Stash Report – Week 34, 2017

Yesterday I attended this month’s bag class.  I’ll post about it more another time but early yesterday morning I was going through my stash to find the fabric I wanted to use for the class.  While I was doing that I decided that I wanted to put away all that fabric from last week’s post.  I rearranged everything and I found space for all 74 yards. I still am not sure how it all fit.  I also put away fabric I pulled for my secret project.  And I changed how I put my fabric away.  In the past they were organized in yardages (sorted by colors), and then fabric under 1 yard, and then fabric under a fat quarter, and then scraps.  It’s a perfect system for making scrappy quilts because I start with the scrappy bins looking for the right fabric, move to the fat quarter bins if I can’t find it and then move to the fabric under 1 yard.  I rarely hit the yardage bins unless I’m working on a particular project that required yardage.  The only problem with this system is that over the last few months I’ve been wanting to do more garment sewing and needing fabric over 1 yard.  And, rather than dig through the multiple yardage bins for something 2 or more yards, I would buy fabric.  So to combat that I pulled fabric that was over 2 or more yards and put it in their own bins.  I was able to fill 1.5 bins with 2+yards.  I wasn’t anal about this because I didn’t pull out my measuring tape to make sure, it was more a feel by weight system.  If I felt it was 2 yards or more, I put it in this bin and if it didn’t feel like it was I left it in the 1 yard bins.  I have about 2-3 one yard bins, one bin for the fat quarter to 1 yard bin, another bin for the smaller than fat quarter bin and half of a bin for the scraps.

It was messy.  Here’s the pics from while I was doing it.  I haven’t taken new pics yet because I had to leave it like this while I rushed to my class and didn’t finish until I got back home yesterday afternoon. It really helped prevent purchasing more fabric while at the quilt shop yesterday. 🙂



The fabric stash:  

  • Used since last time: 0 yards
  • Used year to date: 27.5 yards
  • Added since last time: 0 yards
  • Added year to Date: 112 yards
  • Net ADDED for 2017: 84.5 yards

Slow Stitching Sunday

And for Slow Stitching Sunday with Kathy at Kathy Quilts

I did a little bit of work on Block 8 for A Rainbow Garden!

Here’s where I was last time:

A Rainbow Garden
Block 8 – cut the pieces and pressed the paper onto the wool fabric

Here I am now:

A Rainbow Garden
Block 8 – in progress

~happy crafting!


see more stash reports at Quilt Paint Create’s site  and hand projects at Slow Sunday Stitching and Quilting is more fun than Housework

~Have a quilty week!



7 responses »

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  2. I see some fun fabrics in your sewing room. I’d like to rearrange my fabrics one day and get them all in one place, I just don’t want to take the time to do it. Maybe if we have a big snow storm this winter I can do it then.

    • Thank you! I know it’s a difficult undertaking and something I usually procrastinate on until I can’t stand the mess that my closet becomes. 🙂

  3. I can understand that mess. I had one myself this morning when I moved all the items in my bedroom closet into the spare bedroom closet and moved all the sewing things into mine. It feels good to have it behind me.

  4. Organizing the stash for the way you use it makes a lot of sense. I’m still working on that concept with mine. Congrats on avoiding temptation this week.

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