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Recycled Threads

An avid recycler, Pauline Proffitt of Paint Lick, Kentucky, turns rags to riches as she transforms old clothes into rugs and quilts. Taught as a child not to waste anything, she uses whatever material is available. One of her favorite materials is old blue jeans, which she weaves into her popular rugs.

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