Addicted – my work in progress

So, this is the post where I admit I am addicted to buying fabric. Yes, like many out there – I can’t help myself. I see a cool new print or fabric line and I get an idea and I just have to have it. I promise I have a plan and idea for all of it 😉

I discovered, this week, how bad it is when I decided to start organizing my fabric and workspace. This is my work in progress this week (linking up to freshly pieced)…..keep reading my admission below.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Below, are photo’s my fabric in the middle of being organized. I am using comic book boards (which are amazing) to stack my fabric easily and allowing visibility. After going through 200 boards and still only 2/3 of the way through….I was thinking – oops, that is a lot of fabric. Now, to some this might not seem to bad but wait – I only started buying fabric sometime September or October last year (yes I am saying…no more than 5 months). Hmmmm….but it sure looks pretty.

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But wait there is more…..this is my basket full of more fabric that I am using for dedicated projects – there are at least another 50 fabrics in this basket and most of it is from spoonflower.com. Did I say addicted…..well spoonflower is my favorite shop 🙂

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So I mentioned and showed you my fabric, well the other part of my crafts include men’s neck ties…..this is my collection for making neck tie art pieces.IMG_6921

Lastly – here are my scrap jars for all my fabric scraps. I would love to here about your craft addictions (help me feel better, maybe I am part of a club 😉 ).IMG_6920

 

Oooh – I forgot, here is my most recent purchase which may have to be my last for a while….I love it – my son’s school’s mascot is a penguin and I will use this for gifts for the teachers at the end of the school year.
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11 thoughts on “Addicted – my work in progress

  1. clumsykristel

    I always think I spend too much on fabric, although I HAVE curbed the habit since shipping prices went up. (Not entirely, but yeah, I’ve curbed it somewhat.) One day I’ll take pictures of my stash, and all its overflow 😀

    Those penguin prints are adorable!

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  2. mammarob

    You are not alone!!! Although my hubby definitely keeps my spending in check I still manage to buy more fabric than I need. I just tell him I’m building my stash!!

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  3. a little bird made me

    Your stash is impressive! And so beautifully displayed! I am also addicted, as I think I have confessed before. Mine, however, is stored in an ever growing pile of plastic tubs in my bedroom. It really is not attractive! I am trying hard not to develop a spoonflower addiction. I have a problem with Hawthorne Threads and the Fat Quarter Shop that I am trying to control as it is………

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  4. Jenny

    Several times a year I go through a fabric organization kick, but usually I just end up making a bigger mess. 🙂
    I avoid Spoonflower as much as possible, otherwise I find myself “browsing” for hours!

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    1. mlwilkie Post author

      I have spent many hours browsing on spoonflower. I will say, I have a great appreciation of the company, especially after doing our sew in there in December. It is fascinating. 🙂

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  5. Anne

    Ooooh it looks fantastic!! I think fabric addiction may just go with the territory of quilting. 😉 I have found myself purchasing fabrics even if I don’t have a use for them. So bad!! Having to go through them all definitely is helping me be more aware of it, but I seem to still be buying more…

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