Sunday, 28 February 2010

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In the beginning, there was fabric. And it was pretty. So I hoarded.

I didn't tidy my fabric closet for an indecent amount of time and it got to be completely unusable, disorganised and shameful. But now it's all organised and tidy:

But still completely shameful.

This is the coat fabric.

Bottom shelf is fabric I have in larger quantities. Next shelf up is babycord.

Then a shelf of regular printed quilter's cotton in non-insane quantities. Just above that is ribbing, blenders (mostly polkadots) and plain coloured cotton.

Top shelf is plain and printed knitted fabric and straight ahead, french terry and sweatshirt knit.

And finally flannel, boy's fabric, Home Decor weights. And above that velveteen and linen.

I've only shown two people my closet because I am so embarrassed that I have this much fabric. So don't tell anyone.

27 comments:

  1. i am compltely jealous! lovely collection.

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  2. oh wow, I could lose myself for hours in there!

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  3. soooo jealous.... :)

    in the last picture, the velveteen i think, what is that gorgeous gray and blue and red floral?

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  4. Wow, what a fantastic fabric hoard. Thank you so much for this post. Going to show it to my husband now and say, "see how small my stash is!"

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  5. How do you choose which fabric to use?! I have enough trouble deciding which one to work with and only have one pile of scrummy material!

    I'm so envious - it looks like the kind of shop I'd spend hours in (And I totaly agree with skippedydoodah - please!) PS I won't tell a soul - honest. x

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  6. What a great hoard, puts mine to shame. Kx

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  7. What a great collection!

    And what perfect timing. I just showed your pictures to my husband, who is an accountant and rather (shall we say) "careful" with our money, and now I can feel completely justified in making a little trip to my favourite fabric shops this week!

    Thanks ;o) have a lovely week!

    B x

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  8. I'm remembering an old post though - it's for "the business" so hoarding fabric is fine.

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  9. I am so envious my bum is getting big

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  10. Can i come live with you please!.....I could just sleep on the floor there!
    x K

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  11. You could make yourself unpopular flashing that kind of stash around...

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  12. Ace!! Friday night I had to pack some of my fabric away because we had friends staying. I felt bad about the amount of fabric I had. Now I feel heaps better ;)
    If you want to offload anytime, let me know, I'm fairly sure I have space somewhere....

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  13. OMG that cupboard is a dream!!! VERY jealous!

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  14. Thats just showing off!! Have fabric envy. x

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  15. That's not a cupboard, that's a bedroom. And I just showed this to mr pickledweasel, and he said, 'Yes, but she has a business'.

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  16. Ha ha! I'm another one who'll be showing this post to her husband to say "See? I'm not so bad after all, eh?" (except that I have another cupboard that I don't think he knows about...)

    Congrats on your good taste and wonderful fabric hoard!

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  17. Ohmyword. I have not seen that much fabric in my life. 'Cept for those in the fabric store. Wow. But hey, it's your job, isn't it.

    (I only have a box of fabric!)

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  18. I don't feel special anymore haha, still jealous as sin though ;) xx

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  19. i wouldnt feel embassed about your collection - i would love to have a collection like that to call my own and be proud of.. although my hubby would be jealous and want a collection like that in tools!
    really enjoy your blog, you are very talented!

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  20. Oh. My. Word. Can I come and live with you? I'm housetrained and sleep through the night!

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  21. Oh I'm so happy I wasn't the only one and there's such a large tribe of fabric lovers/hoarders out there. I too showed the pics to my husband to prove that it is entirely normal and rational behaviour...

    Have only just discovered your blog - from now on I'll definitely be on the look out for your fabric porn posts!

    I saw you like Scandinavian fabrics - me too! Here's a link to a post I wrote yesterday on Marimekko:
    http://seagreenandsapphire.wordpress.com/2011/03/04/my-first-love-in-fabrics-marimekko/

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  22. I literally just said to lovely partner....

    "I want a cupboard like that .... *sulk*"

    In a few weeks I will have a massive spare room to hold all my fabric and sewing machines etc, but still my fabric is nowhere near the amount that is in that cupboard!

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  23. I am so jealous:) i have only one box and my husband is still complaining is too much i wish i could have such collection

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