Over the years I have accumulated quite a stash. More than I can probably ever sew and also some fabrics are in my stash so long that they do not fit my style anymore. I would like to decrease my stash without actually throwing the fabrics away. If you have any ideas or have already found solutions to this problem, please share them with me. Thanks!

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    Jun 16, 2013, 05.15 AMby julietta

    Sorry, have to push my own topic since it does not show up at the top as it should :)

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    Jun 16, 2013, 08.44 PMby sewingfan1

    I just went through my stash this weekend and put all my cut offs/sample fabrics together in one box. I thought some of them will be useful if I do a colour block item where I’d only need a small piece, or if I want to make something with contrasting sleeves for example. I’ve also been wanting to make a topsy turvy cinderella doll for ages and some of them would be plenty big enough either for her rags dress or the ball gown

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    Aug 4, 2013, 06.34 AMby klotto

    I know the problem… but at one point I got to the conclusion that I’ll always buy new fabric for my current projects and never go the the left-over stash… So I’m passing my leftovers to the local kindergarten and they are very happy :-)

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    Aug 5, 2013, 11.51 PMby katexxxxxx

    Ebay. Your more vintage pieces will be of interest to the Live Action Role Play and reenactment audiences. Anything large enough for a whole garment is always good.

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    Aug 11, 2013, 12.23 AMby purplefan

    Ideas: -give to community sewing group making items from donated fabric -find your area’s group that is big on reusing clothing/fabric and restyling them into “social change” clothing -have any budding fashion students or sewers in your area that might like to have a go with your excess fabrics?

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    Aug 14, 2013, 05.09 PMby carlajrollins

    In addition to sewing I weave. I use some of my leftover fabric rolled end to end for a rag rug. Another really cool project is to cut the fabric and inch or so wide but leave an inch uncut at the edge then cut each slice off and carefully lay it in the shed, change sheds, weave a shed with the same as the warp thread then use the next slice. You end up reproducing the fabric but handwoven. It’s great with a really bold pattern then I use that fabric to make a wall hanging or item of clothing.

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    Dec 29, 2013, 01.20 AMby Stephanie Stroter

    I’ll take your surplus stash…problem solved… LOL!!

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