I've had some visitors in my sewing room recently and there are always comments about my stash. So many sewers feel very guilty about having a big fabric stash. I always think of it as a palette, just as a painter would have a palette of colors to work with. When you're working on a project, don't you feel you need just the right fabric immediately? And as long as your family has food on the table ~ it's okay to buy some fabric to stash.
I recently cleaned up, organized, and weeded out some fabrics. Many charitable organizations love donations - I've got a box for our local Quilts of Valor group.
Thought you might like a little tour of the stash ~ while it's in some order. My solids are folded in skinny rectangles and piled by color.
I have several designers' fabrics that I keep together because I'll probably use them together. Bonnie and Camille...
Including lots of these scalloped stripes. Love them for bindings. You can see I may have bought the gray twice - whoops!
Anna Maria Horner...
The rest of my fabrics are sorted by color and folded using Jeni's method from In Color Order. Here's one bin of multi-colored prints.
My daughter was looking for some yellows for a project and we found them quickly because they're all folded neatly in one bin.
My goal is to keep the amount limited to the bin space. I'm having a problem with gray lately ~ doesn't seem to fit!
I seldom buy whole collections. New additions are usually favorite prints in my favorite colors. Then it's a game of mixing and matching trying to find the perfect combination!
Yes, I do love my stash . . . Cindy