Ouvrages d'une Acadienne

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

My stash...

Kelly has a and felt a bit lonely because she was the only one motivated to blog about her stash. One of the CG, Polly, challenged us to join Kelly... Right on Polly, I'm in !

I have a basket that I keep my "extra" fabric in and when it is full, I package it and give it to a group of quilters who make quilts for me for the "Blanket of Love". This is a program I sponsor at our local Health Center for the Mental Health Unit. So there is nothing in my inventory that I can swap or sell at this time.... however I will share with you my stash.....

This is where it all begins.... The choosing of a pattern.

Then the little basket of things that are not to be put away.. ready for immediate use....

This is my basket of leftovers... when there is significant fabric left over from a finished project, it goes in here to be used shortly for little projects.
This is my jelly roll bin. The first pre-cuts I ever used.. and I think still my favourite of all the pre-cuts that are out there.

Next is my Charm Pack bin

This is a new bin for me ... I just recently started buying Layer cakes and Fat Quarters
... like them a lot!!!!!
This Storage case is filled with the little pieces used for appliqué

And this is what it looks like... they are stored according to the color of the fabric.

I have storage cases for each BOM
And as I decide on the projects I want to make they go in "the future project bin".
This is one of my kit bins!

And #2 kit bin....

My fat quarters bin...

This cupboard holds the pieces that are leftover from the finished projects and are big enough to be used for other projects.
This is my stack of yardage ( still in its perfectly packaged bag) that matches with the pre-cuts and ordered specifically for an already chosen pattern.
and last this is my bin of finished projects ready to be quilted and the bindings waiting to be sewed on.

There it is ...

I am off to Kelly's to let her know she is not alone and will be checking out blogs for more "stash busters"!

Which reminds me of a great challenge for later.....


  1. I am so in awe of all these beautifully organized stashes, and even more embarrassed about my own now,LOL.
    Great stash Joan!!

  2. Your stashes are so nicely organized. They look good.

  3. Ah Joan - you do us proud...LOL
    Such great organization - and I see some fabrics that are shouting out at me...LOL

  4. Joan you are incredibly organized...I love it. Your stash looks good enough to eat!! What fun to browse thru someone else's STUFF!

  5. Joan. Can you and Kelly come organize me? Purty please? I'm in awe!

  6. Oh my goodness, Joan - you are SO organized! No wonder you accomplish so much. What fun to see all that fabric so neatly arranged, and enough to keep you happily quilting for quite some time.

  7. I LOVE YOUR STASH! You have very good organization skills. I need to find me some containers so I can see my fabric better.

  8. What a great stash you have - and great organization skills, too! Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. I saw a Moda Bakeshop Sampler box in there! - better get that out and make use of at least one of those charm packs. Can't wait to see what you come up with! What a great collection you have . . . would love a go at that. - Marlene