This is just half of two shelves in this closet and there are six shelves in that closet. Lets not count the six foot closet with wire basket racks full.
One of my daughters the other day asked if I had a spare runner sitting around that she could give as a gift. Actually normally I would have one, but not this time. We went through my runners and found one I had yet to ever use in my home and she had her gift. This tells me I need to get busy and stock up on some runners that these daughters of mine are bound to ask for later, and probably sooner as gifts for their friends. In fact that tells me that my third daughter in Colorado may want a couple new runners too. I'll have to ask her that when on the phone with her next week. So what better way than to do some fabric shopping in this stash.
So this week I plowed through my patterns and books and came up with this runner pattern and put together this runner. Fast, easy, and done! I still have another runner cut out and sewn together ready to spray baste to finish up over the next week. I think I will make up a couple more too. That should keep these girls supplied for a while.
So I'll link up with a finish and a couple starts with:
Sounds like all of your daughters need to learn to sew! My stash comes in handy all the time--especially since I live in a rural area where fabrics are not as readily available.ReplyDelete
That is a great idea - having a few runners around for gifts. Geez, I still need to make one for my sister who moved into a new house. While making that, I'll have runners on the brain and can pop out a few more. In theory anyway. ~smile~ Roseanne
Admiring that wonderful stash - wonderful place to do some "shopping". Your daughters are so fortunate to have you to call upon!ReplyDelete
That is a great idea to have quilty gifts on hand. You made a very cute table runner! Years ago one of my daughters suggested I make a bunch of baby quilts to have on hand. I didn't, but it sure remains a good idea.ReplyDelete
I do have a baby quilts on hand mostly because I also have way too much fabric. Way. Too. Much. I love the table runner idea and especially the one you show here. Can't wait to start a stack of those. Thanks!ReplyDelete
I do see a few projects on those shelves lol. Neat that you whip up runners for gifts. I may have to follow in your footsteps.ReplyDelete
I do see a few projects on those shelves lol. Neat that you whip up runners for gifts. I may have to follow in your footsteps. (https://pegsplace.wordpress.com/)ReplyDelete
Maybe we should all weigh our stashes to see who's is bigger? Just kidding! We all have huge stashes! And you're making good use of yours with the runners. Thanks for sharing today!ReplyDelete
I'm in awe of the low volume stash I can see! I definitely need to buy more of those types of fabrics. I need to make some table runners just so I have some for my own tables! Love the one you whipped up this week... too cute!ReplyDelete
Great stash! I like to have one or two small cot quilts in the pipeline, ones that just need some finishing off and perfect for those unexpexcted gifts. Thanks for linking up with 'sew stitch snap SHARE'ReplyDelete
Hi there, Donna. Visiting you from Esther's WOW link up.ReplyDelete
Tee hee! Great seeing your stash!
Mine used to be on one shelf in our airing cupboard, but, as it was quite heavy, I was always afraid that if the stash were to topple off the shelf it might squash one of our cats! I now have most of my fabrics in two storage bags, one on top of a chest of drawers, and the other in a drawer under our bed ..... unfortunately the cats have both decided that they like sleeping on top of them!
Your runner is very pretty! Love the idea of making spare ones ..... I'll have to look into that!
I like your runner. You do have an amazing number of neutral fabrics.ReplyDelete
Your runner reminds me I need to make some quick baby quilts from my fabric stash. Like you, my gift pile is thin and winter is coming.ReplyDelete