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Thread: Forgotten stash found!

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    I have misplaced some Christgmas fabric that I bought a couple of months ago. I would much rather find fabric than lose it!

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    Oh, yes! I know what is in the sewing room because I cleaned it recently but I do have some stuff in storage that will be a great surprise when I get to it.

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    Who me??? Never. LOL. Even after purging my stash before we had to move to a 2 bedroom apt. I've found some fabric I knew I bought, but hadn't seen in forever. I'm slowly trying to get all my "ducks in a row" so to speak so I can find what I want when I go look for it. Yes, I know, in a perfect world, but I can try. It is fun when you discover fabric you had forgotten about though.

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    I'm getting ready to go through my bins to make 2 1/2inch strips for a scrappy. I can't wait to see what all is in there.

    Maybe 2013 will be the year I finally get all my stash organized. I've started cutting left overs into 2 1/2, 2 and 1 1/2 inch strips/squares. I want to keep all larger pieces separated by approximate size as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nilla View Post
    I'm getting ready to go through my bins to make 2 1/2inch strips for a scrappy. I can't wait to see what all is in there.

    Maybe 2013 will be the year I finally get all my stash organized. I've started cutting left overs into 2 1/2, 2 and 1 1/2 inch strips/squares. I want to keep all larger pieces separated by approximate size as well.
    Unfortunately I'll never get really organized. I simply do not have the space. Drat!
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    I have found 'surprises' many times and most of the time I can't remember the purpose I had in mind when I made the purchase.

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    When I moved into my sewing room I was surprised several times. Once I get it super organised (Lol) I should know where everything is.

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    My DH was helping me look for a tablerunner my mother had made many years ago and while looking he uncovered much of my stash that I had forgotten all about. He told me I had soooo much it was like Christmas everytime I opened a box...I couldn't disaggree with him! It was like uncovering a trusure!

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    Oh, I find stuff and it's either "Eureka!" or "What was I thinking when I bought that?"

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    I do it too. I've found fabric I'd forgotten about buying. And books. And patterns. What really gets me is when I find a duplicate book or pattern.

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    Unhappy Forgotten stash found

    I, too, have experiences like this...asking myself where and when but most importantly of all the questions was why? Or I finds a stash obviously bought for a particular pattern but no pattern to be found. Then I have to ask the question, what do I do next? Separate it into the major stash or leave it together and hope someday I will remember the "why" and find the pattern.

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    Yes, and it's always like getting a present!! Have fun!
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    I am in the process of moving and I have found all sorts of things, especially some UFOs that I had completely forgotten about.
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    Yes! Yes! & Yes! Been there done that many times. Then I think, I need to stop buying fabric till I know what I already have hidden. Then I think again, NOPE, can't stop. I just don't have the will not to buy.

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    This happens every time I re-organize my studio space, I find forgotten hidden fabrics. You're right, it's like new stuff.

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    Luv those surprises!!!

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    Constantly rediscovering... everytime I start a new project to clean the room!

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    Yes, I've done all of this. Last year as I was finishing Christmas projects thinking I had shrunk my supply a bit I found about 7 yards of fabric I purchased at the end of the season close-out sale! And yes I have multiple copies of a few patterns. Oh well...

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    Yes and no. I never forget where I have fabric stashed away, but I frequently forget just what fabric is in those boxes. That is why I love those clear plastic bins. I'm trying to use up the fabric in the cardboard boxes now. Guses what my friend and neighbor got me for Christmas. You guessed it - more fabric.
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    Oh, yeah! Last summer I purchased 5 1-yd cuts of some beautiful batiks, then put them away when I got home & forgot them. Found them a few weeks later, but still haven't decided what I'm going to create from them!
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    Oh, an addittion to the above note...If I do purchase fabric with a project in mind, I tend to put the pattern for said project with my purchase; that way if I 'lose it' for awhile and then rediscover it, I have what I need and the reason for it.
    When someone mentions quilting, I go to pieces!

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    I'm like JoJo47, I put the pattern with the fabric .....I can't tell you how many times I bought fabric for a certain pattern and used it for something else. One of these days I'll have to quit buying more fabrics and patterns and use some of the 35 or 40 projects I have sitting on the shelf. My problem is I hang out at the LQS too much....BOM, Thimbleberries club, sew group. If I could just stay away from all the new fabrics and patterns!!
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