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Thread: Peter Walsh fabric stash organization tips

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    I see his theory alright - but could I really do it?

    http://www.trueup.net/how-to/10-step...uttered-stash/

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    Interesting, even humorus, but No way!

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    Not in a million years... Nope!! :D:D:D

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    Did he really suggest getting rid of fabric? I love every piece I have, even my crumbs! I have a special project for each piece! I dont need to get rid of any, I just need some extra time to sew, lol. And did I mention it is part of my saving for retirement?heheheWith the rise in price of fabric, I would rather keep it stored in plastic bins in the attic for insulation than give it away, and cut down on my heating bill at the same time!Bahahahahaha!

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    Yes it is a great idea. I did this awhile back and it was very freeing. I gave a bunch of fabric and scraps away that was in the "second tier" and I dont miss them one bit. Fact is that I was not going to use them.

    Like he said the key is to sort and get rid of them ASAP. Then you can look at the fabrics you have and really invision the projects.

    I am about ready to do it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seamstome
    Yes it is a great idea. I did this awhile back and it was very freeing. I gave a bunch of fabric and scraps away that was in the "second tier" and I dont miss them one bit. Fact is that I was not going to use them.

    Like he said the key is to sort and get rid of them ASAP. Then you can look at the fabrics you have and really invision the projects.

    I am about ready to do it again.
    You are soooo BRAVE! Not sure I can do it - but who knows...

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    I didn't read the entire article but I think it's a good idea. I went though everything when I moved the sewing room from the basement to upstiars. Much less room so I had to be more organized and specific on what I want to keep and to do.
    I got rid of a bunch that really I just wasn't going to use. Everything got 'shook up' a bit and it made me see things differently. Recently I pulled fabrics for a Dear Jane and that was fun, got to see my collection in a new way. I pulled from all kinds of collections, sets and someday quilts.

    For me, the reality is I only have so much room. I like the fabric I have so I figure I should use it. I want to be able to say I loved that fabric so I used it.... not I love that and someday I might use it.

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    i will take a look at it

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    Sounds good, but not for me. Especially now that i've found I like making scrap quilts!

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    I could do it...until I read the use it or lose it part. I am going to use it ALL!!! :P

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