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Sunday Stash Report: 8/17/14

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So…  Not the kind of numbers this week that we like to see, but it was inevitable.  We spent a lot of time this week packing and transporting DS back to college (junior year!), so I didn’t complete anything, not even a pouch.  I did sew a little, doing some mending and making some trial blocks for a baby quilt ( which didn’t work out), but that was it.

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Then there were the purchases.  I received both a baby quilt commision and a baby shower invitation.  Both require specific colors, and my selection was low.  Not anymore.  First I got online and ordered a number of yards from Fabric Shack (and it is lovely stuff!).  Then I bought a few more at Sew Many Blessings in Huntington, WV, when we were there. 

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Then a pretty package of fat quarters arrived in the mail, my prize from the Scrap Basket Quilt Along.  Thank you!  So.

This week: +17.5 yards, -0 yards
YTD: +91.25 yards, -136 yards
Net stash used 2014: -44.75 yards

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In case you were wondering, I do prewash all my yardage before I take it up to the studio, using Color Catchers.  I don’t press it then.  I fold it directly out of the dryer, neatly, to fit my bins, but in a way that I can tell the difference from ready-to-cut fabric.  Then, when I’m ready to cut for a quilt, I starch and press only the fabrics I’m using.  Works for me. 
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I still haven’t solved the problems with cat hair, but we can’t have everything.

Have a great week, and good luck on your destashing!  I’m linking up with Sunday Stash Report at Patchwork Times.

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Author: Valerie

I'm Valerie, also known as Scooquilt. I am passionate about fabric and quilting. My quilts are colorful and modern, but grounded in traditional blocks. My degrees are in Fine Arts and Education. I'm retired from teaching and trying to quilt daily. Reading, gardening, and cats are also important to me.

3 thoughts on “Sunday Stash Report: 8/17/14

  1. Which one of these is not like the other? Love your selections, can’t wait to see what you do with them.

  2. Lovely fabrics. I’m glad to know that I’m not the only one who folds fabric out of the dryer and presses when I’m ready to actually use the fabric in a quilt.

  3. LOL – I wouldn’t have counted any of it because: 1. you’re going to use those luscious fabrics in a baby quilt so they won’t be in the stash at all; 2. wins are gifts and you can’t help it if you were lucky. Great numbers.

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