What to do with scrap?

Comments are now closed to this entry. I regret the inconvenience but I simply cannot run herd on it anymore. It’s the old tragedy of the commons problem. Here’s a brief explanation of what that means:

…describes a situation in which multiple individuals, acting independently, and solely and rationally consulting their own self-interest, will ultimately deplete a shared limited resource even when it is clear that it is not in anyone’s long-term interest for this to happen.

That means that people will act in their own self interest even if it ruins it for everyone else.

If you are looking for someone who may want your scraps, please scroll down and select your beneficiary and contact them via email. Thank you.


  1. Stephanie says:

    Hello! I’m always on the look out for fabric scraps for the craft projects I work on. I will gladly take any and all scraps you would be willing to send my way, at zip code 17325. My email is allest03@gmail.com. Thank you so much!

  2. Heather says:

    I am looking for a small amount of fabric, any type of material for a project. Interested in any shades of blue, greens and some pink.

    I am located in VA 20152

    Thank you, thank you!

  3. Sarah says:

    Hello! I stumbled across this as I scoured the web for scraps, and oh how wonderful it is! I’m new to the world of quilting, but a crafter all the same. My new interest is in Crazy Quilts, Victorian style. Any scrap of any fabric type is welcome to me. My e-mail address is sarah.howenstein@gmail.com, and my zip code is 92804. Many thanks!

    -Best, Sarah

  4. Colleen says:

    Hello everyone. I started a charity project for many hospitals in my state and others. Have been sewing preemie burial gowns – the gown, hat, booties and blanket. The packaged sets are in 4 sizes. Also sew 2 sizes of buntings for babies too tiny to dress. This year alone made nearly 1000 sets. Am looking for any fabrics in white or ivory, pastel pink or blue. Special need for satin, embroidered sheers, flannel, fleece and fabrics with white on white designs. Can use flat and ruffled lace and trims. Anything is appreciated. Would love to send you pictures of the gowns. My zip code is 18707 in NE PA. Email: cjangel@hotmail.com Thank you.

  5. Christine Ha says:

    Hi! I’m an undergraduate Fine Arts major, and I have recently discovered the art of creating with sewing and fabric. Therefore, any type of fabric would be perfect. My zip code is 94508 and my email is lanihaha@gmail.com. Thanks so much!

  6. Hello! I do alot of charity and volunteer work for our community and would appreicate any type of fabrics I can get my hands on to make laprobes for the homeless, sheriff department, the elderly and numerous needy individuals or whoever I can help. I love to quilt and make crafts as a hobby . I am on Social Security disability and have a limited income to help as I am needed or I receive a call of someone who may need a quilt to keep warm or a child who may have lost a parent or was injured. I also do quilts for Linus and other children organizations. My zip code is 87901 and my E-mail is Sews @ Riolink.com Here is hoping to hear from you. Thank you if can assist me with this request.

  7. Staci says:

    Hello. I am single mom of two and my youngest son is a special needs child who also has epilepsy and other medical problems. I enjoy making quilts and want to begin making quilts to donate to other special needs families, special needs organizations, camps for special needs children and/or adults, etc… but I cannot work due to all of my sons doctors appointments so I cannot afford to buy fabric. I am looking for fabrics/scraps that are cottons, cotton blends or anything that can be put into a quilt.

    These families, organizations, associations, and camps will appreciate any bit of generosity.

    I’m looking for any size box of fabrics/scraps. My zipcode is 28734 (Western North Carolina area) and my email is staci1121@msn.com

    Thank you so much in advance and God Bless.

  8. Kathryn H. says:

    I am a high school senior and am in an advanced placement art class in which I am doing things with a variety of fabrics. Any type of fabric would be amazing. If you have anything available please let me know, me email is flipflops626@netscape.net

  9. Joyce Hamilton says:

    jabberwacky@mindspring.com – 34436-2541

    Quilting purposes mainly.
    I’m looking for all cotton fabric. Any size, any color except Blacks and Reds.
    I’m teaching youth to quilt and anything you have available would be great.
    Also, any Halloween, Thanksgiving, and/or Christmas material would be a blessing too.
    Thank You.

  10. Kim says:

    I would most appreciate Fabrics in Steel blue, White with print, Ocean Blue, Cherry Red, Black with small print, Silver gray, Gold small prints. I would need scraps that are at least 2′ by 6″ pieces & anything larger. Anything that would go in a laundry room. Anything themed, calico prints, flowers, Cotton preferred.
    My Zip is 48197 just outside Ann Arbor Mi.
    Email is klacla4@aol.com
    Thank You.

  11. Jennifer Sorrent says:

    Hi, I would love any scarps you can spare for art projects for grade school kids that I’m currently teaching. I’d love to incorporate them into a service project for Thanksgiving or Christmas. My zip code is 44281, and my email address is jennerator@earthlink.net. Thank you so much!!!

