Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Stash Week Day 3: Fabric


So here's the fabric stash. The previous owner of our house was an avid knitter and had this island with baskets installed to hold all of her knitting supplies. The top row and middle right row hold the cotton prints. At various times they are more or less arranged by color palette. Most of this fabric was purchased from various Etsy sellers (you can see some of my favorites by going to my dormant Etsy shop and looking at my Favorites), one or two local quilt shops, my all-time favorite fabric store in Phoenix, J. Caroline Creative and the Fat Quarter Shop. I have been on a fabric-buying moratorium since late 2008, so you probably aren't seeing any new prints in there! Bottom left holds a small selection of home decor fabrics for projects that have been envisioned but not executed. Bottom right holds fabric scraps. So here's a quick tip for finding new fabrics. When you are going out of town and will have a few minutes to kill, find a few fabric shops beforehand to visit. To do this, go to the website of one of the popular fabric designers, like Amy Butler or Joel Dewberry, and find out where they sell fabric in the town you are visiting.

See you tomorrow, and thanks for stopping by!

3 comments:

Your cool friend, Cheryl said...

I big, pink, puffy heart j.caroline creative!!

I should be on a fabric buying moratorium, but I just can't help myself...

nap time journal said...

That beats my plastic tub of fabric scraps :) And it looks cute too.

hop on over and enter my giveaway :)

kermiefrg said...

I love how you stored everything and it's easy to see what you have. I just realized I can do the same thing with the wire drawer sets we have. Thanks!