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Old 10-14-2015, 05:53 PM
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I've been making quilts for years. Along with most quilters, I have so much fabric that it's kind of embarrassing. I don't mind my old fabric at all. I actually like the old calicos and other vintage fabrics. I love scrappy quilts, and my older fabrics work just fine with scrappy designs.

However, there is one part of my stash that I'm not particularly fond of. I have SO MUCH BROWN in my stash. I can't even remember when brown was popular, and I don't know why I have so much of it.

I'm slowly incorporating portions of my brown stash into scrappy quilt backs. I often cut 10 inch squares of my stash and make scrappy quilt backs from that.

My question is----do any of you have parts of your stash that befuddle you? That you wonder how on earth you acquired it? That you don't really like any more?
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Old 10-14-2015, 06:13 PM
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I love browns. Nice ones were hard to find.

I am fond of all my stash.
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Old 10-14-2015, 06:28 PM
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Well, yes I did and while I was sorting through it I found some really ugly fabric that I hope I was not responsible for buying. LOL
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Old 10-14-2015, 06:33 PM
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Well, yes I did and while I was sorting through it I found some really ugly fabric that I hope I was not responsible for buying. LOL
LOL - don't we all !!!!! I inherited a lot of fabric from my BFF and she was VERY fond of dark, dreary fabric. Not my choice, but I am trying to use it up.
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Brown is coming back. Better save it.
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Old 10-14-2015, 06:40 PM
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Yep. Planning to have another "sale" to the new guild I'll join next week when spring comes. Last 2 times have been quite profitable for me, selling fabric at $3-4 a yard, making over $1000. I will NOT be buying new fabric this time, but really, really narrowing down my collection and supplies.

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Old 10-14-2015, 07:29 PM
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Pair your browns with turquoise for a new look.
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Old 10-15-2015, 01:32 AM
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I found a box of half yard pieces I had bought at an estate sale and forgot about. It's all flower and garden prints. I'm not fond of those prints and have no idea why I bought them. I have been using them to make pieced backings for my scrap quilts. The box never seems to get emptier. LOL.
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Pair your browns with turquoise for a new look.


Oh yeah, one of my favorite color combinations. I love brown and I have quite a bit of it in my stash as well.
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I love the browns so much I've used mine all up and am currently replenishing browns.
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