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Announcing the "Fabric Stash - 2011" Contest Winners! By DianeSev on 3/8/11 12:35 PM

"Fabric Stash - 2011" Contest Winners

We all have one...tumbling out of closets, spilling out of plastic bins or neatly folded in ever-higher piles. What is it? A fabric stash!

This contest was designed to help members whittle away (or chop away!) at that stash by sewing items that are usable or wearable.

Any sewn item was allowed (clothing, accessories, home dec, pets), but each individual project was limited to 5 yards for each contest entry. Oh, yes...the fabric had to have lived in the stash for 6 months or more.

The 144 contestants sewed 835 items and used 1257.86 yards to make their items. That's a lot of fabric! The winner was determined by most yardage sewn.

Check out their handiwork in the contest gallery.

Now let's meet the winners!

First Prize (By Yards Sewn):
Maggiedoll for her Fabric Stash Entries.

Pictured: Jalie: 2005 - (Choice of T-shirts)

Maggiedoll won with 94 points. She made 51 items from 100 yards of fabric. This Jalie 2005 top is one of the items she made (a couple of times!) for this contest. This purple washable wool knit is her favorite.

The pattern is a downloadable OOP pattern that she purchased at a discount. Her "computer-literate" fiance hooked up an inexpensive wide-format printer for her, and she was able to get a special wide-format download from Jalie (they were so helpful that she can't say enough good things about them!).

She altered the pattern to fit both her arms and chest by cutting the size that fit her arms and taking out the difference from the middle before cutting, a method she finds really only works on boatneck styles.

She loves this pattern and says it's her most TNT top pattern. And she will make it again!

Way to cut down your fabric stash, Maggiedoll! And congratulations!

Random Entry Prize
SexiSadi. See her Fabric Stash Entries.

Pictured: Burda: 7866 (Pullover)

SexiSadi projects totaled 18 points. She made 11 items from 18.75 yards of fabric.

This Burda 7866 top is one of the items she made for this contest.

She chose this pattern because she was looking for something that is easy to sew. In addition, this pattern has a lot of favorable reviews. She found it really easy to put together.

She used some inexpensive cotton knit without much stretch, which turned out to be a problem for her, because she was 1 inch short of fabric! She had to be creative in her cutting, so the torso piece is a bit snug.

The pattern calls for using a double needle, but she says that we shouldn't be afraid of sewing the pattern if we've never used one. The double needle stitching makes the garment look more RTW.

She will definitely sew it again, because it is a very easy pattern.

Congratulations, SexiSadi!

And congratulations to all our contestants for all their work in reducing their fabric stash!

We thank PR member Jacqui315 for managing this contest.

Discuss the contest.

Look at all the contest entries

Never entered a contest before? It's easy! Our contest tutorial will show you how to enter.

Check out the current contests.

Check out the 2011 contests.

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