Monday, October 6, 2008

stash

amandajean (and others) asked for a pic of my fabric stash, and since I love seeing fabric stashes, I am happy to show you mine. Generally I don't purchase more than 1 yard of each print (unless it's a really good deal!), lately I like to get fat quarters and half-yards. This gives me more variety.

I really don't have a HUGE stash, it's just the minimalist in me that feels I need to go on a fabric diet. I have a "use what you've got" mentality for most things...the problem is I haven't been doing that with my fabric.

I like to feel justified in purchasing new fabric...lately I feel guilty because I have plenty that I should be using.

I mostly arrange my stash by color (with some exceptions--the top shelf in the top pic is kits I sell in my shop)...I keep my solids separate

I am dying to make a red and aqua quilt, so I have a stack of fabrics set aside for that.

and last but not least, my stash of japanese imports. I use these A LOT in my etsy shop, so I keep them separate from my other stacks, but I really want to start incorporating them into more quilts...they are adorable.

39 comments:

  1. Cute fabrics. What are the poka dot fabrics for? They look like kits but I don't see them listed. Just above the japanese imports to the left.

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  2. thanks so much for showing your fabric stash. it's so lovely-you have GREAT taste in fabric. and you are so organized! also, it's interesting to hear how much of each fabric you buy-I can never decide how much of each print to get.

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  3. Wow, thanks for sharing. Your fabrics are all so pretty!

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  4. So pretty! Your stash is almost as cute as your quilts! And no diet necessary! LOL

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  5. I've only started quilting this year, but already my stash is starting to feel out of control. I need to get more organised, like you. Lovely colours!

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  6. Yum, Yum, Yum....your fabric stash is awesome and your blog just delights my senses each and every time I visit. Nettie, it is always so bright and happy here. Love it!

    Cathleen

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  7. thanks for sharing this! I have the habit when I find a great fabric and I have to have at least 6 yards of it... you never know... gotta stop that... nasty habit!

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  8. This sounds so stupid, but it never occurred to me to pull the solids out- brilliant! I feel the need to go reorganize mine RIGHT NOW.

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  9. I love how you organized your stash. And it's so pretty to look at. Thanks for the inspiration to build my stash a little better!

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  10. out of control! i cant believe how much fabric you have! i am going to show you my "stash". that is what i will blog tomorrow and you can see what a nightmare i am.

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  11. excuse me while i wipe the drool from my keyboard...oh me oh my...what a beautiful stash...no wonder you make such lovely quilts.

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  12. What a wonderful stash!! I love all the colors and you definately have great taste in your fabric selections! I do have to say it is addicting when you start buying fabrics. It would be hard to go on a fabric diet, I have to say! :)

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  13. OMG! Heaven cenral! Nettie you look like you have a mini patchwork quilt shop! How long has it taken you to accumulate your collection? It looks incredible.

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  14. Oh wow, that is a beautiful stash you have there!! I might think about reorganising mine along those lines. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. ooh... I like what I see!! It's like eye candy to a quilter!! Keep up the good work... Lx

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  16. Lovely eye candy, thanks for sharing.

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  17. Definite stash envy happening here. Makes me want to go out and buy more fabric! I'm especially drooling over the Japanese fabrics.

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  18. Oh! Oh! OH!!! What a stunning stash! Lovely!!!

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  20. Gorgeous....that is all I have to say. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. You have no idea how happy it makes me to see a well-organized COLOR COORDINATED fabric stash! How awesome are you? I wish I had shelves instead of bins so that I could stack my fabric according to color and just smile whenever I see it. I guess I'll just have to live vicariously through this picture though!

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  22. I love your stash! Not too big to get lost in, but plenty to play with :) I usually buy per project - no room for a stash

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  23. I love stashes too. I've organized mine many ways over the years.

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  24. I used to sew lots and lots of clothing, having sewn my whole life--but rarely bought more fabric than what I intended to use for a dress or two or three!! I quilted years ago before rotary cutters and rulers. I never even knew what a stash was before I got back into quilting about 9 years ago. Then I started working at a Quilt Shop (almost 3 yrs ago) and I got the "sickness" as some call it!!
    Talk about a "collection" as I prefer to call it (i'm an avid collector of many things, afterall). I have to remind myself each day I go to work (3 days/wk) "don't buy any fabric today! Use what you have!!"I have been needing to reorganize and your post inspires me that much more to get to it. (My problem is I just hate to take time away from sewing!)

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  25. Nannette emtione your stash so I just came over to take a look. I see that you like bright colors like me. I love the zig zag quilt on your earlier post and it looks so easy! Thanks for the visit.

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  26. Beautiful stuff, I'm definitely jealous. I love all of your quilts, and especially the ones with a lot of white. I'm wondering what you use for your solid white? I've been looking at a bunch of different stuff but you never know what you're going to get. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks!

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  27. I found your blog over at Freda's Hive and I must say it's delightful. I go through periods of stash organization and I go through periods of stash ... flinging. I am currently in the midst of the later period, so it was nice to soak in some organizational vibes.

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  28. Lovely fabrics! What great taste you have!

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  29. I stumbled on your website through Pioneer Woman...your quilts are BEAUTIFUL! And that fabric is so fun! I love it!

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  30. wow wow wow! Oh how I wish for a stash like that... :)

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  31. Oh my goodness... I'm breathless! This is so beautiful!

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  32. Your stash is lovely! I am not quite as organized and I have things stuffed in drawers. I need to do something about that!

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  33. I saw your stuff on Etsy and love your colors. I just started selling kits there too, and it looks like we're birds of a feather. Check out my blog at sadiebird.blogspot.com. I rent my long arm to other quilters too. Also if Ike hit you in TX, you might want to see my friend Erica's quilting blog, she lives in Houston. polkadotquilts.blogspot.com. She's part of my quilt exchange group, even though she deserted us for her native Texas.

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  34. I love this blog! I think we have the same sewing machine and iron! Do you have a long arm quilter?

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  35. You have been tagged as one of my favorite blogs.

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  36. My goodness, how many fabricks you have! Your works are so beautifull... congratulations

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  37. what are you using to seperate (the storage thingy)your fabric?

    janbradyc2000 at hotmail dot com

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  38. I'm so jealous of your stash! I think my pile would only stack up one foot.

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