Sunday, January 12, 2014

Stash Report - Week 2 of 2014

Hard to believe it's almost mid January.  It seems like the month just got started yesterday.  There's not much sewing going on so far.  I was sick for the first few days of the New Year, then work started along with Drama Teen's stuff.  She had a swim meet on Tuesday and then we went shopping for a formal for an upcoming dance on Friday.  So the week was pretty much shot.  

Some of the time that has been spent in the sewing room has been focused on getting the stash organized.  I've done a bit with the scrap drawer.  All the blues have been pulled out and sorted into piles.  I'm slowly cutting them into strips, squares and bricks as I work on my Rainbow Scrap Challenge Sampler.  

Last year I saw this idea to "file" fabric.  I was looking for a way to make better use of the file cabinet in my sewing room and decided this would be perfect storage for all of my fat quarters.  I've made some progress with the fat quarter filing since last year.  

Not only do I love looking at the rainbow of colors, it's a lot easier to find a given fat quarter when they are stored this way.  

I also really need to tackle the fabric in the "to be pressed" bin.  

If all of that fabric was pressed and waiting on the shelves, it might actually find it's way into a project. 

I did actually use a bit of fabric this week. 

Used last week: 0.14 yards
Added last week:  0 yards

Used for 2014:  0.61 yards
Added for 2014: 0 yards

Net used: 0.61 yards

Nothing in just yet, but I expect my Connecting Threads order will show up soon.  CT reissued their Rhapsody of Reds fabric line recently.  When they issued it the first time, I debated and debated about ordering it.  When I finally decided I wanted it, they didn't have it.  So I ordered it this time. The stash report is going to take a hit, but if delete all the other fabric shop emails, I should be able to get back on track.  

I'm linking up with all the other stash busters (or stash busters wanna be's like me) over at Patchwork Times.   


Julie in GA said...

I was very tempted by that Rhapsody of Reds collection too (also the blues) but have resisted so far.

Cathy said...

I'm doing the same thing, deleting all fabric advertising emails as they come in. Maybe that way I can avoid temptation.

Anonymous said...

Interesting storage system. I love being able to see all the colors at once to see what you've got. ~Melanie

Kevin the Quilter said...

OoooooooOOOOOOOOOoooooooo! Thanks for a peek at the eye candy! You can iron my fabric, and store it for me anytime you would like! LOL

Lynne said...

I , too, love the rainbow look. It is much easier to find the fabric when it's organized and easy to find but don't let the organisation get in the way of your sewing time too much! ;-)

DeeDee said...

Never thought to use my old file cabinet for fabric - thanks for the greta tip. Having your quilting area organized is a great feeling - wish mine would stay tidy! Thansk for sharing.

Denise :) said...

I've also unsubscribed from several quilt shops, just to avoid temptation! But you know, when you really want something and don't get it, I think it just makes it worse in the end. Your 'filed' fabric is so pretty to look at!!! I should be so disciplined!! :)

Shay said...

Im really liking the idea of filing would make it so much easier to find things !

Kate said...

That's a pretty impressive rainbow in the filing cabinet! And I keep trying to ignore the Connecting Thread catalog and those gorgeous reds.

libbyquilter said...

love seeing your fabrics all neatly stored . . . makes me want to run to the studio and make mine pretty too~!