In the last few days I organized my fabric stash. My bedroom is my “studio” and because it is so convenient to have the fabrics on hand, I kept some of them there. But now I moved them all.
Last summer I became allergic to the chemicals contained by fabrics. How ironic is that: a quilter to have allergy to fabrics! Before this I wasn’t allergic to anything, or, at least, I did not have any sign of allergy.
I think over the years I made some mistakes. And the most important one was that I did not pre-wash the fabrics. I did it in the first years but after that I noticed the fabrics are of good quality and I did not bother with this.
I order most of my fabrics online and it is such a joy when I open a box! But the first thing I have to do after a quick look it is to wash them. This and the medication I take every day help me feeling better (and allow me to still quilt).
Well, in spite of all these problems, I enjoy fabrics more than anything else.
Santa was good to me and brought me many fabrics- beautiful prints to bring to life my boring tone-on-tone fabric stash. I love dots and now I have a stash of dots but other wonderful prints too.
I bought for the first time a fat quarter bundle (I wash them too)! I just couldn’t resist to the beauty of this line (Quite Contrary by My Mind’s Eye for Riley Black Designs) so I ordered them all.
For a while I couldn’t decide what to do with them, a quilt or little purses, but yesterday I cut them all in small pieces and soon I will show you a collection of pretty little things.