We are in the process of preparing for a sale of the accumulated hoarding of two ladies. There are piles and piles of double knits. We will donate to various charity quilting groups but I understand that they don’t really like to use double knits, although they used to use it all the time.
Our local group uses polyester batting which must be purchased. Has anyone ever used polyester double knits as batting? I know that it would be heavy so we would need to donate to homeless shelters in the states rather than paying for the shipping. Other than the fact that they wouldn’t have much loft and it might be more difficult to tie, would there be a problem? I thought we would have to cut the selvages off and then just overlap the edges and stitch the two lengths together. There are many pieces that are 8 to 10 yards so there wouldn’t be tons of piecing for the fillings.
Any other suggestions for uses of polyester double knit? Can pet shelters use it for bedding?
It has been a bit overwhelming. I received some wonderful thoughts for coping with hoarding from two Canadian ladies on Sewing World but I can’t tell those ladies thanks as the site is down and I don’t recall their names.
I hoping many people go home very happy with their buys next weekend!
Thanks for your suggestions.