Hi fellow fabric horders collectors!
I decided to sort out my little stash today and was shocked to discover all this…….(it’s a good job my hubby’s at work!)
Is it normal to accumulate so much fabric?! I’ve organised it into piles – plain jersey, patterned jersey, cotton, leather, wool blends, Lycra,slinky poly, stretch cotton….I could go on… but I won’t.
Here’s a few close ups, including one with Rory the cat trying to camouflage himself!
I really need some reassurance that this is quite normal and I don’t have a problem!!
Also, any suggestions on stash busting would be greatly appreciated. I’m intending to make quite a few totes etc for Christmas Pressies, but most of my fabric is for dressmaking not bags. I may have to go shopping!!
Yep. Mine is definitely that extensive! I use the less loved bits for muslins, linings and give bits away that I think will suit others 🙂
I’m trying to have less loved bits, but every piece has memories and tells a story! 😯
I don’t think my stash is quite as large as yours (yet) but I definitely have a lot of pieces that I bought because I liked the colour or the print or whatever and then these pieces just sit in my closet for years because I don’t know what I’m going to make with them. For dressmaking it would probably be a better strategy to buy fabric with a specific pattern in mind…
If you intend to line your totes you might be able to use some of your fabric for that purpose? Or whole cloth quilts with cottons that have a nice print? Or pillows? I think most dressmaking fabrics also work for pillows and pillows also make good Christmas presents. Good luck!
I think I might try and match up some of my favourite fabric with patterns, then see what I’ve got left to use for totes & other pressies. And you’re right, I do need to improve my fabric buying strategy, or least have one!
Thanks for your comments 😀✂️😀
My smaller pieces I have used to make some baby bibs, metre-ish pieces I have a pattern for a top that I love, or aprons are quite a good one too!
But yeah, my stash is pretty similar, although mostly features printed cottons.
Thanks for the comments, baby bibs is a good idea – we have a new baby on the way (not mine, my brother!) 😀✂️😀
Yep, they don’t need a lot of material either.
Well, OF COURSE IT IS!! 🙂
yep – completely normal!
Are you going to the sewing show at Harrogate next week. I’m hoping to go on Thursday. Will try and do some stash-busting between now and then to make room for more sewing goodies! 😃✂️😃
Ooh – I’ve never been to the Harrogate show. I’ll have to see if I can take some time out of the office. I’ll let you know if I’m going to make it on Thursday – we could have a mini meet-up!
In my world noooooooo, theres not enough there, you are clearly too disciplined 😉
Restraint had never been a trait of mine, or so I thought.
Love your comment,
thank you 😃✂️😃
One of these days I will take a pic of MY stash- Although I am pretty sure one camera shot could not contain it! I actually have three LARGE containers inside my house right now and at least 4 out in my garage. “My name is Laurie and I am a fabriholic…”
Haha! Think we should all start our blogs with that line! 😄
How deep are those fabric piles? Regardless of the answer, I am sure I have seen far more fabric in quilters’ stashes. Um, like my own stash. 🙂
Some are 4 deep, all of it is for clothes except one piece of quilters cotton I bought back in the summer with the intention of making oven gloves and other bits and pieces for Bertha the caravan.
I’ve only acquired my stash since June and am definitely not buying any more until I’ve reduced it by at least half. ‘Do remanent a count/bargains!?’ I ask myself…..don’t think they do! 😃✂️😃
I’ve just been through about half of mine – whilst there’s not as much as yours, it’s still quite a bit and needs sewing up!
I’ve managed to reduce mine a little bit. I think it’s a good idea to go through it every month or 2 as it’s easy to forget what u have!