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2011 March 20
by elizabeth_admin

Hi, my name is Elizabeth and I have a stash.  About 9.5 boxes of stash to be exact.  I have no idea how this happened!  *cough cough*  Yesterday I started sorting and packing my stash. 


Interesting stash facts:

  • A little over a third of my stash is juvenile fabric
  • I have a lot of bottom weight/suiting fabric
  • I don’t have a lot of tricky fabrics, i.e. silks, chiffons, etc. (phew!)

Here’s the breakdown in pie form:

Here’s my stash all packed up.  *sobby sobby sob*


Please note that these boxes only hold fabric and not one iota of notions I have.  *sigh*  That’s today’s task unfortunately. 

I’ll leave you with one more interesting fact discovered from yesterday’s packing extravaganza:  I still love most of my fabrics.  I only 2 or 3 pieces that were bad on line purchases or with which I have fallen out of love.  I am actually pretty proud of that fact.  It means that my fabric purchasing is in line with my wants and needs.  Nice!

I hope someone gets to sew today.  Unfortunately it won’t be me. 

Happy stashing everyone.

14 Responses leave one →
  1. March 20, 2011

    Elisabeth, did you take sample of all that fabric so that shopping in stash is easier? What are your plans to use it ? I thought I was bad… phew, you make me feel good 😉

  2. March 20, 2011

    Is this for storage or a move? As someone with a very unwieldy stash myself, those boxes look look like digging nightmares for that one piece you remember. Or maybe I’m just terribly unorganized and never did what Anne-Marie above suggested. For the first time ever, I have been able to stack mine on shelves in a closet so I can see them. But, nonetheless, it looks like an amazing taming job (and statistical collation) was accomplished. Pie chart is impressive. Love your blog — long time lurker.

  3. March 20, 2011

    I’ll just call the content of those boxes “wonderful wardrobe in a box”. Just think of all the possibilities you have boxed up there.

  4. March 20, 2011

    I wish mine would fit into only 9.5 boxes I’ve gone a bit fabric shopping crazy recently (opps!).

    Q: Are you moving house then (hence all the packing-up)?

  5. March 20, 2011

    i would say you’re doing pretty well if you only ended up with a handful of “what was i thinking?!?” pieces 😉

    good luck with the move!

  6. Rosie permalink
    March 20, 2011

    9.5 boxes? Great stash! Good luck on the move. I need a bigger apartment myself. We need to talk. 🙂

  7. Carolyn permalink
    March 20, 2011

    You may not sew anytime soon but you are moving to a great new apartment with more space for your sewing so that’s a good thing!

  8. March 21, 2011

    That is so organised of you 🙂 I’m resolutely not looking at mine! I try not to buy fabric I don’t have a plan for and I still have a wardrobe full.

  9. March 21, 2011

    It’s interesting looking back at the fabrics you’ve purchased … I’m happy to hear you’re still happy with most of yours. All the best with your move, just think of all the lovely sewing room you will have.

  10. A Sewn Wardrobe permalink
    March 21, 2011

    You naughty girl! I have tried to be diligent in my stashbustin lately, so I only have 2 boxes. Woo hoo! It must feel good to have it all organized.

  11. Susie Riley permalink
    March 21, 2011

    I LOVE that you pie-charted this out. Laughed out loud, long and hard. I love how you think!!!

  12. March 21, 2011

    Too funny. I love most of my stash too. Maybe not quite as well as you, but I get a lot of “donations!” 9 boxes! I think of that as a mid level stash!

  13. March 21, 2011

    That’s quite a lovely stash! Hehe… good luck with packing!

  14. March 21, 2011

    I tremble to think how many boxes my stash would fill. I could fit it in 9 boxes if they were refrigerator boxes.

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