I am frequently asked, “Where should I buy yarn and fabric to donate to the cause?”
If you’re interested in helping the cause but don’t feel comfortable sending money, you can do as others are doing and mail the supplies. Of course yarn, fabric, quilt batting and thread can be purchased at your local Wal-Mart, Hobby Lobby, or other craft store but a more frugal option can be as easy as going to your local thrift store or flea market. Whether you’re purchasing the supplies to donate or you’re purchasing the supplies so you can make a blanket to send in, it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg.
I found a great thrift store in my area where I can buy fabric scraps for $1 a bag (a grocery bag), which is great for patchwork quilting. I have also found yarn there, as well as finding yarn at local flea markets. I lucked out yesterday and found some quilt batting at the thrift store, enough for two baby quilts, for $1. Though usually I have to buy the batting at Wal-Mart which is $5 for baby quilt size, $10 for twin quilt size. Now, if you can’t find quilt batting, you can be creative and use flannel instead(even using an old flannel sheet will do the job). I find it easier to obtain fabric at thrift stores and flea markets than I do finding yarn, sewing machine thread and bobbins, but I always keep an eye out.
You can send your completed handmade blankets, yarn, fabric, thread or funds for supplies to:
Tina Roper P.O. Box 1937 Mt. View, Arkansas 72560
Thank you all who have already donated and thank you in advance to those donating in the future. 💜