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    Super Member Izaquilter's Avatar
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    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!

    this is fabric that my cousin & I bought at an estate sale. SOME of it. The rest are in totes in storage
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    Left side of closet of vintage fabrics from estate sale.
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    blacks & browns & pizza boxes with unfinished projects
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    what closet looks like otherwise! What fabric???
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    there is 6 ft length of storage shelves, in the garage,--both sides and the end of the closet with boxes of fabrics to the ceiling, then there is a closet with fabric on shelves...top to bottom,.then 2 ...4 ft high closets with shelves full, then in the shed i have 5 boxes of folded fabrics, plus 6 plastic bins on a shelf. tell me i'm doing good.... i gave a friend 3 full boxes of fabric (for her women's church group to make quilts with) made me feel a little 'lighter'!! i am currently cutting up 3 boxes of novelty prints i have had around and kept adding to. they willmake cute kid quilts.

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    sorry I have not a clue all I know is I have built 3 room additions on and I have run out of room. It is a sin to have as much as I have...

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    Ooooohhh I see some fabrics in there. I'll come over to iron and fold in return for some 1/2 yards. LOL Your kitties are adorable!



    Quote Originally Posted by COYOTEMAGIC
    I'm not sure how much there is in the various places. I'm in the process of redoing a redo of my sewing room.

    I have this problem that I get an idea for a quilt. I have to wash the fabric, wait for it to dry then iron it. By the time it's ironed, I'm thinking another project.

    Here is part of my stash.

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    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!

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    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. ;)

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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    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...

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    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.

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    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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