Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Stash Enhancement

This is bargain-style stash enhancement, too -- the very best kind.

I mentioned in a recent post that one of my friends was selling her stash (not all of it, but a very significant portion of it). I was quite interested in making some purchases, yet at the time I was shopping, no specific needs came to mind, so I bought dark neutrals. I always seem to need background and/or neutral fabrics to complete a color combination, so this gave me a perfect opportunity to do just that.

These are all good-sized cuts of fabric and will serve me well on several quilts. I have a couple of plans already forming for some of this. These fabrics were either 2-yard or 3-yard cuts for the most part. That is just right, in most cases, for a decent quilt. Since I don't have anything specific in mind, anything I make with these will be as big as the neutral will allow. That will be just fine with me.

Now that a few days have passed, of course I am thinking of specific quilts and thinking of things I should have looked for. Hindsight, you know. I expect Terry will have round 2 at some point, so I will try to keep these specifics in mind.

Happy Quilting, Friends!


  1. don't you just love it when others decide to sell off some of their stash and you get some good bargains. Some years ago a quilter I know was in charge of selling off a late friends stash - the deceased had been 90 years old and quilted for years - had new fabric and old - an entire house of fabric to be sold - there was enough to fill a two room office that was empty in her husbands building that he worked in, she had fabric on tables and bookcases -everything for a dollar a yard - she used it for a week until she had sold as much for the estate as she could.

  2. So sad when a quilter decides to sell off her stash :( I sometimes wonder what on earth will happen to my fabric if I don't get a move on and use some of it.

    Love your choices, I think I have some of those same fabrics on my own shelves.


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