Wow, I completely spaced on all the rest of the scrap organizing I did and the quilt block piecing. I think I was so head-down concentrating all I had brain space for was posting to Instagram.
When last I wrote, I was eyeball deep in organizing my scraps. I’m happy to say I survived, but I have at least 3 more quilts added to the “to make” pile. Although I did clear out 2 grocery bags of unwanted fabrics.
I also finished organizing, ironing and refolding 3 large bins of fabric. That wasn’t all the fabric, but that did most of it. Now if I need 2.5″ scrappy strips of any length, I have almost a full jelly roll, plus a great stack of 3-4″ wide strips from short to long. I also have bags of various squares sorted by size and a nice bag full of strings for my mom, plus another bag full of triangle bits.
I even have a bag of teeny snippets for ticker tape types of quilts.
This is just the scraps – not counting flat folds or fat quarter sizes or larger. I did discover I had no or very little fabrics in quantities of 2 or 3 yards or more. If you make any quilts larger than baby size you see how that is an issue, and that was maybe only 6 prints, tops.
As luck would have it, I went to our local fabric chain with my daughter-in-law to pick out fabric for an outfit for her brother’s wedding. While there, I received an invite to a member’s only FIFTY PERCENT OFF SALE the following Monday evening.
I’m telling you, I could not get there fast enough and the place was packed.
50% off pretty much all the fabric they had. I bought 28 meters of quilting cotton. They even gave me some empty cardboard bolts to take home to store it on.
5 of cream solid
5 of pink
5 of yellow
10 of white
3 of an extra wide grey broadcloth with a linen look either woven in or printed on.
I chose these solids since I use these the most and have very little in my stash. I cannot wait to get going on more.
For now, it makes me super happy my stash is organized and I can get my hands on specific cuts and sizes with little effort.