly the sort of thing I was hoping it could go to.

Thank you all - I wouldn't have ever heard about these places otherwise! flowers

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MagentaRose72 Sun 07-Aug-16 21:58:09

If you have fabric suitable for childrens pyjamas you could donate to the Wrap Pyjama Fairy charity. wrappyjamafairies.co.uk/

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