Sunday, January 19, 2014

Fabric Stash Giveaway


If this fabric strikes your fancy leave me a comment letting me know what you plan to make with it. I will use the Random Number Generator and choose the winner 1/26/14.
I originally purchased 3 yards of this pre-fused Micro Suede from Gorgeous Fabrics last February to make a trench coat. The fabric came with a Gorgeous Fabrics tag that I am including with the fabric.


The other side


I know I am not the first one to be inspired to clean up my space after a flooded basement, Carolyn from Diary if a Sewing Fanatic had a similar experience in July. I do have a working washer and dryer now. Yay!  No more quality time at the laundromat! Who knew doing laundry could make me smile so much.
I have decided to limit myself to the dedicated space that I have and when that is full I can not purchase anymore fabric. Hopefully, this will help me to be more selective and purchase fabric that I will use and store less. 

Here is my space. I am graciously sharing the bottom right shelf with my daughter who sews, but the rest is all mine. I am slowly putting the fabric back on the shelves as I sort through it.
As I am going through my fabric and organizing what I would like to keep. I decided to cut swatches and use a  Free Fabric Stash Book that I downloaded a while back and stashed it away in a file on my computer only motivated to print it now.


 Do you have a technique for keeping track or organizing your fabric?






13 comments:

  1. You are blessed to have such a small space to store your fabric. I am able to walk into both sides of our attic, and consequently I have MUCH too much fabric. A swatch book of it all would have to be carried around in a shopping cart! I have organized the smaller pieces in bins according to color and/or type. I have rolls of ribbon threaded on dowels on the wall. ( I sew for dolls and sell to adult dolls collectors) I do plan to give some of the larger pieces of fabric to folks who sew special aprons for people in nursing homes. I need to sell a lot of it on ebay.

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    1. It sounds like you have your own internal storage organization that works just right for you.

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  2. I have fabric stash tracking system! I just downloaded the pages and just need to get out the cardstock for printing. Thank you for showing this.

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  3. Hi Jennifer, Love that sideboard and your method of limiting your stash. BTW I would like to be entered in your give away. I would use the material for either a trench coat or similar. I have quite a few coat patterns just waiting to be made up.

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    1. Yay! the Fabric really wants to be made into a coat I think.

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  4. I'd love to be entered in the give away. It is beautiful fabric.

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  5. Hi there. I am a certifiable fabricaholic for which I make no apologies. But over the past two years I have curbed my shopping quite a bit as the stash seemed to morph overnight! Actually, I moved to a smaller space. When I was feverishly shopping for fabric, I would keep track of my stash in blank artist notebooks. I'd cut a swatch while in the store and glue it in at that moment. If I didn't have the sketchbook with me, I try to write all the details I could remember into my lust book. This pink sparkly book, has running lists of patterns, fabric, notions, paints and well as the weekly coupons in it. This is where I'd write down fuchsia bias binding when I see it used on someone's project. Though my stash is like a Great Dane who thinks he's a lap dog, I still love each and every bit of it. I too, would love to make a coat with this fabulous fabric. Please toss my name into the hat for the giveaway.

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    1. What a great idea to keep all of your notes, ideas and fabric all in one fabulous pink book.

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  6. I think I would follow your example and make a trench coat out of that material. I don't think I've ever owned anything yellow and I have a beautiful trench pattern that would look great made up in that!
    Eleanor

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  7. I would make a purse and matching tablet cover.

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  8. I'd attempt to make a little swing coat for my grand-daughter. Very retro. Cute. :o)

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