Finding Fabric Donations for Charity Quilting Project

I have been making quilts for the Quilts for Kids organization for the past year. I would like to find fabric donations so that can continue making these quilts and NICU gowns. Any help is deeply appreciated.


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July 9, 20180 found this helpful

Getting Donations of Fabric

  • Freecycle
  • Craigslist
  • Friends
  • Fabric stores
  • Yard sales and estate sales toward fne end
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July 9, 20180 found this helpful

You can contact quilt companies/brands and ask if theyd like to sponsor you and your products you make for a good cause!

Even start a website and ask for small donations.

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July 9, 20180 found this helpful

Oh how cute!! You do lovely work!!! WOW!!!

My suggestions to throw into the hat are:

1. Talk to your local Goodwill or Salvation army and see if they will help. Some are really good about it, some not so much....but sometimes if you develop a rapport with the manager, they will work with you to package large lots of fabrics for lower prices.


2. Look for yard sales/tag sales/estate sales where they say fabric in the ad and then go 20 minutes before closing time. Often they will give you tons of stuff for little money--this is one of my favorite ways to get yarn! You can also partner with the large estate sale companies in your town and ask to be put on a preferred list where they notify you when things come in that you want. Some places around me do this, which is nice. Everyone wins!

3. Partner with a church who crochets or knits and you can trade them your yarn for their fabric. I love a good win win trade!

4. This one is a long shot. I love this site for the neat-o things she makes and she had a link that talked about fabric and donations...maybe she can hook you up with the people she talks to:

5. Does the organization where you donate the finished products have a newsletter? See if they would put an ad in for you asking for fabric and showcasing your amazing works.


Hope you find lots of nice fabrics so you can complete your projects!

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July 12, 20180 found this helpful

Everyone has presented great suggestions so I ope you can find an abundant supply.

  • I really like the Nextdoor site as it consists of the people in your area/neighbor and many times these neighbors will not only donate but will help you find more when they visit yard sales and thrift stores.
  • Don't forget to visit your local craft stores such as Michale's & JoAnn's as they will many times have small pieces left and will probably save them for you. No harm in asking any of these stores.
  • If you belong to a local church, ask them to make an announcement or put a notice on the bulletin board and especially put a notice in their email messages and on their web site. (you will have to remind them to do it more than once).

    This alone can many times provide a motherload.
  • Do you belong to any organizations? If so, be sure to ask them if you can post something on their bulletin board or in their monthly news/email letter.
  • How about businesses you frequent? Ask about placing a notice in their window (even for a few days).
  • Do you have a local women's club? This is a great place to ask for donations - just show them what you are doing and you may need a wagon to pick up the proceeds.
  • You will need to make a nice flyer; explaining what you are making - where they are going (include their web site) - nice pictures and contact information.

Remember - you are doing this for a very good cause and expound upon the need.
Best of luck and happy quilting!

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July 12, 20180 found this helpful

You should contact local quilt guilds, they can sponsor the project and also provide free yarn. My mom's a quilter and she's always drowning in fabric - here's one example


another option is to simply use clothes or curtains or linens found at Goodwill or that people are giving away, or at yard sales just make an offer on a pile of clothes and you're good to go

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