Hello Friends, I hope you have been well. I had to disappear for a bit the last couple of weeksto work on a few really immediate deadlines, including those that were sprung on me last minute! The struggle is real, but life is full. I did have to take a break from my de-stashing effort, and focused entirely on my work for a bit. The struggle is not over, but at least I get a few minutes to say hello to you! I hope you’ve been well.
And here are a few pictures of my own stashes of fabrics I kept for myself…
1. First up, I have some fabrics organized by colors — red, blue, green, gray, yellow etc. Here is a picture of my red stash, and my other stashes organized by colors are about the same. If you have received red fabrics from me in the mystery boxes of fabrics, you KNOW how many red fabrics I have given away. HAHA!
2. And I have a section dedicated to just dots — polka dots, dots, and just dots! And you can also see I save my empty Aurfil spools as my “sewing trophies”. :)
3. And then, I have my 30’s stash! I am collecting a bunch of 30’s fabrics to make a reproduction quilt.
4. I have a small stash of reproduction fabrics. I am giving away the ones on the right. Stay tune for details!
5. And a small Christmas stash — again, if you have received my de-stashed fabrics, you KNOW I used to have a lot of Christmas fabrics. :) Keyword is… “used to”.
6. And my whimsical and mostly Riley Blake stash…
7. And my “sewing machines” – these are made by Cardew, a British pottery company. I share my sewing room with Miss Baby – she has a desk in this already rather small room that was meant to be a main level office, and not a sewing room! So, there’s always something from Miss Baby tucked in here and there… thus the stuffed cat.
Notice how small my pink and orange stashes are — aren’t you proud of me?
Also, I always set out thread spools that are nearly empty… so that I remember to use them before breaking into new spools.
8. I do have a rather large stash of Lynette Anderson fabrics. Lynette is a dear friend of mine in the industry.
9. I often have my work-in-progress things in view just so that I don’t forget about them. This is part of my bird applique block that I still have to add hand embroidery for the next installment of my Spring on Bleecker Street Sew Along. Click here if you would like more information on the sewalong.
And here you see my Bleecker Street stash, with which I am using to make my Spring on Bleecker Street quilt!
10. And here are just some random stashes…
I just emailed 10 quilters today who were next on my list to receive the fabrics. My de-stashing project has been successful, and is coming to an end. My fingers are crossed with hope that the fabrics do NOT multiply themselves!!! So far I have the following available:
#1. I still have my books available for sale – 2 for $25, and 1 for $15 (both include shipping)
#2. 20 magazines (many with my designs featured) available for $15 for me to ship in USPS Priority Medium box. I will add fabrics as well to fill the box up. I have just 1 box. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org asap if you are interested.
#3. I have 2 USPS Priority Large boxes of scraps. They aren’t the yardages that I have sent out in my de-stashing effort. They are usable pieces, some up to 1/8-1/4y for those of you who make scrappy quilts! ONLY 2 boxes are available – email me at email@example.com asap if you are interested! NO LONGER AVAILABLE!
I have been really happy to hear that the destash fabrics you received have already been put to good use! I have heard from many of you who are using the fabrics to make charity quilts, and to teach others how to quilt. I have even received a nice little pouch from Danette when she sent in her check to cover the shipment of her box of fabrics. All that to say…. QUILTERS ARE REALLY SWEET PEOPLE! Let’s all do our part to keep that sweetness going, shall we?