Saturday, September 4, 2010

Weekend project Part I

Since Hurricane Earl completely trashed my Labor Day vacation plans, I'm staying in town and organizing my fabric stash.  I've spent almost every evening for the past week paring down my pattern and fabric stash.  I never realized how many duplicate patterns I had.  I actually had 2 of some patterns and others are just so darn similar that I couldn't justify having 5 of the same style.  I also found many pieces in my fabric stash that I still love but they just aren't flattering colors on me.  Trying to be good and only keep fabrics that fit my colors.  I've weeded out about 25% of my patterns and almost as much fabric.  If you are a pattern and fabric hoarder like me, get yourself over to PatternReview to snatch up these goodies (I'll post the fabrics in the next few days).  I'd rather sell them cheap to other addicts than sell them on eBay. 

I haven't bought any fabric since February.  (The Nashville Chanel fabric from June doesn't count.  I was hanging with Susan Khalje and Helen Haughey.  I HAD to buy fabric!)  STITCH magazine has a neat fabric stash book for free download.  It comes in 2 versions: 8-1/2 by 11 for binders and notecard size for storing on a ring.  I love how the example fabric stash book has blank spaces.  (snicker) Whose stash only has a few pieces in it?!!  I also found several other great freebies: video tutorial for flat-felled seams and a fabric guide for silks.  They also have some free ebooks and patterns.  If you quilt, they have tons of freebies.

I love freebies...but not as much as I love patterns and fabrics!

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