Stash Update

Monday, August 15, 2011

Stash Update by jenib320
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I spent some time last night getting my stash back in proper order. It's come a long way since I last photographed it, so I figured while it was all pretty and organized, might as well! This is about 98% of my quilting cottons, with the exception of a few random prints and an It's a Hoot fat quarter stack. As you can see, I organize most of my stash by color. It is simply the most pleasing and inspiring for me! :)

I'm going to take a minute to direct you to my Art of Choosing series from this past winter for all things stash related, from folding fabric, organizing by color, and putting together color schemes.

Stash Update by jenib320
Stash Update, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Still an overwhelming amount of pink (yay!), and have finally caught up on reds and oranges, both of which I used to have very little of. I just thrifted the big red/white stripe this past weekend!

Stash Update by jenib320
Stash Update, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Yellows and golds are one of my favorite fabric colors, they're just so yummy! I've also been really drawn to greens lately, as you can clearly see!

Stash Update by jenib320
Stash Update, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Some of my favorites in this tub, turquoise and purple! Really loving plum at the moment. And I could just eat those Wonderland scissors, they look so good!

Stash Update by jenib320
Stash Update, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I have somehow amassed a ton of browns, despite the fact that I rarely use brown? Who knows! I have been using gray and have finally gotten a decent selection.

Stash Update by jenib320
Stash Update, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
My very favorite bin. All of my Erin McMorris fabrics. Summersault, Weekends, Park Slope (in it's entirety), and Wildwood. Yum, yum, yum.

Stash Update by jenib320
Stash Update, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Solids, Heath and a few other things. Tula Pink's Prince Charming and Neptune, Heather Ross's Mendocino and a yummy collection of paper and text fabrics! Have really enjoyed finding new ones here and there!

Mmm, that's a lot of fabric, I may have a problem! ;) So, there we have it! The stash has been all prettied up and documented! Now it's time to go mess it up!

30 comments :

  1. WOW!!! I am going to check out that Art of Choosing Series, it sounds great!

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  2. I want to play in your bins, what a great set of fabric!

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  3. Wow! I would kill for your awesome collection and how nicely it's organized. Something seriously needs to happen in my sewing room soon! I've got to digging for a specific print and I'm more than a little scared!!!

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  4. do you cut your fabric to a certain size? i love the storage idea. I'm a long time crafter...new at quilting.....and trying to figure out how to cut a square or strip of fabric off of a yard of fabric is difficult on my mid size cutting mat. Any Tips? I'm afraid if i cut it down ill waste it.

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  5. wow. i'm so jealous of your pretty organization!

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  6. Stefanie - Nope! I just fold it all to the same size, you can see how I fold here: http://incolororder.blogspot.com/2011/01/art-of-choosing-folding.html

    I know what you mean, it really is hard to cut fabric on a smaller mat! It's been so long since I've had my big one, I can't even remember how I used to cut then!

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  7. We just got a new (to me - it's from my mom's storage shed) hutch, and I'm in the middle of doing this! Thanks for the inspiration! :) It really does look pretty.

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  8. wow! what an amazing stash of fabrics. they all look so lovely in those bins!

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  9. Fabulous collection...love it.

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  10. I have enjoyed looking at your collection! I was just thinking that brown with a crisp white or black totally modernises the look of it.

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  11. That is quite a lovely stash you have here - probably one of the neatest ones I've seen in a while - great job in organizing it.

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  12. Wow! Very impressive. I have followed the link to your "Art of Choosing" post.

    Thanks for sharing! It gives me something to aspire to (in quantity and storage).

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  13. I am on the verge of unpacking my brand-new Singer and my two vintage, thrifted Singers...but alas, i have no stash :( I think I'm going to need those links to the online fabric sources you posted...
    Love the color order, hehe :)

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  14. I am so jealous, your stash is so neat. Mine is a mess, it's in bins, but not sorted out. You are more organized that I am, that's for sure!

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  15. Your stash is sooooo awesome Jeni.
    I have the same problems with red and orange fabrics.
    I have tons of pink and blue but my stash really needs some purple , orange and red.

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  16. Very nice! Makes me feel better about mine, lol. I may have just doubled my stash through that insane Fabric.com sale...I place full blame on you and the fact that you opened my eyes to fabric beyond full collections. :)
    Very nice organizing! What drawers are those? They fit your folds perfectly!

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  17. I love your stash posts, they always inspire me to get folding my fabric. Which is a good thing!

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  18. I need to add some more pink to my stash. I need more purples for my new top that I picked out fabric for last night. Blues and greens I don't have a prob with at all these days. I love yellow too:)

    Isn't it therapeutic ooohing and ahhing at all of your stash--LOVE it!

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  19. Oh. So. much. beauty. You've got a really lovely stash! I've gotten better at organizing mine, but it's nowhere near your state of non-chaos! By the way, I finally tracked down the Leaf Dots in all three colors! Yippee! Now I want to save them forever.

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  20. wow - what a fabulous stash! I'm so impressed at your organization, too. I like the thought of the bins, too. My fabric is on a shelf and therefore gets dusty. You've got my wheels turning now... :)

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  21. Yum. That's all I can say! And thank you for the wonderful link to your Art of Choosing post. I plan to bookmark that one, GREAT INFO!

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  22. Amazing stash! You've got a big amount of blue daisy dots - I'm a bit jealous:)

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  23. It's all so neat and pretty! I do aspire to have my fabric as organized as your someday, but I'm not holding my breath. :)

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  24. You make me feel better about my stash. :) We probably have the same amount. I am trying to work through mine some though, especially for quilt backs.

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  25. This looks fabulous! May I feature you in my October Organization month blog theme? leah.sewspoiled@gmail.com
    Thanks,
    Leah

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