Thursday, February 05, 2009

fabric stash and storage...

question and answer from sew mama, sew!

# What do you usually sew? clothes for my daughter, toys, i would love to be sewing more quilts.
# When you shop for fabric, what size cuts do you usually buy? (i.e. If you see something beautiful, but you don’t have a use for it right away, how much do you buy?) 1 yard, or fat quarter if they have it.
# Do you buy on impulse or do you go out looking for something you need? oh, you always need fabric.
# Are you a pre-washer? If you are, do you wash your fabric before you need it, or only when you’re ready to use it? nope i don't pre wash. i always forget.
# Do you iron it? if it is very wrinkly.
# How do you sort it? (color, print size, collection, etc.) i try to do it by project, i.e. what i am going to use it for, or i will sort it by type of fabric.
# Do you have any special folding techniques? just as long as it isn't squished in a ball.
# How do you store your fabric? in plastic sacks stashed in a corner.
# What tips do you have for building up a well-rounded stash? don't do as i do. which is buy what you want on impulse.
# When do you say enough is enough? you can never have enough fabric.
# What are some of your favorite stash-busting projects? quilts, if i ever get them made...
# Do you have a current favorite print in your stash? Let’s see it! i'll post a picture below
# What’s your definition of the perfect stash? my own quilt store. wouldn't that be fun?

glacier light...i think. and speaking of ironing.

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