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Thread: Fabric stashes

  1. #81
    Super Member justflyingin's Avatar
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    Nov 2010
    Jozefow, Poland
    Quote Originally Posted by Rose L
    Quote Originally Posted by hopetoquilt
    I have 5 yards of a fabric I fell in love with and can't decide what to do with. I have 5 yards for UFO I just started and two shoebox sized containers of scraps and fat quarters.

    Fabric is expensive and I try to use what I have for projects or design a project around what I have. I just made a puzzle piece quilt of scraps that I had.

    Aside from my sewing machine, everything I have (tools and all) would probably fit in one large rubbermaid container.
    And....you have been quilting for 1 or 2 months?? Just teasing. Ha!
    The truth is, I had more than that before I started quilting but just sewed. ;)

  2. #82
    Senior Member ploverwi2's Avatar
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    Dec 2010
    Appleton, WI
    Even with all we have, it always seems like we can never find the one kind that we are needing. I spent two weeks organizing mine and only got about half of it done, but I am enjoying looking at what is done. Just think, we could be drinking and smoking and snorting cocane, but we are living very healthy lives with our beloved fabrics. I stopped buying fabric a couple of months ago, and I can feel the withdrawl off and on. You only live once. So live it to the fullest.

  3. #83
    Super Member Rose Marie's Avatar
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    Clay Springs AZ
    So right, seems I never have the right fabric for a project.
    I only buy fabric on sale unless Im making a quilt with a particular line of fabrics.
    Now Im running out of room.
    Walmart has been clearing out precuts and the cardboard that the 2 yd cuts are on seem to be perfect for storing fabric on. The ones at the shops are so big and bulky they take up to much room so have just been folding and storing in bins, works for me.
    Im rambling on and on, sorry.

  4. #84
    Super Member CAS49OR's Avatar
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    Mar 2011
    I'm new to quilting, but I just don't "get it". Are you eventually going to sew projects with all that cloth, or is it the fun of collecting? Or what?

    In any case, I would never have the room or the money. I've seen less stash in some LQS's lol!

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    Super Member Grandma Cindy's Avatar
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    Jun 2008
    San Antonio, Texas
    Quote Originally Posted by Izaquilter
    ok I promised if I got in my closet I'd show you my vintage fabric that I have stashed in there! I apologize for the sizes of my pics but haven't got time to learn to downsize them! I was looking for a CERTAIN project tonight that I decided to try & finish & just HAD to get in this closet! ERRRRRr bad idea!
    Love the vintage fabric, so yummy...

  6. #86
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    Bendigo Victoria
    Dont all you quilters know that fabric breeds over night, well thats my idea any way.
    All my stash is in underbed roller bins, but I want to sort it, so that I have the panels in one box.
    Happy days to every one.

  7. #87
    Senior Member kheliwud's Avatar
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    Mar 2011
    North Carolina
    My stash is actually tiny! But according to the 2010 Dedicated Quilter survey: (the dedicated American quilter)
    In the past 12 months, each purchased an average of 93.6 yards of fabric
    at a cost of $927.10 ($9.90 average price per yard)and On average, she owns $3,677 worth of fabric.

    No one wants to be below average! LOL!!

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