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Thread: when do you decide to destash fabrics?

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    Super Member kriscraft99's Avatar
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    is it because you want more or because you are tired of them?

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    Uhhhh :oops: I don't think I can part with any of them LOL

    I would start with the ones that just don't catch my eye anymore, if I was going to destash :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by kriscraft99
    is it because you want more or because you are tired of them?
    DE-STASH ?!?!?! Whats that ?!?!?!?


    Nope, nope nope... cant do it.. Ill die by fabric avalanche first!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt
    Quote Originally Posted by kriscraft99
    is it because you want more or because you are tired of them?
    DE-STASH ?!?!?! Whats that ?!?!?!?


    Nope, nope nope... cant do it.. Ill die by fabric avalanche first!!!!
    Took the words right out of my mouth!!!

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    Me? I still have bits & pieces of fabrics from when I started 20 yrs ago. Have a good excuse tho, I do mostly scrappy,so it'll all show up somewhere.

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    No destashing here!

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    After I have used a piece of material and saved the leftovers for my scrap bin, then used those scraps a few times, I get tired of looking at that same material so i will pass it on! thats really the only way

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    I would love to see some of y'alls stashes..

    Mine is out of control. I spent about 4 hours today straightening just one 5' bookshelf that has my fruit, food, nautical, sports and birthday prints and I counted 20 different cherry prints.

    I have 3 pattern cabinets that are full.. each has 4 or 5 drawers (yes "real pattern cabinets" from when Piece Goods Shop closed down in our town), along with close to 12 bookshelves and numerious plastic containers that are sorted by holiday themes.

    I keep telling myself I don't "need" all of this fabric but I don't see many I want to part with.

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    When I get tired of looking at my scraps or just want to freshen up my collection I will part with (some) of them.

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    When my probably never use again scrap tub gets to overlfowing I take it to the community quilting class and let the members take what they want. I have a will use again scrap tub and it stays full.

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    Some fabic and scraps I know I'll never use I've PIF on this board to QB Friends in need.

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    i de-stash by making quilts, table runners, placemats, purses, totes....
    the only way i know of to destash is to keep sewing :), making stuff with all that fabric, after all, isn't that what we buy it for?

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    I wish I HAD a stash. lol I tend to buy when I need it for a specific quilt. When I get new ideas I'm stumped because I never have what I need.

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    When my sewing room gets too messy and there seems to be fabric all over the place, I check the stash to see if there is any fabric that I know I won't use because I don't like it anymore. As my taste changes, I destash. No sense keeping stuff I know I will never use.

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    I haven't been quilting long enough to need to de-stash. The only things I would probably get rid of are the older fabrics I received from my mother and grandmother's stashes.
    Some of that stuff just isn't me.

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    I've sometimes bought pieces that caught my eye but I wasn't totally in love with. After awhile as I started to buy fabrics that I was totally in love with I weeded thru those other pieces.

    Some I held onto after looking them over again to use for pieced backings. Others in the pile I now use to make practice blocks or practice various pattern shapes, then I still have scraps for all the other ideas floating in my head for my "one-of-these-days" list of projects.

    So it all never really goes to waste in the end.

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    De-stash? What's that? You guys keep talking about fabric, but I always thought de-stashing was when Dad decided to shave his face!! ;)

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    Destash? I've got to do that, my front spare bedroom is where my sister is going to stay for a while, and it's full, full, full of fabric on cardboard and boxes of fabric and bags of fabric and piles of fabric on shelves and in behind cabinet doors with windows.

    I've given some to a church that does quilting (given reluctantly, not in real Christian giving mode, but necessary, sigh) and have lots of other stuff to ..sob, get rid of. And sister doesn't quilt or even sew on buttons, grumble and gripe. A couple of nieces are very enthusiastic about getting some...sigh. But still lots of it in my wall to wall floor to ceiling book case, more fabric than books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona Byrd
    Destash? I've got to do that, my front spare bedroom is where my sister is going to stay for a while, and it's full, full, full of fabric on cardboard and boxes of fabric and bags of fabric and piles of fabric on shelves and in behind cabinet doors with windows.

    I've given some to a church that does quilting (given reluctantly, not in real Christian giving mode, but necessary, sigh) and have lots of other stuff to ..sob, get rid of. And sister doesn't quilt or even sew on buttons, grumble and gripe. A couple of nieces are very enthusiastic about getting some...sigh. But still lots of it in my wall to wall floor to ceiling book case, more fabric than books.
    Ill come over and help you de-stash.. My fabric isn't high enough for a fabric avalanche yet.. .. still have plenty of room if I squish it down more on all four walls-well.... itsn not touching ceiling yet!! but gettin there! , plus I can still walk in- sorta- in my 5x5 walk-in closet .. Hey I can find room.. :oops:

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    Quote Originally Posted by kriscraft99
    I would love to see some of y'alls stashes..

    Mine is out of control. I spent about 4 hours today straightening just one 5' bookshelf that has my fruit, food, nautical, sports and birthday prints and I counted 20 different cherry prints.

    I have 3 pattern cabinets that are full.. each has 4 or 5 drawers (yes "real pattern cabinets" from when Piece Goods Shop closed down in our town), along with close to 12 bookshelves and numerious plastic containers that are sorted by holiday themes.

    I keep telling myself I don't "need" all of this fabric but I don't see many I want to part with.
    I would LOVE to see a pic of yours!!! It sounds like you have your own personal LQS right in your very home!! :lol: If you really want to de-stash, just send it on up to southeastern Michigan!!! I'll find room for it somewhere!! I don't REALLY need a kitchen, do I? Isn't that why we have "carry out"? I could just put it in my cupboards!!! :thumbup:

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    when I started sneaking it into my husband's closet, he put his foot down.... darn it :(

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    Xenodeno, Don't get rid of your mother or grandmother's fabric without contacting me, please!!!!!!!!!!!

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    IMHO it's time to destash when looking at the stuff makes you feel depressed instead of happy.

    Applies to any stuff, actually. Not only fabric!

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    kriscraft99-only 3 pattern cabinets? I've got 7, all full, plus about 20 (65 qt.) plastic totes, full. LOL Although about 4 of the totes are just scraps. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by pocoellie
    kriscraft99-only 3 pattern cabinets? I've got 7, all full, plus about 20 (65 qt.) plastic totes, full. LOL Although about 4 of the totes are just scraps. LOL
    Do you by any chance have anything with Dresden Plates? lol I'm looking for one.

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