I need ideas for uses of old cloth

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  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Sep 10, 2018

    Do you sew? Because quilting is a great use of old cloth and is very relaxing, as long as you aren't on a deadline. Depending the material, I use them to make cleaning rags. You can make "pumpkins" since it's that time of the year. I've seen stuffed Christmas trees. This article is for old clothing but it may give you some ideas as well.


  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Sep 10, 2018

    Judy, can you be a little more specific? There are literally hundreds of ideas, so narrowing the field down to what you may be most interested in using it for would be so helpful in helping you!

  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Sep 10, 2018

    Also Judy, it is so nice to make small throws, quilting style, and give to family members as gifts.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Sep 10, 2018

    The best applications to re-use old cloth depend on a few factors:

    What is the fabric content of the cloth? Is it washable?

    How worn out/thin/thick is it?

    How clean is it? Does it have any permanent stains?

    Does it have any residual/musty odours?

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Sep 10, 2018

    Any fabric with a polyester content does not work effectively for cleaning. As well, any fabric that shreds easily, or sheds lint, is also not suitable for cleaning cloths.

  • Alane Alane on Sep 10, 2018

    Dish towels? Check out Pinterest! Patch it together and make quilts for the homeless in your area - that's a project I am working on now using men's shirts from the give-way bin. My preference is 100% cotton for everything.

  • Alice Alice on Jun 06, 2021

    Cut into strips, weave into a mat for your pet dogs and cats.