Stash, oh dear

DSCF8522I think I’m going to be an unofficial member of the Sew My Stash collective this year.

From what was 100 cards, I now have 200 cards of 1/4-2 yard pieces, plus a big stack I accumulated during the January sales…

DSCF8523Not to mention the FQ bundles I still have left, though mercifully I am sewing up my Priory Square bundle at the minute so it’s not quite as bad as it once was.

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Still, I know I will definitely be buying Fresh Cut by Basic Grey when it comes out next month, preferably in a FQ bundle (budget permitting, this may end up being a F8 bundle, I have a tax bill to pay y’know). That is non negotiable, I buy all the (non-Christmas) Basic Grey lines as I think they’re all utterly fantastic. And I’m always running short of complimentary solids, so I’m not stopping buying completely and I’m definitely allowing myself to buy those. Plus at £2-3 a yard at Fabric Guild, it would be silly not to get a few yards of suitable prints here or there for backings…

But really, other than that, I think I’m pretty well sorted for the rest of the year and probably many more beyond that too! It’s not a fast per se, I know I’m appalling at doing that after failing miserably last year (and then going crackers as a result), but I am going to make more of a conscious effort to use what I have and stop being seduced by new lines and special offers. I think the key is if I find myself adding something to cart, to revisit my shelves and just check that I am actually low in that colour, or I haven’t got something else already that would be a great substitute.

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Plus have you noticed, the bigger the stash, the more blimmin scraps?! I’ve already got a carrier bag full of strips for my log cabins (which has become a thing this year, search on Instagram for #scrappylogcabinqal and just remember I was doing it first ;)) but some of my drawers are overflowing- again!

Now I just need to find a home for the non-carded prints. Hmm.

P.S. Don’t forget to enter the Fancy Moon giveaway (if you’re actually fasting, fabric prizes don’t count!) on the last post…

6 Comments

  1. Posted January 20, 2015 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    I think sewing from your stash could be a lot of fun – good luck!

  2. Posted January 20, 2015 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    Good luck! It be quite fun sewing from your stash 🙂 Haha am I the only one not to have any Priory Square? Keep meaning get some bundles…

  3. Posted January 20, 2015 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    Love your scrap trays – I seem to be amassing white and cream solids scraps and getting them mixed up in the winter indoor light!

  4. Posted January 21, 2015 at 3:35 am | Permalink

    I swear, my scraps are like bunnies or something. And making scrap projects seems to just leave me with twice as many smaller pieces. But I’m working on them too.

  5. Posted January 21, 2015 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    I’m about to restart my Fabric Fast, but Sew Your Stash sounds so much more positive than a Fabric Fast.

  6. Posted January 21, 2015 at 10:52 pm | Permalink

    I’m not doing a fast but have been fairly horrified by the amount of fabric that has come in vs. actually been sewn up! Am going to be a lot more thoughtful and try to shop my stash. My only caveat is Gardenvale – I need a FQ bundle of that!!!!

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