I love fabric. It’s a sickness for which I’m afraid there is no cure.
The problem is that I love fabric so much that it’s about to take over my sewing/craft room. There was so much fabric jammed into my closet that I couldn’t even tell what I had stashed in there.
As I was working on turning the sewing/craft room into the sewing/craft/guest room now that baby is on her way (Sob! No more room just for me!), I decided that a huge fabric purge and de-stash was in order. I couldn’t believe the stuff that I pulled out of that closet, and I really had to force myself to let it go. “You are never going to use that,” I keep telling myself.
But do you know who is going to use it? You are.
On Wednesday, May 5th at promptly 10:00 am Central Time, I am going to post pictures of my stash here on the blog and it will be up for grabs – FOR FREE. I have cotton/quilting weights, decor weights, knits, corduroy, fleece, denim, and shirting. The above picture only shows about 1/4 of what I’ve got coming to you guys. Yards and yards and yards – some in full blown yardages and other in smaller, but still useful, pieces. A lot of it you’ve probably seen used around my home, but most of it will probably be new to you.
The fabric will be first-come, first-served. You will simply leave a comment telling me what you want me to send you, and I’ll do it. If something that you want is already spoken for, go ahead and comment anyway, because that first person may fall through. I’ll do my best to update the post and mark the ones gone that are truly gone. I’m not going to let anyone claim all of it or most of it, so everyone will get a shot (if you are here when the post goes up, of course).
The only thing I ask of you is that you cover the shipping cost via PayPal ( I can fit about 4-5 yards into a USPS flat rate envelope for about $5) and maybe 50-cents or so to cover the Paypal fees. If you want just a little bit of fabric (a yard or under), I can calculate shipping if it’s going to cost less than the $5 flat rate envelope. I’m happy to ship internationally, too, and we’ll figure out together how much shipping would cost.
So, set your iPhone alarms, record it in your Blackberries, write it on your chalkboards and get ready to pounce on Wednesday morning. It should be fun!
Oh, this is so sweet of you, to give away part of your fabric.
I just checked the international prices and a small flatrate envelope/box would be about 13$ if it’s less then 4 pounds 🙂
Oh, I’m so excited, I hope I don’t forget about it tomorrow.
This is so generous of you, Lindsay!
That’s the time my kids nap so it’s the perfect time to sit down with the computer. I’m so excited! Thank you!
a thorn among roses says
i have a fabric problem already…please don’t make it worse for me. please!
Wow this is so cool! I see that dinosaur fabric in that pic…I call dibs! 🙂
Laura b says
I want to call dibs on the blue cowboyish fabric!!! Can I do that?! ;o)
Tomi Ann Hill says
Oh, wow! I will be here for sure!!! Thank you!
Sarah @ Dream In Domestic says
Oh my gosh! How lucky are we? This is such a kind thing to do for us – thank you so much! I can’t wait!
Erin @ TOTEally Posh! says
Ok… I seriously am SO excited about this! I have an addiction to fabric, too, but I’m not doing anything about it yet! Really though, I make lots of cute things that I could really use any fabric for. So excited!
What a great idea! I have tons of fabric too!
I might just have to see what you have though 🙂
Janell Beals says
This is amazingly sweet of you!! And generous, you are going to be overwhelmed with comments! Janell
Oh I’m so excited. You are so sweet! I’ve got it saved in my calendar. It’ll be like Christmas. 🙂
Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage says
What an awesome idea!!! And I could take some of that in the pic — right now!! 😉
here’s a thought i use all the time: when i purchase something i KNOW is not-for-profit, i click on the *personal* tab in the *send money* window in pp and pay them … that way there is no fee … i only do that for, literally, personal stuff — like your give-away — or when i purchase something/fabric/my *new* bernina 1230/etc from a *it’s for sale* sewing list i belong to … hth ….
ps … if anyone is interested in the sewing *sell* group (it’s a yahoo group), email me for the link …
Thanks, Darlene! I’ll look into this and see if I can figure something easy out. 🙂 I wonder if you can do it if you are sending invoices. Hmmm…
I’m interested in the Yahoo sewing *sell* group! Most of my sewing goes into making quilts. Could you email me the link at email@example.com? Thanks so much!
