Exposed! My Current Stash

I just started following a super fun quilting blog called Sarah Quilts. She posted pics of her fabric stash and asked others to join in. “You show me yours, I’ll show you mine”!

I pulled everything out of the back of my closet and although I see it every day when grabbing clothes, it just seems bigger all out there in the open. This is hopefully the biggest my stash will be. I know it doesn’t look like much, but I live and work in under 200 square feet and my fabric stash currently takes up more room than my clothes (priorities!?).

fabric stash

The fabric stack on the left is all of my vintage and second-hand fabric. I haven’t actually used any of it yet. Still waiting for that perfect project. The right 2 stacks are my new fabrics.

Nothing is really folded equally, nothing is color coded, nothing is stacked in any kind of order. But I’m rifling through it so much I actually like it that way. I have to keep telling myself that fabric is for using and not for sitting there perfectly or I will quickly become that lady whose entire house is floor to ceiling with fabric.

I have told myself I’m not going to buy any more fabric until I put some of my current stuff into projects. Stay tuned :)

I’m not sure how much time is left in the link up, but you should join in! And if not, you should at least peek at everyone’s stashes, they are drool worthy!

Link Up at Sarah Quilts

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6 thoughts on “Exposed! My Current Stash

  1. Thanks so much for sharing!! I like it that yours is more like mine… you know, size wise. I’ve extending the party an extra week- until next Thursday, August 15 so check back to see more!

    And I’m following you back now!

    • Thanks Sarah! It’s nice to know there are others out there with a similar size :) I’m excited to check back throughout the week – I’m a little embarrassed to say how much I enjoy seeing other people’s stashes!

  2. I started with a pile of my mom’s 80’s scraps, which I industriously (hand) sewed into a queen-sized quilt and 20 blocks (that I need to do something with). Then I bought a FQ bundle of Peacock Lane. And now I feel like a fabric hoarder, even though I actually have quite a bit less than many quilters.

    I think there is something freeing in having a smaller stash. Even with what I feel like is too-big a pile, I have a finite number of projects I see in my head when I look at my stash. You probably have some fairly exact plans for your pile. Exactness fosters productivity, right?!

    • Do you have a picture of the quilt you made with your mom’s 80’s scraps? I would love to see that!!!

      I don’t know what it is about fabric, but I feel like it mysterious keeps appearing and multiplying :) I definitely have projects in mind for all of my new fabrics, but the vintage fabric is tripping me up. I feel like I don’t quite have enough that coordinates to make something with it. I’m debating whether or not to get more or just make a really funky scrappy thing (which is normally not my style, but might be interesting :))

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