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#1 of 7 Old 07-13-2011, 01:36 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I have an old fitted sheet. It's an ugly light yellow color and has a few stains it picked up in the laundry. I received a new sheet set as a gift so this one is out. It's too gross to donate so instead of tossing it, what should I do??


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I'm using old sheets to make a rug. Sheets are great and cheap fabric.


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Cut up, you can use it as a substitute for cheese cloth in the kitchen. I use old sheet material to strain jelly and make yogurt cheese for the kids...

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tie dye it!!!  or cut it smaller and tie dye the pieces.. we made some doll blankies for dd's doll this way.  i bet they'd make cool gift wrap kind of things too, once they were died.  or play cloths for the kid.. dd uses those doll blankets lots of different ways. 


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I'm using old sheets to make a rug. Sheets are great and cheap fabric.

 

That's what I was going to say.  I have crocheted, knitted and those "flower" depression rugs all through the house and they are mostly made from fitted sheets.
 

 


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Thanks for all the innovative suggestions!

I ended up cutting out the elastic to use in sewing projects. Then I am using the sheet as a floor covering that my 2.5 yo babysitee can color on with fabric markers. Once it's covered with marker scribbles I plan to cut it up and use the pieces as "disposable" wipes or liners in the diaper.

So sheet to canvas to baby's bum cloth...

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