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    Quote Originally Posted by nancia View Post
    oksewglad-- i would make a dresden plate quilt, and/or a crazy quilt. every rime i find a sale on silk i pick some up for "the quilt". what are you going to make of them?
    I was thinking of a small log cabin or courthouse steps. I like to make little quilts Do any of you remember the craze of guys wearing silk shirts in the late 80's and early 90's. Having a couple of teenaged sons at that time I kept a couple of their shirts that I might add to the bag--one is an off white and would yield a lot of neutral fabric to the quilt. I thought the snipits I would use in a crazy quilt.
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    I sandwiched two of my charity quilts this weekend and got one quilted. Both the backings and the binding came from the stash. It feels good.
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    oksewglad-- i think your idea trumps mine. can't wait to see your little quilts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    I was thinking of a small log cabin or courthouse steps. I like to make little quilts Do any of you remember the craze of guys wearing silk shirts in the late 80's and early 90's. Having a couple of teenaged sons at that time I kept a couple of their shirts that I might add to the bag--one is an off white and would yield a lot of neutral fabric to the quilt. I thought the snipits I would use in a crazy quilt.
    Thanks for the post! I also have a collection of silk shirts, mostly aloha prints I got at Salvation Army for a buck each. I ordered the iron on stablizer, but got the wrong stuff and haven't done anything with them since. They are sitting in a bag in the guest bath tub (another fabric storage facility). I need to go to JoAnn's, buy the right stuff and start!
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    Well I looked at the for sale or trade section of this board and totally lost the wagon!
    However I've been using stash for most of my projects lately.
    Now it will be even easier to continue to do so. Sounds like a good reason, right?
    Anyway I got things I know I will use - blenders, batiks, purples. And I've received nice packages of vintage scraps to use for my double wedding ring quilt that I've been wanting to do for years. Will have to purchase the cream colored muslin for it.

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    PaperPrincess: What a great idea! I have two bathrooms but live alone. I could turn the bathtub into a FSF, with the shower curtain no one would ever know. Wonder why you started this moratorium.
    Mom-6: Seriously, blenders will help you to use up your other fabrics. I usually go for the focus fabrics, then when I shop my stash, thats what I need to pull a quilt together. When I do fall off the wagon, which is often, thats what I try to get.

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    go to blog in quiltville.com, all kinds of free patterns using all stash

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    Emma S: A friend who has a quilting business uses her tub to store large rolls of batting. She has glass shower doors and can really get a lot of stuff in there! My silk shirt stash is stored in the packaging that a down comforter came in, like a 30 inch cube. I had it tucked in the corner of my sewing room and pulled it out when I ordered the stabilizer. When I realized I got the wrong stuff, I got discouraged and the cube sat in the middle of the living room. My BFF and her husband came over. Her husband had just purchased some silk shirts and could not believe that I got mine for a dollar, as he paid A LOT more. He went thru my bag and found a half dozen that fit him and he liked (I'm counting this as stash reduction). It was just before his BD, so instant gift. When they left I tossed the bag into the tub to get it out of the way... I really need to purchase the right stabilizer and get my butt in gear on this project.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6 View Post
    Well I looked at the for sale or trade section of this board and totally lost the wagon!
    However I've been using stash for most of my projects lately.
    Now it will be even easier to continue to do so. Sounds like a good reason, right?
    Anyway I got things I know I will use - blenders, batiks, purples. And I've received nice packages of vintage scraps to use for my double wedding ring quilt that I've been wanting to do for years. Will have to purchase the cream colored muslin for it.
    You are looking at this the wrong way!! You are using stash (just happens to be someone else's stash)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat625 View Post
    You are looking at this the wrong way!! You are using stash (just happens to be someone else's stash)
    Pat, Love your post! I think this is the most creative rationalization we have had so far!
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    Pat: As usual, your "explanations" are far better than my lowly efforts. May I use the "someone elses" for my garage sale finds?

