I’ve signed the Stashbusting pledge for 2009!

Okay, I’ve signed Judy’s Stashbusting pledge for 2009! I did it and I don’t regret it. In fact, to show how serious I am, check my previous post from Friday. All the fabric for the two mysteries I’m doing for New Years is pulled from my stash. No new purchases!

I am a fabricaholic. A new one maybe, but a fabricaholic just the same. I don’t have a huge stash but let’s just say it’s starting to creep from under my bed to under any space that an underbed storage container will fit (chairs, cabinets, you know what I mean), and now it’s creeping into the garage.

Why do I buy fabric? Well I have to say I rarely buy fabric at full price. There is just no fabric I love enough to pay $10 a yard for. I will pay that much if I find the perfect piece for a special purpose but that is rare. I do buy fabric:

– Because the price is so good, I can’ afford not to.
– To match something that I can’t match from my stash, but that is rare also.
– And, just because I need to feed my habit. (Most often)

The reasons I want to join this Stashbusting effort are:

– I have some fabric that I really don’t know what to do with that I bought early on in my fabric buying. I want to use it up. It’s just not really my style now that I’ve been quilting awhile.
– I want to make room for more fabric.

I know, I know, that last one goes against my pledge. But, you have to understand, when I first seriously got back into quilting a few years ago, I bought everything I liked or that caught my eye. Now my stash is filled with this fabric and not enough blenders, tone-on-tones, and range of colors so I really can shop my stash everytime I start a new project.

So my goal is to get rid of the stuff that just doesn’t work for me any more. That will mean some serious planning to figure out a quilt (or quilts) that will use this stuff up. Here’s just a little pic of what I’m talking about. This is my bin of crazy wild fabric that is desperately looking for a project.

Oh, and there is more, this is just a sample.

Well, I’ve done it. Publicly committed to using my stash and to finding a quilt home for these wild and crazy fabrics.


  1. Just stopped in to see your blog and your stashbuster post caught my attention. I can so relate to your stash. Maybe I’ll have to consider taking the stashbusting pledge too!


  2. I’m really looking forward to seeing what emerges. We can sometimes be very surprised by working with fabrics that we don’t normally use.


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