Fabric Stash: Hoarding & Busting

What a clever little pie chart; equal parts truth and hilarity. What is it about quilting that makes one start hoarding fabric? I’ve done more non-quilt sewing than quilt sewing, so I find it odd that even though I use my stash for all sorts of non-quilt sewing projects, I didn’t really start building a stash until I took up quilting almost two years ago.

My fabric stash certainly is modest compared to others (I’m looking at you, Lynn Haberl, friend and owner of Inspire! Quilting & Sewing), so it’s no wonder that I don’t use it much. Most of the time, I buy new fabric for a specific project and then add the leftovers to my stash. So far, I’ve really only done one stash-busting quilt, my scrappy log cabin that is oh-so-close to being done.

Here are some great tutorial collections for stash busting projects; a collection of collections, if you will!

1. Scrap Happy: More Than 50 Fabric Scraps & Remnant Ideas – Tipnut

2. Scrap Stash Busters – The Pleated Poppy

3. 20 Crafty Ways to Use Up Fabric Scraps – Craft Stew

4. Fat Quarter Project Ideas – Type-A Parent


  1. gwen says:

    Hi Ginny! :)
    I hope you are enjoying the holidays! I have an award for you on my blog – hopefully it’s a nice way to end 2012 and begin 2013. Feel free to play along or not – whatever suits you. :)
    Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year!

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