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Some of it someone else was giving away so I took.<br>
Some of it my step-MIL gave me.<br><br>
Most of it is small pieces of either hideous children's fabrics or upholstery fabrics.<br><br>
Only a small part of it have I planned any projects with, and those lie beyond many other projects in the half-done stage.<br><br>
These are BIG bins, did I mention that?
 

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Donate it and take the tax write off! My dd1 and dd2's elementary school has a quilting class; we love donated fabric for the kids to learn on!
 

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If you don't love it or use it - get rid of it, right?<br><br><br>
Easier said than done, I know. Just do it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> It is much more fun to sew with cute fabrics, anyway. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Sure it's okay, if you give it to ME! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
In all honesty, don't use it? Donate it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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But if you have any suade cloth or microsuade, PM me : ) ok? Especially if girly colors : ) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I have a big bag of fabric to get rid off too. (If you are into 1970's polyester, PM me.) It scary to get rid of fabric, but I think donating it is a good idea. Maybe a school that has sewing classes would like it.
 

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Let it go.<br><br>
Freecycle it or take it to Goodwill/SA/Vinnie's. Someone out there needs it.<br><br>
Then, when you need fabric, you will be able to find it free/cheap-the Karmic Circle of Stuff.<br><br>
Let it go.
 

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I put *three* large bins of fabric on freecycle and was inundated with people wanting it. Hard to do, but they will be loved! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Okay, I went through it, and got rid of everything I didn't have a high degree of certainty that I'd actually use. Which brought me down to half a bin. I am also tossing some unfinished projects that I have accepted I am not going to finish, and set aside a few things to work on on my visit to my mom's in TX (I'm taking my old sewing machine to give to my sister, who will no doubt let me use it, too).<br><br>
Together with offloading my dipe stash on my mom for baby foster brother, my life is now 3 large bins lighter!
 

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I felt so free when I got rid of some of mine. I donated about 2 garbage bags to my church to make costumes for our Christmas pagent. It was so appreciated and it was a burden off me. Little pieces that probably won't get used, I had no problem tossing. I still have a lot to get rid of but it feels good letting the excess go!
 

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I definitely agree with freecycle! Also wanted to add that if there is a quilting guild in your area, they will likely take it as well. I belonged to a guild for just a year, but I know they required each member to do a charity project, and they always were looking for fabric.
 
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