Like most people who sew I have a stash. For many years it was housed in a few cardboard boxes and was mostly made up fabric that I had been given. Then my wonderful sister decided to clean out her life and gifted me her stash. She had a much larger fabric budget than myself and so I inherited 3 kleensaks of fabric and 2 of UFO's. The result was a less stressful sister but now I had to find something to do with all that fabric and the UFO's. Flash to the present and I now have 4 large cupboards of fabric, numerous plastic wheelie bins of fabric and a few kleensaks of fabric. It was when I found myself buying underbed containers to store yet more fabric that I decided that enough was enough! It has become difficult to navigate the stash and I have found myself prefering to buy a piece rather than take the time to search for a suitable fabric. From a few cardboxes of treasured scraps I now have a monster. But what to do ... well it wasn't what I did next???
I got caught up in auction fever and purchased this and more fabric. What was I thinking???? Luckily my SIL is very interested in some of this and she has a business sewing. So some will go to her - now I have to think of a plan to use this fabric. Watch this space for some very exciting developments.
Number 1: Join the Stashbusters over at Stitcher's Guild for support to reduce and use that stash.