I love to take everyday things...and re-purpose them. Right now,I am washing a load of old white sheets that MIL gave me. She no longer wanted them. I am washing them with my homemade powdered laundry detergent, rinsing with water from my rain barrels, and then hanging them out on the line when the sun comes up. After they dry, they are going into my yard goods collection of sewing fabrics. On some of the fitted ones, the elastic is dead. I will just rip that off, press them all flat, and fold. They will come in nice and handy (and cheap), for some of the many sewing projects I am currently doing now.