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shaelawnsmom
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Date: 6/21/12 11:34 PM



I am moving. So, I packed up my stock pile and put it into storage until the move is finished. I rented a 10' x10' storage unit and my stock pile takes up a third of the floor space. That is not counting the height. Moving this pile reminded me of why I had bought certain materials. It made me want to sit down and feel everything, while writing down ideas in a composition book. My darling boyfriend and daughter told me, more like demanded that I buy no more fabric. Well, I think they are right, except for I bought 14 yards of fabric for a quilt my daughter wants. Oops!!!! I was also able to get rid of my scraps with this move. They went to a good home. The new mommy will quilt with them!!!

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Date: 6/22/12 1:39 AM

I have to admit I would need more than a third of a 10x10 storage locker if I had to move my stash.

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Date: 6/22/12 10:53 AM

WOW!! That's quite a stash. I know a lot of people here are on a "fabric fast" and there is a thread on here if you want to follow along or join in!

Personally, my stash is not that big, but I haven't been sewing that long either. I will be moving soon, too. I'm eager to see how much I've accumulated by putting it all into an excel spreadsheet... I think that's a great way to keep track!

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Date: 6/22/12 11:01 AM

It is always a reality check when we move! You wonder how you've accumulated so much in X amount of time! My favorite time is when we are moving and I have to have the house in show condition--I am working on that 'look' even though we are not moving.

I've joined the Stash sew along, Fabric fast and Monthly goals threads to keep motivated in controlling the piles of goodies and thinking more towards sewing with a purpose.

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Date: 6/22/12 12:56 PM

I'm moving too. I packed up everything I wanted to keep, put most of the rest in our personal property auction, and gave some away. I pulled out anything I didn't love or know I wanted something out of. I did keep a few things to sew up practice garments.

But, I still have a ton of fabric. I have only fell off the wagon twice this year with fabric purchases but then again I haven't been sewing either. My local indie went into retirement and sold off her fabric at deep discounts...man that was so hard to pass up. I did cave a bit though.

My boyfriends house where I will be moving though, has a full finished 1600 sf basement which will be almost ALL mine for sewing! Yeah!

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Date: 6/22/12 9:00 PM


That's AWESOME!!! Almost 1600sf of pure sewing enjoyment!!!
Can't wait to see the pics on here of how you set it up!!

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Date: 6/23/12 9:27 AM

Sorry kind of off topic, but the funny thing about a bachelor's basement are the toys. You know, the pinball machine and the air hockey table. He actually offered to get rid of them for me but I like pinball and the air hockey table is a perfect height and will fit a 4 by 8 sheet of plywood over top of it for an amazing cutting board...lol!
-- Edited on 6/23/12 9:28 AM --

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Date: 6/23/12 8:55 PM

Excellent! I mean with 1600 sq ft I think you can probably share with him a little

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Date: 6/24/12 11:28 PM

To Kim,

I am jealous, 1600 sq ft of sewing room!! OHHHHH!!!! Using the pinball machine has a cut table is awesome. I am just happy to be going from a 9ft x 9ft room to a 10ft x 15 ft room!!! Now I will be purchasing racks to put stuff on and a peg board for thread. I love this idea for thread and I have a TON of it.

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