How can I reuse or recycle old tableclothes and runners?
We’ve had an email from Heather:
I have old ripped worn tablecloths and runners and such and I would like to know how to recycle them or donate them. They are not in good condition to donate to the goodwill or such, but don’t want to just throw them into an already overfilled landfill.
I was hoping to find something besides “use them for crafts”, so whatever you can come up with please help!!!
Heh, crafts would be the obvious answer of course – I quite often buy ugly-cool old tableclothes from charity shops for quilting or whatever.
But non-craft ideas… Cleaning rags? Protective packaging around parcels? Pretty drawer liners?
If you don’t want to do anything with them, many council/municipal waste collection sites (and bigger recycling stations) have fabric bins where the textile fibres are collected for reclamation and reuse.
Any other suggestions? Non-craft ones for Heather – but feel free to leave crafty suggestions for those more inclined to that sort of thing.
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