elizabeth_mn: (seaside)
[personal profile] elizabeth_mn
Last night after I posted about my sewing mojo remedy, I decided one thing I wanted/needed was to de-stash.

A woman at Treadle last year shared her de-stash idea with us: she took all of her cuts of cotton prints under a yard and made bags. Tote bags, drawstring bags, knitting project bags, whatever. Mostly she gave them away.

This works for me because I need to get rid of stuff, but some things I can't bear just tossing.

So I went through my cottons last night, and anything big enough for a bag, I cut and folded ready to sew. Most things that were too small I just pitched, except a very few extra cute pieces I might use for quilting.

About cotton prints. I mulled over this a little when I was re-doing my sewing room, but here are some more realizations/reminders:

1.) I don't actually quilt that much.

2.) Lately I have preferred to pick special new fabrics for quilts, so having a "quilting stash" doesn't really help much anyway.

3.) Cotton prints become dated SO fast. There are pieces in my bin that I have never made anything out of, yet I am already sick of them just from all the times I have pulled them out during organizing and then put them back again.

Really, I am just not allowed to stash cotton prints any more. Cotton prints are going to fall under the "only buy it if you're gonna sew it NOW" rule.

So, bags! A few will probably become knitting bags, but mostly I am going to use them as reusable gift wrap. I am sure my sister and I will pass some of them back and forth for the next ten years, but hopefully I can send some away out into the world.
Anonymous( )Anonymous This account has disabled anonymous posting.
OpenID( )OpenID You can comment on this post while signed in with an account from many other sites, once you have confirmed your email address. Sign in using OpenID.
Account name:
If you don't have an account you can create one now.
HTML doesn't work in the subject.


Notice: This account is set to log the IP addresses of everyone who comments.
Links will be displayed as unclickable URLs to help prevent spam.
January 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 2017


Style Credit