Well…LOTS of fabric went out of my house this week. LOTS.
My daughter Kayla was home and suggested we have a fabric swap. I quickly seized the moment and asked her what she was looking for. She explained that she loves the quilts from Red Pepper Quilts and wanted to make quilts in that style…bright colors and lots of white. I went to my sewing room, grabbed this and that….dug a little and came up with this.
I parted with ALL of it. All of it is now at Kayla’s house…and I am HAPPY. It’s all odds and ends of this and that….Some leftovers from previous project….Some things I planned and then plans changed. I’ve been sewing with shirts, Civil War prints and new Moda fabric. I didn’t need all that fabric in the picture too. It was TOTALLY freeing. Those little purple fat quarters are from over 10 years ago!! If I haven’t used them yet…I’m not going to. It left enough space that my stash is completely manageable now. I don’t feel overwhelmed by it at all.
I now have four drawers of Civil War fat quarters, a small hamper of fabric, a basket of pre-cuts, one small cupboard of backing fabrics and one small cupboard of projects in various states. I still have plenty to use up…but now there is actually some space to store things a bit better.
I can’t wait to see what she makes.
So how does this all translate to a stash report….
Used this Week: 0
Used year to Date: 135 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 62 yards
Gifted: 68 yards
Net Used for 2011: 73 Yards of store bought fabric…2.5 yards of recycled fabric….68 yards gifted.
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