Monday, August 28, 2006

I mean it's REALLY gotta stop!

Here it is. The new stash closet. And in this pic you can't even see everything.

Like the fleeces and sweater knits across the top ...

Or the stacks at each side ...

Or DH's expression as he stood before it. (No photo on THAT!)

Nearly everything is in there, save for maybe a few pieces in the laundry room or buried under the mess on my cutting table (mess created during stash organization).

So here's a rundown of what's what in there.

Top shelf: Fleeces, sweater knits, weird stuff like faux fur, vinyls, double-sided prequilted cottons (from my Vera Bradley phase)

Next shelf down: Flannels, seersuckers & woven stripes, blouse weight woven prints, drapey silks/rayons/polys, dressier wovens, and knits that wouldn't fit below

Next down: Rib & lycra knits (mostly cotton, mostly for sleepwear), buttermilks and other similar knit prints, solid denims/twills, denim/twill prints

Next down: Solid knits in half the colors of the rainbow

Bottom shelf: The knits from the other half of the rainbow

Floor bins L-R: (1) Crafty scraps, felts, etc., (2) ugly stuff for muslins, (3) knits that wouldn't fit on the shelves (oops), (4) quilting cottons (most less than a yard) and ribbing, and (5) outgrown jeans that I steal from and larger denim scraps (for patching or playing).

No, I don't know how many yards or dollars this represents. Ignorance, in this case, is bliss.


  1. Wow! That closet looks so...well, organized! I see lots and lots of "your" colors, but I did spy some reds and roses, too, so you obviously have been stashing for quite some time!

    I think I would really just like to stand before it and ooh and aah. You are indeed fortunate to have such a large closet! I'd a-thunk I died and went to fabric heaven. Enjoy!

  2. Oh my gosh. I am way jealous.

  3. I want to come to your house and play. Love your fabric colors.

  4. Wow! I love it and I'm really, really envious. I wish my stash was half as organised. If that doesn't motivate you to sew up your stash, nothing will. :)

  5. The closet is great! My fabric is still in tubs, and I'm a bit green over your shelves. :-)

    I'm going to show my husband the pictures--maybe he'll get motivated to put shelves in my sewing room closet, too. Tell your husband he did a great job.

    Where's a good place to buy shelving?

  6. If only I could be so organized. I am working on it. I feel so much better seeing that other people's addictions are as bad as mine. . .

  7. Nice sized stash - good protection from inflation. ;-) I keep saying I'm going to stop for awhile but I can't seem to.

  8. Vicki - HKshopper7:21 PM, August 31, 2006

    Wow, your own fabric store!

  9. Debbie ~ welcome to my world! *lol* You did a really good job organizing it and it is beautiful to look at! But I understand the pressure, now to maintain and not to add to it!

  10. I am so going to show this picture to DH this weekend! This is proof that I am normal! Great stash and love the shelving.

  11. Debbie, is your stash closet ever PRETTY! All set up by colours!! Just tell DH it's a "work of art", eh!!
    Warm greetings,
    Rhonda in Montreal


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