So, the fabric that came in. Did you know that Fat Quarter Shop has its 12 lb. “Grab Bag” boxes again? I stumbled on them unexpectedly (on sale), and I’ve wanted one for so long I just had to get one. I know. I know. Well, some enhancement was part of the goal. This is just a…big chunk of enhancement. (Note: Today I can’t find these Grab Bags. I guess you’ll have to check back till they have them again.)
I was initially a little disappointed in this box. I was looking for bright colors and bold prints, and it took awhile to find any. Are reproduction calico prints really making a comeback lately? I sure got a lot of them. Also, I started sneezing non-stop as I went through the box. Please tell me I’m not allergic to cotton! I assume it was the finishes, so they all went right into the washer and dryer.
As I was folding them, I began to look upon the fabrics more favorably. I got a ton of white-to-cream neutrals, a stack of black prints, various navys, greens, and grays that I really like, a little bit of Grunge, and a single piece of Kaffe! Maybe a third of the fabrics were prints that I would never have chosen. But that was the point of a grab bag, to give depth to my stash. So.
One difference I noticed from several years ago is that there weren’t too many one-yard cuts. There were lots of half yards, and lots of smaller pieces, even a broken layer cake. I’m sure it will all be useful.
With all the smaller pieces of fabric, I can’t begin to measure it. I’m just going to go with Fat Quarter Shop’s estimate and say twenty yards. That’s bad enough!
The sewing! It pales in comparison, but I did use four yards this week to make these wall hangings from printed panels. Now you see where those little stars went! Look for them soon in my Etsy shop.
This week: + 20 yards, – 4 yards
This year: + 74.5 yards, – 72.75 yards
destashed added in 2019: 1.75 yards
Ah, well, back behind the starting line. I still have three and a half months left to destash this year!
Better luck to you!
September 16, 2019 at 11:20 AM
Some progress is better than no progress. After several years of working towards using 100 yards/year net, I am seeing some space in my fabric boxes and shelves. I was able to put a bunch of fabric that was on the floor on shelves! Keep up the hard work and don’t get discourages.
I do think it is a good idea to get new fabric in just to freshen things up. I haven’t heard of those grab bags, so I found that part interesting.
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