I was just thinking I needed to de-stash.. maybe if I can get that done before your de-stash giveaway, then I can re-stash…. 😛
Oh how fun! That’s so sweet of you to do that. 🙂 Can’t wait for Wednesday. 🙂
This is one of the few times I actually wish I had a cell phone with Internet privileges. I am sad. I will be out of town and away from the computer on Wednesday. Ho hum.
Very good idea, by the way!
Oh boy Lindsay…I too have a stash of fabrics and need to stay out of the fabric stores all together 😀 After finding this site:
I’ve decided to make some bags and donate them to this greate cause…perhaps you or some of the lovely participants would find this inspiring as well. Fondly, Roberta
Those are very cool! I bet I have something in my personal stash that I could use to do that.
Pam Fitz says
Holy cow! What a great (and generous) idea! Maybe I’ll have to do the same…
Driftwood Girl says
Wow. Really? Perfect timing for me, as I just got my very first sewing machine (woohoo! I get to play with all the bells and whistles while I figure the thing out) and am in need of scraps for projects! Is it possible to claim that gorgeous scrolled work looking one at the very top in the center? The turquoise, blues and browns are just gorgeous. Thank you for offering! Can’t wait to see the rest of your stuff 🙂 You’re a life saver!
Aw this is totally going to be me when I get prego some day my craft room will need to be minimized.. So sad.. Great idea though!
It is very sad. I resisted for a while, thinking that visitors could just sleep on a blow-up air mattress and we’d just store the guest bed somewhere. I mean, we only have visitors about 4 times a year, so I hate giving up all that space for a bed. Then, I realized our parents aren’t getting any younger (sorry to say that, Mom!), and that would be kind of mean. Hopefully for them, they’ll stay on my good graces. hahaha
Sarah Robbins says
Woohoo! What a great idea- can I call dibs on the blue toile?
What a great idea! Can’t wait to see all your stash – well, what you’re getting rid of. I just have to say that I have several yards of that cute dinosaur fabric in the picture above. I’m planning on making curtains and dinosaur pillows for my little boys’ room with it. Fun stuff!
Don’t you love that? I did the same for my son’s playroom.
I’m so excited about this! Everyone says to use what they have but I seriously don’t have a lot of a fabric stash. I’m currently trying to put together some things for my home (placemats, napkins, bath mats, etc.) but I don’t have much fabric to use. I will be watching! What a great great idea!
Dinosaurs AND cowboys?! I’ll be back. 😉
I’m the Mommy to a little boy in Texas…of course I have cowboys and dinosaurs! 🙂
No dibs yet, ladies!! Y’all are a sneaky bunch, aren’t ya? 😉
Shelly B says
Fun, fun, fun! Thank you! Even if I simply forget, or do not get lucky -I will still enjoy seeing what you have. 🙂
Oh my gosh!!! What I would not give to go thru all your fabric!! I am loving what I see so far and am hoping to join in on the fun! What a generous generous offer! Marking on my calendar.
Amy @ Renovation Innovation says
Very generous of you. Here’s an idea – why don’t you auction off the whole lot to the highest bidder and give the money to charity?
Wow! I can’t wait! Thank you, Lindsay! =)
oh, thank goodness it’s not the day of the Mother’s Day Spa at my daughter’s school. Hopefully I’ll make it back from dropping her off in time for this. I already see 2 I’d like, my fingers are already crossed!
Wow! I love your blog…have only left a few comments here and there. Can’t wait for the give away and of course, for your next post!!
I’m new to sewing. Would love the cotton fabrics.
Red Lipstick Style says
This is so generous! I’ve gotten into fabrics this past year, and they are not inexpensive! What timezone are you in? I’m in CA and don’t want to end up 3 hours behind 🙂
I see two that would be incredible on my guest bedroom that I am working on. I’m so excited about your generous gift 😉
Red Lipstick Style says
Um, I’m blind and embarrassed! I just re-read your post and see the time!!! Sorry!
how fun. Just tweeted this post. hopefully you’ll have a lot of traffic 🙂
NATASHA REECE says
how nice…can’t wait
This is so awesome!! Thank you!!
I’m waiting . I too love fabric, can’t get enough and if I keep them long enough they are like my friends.