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Sunday Stash: Shades of Grey

I have definitely taken advantage of the recent fabric sales online. Thanksgiving buys will be coming, when the fabric arrives. In the meantime, I had a discount code for 15% of at the Fat Quarter Shop, and I bought a LOT of the new Kona Cottons. They are so bright and wonderful, I can easily sit and look and dream for hours (well maybe I am exaggerating, just a tad). This week, I had posted some of my new projects made from the new colors.

KonaSkinnySummerRoll

What I had not featured, was the amazing new Greys the Kona Cottons now have. I plan on making a grey, white and black quilt next year so I stocked up. I am so excited, they are fantastic….there is shadow, graphite, sliver, shoal, coal etc. (no particular order).

SundayStash_FatQuarterShop_KonaGreys

A big question…….When you buy your solids how do you store them??

The reason I ask…..The other day, I ran out of some cream/off white Kona solid and I couldn’t tell you what it was. Not a big deal unless you want to buy some more of the same color. I decided it was time to buy a Kona color card….that helped narrow the choices down. I now have two colors it could be. Hmmm.

This event lead me to my new addition to my existing fabric storage method for solids.

  1. Fold fabric to a width that is no wider than a comic book board.
  2. Wrap fabric around comic book board (I buy my boards from amazon.com).
  3. Write a label with color on it and place at the top of the board (Label is about 1″ x 0.5″).
  4. Place in shelf (I store my solids in color family).

SundayStash_StoringSolids

Hope you enjoyed the tip. I have so much more to show you but it will have to wait I suppose.
I am linking up with Sunday Stash which is being hosted this week by Molli Sparkles.

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Sunday Stash {11.08.2013}

So I gave you a peek into how I store my stash on Thursday. I have to say my buying has changed of late. I was buying mostly fat quarter bundles but lately I have been buying individual yardage as I don’t like whole collections. Today’s selection I purchased from Hawthorne Threads.

Ashbury Heights by Doohikey DesignsStash_AshburyHieghts

Wash Day by The Henley StudioStash_WashDay

 

I am linking up with Finding Fifth, Sunday Stash.