  12. Susanna Skinner says:

    Hi there! I would be most grateful for any scraps or anything anyone wants to send my way. I am just learning how to quilt and sew, but my husband just got laid off so we can’t get any more fabric right now. My zip code is 27707 in North Carolina, and my email address is askinner001@nc.rr.com. Thank you SO much!

  13. Tascha says:

    Hi…I am just a teenager, but i am getting started with fashion deigning. I would Really appreciate any extra or spare scraps of fabrics that you may have. Size, shape, color…doesn’t matter! Any kind of fabrics to help me get started would be GREATLY appreciated! :) My zip code is 83301, and my E-Mail is tascha_cantu@hotmail.com

  14. Samantha Mahar says:

    My zip code is 08528 and my e-mail is sjm418@gmail.com. I’m a currently unemployed art teacher and I’m looking for cotton scraps to use in rag rug project. Any size larger than 2in width, and any color. Thanks for you consideration.


  15. Emily F. says:


    I’m a mixed media artist and eclectic seamstress from upstate New York (12159).

    I’m looking for scrap fabric of all kinds… especially cotton, corduroy and twill… but I will take just about anything that’s clean. I will, of course, pay for shipping on any available scraps that you’re willing to part with. Send me an email to discuss!

    Thank you!

    Emily F.


  16. Christine Olivier-Hakes says:

    I am trying to make rag rugs like my grandmother did where you sew them together in the middle so you have a nice inch thick round, oval etc. rug. I found a tool to replace the awl she used and I need lots of scraps for them. Wool, cotton, even mixed fibers will work. I will, of course, reimburse postage costs.

    I live in the UP of Michigan, zip code 49801. Thank you. Chris

  17. angelika camp says:

    Hi I am a home school mom and I am teaching my five daughters to sew clothing. We will be donating our finished projects to the Salvation Army Women Shelter. Any scrap fabric or yarn that you have will be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you
    North Carolina, 28227

  18. Chiyo Benigno says:

    Hi, my name is Chiyo, I am a college student studying product design.
    I am working on a project to create sustainable clothing, bags, and shoes.
    I am looking for all kinds of fabric, especially cotton, leather, and linen of any color and sizes.
    I will pay for the shipping from anywhere in the USA.

    Thank you
    Los Angeles, 90026

  19. Lizzie Leung says:


    I’m running an earth-friendly community art program for elementary school kids in Lewiston, ME. Considering the high cost of earth-friendly fabrics on the market and the program’s tight budget, fabric scraps would be TREMENDOUSLY appreciated! The scraps will be used in collage, and so they should be easy to cut and glue. Thanks! Lizzie


  20. Sophia Brown says:

    I am a quilter/sewer and I teacher a kids quilting class. I would love to build a scrap stash for my kids. I would really appreciate it if you would send your unwanted scraps my way. I also make baby quilts for donation purposes. I can be contacted at:


    Thank You in advance!

  21. Jodi Plum says:

    My name in Jodi Plum
    Email is plumemb@aol.com
    Southern Ca 93004

    I am interested in cotton fabric scraps for quilts. I can be contacted via email or
    phone 805 647-1465. I would like a box of about 10-15 lbs if that is possible or a box 12″x12″x12″ approx. Not sure the best way to say “some”

  22. Cheryl Carpenter says:

    Hi, my name is Cheryl Carpenter and I am a beginning quilter. I would appreciate cotton or cotton blend fabric scraps. My phone number is 540-229-1402 Email address is ccarpenter@iclicker.com and I’m in central Virginia zip 23117. I’m happy to pay postage.Thanks so much!

  23. Adrienne Dick says:

    Zip code:46240 Indianapolis
    Email: epicsippycup@hotmail.com

    Hey, I have always wanted to be a fashion designer, and have been creating jewelery, clothing, belts, children’s clothing, ect. ever since I was young. I am a single mom now working hard to take care of my little boy. I don’t have much extra money to pay for fabric. I am trying to build up a base to get my self off the ground and move forward with my dreams. I would take whatever there is available. Leather, to silk, and everything in between.
    Thanks so very much!
    Adrienne Dick

  24. Sophia Brown says:

    I am looking for all types of fabric. I am a quilter, I teach home school, and teach crafts to children I would really appreciate anything I receive. I will pay shipping 96326.
    Please contact me if you have any fabric to give away sophia.brown5@gmail.com


  25. Nina says:


    I am in need of some fabric scraps for christmas crafts . It can be all types of fabric. I would really appreciate anything you can send me.
    I am actually located in Canada and my zip code is M4V 2H5 and you can contact me under nina_mittendorf@yahoo.ca.
    Please contact me if you have any fabric to give away.


  26. Nora Wilson says:

    I work with five afterschool programs and the students in our programs want to learn to make quilts for our local women’s shelter and other projects. We can’t afford the fabric for all of them but would love to be able to accomplish this and other projects. If anyone has any scraps we would appreciate them and would be happy to pay shipping.
    noramiged@blomand.net (McMinnville, TN 37110)

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