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Thread: Fabric stashes

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    Super Member Quilty-Louise's Avatar
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    Sorry if this is a topic that has been run into the
    ground, but I could not find any previous posts
    about it.

    So how big is your stash?
    yardage?
    fat quarters?
    scraps?

    I have a rather large stash myself, about 41 bins
    that are 58 quart in size (approx. 23x13x17). And
    within all these bins there are:
    fat quarters = 1-1/2 (at this current time still sorting)
    scraps = 4 bins
    yardage = more than I can count at this time. I am
    however working on trying to sort and refold all my
    fabric, as I am doing this I am pulling out ALL the fat
    quarters and scraps.

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    mine seems to be multiplying every day! LOL I went shopping yesterday, caught a fabulous sale & came home with 13-7/8 yds of new fabric. Was a very good day for me. It was the quilt shops anniversary sale, She was celebrating being open for 2 yrs, I got fabric from her for $4.68 a yard plus 25% off! I save $16. But like i said my fabric keeps growing & growing! I will attach a picture of some of my stash. I have a office cabinet fulllll that is neatly folded & sorted, I have another cabinet, with fabric folded & somewhat sorted & I have 2 dresser drawers full of fat quarters, folded. I love my stash & I love to keep building on it whenever possible. So when I get either in a down mood I go shopping or every so often I call some quilty friends up & we go shopping! Just love it. Now to get motivated..... I do have some estate fabric in the closet too & some WIP where I store all that fabric in Rubbermaid totes until the project is finished. I can't get the closet door open to take pics of the shelves in there but that's ok...it's probably a mess in there!

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    I've been reorganizing my stash - took home empty cardboard bolts from the LQS and and putting anything over a yard on a bolt. So far have done 137 yards and I'm not done. PLUS there's all the bins of pieces smaller than a yard. I need a fabric diet, NOW.

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    I have enough that I have placed myself on a fabric diet. I am working on getting it organized. I would hate to guess how much fabric is there.

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    I cannot match yours but my stash has sent out tentacles enough to engulf the guest bedroom wherein I spent countless lonely evenings scraping off 125 years of wallpaper and then recovering in a lovely wistaria pattern. I open a door a crack, slip in with a sturdy old broom handle, and beating off the reaching arms/legs? i grab a couple of pair of worn jeans, pull them writhing out the door and slash them into trash and useable quilt fabric. Phew. Sometimes of an evening, I tip-toe in with a flashlight (I'm not crossing the room to turn on a lamp.) and with a lightening fast nab, drag away a crumbling cardboard box of remnants to sort. Bwa ha ha. :shock:

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    3500 yards (thats when i stopped counting) for insurance purposes i had to count it and i eventually got sick of it at that number.

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    I just cleaned and cleared out my stash, putting fabric projects together and have been relinquishing that I don't ever plan on using. I did just do a very bad fabric shopping on ebay this last week or so. Another dozen yards to neatly hide.

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    WAAAAAYYYYYY to big, I am getting ready to cut lots of it up and make braided ,woven and crocheted rugs with the bulk of it.

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    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.

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    I have been getting the cardboard bolts from
    any fabric store that I could find empties at.


    Quote Originally Posted by paulswalia
    I've been reorganizing my stash - took home empty cardboard bolts from the LQS and and putting anything over a yard on a bolt. So far have done 137 yards and I'm not done. PLUS there's all the bins of pieces smaller than a yard. I need a fabric diet, NOW.

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