So, how much is too much?
If you are a scrappy quilter it is a good thing to have many fabric scraps to choose from. I love scrappy quilts like the scrappy Courthouse Steps Quilt. There is not a repeat fabric in any of those blocks. I LOVED making it.
When pulling fabric for the Baby Love quilt I realized how terrible my stash had become. It was not working for me, I was fighting with it. It has been a long time coming but in the past four or so months I have not had the time or energy to keep the disaster at bay. It took me forever to go through ALL the piles to find what I needed. When I had the quilt top completed, I folded and fabrics and placed the correct scraps in the correct bins...IT WAS AMAZING! So I did what any crazy quilter would do...I went into my sewing room and started DUMPING all the fabrics on the floor to sort through them.
*You may want to cover your eyes, this is NOT a pretty sewing room photo*
This is my sewing room TOSSED! It was easier for me to just yank everything off the shelves, throw it down on the ground and sort through it.
I put my piles O Pellon in the corner for safe keeping and then went to folding and sorting.
By this afternoon, I was here. I have some colors sorted and stored properly. I still have many to do but am pleased with the progress I am making.
My collections that I want to try to keep together are on this smaller shelf. I still have Heather Ross to go through. She may get her own spot ;o)
I had to enlist help at the end of the day to tackle the biggest job. I had five bins of scraps that have been accumulating for over four years...
We already had to upgrade to larger bins for the blue and green scraps and we have a ton to go...YIKES!
The best part of all of this is I am also going to be destashing. I will not be selling or trading but I will be having a series of giveaways. The one caveat is that you are a friend ( follower) here on my blog. This is a sample shot of some of the giveaways. There is TONS of great fabric here that is not getting love and I believe ALL FABRIC should be loved!
So stay tuned for news on the giveaways. They will hopefully be this week, if I can get the weather to cooperate.