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Thread: I'm using it up

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    Super Member Happy Linda's Avatar
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    Many of us have been trying to use up our stash instead of buying more fabric. I was able to fit two stacks of fabric, that hadn't fit, into the vertical organized display of fabric I have. I was surprised and pleased that I'm accomplishing what I set out to do. It did help to organize my fabric in the beginning. The visibility of the fabrics allows projects to come together without the stress of digging through boxes :-D

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    Good for you show us the results after your done.

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    Good for you!

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    That's great -- can't wait until mine gets down.

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    I've been trying to do the same, now it seems like I have tons of scraps...guess it's a good thing I like to make scrappy quilts.

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    good job. EVERYTIME I make a quilt 'out of stash" i never have enough! this time I'm going to have to scrimp on the border & the last time DH took me to Paducah to try & find the fabric I was short on. Didn't happen & wound up buying some 'trying' to match. doesn't happen that way unfortunately

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    I usually only buy 6-8 yards of each piece and I'm trying to use up fabrics I have.Not much luck as I really haven't cut back much on buying more.

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    Great job. Proud to hear that. I, too, am doing that and feel great about my accomplishments. Thank you for sharing.

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    Working on my second quilt "out of stash" including the backing fabric. Haven't bought any fabric on my fabric diet and feeling really good about it!

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    good for you....I told DH I am renting an indoor storage unit for the winter so I can remodel my sewing room!
    Wood floors, better shelving, and TOTAL destash of all the crafty things I no longer use!

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    Good for you! I'm trying to use my stuff, too, so that I can fit all my stuff into the sewing room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Linda
    Many of us have been trying to use up our stash instead of buying more fabric. I was able to fit two stacks of fabric, that hadn't fit, into the vertical organized display of fabric I have. I was surprised and pleased that I'm accomplishing what I set out to do. It did help to organize my fabric in the beginning. The visibility of the fabrics allows projects to come together without the stress of digging through boxes :-D
    I organized mine onto shelves so that it is all visible too - doesn't that make ALL the difference in the world?!? Now when I am looking for fabric for a project - I can see it all, it is so much easier than digging out all the tubs...

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    I finally got mine organized as well in stacks that I can see, color coordinated too. It has made the world of difference.

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    Totally makes the difference when organized.

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    It's a great feeling to clean out the stash! I've done it twice now and will do one more time. When I purchased, it was always enough to complete a quilt, so using my stash is never a problem with shortage. With the economy like it is, it's wonderful to share and help others who need fabric.

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    I'm not confident in my color selections so when I use that fabric I bought from long ago, and am satisfied with it, It's giving me the confidence to trust myself more. I've stopped ladies in stores many times to get their opinions.

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    I always sew directly from my stash, and I try to keep the smaller scraps used up (mostly scrappy log cabin quilts) as I go. Problem is I keep replenishing the stash.

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    When my scraps start to fill up my scrap tub I go thru and make a bunch of HST out of them.
    Someday hope to make a scrap HST quilt with them. I have watched a couple of shows on it and they make a beautiful quilt. But it takes hundreds of HSTs.
    I have a couple of other ways to use up scraps and use them also. Cutting into different size strips and charms size squares is a great way to use up scraps.
    My stash is in clear tubs on shelves. Folded and put in the tubs on end so I can see each piece easily by pulling out the tub for the color I am looking for.

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