Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art

Sunday Stash Report: 8/23/15



Five and a half yards of fabric arrived this week, but none was used  (sad trombone).  I did some actual housecleaning, a lot of gardening, and we entertained, but mostly I spent the week dealing with this:


This was the commissioned baby quilt, and I had unfortunately dried it, and was lint- rolling it to photograph and mail off before I noticed the bleed on the back, where the light saber was.  I’ve been dissing the blue Northcott fabric (and it was narrow and frayed a lot), but now I’m starting to think the culprit may have been the silver decorative fabric I used, because that’s the only spot I had a problem.  Also, the OxiClean took all the color out of the silver (more sad music).  I always pre-wash, but, no, I probably didn’t pre-wash that.  Sigh.  Lots of thanks to the Twilters, who were super supportive as I pulled my hair out, suggesting various remedies for the quilt, and liquid remedies for me!

So today I’m starting one all over again.  Eh, its a beautiful day and I have no other commitments.  Sewing is sewing!

This week:  + 5.5 yards,  – 0 yards
This year:  + 91.5 yards,  – 115.75 yards
Net fabric destashed  in 2015:  24.25 yards

Hope all of you are making more progress in the right direction!
I’m linking up to Judy’s report at Patchwork Times.

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.

6 thoughts on “Sunday Stash Report: 8/23/15

  1. So sorry. What a pain. I know it isn’t fashionable, but I always pre-wash ( for other reasons) & have very few bleeding problems.

  2. Ay de mí! One trouble after another. Hope this next one goes smoothly.

  3. Such a disappointment. Especially since it was a commisioned quilt. I’m also a prewasher — just to get the crud from manufacturing, handling, shipping, storing, and displaying out of it.

  4. How painful! Even with prewashing, I’ve found a few fabrics will still bleed. Not sure there is a surefire way to completely avoid such disasters.

  5. OH, what a shame. I hope the replacement one goes more smoothly.

  6. Love your new fabric, did u try colors catchers?

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