Some people might look at my fabric stash and call me a hoarder, but I prefer the term ‘fabric curator’. Sure, it’s a fine line, but I’m a fan of line dancing. I’ll be the first to admit that I have an extensive stash of fabric. In fact, I’ve been known to blush at the thought of just how big my fabric stash is when in polite company.
When I first started quilting, I just bought what appealed to me (hello, novelty prints!). I didn’t have much experience in what to buy and I treated entering a fabric store like a kid being let loose in a candy store.
My fabric stash got a bit more organised as my sewing experience grew and I started to learn more about composition and ways of making the best use of prints, solids and blenders.
I spent months tracking down the perfect shades of yellow to help balance my stash. It was like a treasure hunt and I celebrated each yellow fabric acquisition like someone on Bargain Hunt finding a William Morris tapestry for a steal!…