Ideas for Repurposing a Keepsake Mink Coat?

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Q: I have a very old mink coat, handed down to me from my mother. It is not in great condition, and I'm not into wearing fur anyway. But this coat has a lot of meaning tied up in it from my family -- it was a really big deal to her. My question: is there anything I can do to re-purpose this coat into something useful for my home and family? I'm not opposed to cutting it up.

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Editor: My first thought was maybe to turn it into a small throw for the back of a sofa? Readers, what springs to mind for you?

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