Sunday, August 11, 2013

Sunday Stash #21 - The One Where I Get Co-ordinated!

This week's Sunday Stash is to basically explain that I had no idea what was in my stash.  When I decided to make my Pink Posy quilt, I thought I wouldn't have enough pink prints, so made the trip to Spotlight, who were having a sale on quilting fabrics (Ok, when I got there, found out the sale had finished the day before, but they graciously gave me the discount anyway!).  I went about pulling half a dozen pink prints, and a bunch of other gorgeous selections to take home with me.

 The grey and white chevron is for a quilt back on another project in my mind - it's gorgeous!

Once home, I started going through my stash, which I have always had "organised" in collections of fabrics.  So if I have a complete or part range of fabrics, regardless of what colours they are, they would be sitting on the shelf together.  In doing this pink fabric pull, I was taking fabrics out of every nook and cranny in my tiny sewing room, and before I knew it, I had discovered pink prints I never even knew I owned!

Exhibit A.  Plenty of pink.  Around 60 in total!

This discovery (and serious lack of memory) led me to do a bit of rearranging later that day.  I remember seeing that Gemma from Pretty Bobbins stashes her fabrics according to colour, so I got busy.

To say I was surprised at what I found would be putting it mildly!  I have all sorts of colours in that little room!

Apologies for the crap photo - but this room is so tiny that I am stuck in between a wall and my desk with my iPhone to take this photo!
And now they are all living together in harmony.  All fabric yardage is still stored wrapped around boards, and mostly in collections, however, the pinks are still all sitting together (not in this photo).  But as you can see, I have sorted my fat quarters and up to hard yards in to pinks, purples, greens, blues, reds/oranges, yellows, brown/greys, low volumes and black & whites.

I am hoping and praying that this will make finding fabrics for projects a whole lot easier!

I'm linking up with Sunday Stash @ Finding Fifth - You can too!

Ps. I'm hosting Sunday Stash next week - so be sure to link up!


  1. Isn't sorting (playing!) with our fabrics fun?! I need to put it on my CV!

  2. Fun chevron. Oh my, that is quite a bit of pink. Love it.

  3. I need to get in and re-organize my stash. I have some in 3 different rooms. I don't have just one cupboard of fabrics! Your stash looks great. Fun colors.

  4. Wow, that is a lot of pink! Loving the piglets print. I'm working around a colour-coded stash, too. Though I do keep mini stashes for specific projects so am always in need of rearranging things after a while.

    Haha, love Molli's idea about putting fabric stashing on CVs!

  5. You should take a few more photos and link up to my stash showing linky party! You're already half way there.

    Love that pile 'o pink!

  6. I have been wondering if i should sort by colour too. But i can t display in such a pretty way.

  7. Love your Paris fabrics! Could you possibly give me the name?

    1. Hiya! YOu're a no reply blogger, so hoping you see my reply here! I don't have a name for the Paris prints, but they are from Spotlight! x


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