Playing with Scraps

I just got this stack of beauties in the mail. So much fun in such a small package!

Color Your Stash

I “finally” got a round to signing up for one of those stash-building fabric subscription services. You’ve seen them, right? You pay a certain amount per month and they send you a stack of fabric. You can choose size of each piece of fabric, too, which will affect your monthly bill. This one works its way through the color rainbow and sends a variety, of one color, every month. There are several different companies that offer this service and I’m not sure why but I chose Fabric Shoppe’s Color Your Stash but I did. I chose the fat quarter size, I think it will be plenty for the type quilts I make. I couldn’t be happier!!

January’s color shipment was pink and I received my package of 12 prints that are from light to dark as well as a matching Auriful thread. Love Auriful. I was late signing up so I just received this one and expect February’s reds pretty quickly. How fun is that? Have you ever participated in one of these services? Were you happy with it? Did you stick it out through the whole color wheel?

I have been draining my stash pretty well, lately, and have felt pretty weak in certain color areas. I thought this would be the easiest way to start filling it in without having to make all those difficult decisions myself. Anyone else feel that way???

Fabric Organizing at Sewfrench

Or maybe I just felt like I deserved something for cleaning and organizing…. again….

And while I pet all those beauties, I am continuing to play with my scraps. I hate cutting into new fabric right away. I like thinking about all the possibilities!

Playing with scraps at Sewfrench

So playing with scraps, shapes and cardboard templates is what I’m doing while I wish this winter away. Somehow playing with color helps.

How about you?

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11 Responses to Playing with Scraps

  1. Ann says:

    I would love to do one of these stash-builder “programs” but I live in Italy and postage is expensive! I adore your scrappy leaves!

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  2. Kathy says:

    I loved reading your post as the thought of signing up for one of these monthly clubs has crossed my mind for the same reason! I have drawn down my stash quite a bit and am trying to avoid temptation (like this post!!) to reverse that trend!!

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  3. Jen says:

    So many cute fabrics in the mail! I like playing with scraps, too. Your leaves are neat!

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  4. Jeanine says:

    I started quilting just over a year ago, and had no stash what so ever, so I teamed up with my sister and joined Pink Castle Fabrics’ Stash Stack Club. We did it for the full year, and really enjoyed the variety of fabrics we received. In fact, we liked it so much that we signed up for the Kona Solids Club at Canton Village Works this year!

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  5. That certainly is a pretty pink stack! Happy mail is a great “pick me up” and this type of order makes it even better because what you will get is a surprise. Love your scrappy leaves. What a great way to sew the winter away!

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  6. mtetar says:

    At times your best projects come from your scraps. Be Blessed, Mtetar

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  7. SarahZ says:

    I am a sucker for photos of other people’s fabric stashes!! Congrats on jumping on a stash builder club! I’ve often thought that would be an awesome way to go, but will likely start small when i jump, like with a warm/cool scrap bag from Hawthorne Threads or some such 🙂 I also love the “short stacks at SewLuxFabric 🙂

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  8. Brenda says:

    I have a hard time cutting into yardage and usually just play with the scraps. but if you cut into the yardage, it makes pretty scraps, lol!

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  9. Ashley says:

    I used to do the fabric service, but then I got too much fabric. (Did I just say that?!) Now I want to do a solids collection!

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  10. its always fun to get pretty fabrics yes! your scrappy leaves are cute x http://www.crazyforpurple.com

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