Sunday, October 25, 2015

Using my stash

 When I look in my cupboards there is alot of fabric that I never seem to use so I thought it was about time to get it off the shelf and made into something fun and useful. I often buy fat quarters just because I like them, no plan or anything. I just think I'll use that some day. well yesterday while I was looking for something else I found this pretty fabric that I bought almost 2 years ago.
 It was one of those "this is so cute fabric I just have to have" purchases, then it sat there for way too long, it was only one fat quarter so while I was ironing it I thought it would make a great zippy pouch. It was slightly too big for one pouch so I cut out a 2 large rectangles then used the smaller two pieces for a smaller pouch. They were fun and very quick to make.
 I belong to  swap group on Instram and each month you need to send a small gift to your partner so I made these pretty lavender bags from my Liberty stash, they smell so good.
 I also worked on a few christmas gifts using my stash, It feels really good to be using fabric that has just sat there for quite some time.
 I plan on making these two blocks into mini quilts, I had good intentions to make this quilt which is a freebie from the fat quarter shop, but after 3 blocks I lost interest. I have way too many projects on the go so I thought it was time to move on and work on something else.
So its been a very productive "sew my stash" kind of weekend. If you dig deep enough into your cupboard you may find a few fabrics you forgot you had like I did.

Have a great day and thankyou for stopping by.

18 comments:

Melanie said...

The bags are so cute. I love the tags and the blocks will make fabulous mini quilts. You have been so industrious xxxx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Beautiful results from your pretty stash xx

helbel19 said...

Well done Leanne. ....its a nice feeling to use older parts of your stash.

Patchwork and Play said...

I have also been trying to sew from my stash this year, only buying fabric for sashing or batting to get things finished! It is very satisfying, isn't it? Love the pouches and the lavender bags!

Gina said...

I'm always finding fabric I've forgotten about, I love your pouches and those blocks would make great mug rugs ( my current obsession)

Susan said...

Pouches are the perfect project for those random fat quarters, but it helps if you buy a coordinating fabric as well! It's always good to have a look in the stash and find some treasures.

Christine Barnsley said...

Lots of lovely projects there Leanne! I think you have had a very successful stash declutter!! Hope your weekend has been fun! Christine x

Cath said...

Hello Leanne! just love the Liberty lavender sachets....they are adorable! all great ways to destash!

Christine M said...

The fabric you used for your pouches is so pretty. Such a lovely find in your stash.

Stephany said...

Hi Leanne,

The pouches are wonderful. What a nice fabric. You are not alone with lots of stash.
The problem here is, that the fabrics are in all different cupboards. I don't have one big enough to put everything togheter, although I would like to do that.

Gale, Ky quilter said...

Cute!!!!

Randi Ortega said...

Love all those projects! Happy fabrics!

retdairyqueen said...

Love your little zippy pouches
Hard as I try I cannot put a zip in
Loved your other projects too

Jenny of Elefantz said...

I'm making lavender bags myself at the moment, Leanne. They are such wonderful gifts!
LOVE your kettle block. Mine became a mini quilt for my kitchen and added so much colour and character.

the girlfriend gap said...

You amaze me how much you accomplish. Sweetness all around. Good Job. Janita

Wendy said...

Beautiful projects, the lavender bags are gorgeous. The kettle block is beautiful too!

Anthea said...

Lovely stash sewing there Leanne... it's great to use some of the little pieces to make gorgeous things... my poor stash is packed away in a storage unit until after Christmas!

Ruth said...

Great idea! I love zip bags. They come in handy for so many things. I feel the same way about my stash. I could probably sew every day for 10 years and never have to buy any fabric, except to get just the right color for a border or something. So, I started making some Christmas gifts this week and have used up some fabric. I made the fabric bowls that you use when you microwave something. This way you put your food bowl in the fabric bowl and don't need to use pot holders. I like the way they turned out and they are easy to make. I'm using left-over batting that I have sewn together to get big enough pieces. And I'm going to make more than I originally planned, so I'm getting Christmas gifts made. I'm also planning to make small pillows for the young grandkids and appliqué their names on them.

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