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Thread: A new bookcase and a stash clean up.

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    A new bookcase and a stash clean up.

    My quite talented husband built me this lovely bookcase. It is in what we call the "Annex". My sewing room has expanded into the spare bedroom. This is the room my Long Arm frame and machine live.
    While I was moving my books to the new bookcase, I decided to get busy and go through my stash. I had things tucked away here and there, in plastic tubs, boxes and some plastic bags. I took it all out and threw out fabric I didn't need or would never use. I know, I know.....I have lost it...throwing away fabric....but there is a method to my madness. Some of it has been lurking around for years, and I finally stopped listening to the voices and send what I will never use to the trash can.
    I now know what I have and I found stuff I never knew I even had. Yards and Yards of pretty stuff!!

    Enjoy!!
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    I need to get a parking sign like yours!

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    I have done that. I don't have anyone to give it to, so I tossed out some fabrics that I bought years ago, they are so outdated and nothing I will use either. Projects I thought I would do, now I realize I will never do. Sometimes, you just have to give it up. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by deenajade View Post
    I need to get a parking sign like yours!
    I got that sign in San Francisco years ago.
    Everyone is born right handed, only the gifted overcome it.
    I have already committed my felonies, so people don't have to worry. (Russell Means)
    I swear to you, I am guilty of only being Indian. That's why I am here. (Leonard Peltier)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kensington View Post
    I have done that. I don't have anyone to give it to, so I tossed out some fabrics that I bought years ago, they are so outdated and nothing I will use either. Projects I thought I would do, now I realize I will never do. Sometimes, you just have to give it up. LOL
    Some of the fabric I threw away was from big grab bags from the Goodwill. I never knew there were so many ugly and gaudy fabrics out there...LOL

    Good thing is I found room again in the closet of the Annex. A place to keep finished goodies for Xmas time.
    Everyone is born right handed, only the gifted overcome it.
    I have already committed my felonies, so people don't have to worry. (Russell Means)
    I swear to you, I am guilty of only being Indian. That's why I am here. (Leonard Peltier)

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    Very nice bookcase! Like your parking sign too!
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    I did that also. Threw out a couple of projects I would never finish and gave a Dear Jane block of the month to a friend . I had paid for all the blocks and they were sitting on a shelf for over a year. I realized I would never finish or even start that one. I don't have the patience. I felt soooooo good after doing that. All those UFO's no longer making me feel guilty.

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    a great organized room.nice space to be creative in.
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    Oh my gosh, I just shuddered at you gals throwing that fabric away. Our little quilt guild of older ladies (myself included) could have put that fabric to good use in the quilts that we make for people who lose their homes and possessions to fires. We don't have any funds in our little guild, so are always looking for material to supplement what we ourselves can afford to donate as most are on fixed incomes. Please anyone, don't pitch fabric, there is always a need for it. We have received blocks and fabrics and are putting them all to good use. You would be surprised what you can do with orphan blocks and extra fabric. Please anyone, don't just pitch it, it can always be used by someone.

    themachinelady

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    Quote Originally Posted by themachinelady View Post
    Oh my gosh, I just shuddered at you gals throwing that fabric away. Our little quilt guild of older ladies (myself included) could have put that fabric to good use in the quilts that we make for people who lose their homes and possessions to fires. We don't have any funds in our little guild, so are always looking for material to supplement what we ourselves can afford to donate as most are on fixed incomes. Please anyone, don't pitch fabric, there is always a need for it. We have received blocks and fabrics and are putting them all to good use. You would be surprised what you can do with orphan blocks and extra fabric. Please anyone, don't just pitch it, it can always be used by someone.

    themachinelady
    If you only lived closer. Shipping all the fabric I am getting rid of would cost an arm and a leg.

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    Everyone is born right handed, only the gifted overcome it.
    I have already committed my felonies, so people don't have to worry. (Russell Means)
    I swear to you, I am guilty of only being Indian. That's why I am here. (Leonard Peltier)

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