fabric stashing

Sew, mama, sew! is having a "Tell us about your stash," so here is my contribution, though my stash of fabric is pretty small. i am just starting to get into the sewing thing.

What do you usually sew?
So far bags. they are small. they use fat quarters! i am working up the nerve to make a couple of skirts.

When you shop for fabric, what size cuts do you usually buy?
i buy fat quarters or a couple of yards of the fabric if it isn't in fat quarters.

Do you buy on impulse or do you go out looking for something you need?
i go looking for something that i need because the closest fabric store isn't really all that close and i need a reason to be going there. once there, however, i tend to buy more than i planned!

Are you a prewasher? If you are, do you wsh your fabric before you need it, or only when you're ready to use it?
i am a prewasher because that it was all the books tell me to do and i want to be a good little new sewer. i wash it as soon as i get it because i just can't wait to get started and i can't skip that first step.

Do you iron it?
yes. always.

Do you have any special folding techniques?
not really. i just fold it into smaller sized rectangles.

Do you have a current favorite print in your stash?

i love this. i just can't decide what to make with it.

How do you sort it?
i don't have a particular way to sort it. i don't have a large enough stash to worry about it. so the above picture is how they look.

What are some of your favorite stash-busting projects?
travel tissue holders. japanese knot bags.

How do you store your fabric?
i know it is sad, isn't it? my small fabric stash is stored on an old book shelf with some yarn, scissors, and old magazines that i can't bare to get rid of.

What's your definition of a perfect stash?
a stash that houses tons of fabric that never goes out of fashion for you, full of a wide variety of prints and matching shades of solids, in a nice classy shelving unit.

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