Hello, all —
I’m sure everyone has faced this issue, so maybe someone knows: I have lots of leftover fabric which I’d like to recycle (i.e. give away). I mostly make dresses and pants, so there are lots of wools and heavy cottons; patterns are dull middle-aged-lady style, not “cute” or pastel. These fabrics are not going to be of interest to quilters or to people who make baby or kids’ clothing, and few pieces are more than half a yard long. No schools around here have home ec programs which could use the scraps for practice (yes, that is a tragedy).
In the old days, one could give such scraps to thrift stores, which would recycle the fibers (probably in some underdeveloped country) into rugs or something. Does anyone have an idea of who would be interested in my leftovers? I am not trying to sell them, but would like to keep this out of the landfill if possible. Thank you for your suggestions.