Stash Management 101: Tame Your Quilting Fabric

At a meeting of Quilters Anonymous:

“Hi, my name is Diane and I have a fabric stash.”

“Hi Diane.”

First things first: I would never make fun of anyone who attends AA or similar meetings. That’s serious stuff. Those folks do good work. That being said…

I’m probably not the only one who sometimes wonders if she has a problem with fabric. There is just so much good stuff out there! And when you work inside the industry, you’re exposed to even more of it. My stash has grown by leaps and bounds and it shows no signs of stopping.

My fabric storage closet

Those white plastic drawers on each side are full of fabric. You can see that there’s fabric on the open shelving. I also have a few large plastic bins full of fabric and a bank of cabinets that’s mostly fabric. It’s a healthy stash.

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One section of my fabric cabinet

But controlling it is not easy. That’s why I was very interested to hear about an upcoming web seminar from one of our sister titles, McCall’s Quilting.

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Take this web seminar for just $19.99.

Sounds intriguing, doesn’t it?! It’s by veteran quilter and stash manager Laura Stone Roberts. Laura is an editor for McCall’s and I enjoy her openness and humor very much. I’m sure those will translate beautifully into her presentation.

The Details:

  • When: October 7, 2014
  • Where: Online
  • Time: 1-2pm ET
  • Cost: $19.99

Laura Roberts can help even if you’re a veteran procrastinator or have only a small amount of time to devote to managing your stash. Laura has tips and tricks learned from years of collecting fabrics, threads, and fibers on her travels. She will share her knowledge with you in a systematic, fun, and non-judgmental way.

In this web seminar you’ll learn:

  • How to find the time and motivation to tackle your stash.
  • How to assess your sewing area and your goals for it.
  • Tips for deciding what to keep and what to part with.
  • Ways to re-distribute your unwanted items that will make you feel good.
  • How to assess your storage needs and meet those needs on any budget.
  • Organizing tips and tricks that will encourage you to keep managing your stash in the future and enjoy it more than ever!
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Get a grip on messes like this!

Laura says: “You can’t mess this up. You don’t have to please anyone but yourself. And the things you learn will be a part of your future. Because, odds are, you’ll need to prune and organize several things in your life, and the techniques you’ll use to make your stash fun again are applicable to all sorts of messes.”

Can’t make the live event?

Don’t worry! Your registration comes with access to the archived version of the program and materials for one year. You do not have to attend the live event to get a recording of the presentation. You will receive the recorded presentation by email one week after the live event.

Please register now and get the tools you need to tame your fabric tiger. And remember, it’s not just about organizing, it’s also about being empowered to use your stash to make beautiful quilts for the people you love!

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