Wednesday, February 4, 2009

2009-02-04 taking a break from THE DRESS

got this from sew, mama, sew! it's a tell-us-about-your-stash questionnaire. or as i like to call it. stash talk.

* What do you usually sew?

i usually sew little girls clothing. sometimes i sew an outfit for my baby boy as well. sometimes my oldest son will allow me to make him some pj bottoms or pillows. and on rare occasions i even sew a little something for myself. but for the most part, it's little girls clothing.


* When you shop for fabric, what size cuts do you usually buy? (i.e. If you see something beautiful, but you don’t have a use for it right away, how much do you buy?)

at least 3 yards. that would be the minimum

* Do you buy on impulse or do you go out looking for something you need?

both!

* Are you a pre-washer? If you are, do you wash your fabric before you need it, or only when you’re ready to use it?

depends. if i buy the fabric at a yard sale or the thrift store i wash it as soon as i get home. otherwise, i wash it when i need it. if i remember to before i cut it out, that is.

* Do you iron it?

if it needs it

* How do you sort it? (color, print size, collection, etc.)

ummm. at one point it was sorted by colors. not so much anymore. i do have cottons together. knits together. flannels together. fleece together. etc.

* Do you have any special folding techniques?

HA! no

* How do you store your fabric?

when we moved into this house one of the rooms had a built in bookcase type thingy along one wall. i store my fabric in there.

* When do you say enough is enough?

i'm not for sure that i would ever think that. let alone have those words actually come out of my mouth. i am however trying to use more, buy less. but that's because of the economy.

* What are some of your favorite stash-busting projects?

quilts. wallets. little girl outfits.

* Do you have a current favorite print in your stash? Let’s see it!

i think i do. i will take a pic and post it tomorrow!

1 comment:

Dragon's Dolphin said...

Sounds like your answers are very similar to mine!
Thanks so much for the thoughts and comments about my daughter! It's a case where I realize that and know that, but the brain and body haven't caught up with each other yet--just still numb from it all! ~Shelly~