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silk81
« on: January 05, 2012 03:59:53 AM »

Is anyone up for yet an other DeStash-along?



I bet there are a lot of other people like me who are building up massive stashes of supplies for various crafts. But as sewing is my all time favorite craft, fabric is taking over my whole craft room and I'm adding to that stash way faster than I could ever sew. And I feel that the other destash-along just doesn't fit my needs.

Here is my idea for anyone who likes to join:

1. Introduce you and your favorite craft and post a picture of your stash

2. Think of a project and post a pic of the supplies needed

3. Set a date by which you want to finish it

4. Post pics of the finished item or a link to the  project post.

5. ONLY START ONE PROJECT AT A TIME!!!

6. Don't add to your stash until it fits into the area assigned to it! (Example: I have two shelves and two scrap boxes for my fabric collection but right now I have several more boxes and bags filled with fabric sitting in my craft room.)


So, who is up for it?
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plaidpineapple
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2012 09:28:17 PM »

I am game for this.  my fabric collection is out of control. My goal for this month is to not even go to a fabric store or look at them online.  I go with intentions of getting one item and walk out with six.
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silk81
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2012 12:15:34 AM »

I know exactly how you feel. I buy most of  my fabric online but when my favourite online store is stocking up with a new collection I tend to get crazy. And when I first start ordering I often try to hit the limit after which you would get free shipping.
Because I'm a fabric addict I have to hit every local fabric store wherever I go.  Thank god my husband bears with me.

I have to recarge my camera to take pics of my stash but as soon as I have done so I'm getting started with my destashing.
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amalgam
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2012 11:56:22 AM »

I think I want to join this craftalong too. I can't do anything fancy, but I like to make quilts. I have fabric in a closet, two dresser drawers, and in a couple of totes. There's a Project Linus chapter where I live and they never have enough quilts that boys would like. So I think I'll start doing something for that.
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silk81
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2012 01:28:52 PM »

Well, since reducing my fabric stash is part of my new years resolution it's time to get started. I'm going to post frequently in this thread to keep track of my projects. You are more than welcome to join me.

My favorite craft is sewing and I'm a true fabric addict. I can not go into a fabric store without buying something and I have to go into the local fabric stores wherever I go.

I will post pics of my current stash later this week and I hope I'm able to post pictures of a somewhat smaller stash after a while.
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silk81
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2012 02:28:46 PM »

Project #1 -- Knitting Project Bag

What: Project bag for small knitting projects
For: A friend who is almost constantly knitting socks, gloves or mittens.
Fabric from my stash:

  • a fat quarter of heavy printed cotton
  • a fat quarter of polyester lining
  • a small piece of clear vinyl
Additional supplies:

  • snaps
  • zipper
  • grommet
Things I need to buy: --
Finished by: Tomorrow 01/16 to give away on Tuesday

This project isn't going to cut deep into my stash but I'm able to make a nice gift completely from my stash and that's worth something. I just hope my friend likes it!

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silk81
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2012 07:04:51 AM »

Here are the pictures of the bag I made:


It has a grommet for the yarn and a transparent pocket for scissors.

It turned out bigger than I intended but my friend liked it!
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amalgam
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2012 02:45:30 PM »

Great job on finishing a project.Smiley I'm actually in the middle of three quilts for some cousins. They're almost done. Then it's back to figuring out quilts for Project Linus.
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silk81
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2012 04:52:25 AM »

Well, that's my main problem, especially with quilting. I have an idea and get started without finishing it. This time I won't start any new project before I finished an old one. I want to make a quilt for my son's 3rd birthday in march and I guess that will take most of my sewing time in February.
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« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2012 02:13:56 AM »

I have been wanting to donate quilts to Project Linus for over a year now and I figured out a big problem that was stopping me. I wanted to use Project Linus as a way to try out new blocks and quilting. However, since I was so busy planning, nothing got done.

Now, I'm focused on just getting the quilts done. Speed with good craftsmanship is the goal. So my first quilt will probably just be two coordinating novelty fabrics that I can just layer, quilt, and bind. Is it fancy or trying new skills? No. Is it getting a quilt done so a child in the hospital has something to wrap themselves in for comfort? Yes! I just had to change my priorities for why I'm doing this.Smiley
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