Saturday, 13 September 2014

Stash Raider

De-cluttering of any kind always feel like a relief to me and in the sewing room it is no different.  This summer I have methodically been culling, condensing and re-arranging my supplies.  While I was clearing out I realised that my stash is really a bit bigger than I need or indeed want to have stored in the room, so I am on a mission now to reduce what has grown by using it up.

I am not declaring a fabric purchasing ban, especially as a new Bonnie & Camille range is just about to hit the shops,  but I am going to raid my stash as much as possible for the projects I have on my list for the next few months.

So here's what I've raided so far:

  • fabrics for Reene's Mystery BOM in the Quilt Now Magazine
  • fabrics for finishing the Sparkling gemstones quilt with Kaffe Fassett fabrics (hopefully enough for backing too)
  • a package of fabrics to finish the Apple Core EPP quilt top
  • pack already cut for a pixellated heart baby girl quilt
  • selection of fqs to cut a baby boy quilt from
  • a basket of fabrics for making three gift cushions - I think there will be enough for the backings of the cushions too


Here's a wee peek at the cutting I've already done for the three butterfly cushions:

I think this is a great start to my stash raiding, now I just need to get sewing!!


  1. Maybe that's what I need to do.........because every time I turn around there's a pile of fabric on every flat surface.
    It's not good for productivity.........!
    I might get something finished.
    Your butterflies are pretty too..........

  2. I always think it's so satisfying to shop your stash - especially for gifts. It's like presents for free! Those butterflies are awfully pretty - I am taking note!

  3. Love those butterfly cushions. Cant wait to see what else you make from your stash.

  4. Loving the look of the buttefly cushions. I too will be raiding my stash and embarking on a big declutter. I've managed to not buy fabric for a couple of months and want to use up what I have rather than just buy more.

  5. The butterflies look great. I am a big believer in using your stash this last year and it's so satisfying.

  6. you have lots to keep you busy here, love the butterfly blocks for cushions, off now to try and find the instructions on utube hopefully anyway

  7. Stash raiding is good. Buying more is good too. I just bought a F8 bundle of Miss Kate because I really, really wanted it but couldn't afford a FQ bundle unfortunately. Compromise works for me and Knotted Thread doing the F8 as a daily deal on IG was fortuitous.

  8. I love shopping in my stash - I think I'd like shopping in yours too :) Your butterflies are beautiful.

  9. I love those butterflies! I also love a good sort out - the problem is that once I start, I can't stop until the whole house is done!

  10. I love my stash, I feel very lucky to nearly always have what I need!

  11. We just moved house three weeks ago, so there had been a massive de clutter going in since June. Feels great! Still too much stuff for the five of us though...the fabric did not get a major destash. I've advertised what I don't require any longer on Instagram and a fb site, but nobody seems to want the stuff I don't love any more either!


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