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Thread: How Big is Your Stash??Let's be honest...

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    Yeah, just your typical quilter, cook, baker, musician, composer, writer, poet here (forget the day job).

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    Hi, I have about 4 totes full of fabric, a bag full of receiving blankets, 4 quilts started and a closet with supplies, cutting board, sewing machine, buttons etc... My hubby just sighs and rolls the eyes when I say I need more material, but I am trying to get thru some of it before I buy more. I owe my DIL and both grandkids quilts for Christmas I have to get done....
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    MY STASH FILLS AN 8-FOOT LONG CLOSET; 3 BIG STORAGE CONTAINERS, AND I THINK THERE'S MORE IN DIFFERENT CLOSETS. I SORT BY COLOR WITH SEPARATE AREA FOR THEME OR FOCUS FABRICS. IF YOU DIVIDE THE LENGTH OF YOUR SHELF BY 2 (OR 3), ADD A LITTLE ROOM FOR SPACING; USE THE AMOUNT YOU GET TO CUT A FORM SAME LENGTH AS THE CARDBOARD THE FABRIC IS SOLD ON; MAKE IT AS WIDE AS THE MEASUREMENT FROM YOUR SHELF (I USE .75 THICK STYROFOAM THAT'S USED TO INSULATE HOUSES. FOLD YOUR NEW FABRIC ON THAT FORM AND THEN SLIDE THE FORM OUT; FOLD PIECE IN HALF;IT ALL STACKS NEATLY ON YOUR SHELF

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    I have a hutch in which the top half is full of my fat quarters, and the bottom half is filled with my dh's old cotton shirts that I plan to make a quilt from some day, as well as some solid fabric yardage.

    I have two large baker's racks filled with smaller yardage (half yard cuts up to three yards.

    I have 19 bolts with yardage over three yards.

    I have ten quilt tops in my closet waiting to be quilted, one on a hoop in the process of being hand quilted, one partially machine quilted that's waiting for me to finish my client quilt, one simply waiting to have it's binding attached, and three quilt tops in the process of being completed.

    Lastly, I've just cut the pieces out for a wall hanging that I'm taking a class on in a couple of weeks.

    Oy vey!!

    LOL

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    Hi Mary! My stash is not that big yet, but i am working on it! I am originally from Thibodaux. I was just there over Labor Day weekend and di my best to help support the quilt shop on Magazine St in NO. My sister and mom and lots of other siblings are still in Thibodaux, but I escaped :lol:

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    Hi Vickie,
    Glad to to know you are working on your stash. It is a life long job. I buy fabric just for the joy of it. The colors just stir my soul. Buy th way I live just north of the lake in Abita Springs. There is also a grat shop in Kenner on Williams Blvd.

    Mary in Louisiana :lol:

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    I don't think I have ever been to that shop Mary but think I went to one years ago on BAyou Manchac. My sister knows all the neat places to shop for fabric.

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    Vickie,

    Where in N.C. do you live? My Baby brother livea in Albemarle.


    Mary

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    Mary, I am in Raleigh in the middle of the state.

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    I have one medium sized box full of fabric plus another half-box.

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    I have 3 under the bed clear storage bins full of quilting fabric, plus a small tub of scraps and a large dresser drawer full of fabric that is designated for specific projects.

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    I'm somewhat new, so I don't have much. I have a kitchen garbage bag where I toss my strips that my daughter tosses around to choose colors for her quilt. I did buy a small box of old fabric at a junk shop recently. It has some wonderful stuff in it, including two original feed sacks that I can't convince myself to death by cutter yet.

    I also cross stitch, no that's a separate issue. I have silk thread coming out my ears from Vikki Clayton. She has beautiful silk floss and perle, ribbon and more if anyone is into crazy quilting. And it is cheap and she is a doll to work with. You can find her at www.hand-dyedfibers.com. Tell her I sent you! She's also got some hand dyed silk duponi that she is selling now.

    I'm desperate for more scraps. I'm hoping that I'll be able to come across a stash soon :) I don't have proper rulers or a cutting board either. I am hoping I'll be able to find a cheap one sometime soon.

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    I have too much stash :lol: At least that is what my family tells me.. I have a 10x14 room.. It does have my clothes hung up in there but the rest of the room is filled with totes of fabric.. I organize the totes by the dominating color.. It is the only way to keep it all organized..

    It definately is not a perfect system.. I would love to have a room filled with cedar shelves.. I want to be able to put it all up where I could see what all I have and how much of it.. I have a bad habit of buying something I already have :cry:

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    :? :P Well ya might say as Big as Dallas but not quite still working on it and quilting along Merrily!!!!

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    I wonder...how much of the earth y'all could cover with your stashes? Or how many times around they would go. I have a healthy stash...a large boot size storage box full of stripped fabric (thanks to my big sister), the bottom 3 shelves of a floor to ceiling book shelf, 2 large storage tubs that the lids won't close on...several plastic bags full designated for matching clothes for the girls Christmas complete with matching outfits for their baby dolls. Lots of remnents found at yard sales designated for Christmas Stockings, and shelf sitter doll clothes (big cardboard box of leather scraps and remnants in variety of colors to make shoes for shelf sitter dolls), hhhmmmm I think thats about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QUILTNUT
    MAKE IT AS WIDE AS THE MEASUREMENT FROM YOUR SHELF FOLD YOUR NEW FABRIC ON THAT FORM AND THEN SLIDE THE FORM OUT
    On that thought, I take a piece of plastic 9"x14" and fold the fabric on that. Slip out the plastic and put on the shelves. Using 9", you can guesstimate the yardage on hand.

    Welllll, I have way more than I really need but they say fiber is good for you. :lol:

    piney

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    My stash isn't as large as the one who pose this question. I have a cabinet in my sewing/craft room. I have an army footlocker, 3 med. large totes, 3 med. totes, 3 small totes, two baskets, and several zipper bags from bedding sets of my sister, all this is in the "keeping room." :shock: :lol: Along with some shelves with ceramic bisque and pantry storage. It is somewhat organized but I still find things I forgot I had now and then when looking for something else. :oops: Makes for little surprises!

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    I dunno Deb. That sounds like a pretty good stash to me! :mrgreen:

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    I just started quilting a year ago so I have a small stash. Right now alot of blues from my block-a-month quilt, and more from the new magic tiles quilt I just did. Since I share my sewing room with my office I don't have much space. I have started on the walls. My knitting stash is beside the couch in the living room as I knit as I watch tv...the newest one is now scrapbooking so I have no idea where I am going to put all my craft stuff unless I kick my son out of his room!

    I'd never do it...who would take out the trash :P
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    there is only one answer to that question:







    NOT BIG ENOUGH!!!!!!!!! :twisted:

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