Let's all aim for this resolution in 2013. Since we are all hoarders of fabric. Make and give away clothes to the needy. Women's shelters are looking for business apparel. Make a nice dress or a jacket and skirt. Even a blouse. Kids and baby clothes are great with scrap fabric. How about patch work lap robes for senior's homes? It's tax deductible too.
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Oh yeah! It all sounds a bit too familiar, you are obviously not the only loon around. I inherited my great aunt's knitting stash to add to my own and I have card making, jewelry making and just odd bits in my work area. Like you the family is only too pleased to make use of all my goodies when the need arises at a moments notice. The good thing is that when people get to know you do things they ask you for advice and become interested themselves. Last year I was asked to teach craft to the junior children at school, and I am still doing it. (and even paid!)
Right now though I have to alter a couple of my husbands suits before I do anything else for anyone else. He's beginning to feel he's at the bottom of the stash!
I think I shall put that job down as No 1 of my New Year Resolutions.
so much so, that I have recently sorted it out and put aside one crate with 'this year's colours' in it. I had to be disciplined about it. I'll never get to the bottom of my stash, but I love just sorting it, measuring it, folding it. Am I a loon??
I am fortunate to have the smallest bedroom for all my stuff because I have a lot of it! There are 5 crates of fabric, several of wool, then one each for painting, photography, card making and a general crafts one! I get a bit obsessive about new hobbies and buy loads of things pertaining to them. I don't abandon them completely when I move on, but the stacking order changes!! hahaha
Husband and son both make comment on the amount of 'stuff' I own, but are always grateful when I have the perfect solution to a problem in my little room!
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Seems we all have a stash problem!!! I am just ROFL!! It seems that I have so much it filled up the whole space in our son's old bedroom....moved out and got married. Couldn't believe that I was in the third bedroom sharing with the computer, guest room, office stuff, and gift wrapping supplies.
Anyway, I am hoping to lose some of this weight by sewing more.
The bad thing for me is that I knit (so have the yarn stash) and sew (have the fabric stash). I have not knit for a while though since I have been working on ice skating dresses for my DD and her synchro team.
Now to get back onto the sewing for myself and start sewing out some of my stash. I have quite a bit of fleece that I am making blankets out of as well as skate bags. Once I get through that I will feel much better since it is really bulky and takes up quite a bit of room.
I knew I wasn't the only guilty one! My daughters have seen the 'retro' apron I made from an old skirt and now want one too ( I only had the one skirt but yes, old clothes that are too good or have a pattern I love are part of my stash) but I have made the apron from other fabric for my sister's birthday and she loves it. Retro is such fun because although it was first time fashion for me the younger members of the family are so uncritical - I love it! I think swapping ideas and pictures for inspiration are a great idea.
Now, I know I have come to the right place. I have the biggest stash of fabric- it is embsrrassing. In addition to fabric I purchased family and friends have given me fabric. The closet is full to overflowing. I still have fabric from unfinished projects from when my children were growing up. Now, I'm sewing for my granddaughter. I am excited about sewing from my stash. This is a great resolution for 2010. Thanks
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I have a small stash...still starting out. My mom just gave me a nice pile of flannel. I told her how I had to return all the fabric I got on Black Friday. Well, all but ds robot material. She felt bad because I had to pick between a car battary or going over our budget.
It is only flannel. But I can use it next fall for the kids. I am so excited about going through my stash and making the kids spring and summer clothes.
Good luck to all was we all go through our unending stash.
Too bad there is not a way we can post pictures of our stash and to trades. ^_~
Oh Boy! If you all came to my house and tried to use up fabric, it would still take us years! I have tons of fabric and I do just like HAVING it, looking at it, piling it up, etc. I do sew and often make simple quilts or covers for the grandchildren. I also make many Halloween costumes and most of their PJs, but this has not dented my stash. Maybe a store would be the answer!
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Yep! I'm guilty! Being the lone sew in the family on all sides!! Everytime a grandmother, great aunt, or someone else finds an old box of sewing stash, guess who they think might like it! Me! I have so much fabric it isn't even funny, plus everytime one of my kids grows out of their jeans, I take them and destruct them for purses, patches, etc. I need to make the same resolution. Most of my fabric is old style, so quilts would be the answer.....or aprons, possibly. Or even 16-18" dolls clothes.
Wow! I already have some projects to think about!! thanks for the inspiration!
This year I want to get around to making up my Fabric Stash. Knitters are always going on about their 'stash' and how big it is and how they are secret 'wool buyers' Well I'm the same about fabric. I have so much that I'm not sure I'll ever get the time to sew it all, but I do have fun going through it and loving it and not always wanting to make it up because the time, figure, season, fashion.... is not right. So my New Year Resolution is going to be - Use the fabric - NOW! Treat myself or someone else to some beautiful garments or accessories. Or else start a shop!!! I bet I'm not the only one with a guilty hoard.
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