I’ve been doing some fabric housekeeping this week. I had scraps and stash that were at least 15 years old, so I had to be ruthless. All my newer scraps had been sorted at Christmas when I was working on this, and I have accumulated quite a large bin of solid scraps which I am putting to use. But there were other bits and pieces all over the house which I gathered up. Some went straight to the garbage, and the rest were sorted into two piles – one to keep, and one to give away.
I’m keeping the homespuns – there are some nice checks and plaids that will play nicely with the shot cottons.
And these bits have been put aside to make quilties (little quilts for preemies in the neonatal unit) with the Kanata Guild.
This is a bundle of traditional fabrics from my older stash and projects. They are mostly fat quarters or bigger, with a few smaller pieces. Enough to make at least a lap size or maybe even a twin quilt top. I’d be happy to donate these to a group making charity quilts. You would just need to pay the postage, or if you’re local (Ottawa area) then you can arrange to pick up in Stittsville. Let me know if you’re interested, and I can give you a quote for postage.
I’d like to know how you manage to keep your own scraps from taking over your storage space. How do you decide what to keep and what to toss? What about those projects that just didn’t work out? Or the fabric you loved at the time, but can’t see yourself using now? Leave me a comment before July 15th and I’ll draw a winner at random. The prize? A copy of the new GenQ magazine … I haven’t seen it yet, but I should be getting my copies this week. I’ll have them for sale in the shop once they arrive.