I Mean Really Recycling…
by donating, repurposing or actually composting them…
When we, the adults, outgrew our clothes and textiles, I would donate some of the good usable items to charities that actually help clothe and house people, such as Sal-Val (Salvation Army) or the Breakfast Mission.
Others I would repurpose by making new items for the home.
- Big items: Patchwork bedspreads, blankets, rag rugs, etc.
- Small items: Kid clothes, vests, scarves, hats, bags, throws, bath mats, pillows, pillowcases, seat cushions, clothespin bags, washcloths, etc.
- If an item seemed too worn, I would tear it into cleaning and polishing cloths or gardening covers and ties.
- I have occasionally composted them.
Preparing to Repurpose…
For the Quilts:
- I cut heavy-duty plastic into 12 x 12, 8 x 8, and 6 x 6 square templates.
- I cut the materials into desired sizes.
- I separate them by size, materials, and colors into individual ziplock bags.
- Save special items in their own bags: pockets, logos, zippers, buttons, etc.
- I store the bags in see-through container.
- Once I am ready to start a project, I can see all I have on hand at a glance.
My Quilt for Daughter
Take Care, Thanks for stopping by.
I hope you join me on my journey, as I recount many things from my past, and explore the many other creative possibilities in my future. – OmaEagle