Thursday, 30 August 2007

Flash your Stash!

I asked everyone else to come clean about the size and storage of their stash, so here's mine. All my quilting stuff is kept in the study/sewing room. How much is there? By weighing the fabric I worked out that 1kg = 7 metres, and I have almost 87kg (holy cow!) which works out at nearly 600m of fabric. I wonder how long until I reach the 1 kilometre mark? From now I'm going to log my purchases to see how I go!

A packed blanket-box (all quilt-fabric)
Two piles like this of clear plastic boxes full of quilt fabric
My snowflake quilt fabric which is stored in a cupboard - this is most of it; all 10kg of it piled precariously on the scales! Maybe it's because I love to ski, but I obviously have a bit of a 'thing' for snowflakes and winter prints; and this is after making several quilts using snowflakes. Did you know there's a quilt shop in the US which is dedicated to these prints? I found it online a few years ago, but now most shops have a good selection of snowflakes anyway. The new season winter prints have been comin out on eQuilter recently (and yes, some are already in my stash, others are on my wishlist!)

And my craft books.
I didn't even bother with the wadding or the cartons of other fabrics and crafts in other rooms. I'm starting to realise why Simon thinks I spend a bit much on quilting. I'm not going to even try to work out what fortune this lot might have cost us - but I expect it rivals his boat!

4 comments:

Leah said...

What an organised stash! Looks great... on the snowflake theme, I have similar stacks of African themes...

The Humming Cat said...

Love it all, especially your snowflake collection. I am the same with Christmas prints and colours, can never have enough!

Helen said...

87 Kilo's!!!!! WOOOOW! You have inspired me to get more organized....

Juni said...

Wow! :o You are very, very, very, very LUCKY!! :)