Red Quilts….

So the school holidays have been very eventful. A change in routine meant that I found some more time to create myself and I have managed to attack my somewhat large fabric stash. You know what I am talking about don’t you? Fabric stashes…if you know what they are you will also know that one enjoys collecting, stacking, organising but rarely cutting into the fabric. Well no more for me. I cannot justify more purchases without some serious creating. So I have cut many, many favourite fabrics into squares and strips and have begun the journey of sewing them together. This one here is predominantly red and so much fun. I don’t follow patterns so this will be a work in progress, like all of my creations. Are you making or creating today?

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Fabric Sort, Swap, Stash

How much fabric is too much?

In this pre-Christmas season of commercialism and consumerism I am acutely aware of how much I have and how little we need. For the past 10 years I think I have been serious about my fabric stash – I love fabric, the colour, pattern, design and texture. But unfortunately fabric loves space and can quickly fill very nook and cranny of the spare cupboard! I seriously need to cull some of my collection. Some of it is valuable, collections from amazing designers. Other pieces are retro and vintage finds which are almost right but not quiet. So what do I do? Sew and sew to use it up? Sell? Ebay? Fabric Swap?
To my knowledge the fabric swap notion does not operate in my area.

Should I make this a goal for 2012. Design and create quilts around my stash. Sell some quilts and gift others. Just thinking about this one…..What do you think?