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.

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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: www.sewmamasew.com/.../

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.

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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.
  • nextdoor.com/.../
  • 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).
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    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 www.themodernquiltguild.com/guild_locator

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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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