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Thread: What are you adding to your stash these days?

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    Super Member Favorite Fabrics's Avatar
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    What have you been choosing lately?

    Retro?
    Contemporary?
    Holiday?
    Traditionals?
    Historicals?
    Novelties?
    Batiks?
    Blenders?

    Have you been buying for Christmas gift sewing or for your own use?

    Just wondering what everybody's doing...

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    I'm on a stash diet until I use up some of what I have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnajean
    I'm on a stash diet until I use up some of what I have.
    Same here, won't even allow myself to go to the fabric store unless I need thread.

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    Garage sale bargains, thrift store plaid men's shirts that I've cut up and very little else. My stash is so huge that I've been trying to whittle it down step by step. I just donated quite a bit of fabric, probably at least 100 yds, for making Christmas Stockings for the troops and you can't tell any is gone. That's bad! I'm also trying to sew up a lot of it in stash busting quilts. Once I get it sorted again I may even sell some of it here at a very reasonable prices so keep an eye out.

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    Our LQS just closed so I stocked up on blenders, moda marbles, fairy frosts, baticks and a lot of notions.

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    I have been trying to stick to only buying fabric for particular projects that have been planned.

    But, that said, I do have to admit that "my stash" that is a lot of random purchases does come in handy when I'm looking for a particular color or such.

    We are 15 miles away from the nearest LQS (with a minimal offering) so that I justify some of my online purchases.

    But, a good sale or discount always gets me in the mood to purchase fabric whether I need it ornot.

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    I also have been using fabric from my stash for current projects but find that I usually am in need of solids for borders and binding so stocked up on white on whites and some jeweled toned solids.

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    I have been looking for a nice big flower print to fussy cut into 10" squares.... and lots of good blenders or tone on tones. And some nice off whites or creams.

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    mostly batiks and blenders to help use up the strong prints in my stash.

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    I've been collecting fabric for many years (as most of us have) and a while back I did an assessment. Most of what I have are lights and darks--need more meduims. Also, I need to expand my color choices to include stripes. I especially like the ones that are sort of wavy. I also think that I should be buying black & whites to round out. I do a little sewing after work and most of what I have I'll use up in a hurry when I retire--hopefully in a couple of years. I see the end of the tunnel.!

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    I need to be on a stash diet. I've buying charm packs when I can afford it, only because I can't work on my quilts and cut at the same time.

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    Just Jo Morton fabrics and cival war reproductions.

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    Contemporary, batiks = these are the fabric i routinely buy for my stash whenever i see them for a good price. i have plenty in stash so i can wait for the sales.

    Retro, traditionals, historicals, novelties = only purchase for specific projects, i never keep a stash of this fabric

    Holiday = i only buy holiday fabric after the holidays when it goes on sale

    Blenders = i never buy blenders - i dye all my own to match specific projects.

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    using up what i already have.The last four baby quilts i made came from my collection of remnants and scraps from previous projects.

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    I am looking for flannels and denim (jeans) for rag quilts, or for the denim, maybe just a regular quilt, possibly without batting.

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    I have a relatively small stash so I add to it occassionally. I have been adding a little bit of Christmas fabric. Mostly what I add are calicos. For some reason, they just scream take me home!!! And 1930's reproduction also. That period of time is my favorite, so maybe that is why. I love the charm packs and am always adding a few to my collection.

    I am not much on modern or contemporary fabrics. Or fabric with a definite theme (holiday not included.)

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    What they said :-) :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by CoriAmD
    Quote Originally Posted by donnajean
    I'm on a stash diet until I use up some of what I have.
    Same here, won't even allow myself to go to the fabric store unless I need thread.

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    Can you tell us more about dying fabric?

    Blenders = i never buy blenders - i dye all my own to match specific projects.

    fabric_fancy

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    I love novelty fabrics especially cat fabric and thats what I usually buy. Then when I go to make something I don't have enough blenders. So I've been limiting my purchases to blenders only. Its been hard!LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK
    mostly batiks and blenders to help use up the strong prints in my stash.
    Ditto!

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    Quote Originally Posted by justme2
    Can you tell us more about dying fabric?

    Blenders = i never buy blenders - i dye all my own to match specific projects.

    fabric_fancy
    i don't want to hijack the thread so i'll send you a PM

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    Oh what a day for that question!! hahaha
    I spent the morning in my disaster area and am taking a lunch break.
    This past summer it was so hot that it looks like I bought a TON of fabric: blenders, batiks, solids for backings, charm packs and jellyrolls galore!
    Most of what I bought is good for anything but I went a bit bonkers on batiks :D

    I need about 100 people to come help me. Any volunteers?? My husband is a fab cook and will feed you all hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnajean
    I'm on a stash diet until I use up some of what I have.
    Oh that's funny!!! :-D :-D :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    This past summer it was so hot that it looks like I bought a TON of fabric: blenders, batiks, solids for backings, charm packs and jellyrolls galore!
    Most of what I bought is good for anything but I went a bit bonkers on batiks :D

    I need about 100 people to come help me. Any volunteers?? My husband is a fab cook and will feed you all hahaha
    Uh... sounds like you have so much "eye candy" there that everyone's appetite would be spoiled anyway, so your husband would not have to spend much time in the kitchen!

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    Blenders, batiks and novelty prints :D:D:D

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