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.
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…
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)
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)
There now, I am starting to feel better already.
A good start! Next up…Box Two