Four boxes and two bins…part one

Or, the fabric stash clean out…

I love fabric.  I have been sewing most of my life and have pretty much sewn everything under the sun from cushions for my dad’s sailboat (complete w set in snaps that connect w snaps on the seat of the cockpit) to prom dresses, bridesmaid dresses, infant clothing, draperies, slipcovers…. pretty much done it all.  I used to have huge storage drawers in my old studio and had amassed a huge collection of fabric…it didn’t hurt that I worked for Susan Bristol, women’s clothing company and every few months they would give away lengths of fabric from the sample room…you heard me…FREE FABRIC…really nice FREE FABRIC!    I have gone through several large purges since then and have gotten my stash down to…you guessed it, four boxes and two bins.

Yes, I know it's a mess, that's why it was time to clean up…although this photo is a month or so old by now!

Yes, I know it’s a mess, that’s why it was time to clean up…although this photo is a month or so old by now!

But it’s still a mess and driving me nuts, the boxes are big and in the way wherever I put them and I’m not even sure quite what is in them so…it’s time to purge and reorganize, box by box I’ll take everything out and decide where it’s all going.

So without further ado I present:  Box One

This box generally looks like an enourmous box of scraps from different projects…

Giant packed mess of stuff…box is full to overflowing

Giant packed mess of stuff…box is full to overflowing

Keeping

Fronts of T-shirts from each girl…saving to make “t-shirt” quilt   (probability of completing project 1-10 ?  8)

Scraps from girls covered bulletin board projects

Scraps from various printed cotton clothing projects

Scraps from the most favorite dress I made the girls

Three big pieces costume satin from Hogwarts Robes Halloween project

Two pieces of craft felt and one piece of pleather (Halloween costumes)

Piece of cherry print flannel …. because I really like it!

Several yards each of Christmas fabric (keep)

Pitching

Scraps cut off the bottom of Ikea curtains

Scraps from Hogwarts Robes (Halloween project)

Leftover 2.5” squares from quilt long finished

Small bottom-weight scraps

Large Swatches home decor fabric from DR chair re-do project

Scraps from Charlie’s spider print lounging pants (too creepy to keep)

Loads and loads of small scraps of cottons, muslins and scraps from flannel pj bottoms  (bought at JoAnn’s not the best quality fabric)

yup, that trash can is about 18" high, and it's packed full and overflowing..bye bye

yup, that trash can is about 18″ high, and it’s packed full and overflowing..bye bye

There now, I am starting to feel better already.

It may not look like much from this angle, but the box is about 25% less full than when I started!

It may not look like much from this angle, but the box is about 25% less full than when I started!

A good start!  Next up…Box Two

 

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