Saturday, December 12, 2009

A stash funny

This afternoon I was looking through some old quilt patterns I'd saved, and ran across this list that totally made me laugh out loud. I thought I'd share it just in case any of us needs any help with stash-building :)

To Create a Stash ...
by Carol Coski,
The Quilted Feather

1. Buy fabrics that you like
2. Buy enough to do anything you might potentially think you want to do with it
3. Buy a little more because you know by the time you use it, what you have won't be enough and you will need more
4. Buy patterns and colors you know your family will simply love
5. Always buy extra
6. Did I mention to buy more than you think you will need?
7. Sit down every so often with your fabric, and assess what colors/patterns/designs you need to compliment and contrast what you already have
8. Buy the contrasting fabrics
9. Buy the coordinating fabrics
10. Buy extra of all of them, because when you sit down to piece you still won't have enough
11. Always buy enough backing fabric to back a California-king-all-the-way-to-the-floor bed quilt
12. Add a little more to that backing estimate
13. Use backing fabrics that can be integrated into other quilt tops
14. Buy a little more to make sure you will have useable pieces
15. If you see a design you think you might like in the future, buy it now before it disappears forever
16. Buy a little more just to be sure you have enough for what you haven't decided to make yet (I think this one is my favorite! Just sums up the whole thing!)
17. Repeat above steps until there is no room left in the house for the inhabitants
18. Buy another house and repeat above

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4 comments:

julieQ said...

Snort!!! Love it!!

Sue said...

That is hilarious...and a bit frightening being so close to the truth!

anne bebbington said...

My smaller daughter spotted the picture in this post over my shoulder and commented 'Look it's just like your sewing room!'

Out of the mouths of babes!!!

McIrish Annie said...

Hysterical! and sooo very true. That's how a stash is born.. thanks for sharing. and love the pics of the snowboarders. I've had a few of those come through my house!