A few years ago I slowly started the process of letting go of fabric that no longer fit the style of quilting that I am currently working on. It was hard in some ways to make those decisions however once I started it got easier. I found that I was less and less attached to the fabric. Part of this is recognizing that I’m not a scrap quilter. Part of this is recognizing that “traditional” prints do not really speak to this quilters heart.
Some of the fabric made sense when I thought that being a wicked cool tote designer was on the horizon. Yeah, no. Making the bags is very labor intensive and I couldn’t charge enough to really make money on the totes for the amount of time spent stitching. I’ve had it in mind for a couple of years to write patterns. Mmm I’ll let you know if that ever happens.
What have I done with it? A good chunk has been cut up for student kits, given away to students for practice or whatever they’d like some has gone on to a few friends who make quilts for others/charity. So good homes for sure. The gift of this is I get to slowly steadily rebuild the stash with fabrics that speak to who I am as a quilter now.