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January is time to throw out the old and I have accordingly been visiting the charity shop, tip and filling my bins. I don't like getting rid of things. The books, especially, are a bother. I have a pile of some 50-odd books of interest which are too filthy or damaged to give to a charity shop yet undeniably of interest. I still don't really have the right idea about what to do with them. Then there are the clothes. Clothes swapping (thanks glittertigger) and the charity shop take care of most types of clothing, but there are still bothers; old t-shirts and jackets I have loved and worn to scruffiness but not unwearability especially. Because, fundamentally, you only need a few painting t-shirts and gardening jackets and I have LOTS. So I'm going to try and get rid of them. Although, see my gallery of departing t-shirts below for just how difficult this is:


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30th Jan, 2013 09:05 (UTC)
You could make (or have someone else make) a t-shirt quilt? I did this with 30 favourite t-shirt fronts and it's a favourite blanket in this house now.
30th Jan, 2013 11:05 (UTC)
T shirt quilt! That's an idea: I was going to say that people make cushions from old tees, but then Jrmy (and I, for my old tees) already have quite a few cushions.
30th Jan, 2013 17:06 (UTC)
I was also going to suggest t-shirt quilt, as I've seen them on pinterest & craft sites & thought they looked like a great idea. Hoping to try making on at some point.
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30th Jan, 2013 19:20 (UTC)
I had to throw away a t-shirt cushion recently as it had gone a bit weird, but I've been googling and apparently something called interfacing can help with the specific problem I was suffering, er maybe?
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30th Jan, 2013 19:18 (UTC)
whoof! I've never quilted anything (or done much sewing, TBH) isn't quilting kind of hard?
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30th Jan, 2013 10:05 (UTC)
There are some great designs there. I still have my Caption 2000 shirt, although the logo and lettering have largely faded away.
30th Jan, 2013 19:21 (UTC)
I have a lot of caption t-shirts, I could probably make a quilt just from them!
30th Jan, 2013 12:15 (UTC)
Hey, I too have a pink Girlfrenzy teeshirt.
30th Jan, 2013 12:38 (UTC)
I remember a lot of these
me three! Mine is still wearable, though that might be just in the same sense that my Cardiacs tee is still wearable (holes in the sleeves, shapeless).
30th Jan, 2013 15:34 (UTC)
I have a collection of barely wearable / unwearable ones that need making into a quilt when I get round to it. The Gashi-Gashi T-shirt out-lasted the restaurant but isn't wearable any more, alas.
30th Jan, 2013 19:25 (UTC)
I wonder how realistic putting them in a bag and saying "I'll make them into a quilt" is though, as they've been in a bag since I moved in under that particular banner
30th Jan, 2013 19:20 (UTC)
Man, I have too many old,worn-out band t-shirts that I carry around from house to house but don't know what to do with. (And a quilt doesn't seem right to me. Cushions more a possiblity, I suppose, but what I'd really like to do is turn them into something still wearable.)
30th Jan, 2013 19:26 (UTC)
Ball dress? Wraparound skirt? Patchwork coat? Dressing gown?
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30th Jan, 2013 22:36 (UTC)
How about sharing the books through BookCrossing.com?
30th Jan, 2013 23:39 (UTC)
especially at this time of year
There's a fine line between acts of creative intervention in public spaces and littering. Although a lot of pubs have decorative bookshelves and I may be able to lose a few there
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