Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 51

Thread: Mend or sort stash ...

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bright, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    476
    Decisions ... decisions. I've just cleaned up my sewing room. Now do I do my mending which is piling up or ... do I sort and play in my stash? Problem is ... I've got more material than shelves and if I do the mending DH may just build me those extra shelves for my cutting table I've been pleading for ....

  2. #2
    Super Member sewwhat85's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    missouri
    Posts
    6,895
    mend for the shelves

  3. #3
    Super Member KimmieH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Western NY
    Posts
    1,054
    play with your stash ;)---then bake him some cookies --the shelves will come!

  4. #4
    Moderator Jim's Gem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Camarillo, California
    Posts
    35,480
    I vote for playing with the stash. I am not real fond of mending!!!! (my poor kids would always grow out of their clothes before they ever got mended, unless it was just a button)

  5. #5
    Senior Member Rachel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    918
    mend the recent stuff, throw the rest out (he'll probably never miss it, tee hee). Then you'll have time for both AND get new shelves!!!

  6. #6
    Super Member PurplePassion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Southern MN
    Posts
    2,622
    Just mend one thing , then at least you can say you are working on it.

  7. #7
    Super Member no1jan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Upstate New York
    Posts
    2,094
    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePassion
    Just mend one thing , then at least you can say you are working on it.
    Smart thinking!!! :thumbup:

  8. #8
    Senior Member lynnie k's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Pa.
    Posts
    580
    Blog Entries
    3
    My GF needed a large sweat shirt for a quilted jacket so she borrowed her hubby's favorite sweat shirt that was getting ragged and needed some mending. She made the Jacket and he commented on how pretty it was BLK/RED When he asked if she knew where his sweat shirt was she didn't have the heart to tell him that the jacket he admired was what he was looking for. She wears it on date night. he is still looking for his sweat shirt it has been 2 yrs. So look through the mending maybe you will find something to add to your finished quilted projects.

  9. #9
    Super Member Annaquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    9,749
    Put your mending in a bag and hide in a corner. Yeah it is time to play with your stash. Works for me.

  10. #10
    quiltnerd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    50
    "organize" your stash so you have more room to let the mending pile up!

  11. #11
    Moderator Jim's Gem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Camarillo, California
    Posts
    35,480
    Quote Originally Posted by lynnie k
    My GF needed a large sweat shirt for a quilted jacket so she borrowed her hubby's favorite sweat shirt that was getting ragged and needed some mending. She made the Jacket and he commented on how pretty it was BLK/RED When he asked if she knew where his sweat shirt was she didn't have the heart to tell him that the jacket he admired was what he was looking for. She wears it on date night. he is still looking for his sweat shirt it has been 2 yrs. So look through the mending maybe you will find something to add to your finished quilted projects.
    I love it!!!! That's great. Eventually she might need to tell him!!!
    "I love you so much Honey that I wanted to be able to wear something of yours so I feel closer to you!!!"

  12. #12
    Super Member moonwork42029's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Possum Trot, KY
    Posts
    4,045
    Quote Originally Posted by lynnie k
    My GF needed a large sweat shirt for a quilted jacket so she borrowed her hubby's favorite sweat shirt that was getting ragged and needed some mending. She made the Jacket and he commented on how pretty it was BLK/RED When he asked if she knew where his sweat shirt was she didn't have the heart to tell him that the jacket he admired was what he was looking for. She wears it on date night. he is still looking for his sweat shirt it has been 2 yrs. So look through the mending maybe you will find something to add to your finished quilted projects.
    That is a riot!

  13. #13
    Super Member mmonohon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    1,678
    Quote Originally Posted by sewwhat85
    mend for the shelves
    Ditto.

  14. #14
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    howell, Mi
    Posts
    2,340
    If no one has asked for anything in the mending basket you should play with your stash. I have a theory, if no one asks for an item in the mending they don't need it and will not miss it. The same thing applys to things that need ironing. lol
    Sue

  15. #15
    Junior Member pippa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Milan, Italy
    Posts
    178
    Quote Originally Posted by susie-susie-susie
    The same thing applys to things that need ironing. lol
    Sue
    I like the way you think. My ironing pile has disappeared under a half basted quilt. Out of sight, out of mind, right?
    pippa

  16. #16
    Super Member sewmuchmore's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    3,996
    Blog Entries
    1
    You guys crack me up :lol: :lol: :lol:

  17. #17
    Super Member Fiber Artist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Colorful Colorado
    Posts
    2,006
    Quote Originally Posted by sewwhat85
    mend for the shelves

    I agree

    :|

  18. #18
    Super Member irishrose's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Cadillac, MI
    Posts
    6,582
    Blog Entries
    19
    I once won a prize at a banquet for being the person whose children had outgrown their clothes while waiting for them to be ironed. Sadly, it was accurate. Even then, I'd rather make something new than iron or mend.

  19. #19
    Senior Member dorrell ann's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    georgia
    Posts
    556
    mendddddd

  20. #20
    Super Member OneMoreQuilt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Grant Park, IL
    Posts
    1,166
    Mend---earn new shelves---play with stash and use new shelves to store it on!!!

  21. #21
    Power Poster sueisallaboutquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    17,462
    Quote Originally Posted by KimmieH
    play with your stash ;)---then bake him some cookies --the shelves will come!
    Yup- I hate mending! lol

  22. #22
    Senior Member 19angel52's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Dayton, Ohio
    Posts
    593
    No brainer....mend!!! Gotta have more shelves for the stash...!

  23. #23
    Super Member thequilteddove's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Vermont
    Posts
    1,429
    I couldn't decide, so I worked on a quilt lol

  24. #24
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    380
    you really iron, I thought they were for pressing seams,

  25. #25

    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    608
    LynnieK, Thanks for a good laugh. Eiltcoq.

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.