I recently cleaned out my old linens and got rid of the things I don't use or need. I had several old pillowcases that I saved and used them to store my quilts. I used some as garbage bags and they were very sturdy and I saved plastic bags from going to the landfill. I will continue doing this in the future. In the movies when you see someone running away and packing in a pillowcase, I just chuckle and go on. Hobos were frugal before being frugal was "cool!"
By Happy in Harned from Harned, KY
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Create a simple frame or some way to support fishing line or some type of string then use old sheer drapery panels (cheap at garage sales) and place panels over top and secure to the string or line with clothespins.
Use bed sheets or pillow cases for crafty new table runners, bookbags or beach bags, doll clothes, clothing tops or dresses, sky's the limit!
A few years ago a close relative of mine passed away and I inherited her lovely collection of hankies (all brand new). Many are crocheted or have lace on them as well as embroidery.
After my parents died, when going through the house, I'm finding old towels, sheets that are no longer good for sheets, stained tablecloths etc. I've donated what's appropriate to animal shelters, rescues, But I've always wondered what else the tablecloths could be used for.
A wonderful way to use scraps of beautiful linens, handed down or found while treasure hunting!
I cleaned out my linen closet and came up with a few ideas on what to do with stuff I don't need anymore.