Friday, May 31, 2013

Let's Make Baby Quilts! {week 22}

De-cluttering my sewing room is not one of my goals. Moving things around so that I can get at them? Sure.  Getting rid of the fabric that's just never going to make it into any type of quilt? I'll do that -- but for me, most fabric isn't that hopeless. Unless we're talking about metallic spandex.

I'm not aiming for a Spartan, picture perfect sewing room. I'm aiming for a room I can work in and maybe take an occasional picture in.

But even if I'm not trying to de-clutter, I can't avoid the de-cluttering tips. They're everywhere. And one does fit my situation --  Give back everything that isn't yours. The author was talking about borrowed items and library books, but I see another possibility here.

If I gathered up all of the finished baby quilts, gave them a trip through the washer and took them down to the pregnancy center, I'd free up a lot of space. I won't take all of them, because every time I've done that I suddenly needed a quilt in a hurry, but I could take at least  three quarters of them.( It's an errand that I tend to avoid because I feel weird going to the pregnancy center with four kids in tow.)

If you donate your baby quilts, who do you give them to? Do you donate locally, or ship them off?

Let's Make Baby Quilts Linky Party Rules:

Link directly to your post or specific Flickr photo. Your post can be about a baby quilt that's finished, or in progress, or you can be writing about what you have planned, but it's got to be about baby quilts. While we're still gathering steam, you're welcome to link to baby quilt posts that aren't brand new, but please don't submit the same post or picture more than once. I'd love it if you linked back to my site, either with a text link or the Let's Make Baby Quilts! button.


DeeDee said...

I use to send my quilts to any place where they were needed. Now I donate locally as shipping costs are just too high. Most baby/kid/teen quilts go to Ronald McDonald's house. All others I stick in pile and when I have to make a airport run or go to the far side of the city I take them to a church to give out to folks in the community who just might need an extra hug. Looked at a lot of organizations and felt these two were a perfect fit for me. I need to find a local group to donate my QOVs to.

Love reading your blog Michelle and I enjoy seeing all the baby quilts you are making. I do make a lot of the ones you show only a bit bigger for older kids.

Thank you.

Quilty Conscience said...

I'm with DeeDee. Shipping costs are so great these days. I've been asked to donate for charities overseas but I want to do something on a more local level. I've given to several but so far there has not been one that has grabbed me enough to become "my" charity.I'm starting to accumulate too many larger toddler sized quilts. I'd better do some research on charities close to my Molalla Oregon home. Toni


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