6 Month Fabric Diet- better shop ASAP!

I was reading Jess’s blog- Stitched In Thyme and she decided she would go on a 6 week Fabric Trim Down Diet.  She seems to think she has more fabric than time- silly girl!  Just replace chores with sewing and she should catch up in no time. REALLY!

The night before reading her post, I was in bed online shopping once again and then the next day when reading her blog, I realized I may be in the same situation as Jess.  I decided then and there to go on a Fabric Diet as well- but certainly not before a few additional fabric shopping trips- Kalidoscope on Friday, Cornerstone on Saturday, you know, just to make sure I will have enough fabric to sew for 6 months.  Wait, I think I am starting to hyperventilate just typing that statement! BREATHE…..

Jess was a good sport and posted photos of her amazingly neat and tidy folded fabric- I will post some photos too, but I have just piled my fabric up on my ironing board since I keep my fabric in bins in my cupboard.  (and I am no where as neat as Jess) And these photos are just of my “upstairs” fabric that I will be using in the next 6 months- the rest of the “downstairs” fabric- well, we won’t go there at this point in time.  That is a whole other fabric diet, one I am not ready to start-LOL

Some of my fabric is already set aside for certain projects and the rest is just patiently waiting to become a project.  Here is what I have and plan to use for the rest of the year.

This is my yellow and grey fabric that I will use in July to make Garlands by Alissa Haight Carlton.

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No idea what I will be doing with this printed fabric- but isn’t it beautiful?

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Random neutral fabric- always good to have in case of emergencies.

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Even better to have for larger emergencies- bolts and bolts of Kona neutrals!

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A collection of fabrics to make 2 Turning Twenty quilts for my nieces- someday.

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My warm colours- pink, orange and red solids with a few prints mixed in.

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WIP- There are at least 6 quilts just waiting to be pieced in this pile- better get cracking!

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My blue and green fabric- this is more than I thought when it was tucked away safely in my cupboard.  Lay it out and wow- lots of green!

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My purples and some random prints.

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So there you have it (well as of tonight anyway, since I have one mail order and 2 shopping trips still to come) this is what I will be using for the next 6 months.  Think I can do it and last until December 31st without buying any thing more?

Once I get my last bit of fabric in, I will add it to my photos in this post so you can see EVERYTHING.

Here’s my update on the last little bit of fabric I was able to buy before July 1st- more grey and yellow, a charm pack for another Cheddar, No Crackers quilt, a cool red and turquoise floral print, so I had to buy more red and turquoise, and my Fabric Spot order of Lipstick, Bush Pink and Wasabi Kona.

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And to anyone of you that sees me in a fabric shop during the rest of the year- smack me and kick my butt out the door.  Or look the other way and pretend you didn’t see me.

 

6 comments

  1. Chelsea Huckins says:

    I just finished a 6 month fabric fast, I did let myself by white if needed for a project and backing since I rarely keep large pieces on hand. Overall it wasn’t as hard as I expected and it gave me a good reality check that I can do with less. Best of wishes on your diet … YOU CAN DO IT 🙂

    • Kristyn says:

      Chelsea- I thought it would be easy given the quantity of fabric I have here, but forgot I have a week away on a quilt retreat, now just found out about Kaffe coming for workshops, and the fact I might need to finish the binding on some quilts-LOL Thankfully I have a bunch of bolts of neutral Kona (2 of the snow in fact) so I am good on the white fabric supply. It’s day 2 and I am already panicking!

    • Kristyn says:

      Yvonne,
      Well I am binge shopping before Monday, so I should be good-LOL
      Only worry is having enough larger pieces for bindings so maybe I will have to put off shopping and doing the bindings until January.

  2. Jane says:

    Hey If this works for you than you will save a whole lot of money and maybe able to cruise with us in Feb! Good Luck

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