Building a Fabric Stash

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slowstitches posted on Mon, Jul 23 2012 1:22 PM

I am a new quilter and wonder how much fabric to buy when I am just buying something because it is nice but have no current project in mind for it.  As a knitter I know how much yarn to buy for certain projects, but how much fabric do you get for 'stash'?  Is a fat quarter enough?  Half a yard?

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Nana replied on Fri, Jul 27 2012 9:08 PM

So what is to much stash?



There is never too much stash....LOL

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Jacy replied on Fri, Jul 27 2012 9:50 PM

There is never too much stash....LOL

Definitely never too much. As long as I'm still finding that  I don't have the perfect fabric in my stash for any current project then I must not have enough stash!


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My  S.T.A.B.L.E = Stash Treasures Acquisitions Beyond Life Expectancy keeps me stable. When it wouldn't all fit in the closet I took over the guest bedroom. Its non-fattening, and it keeps me happy. Beware anyone who tries to keep me away from my stash. With it I'm stable, without it, grhh.

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Hello and welcome.  Unlike most quilters I know, I rarely buy yardage unless it's for borders, binding and backing.  The majority of the quilts that I make use pre-cuts (i.e., charm packs, layer cakes, jelly rolls,  etc.)  As far as I'm concerned, the best online selection of pre=cuts is at Missour Star Quilt Co. and Connecting Threads.  The prices are reasonable, quick and cheap shipping and Missouri Star has a Daily Deal sale item every day.


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When I go on "Shop Hops" I usually have a list of fabric I need to finish a project.  However, if there is something I like that is on sale, I buy what is needed for this project AND 3-4 extra yards.  If there is just a little left on the bolt, I will buy it.  Some shops give extra discounts on end of bolt.

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