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    I've come up with a possible use for some of my stash if all goes well. Of course, it will inevitably lead to buying more fabric though. An acquaintance saw an in progress photo of the maze throw blanket I made and has asked to see some more of my work in anticipation of commissioning me to do one for him. Of course, since I've done one already, if he picks the maze, I still have the calculations and such. Anyway, I have no clue what price to quote him, so if anyone sees this and has done this before, please contact me.

    Here's the "if all goes well" part. He's a business owner in Atlanta, and showed interest in selling some of my smaller pieces on a regular basis if he likes what I send him and gets good feedback from customers who see it. I'm talking about pieces like mug/candle rugs, runners, and baby car seat quilts. Honestly, I'd much rather sew full time than be an accountant, lol. With this new machine, maybe I can!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emma S View Post
    Pat: As usual, your "explanations" are far better than my lowly efforts. May I use the "someone elses" for my garage sale finds?
    Of Course!! In the case of Garage sales, you can also say that you are saving the fabric from euthanasia!! It's sure to go in the trash if you didn't give it a forever home....HHHMMM Maybe we need a fabric shelter and have adoptions of fabric we no longer want!

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    You may be saving it from euthanasia
    but only you know if it is simply moving from some one else's fabric cemetery to the one in your house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KalamaQuilts View Post
    You may be saving it from euthanasia
    but only you know if it is simply moving from some one else's fabric cemetery to the one in your house.
    Nope, mine is a playground - a happy fabric playground. Yep!
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    You guys are sick, sick, sick....! I feel right at home.

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    Dusty'smomma...Did you get your new machine yet? I too, like to think of my stash as a happy place. Makes me happy to imagine making wonderful things from all the possibilities sitting there. Just have to live long enough. Cemetery..no way!
    She who dies with the most fabric, didn't sew fast enough!

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    SandyinZ4, yes ma'am I did! I go tomorrow at 12:30 to learn to use the embroidery function. I posted the photos of the first thing I made (all from my stash) on it here:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/member-...ml#post6211532

    I was very impressed with how it handled the thickness of the fabric around the bottom. At the top of the project, it was 2 layers, then 4, then 6, and finally 8. That in itself isn't impressive, except that all but the butterfly fabrics are a home decor canvas. I used the one with the checks and daisies for what you could see, but then I used some other I had in my stash that was tan (that I got months ago in that lot of fabric I bought for $25) for the parts you wouldn't see without looking down in the pockets, so the pattern wouldn't show through the butterflies.

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    I had to get fabric for new curtains yesterday (doesn't count in my moratorium since it's not for quilting). While I was there I ended up getting a few 1/4 yard pieces to fill in something I'm working on. I could have done without them, but they'll give some added interest and I only spent about 12$ so I'm good with it.

    Somehow I ended up in JoAnn's the other day and they had batting on sale and I'm running low on cotton batting, so I got some. Well, don't you know, they were having a sale, so I got some more. Oh, and notions were on sale too so I got a few things there. But I didn't get fabric so I'm counting it as an overall success!

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    I'm going to Atlanta next weekend and plan to go buy some fabric for http://www.quiltingboard.com/member-...p-t226990.html. You know me though, I'll probably fall head first off the wagon and end up with some other stuff too.

    Anyone have suggestions for a great shop to visit in Atlanta?

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    Have fun in Atlanta. I was a good girl! We went to an event yesterday and I did not stop at any quilt stores along the way.
    Martina
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    Guess who - guess where - guess what:
    Me - JoAnn - Fabric for the border and backing for the Bald Eagle DP9. I checked the stash and there were no color matches. So I had to bite the bullet.
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    Martina: Somehow you don't sound quite as sad as I would have expected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emma S View Post
    Martina: Somehow you don't sound quite as sad as I would have expected.
    Hm, I must add more pathos in my writing next time. (See, I'm already thinking ahead.)

    Unfortunately, the next shopping trip has already been announced. My office neighbor wants me to make a wall hanging for her. She is into modern - minimalistic design with solids. In my entire stash there are approximately 10 FQs in solids and they are not the right colors. So I must shop for a few solids.
    Martina
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