Saturday, March 31, 2012

Slash the Stash--March Edition

 
I can't believe we are yet again at the end of the month.  I used a good amount of my stash this month, but definitely added a bit to it.  I ordered my FMF which was a big spluge, but one I've planned for months.  I also bought some I-spy fabrics for a little swap with a few friends.  I did cut fabrics for two new quilts, also entirely from the stash..

My biggest stash buster for the month was this quilt.  I actually finished a second quilt entirely from my stash, but it will be summer before I get to post a picture of that one...


Did you do any stash busting this month?  Link up any projects you made this month from your stash.  I'm challenging myself this month next month to cut into some of my favorite fabrics and make something fun.  They aren't any good in the box.



Zipit is sponsoring our little Slash the Stash link up this month.  Jennie has generously offered a discount code of 15% off her store.  Just use the code FROMTHEBLUECHAIR.  There is no expiration on this code!  Use it anytime you'd like. A while back I ordered a pack of 50 zippers from Zipit and have loved using them in pouches.  I ordered 9" zippers in all sorts of colors.

Zipit is offering a $25 gift certificate to one winner!  You can choose your favorite zipper colors.  She also has some fabulous zipper pulls that I might need to order next time.

You have two chances to win.  Giveaway Closed
  • Just leave a comment.
  • Link up a stash project and leave one more comment saying you did so.  


Have a great weekend!  Giveaway closes Thursday, April 5.

91 comments:

  1. I've not done much sewing the last couple of months, but I keep reading all these stash-busting posts and it makes me want to SEW SEW SEW! Gotta finish getting organized so I can do it! Thanks for the chance to win some zippers from a great store!

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  2. I used up much of my stash of blues and red on a scrappy lap quilt and would love to make some more zipped pouches. They are a favorite in my family!

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  3. I used up much of my stash of blues and red on a scrappy lap quilt and would love to make some more zipped pouches. They are a favorite in my family!

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  4. It was a great month for me, because I've done two projects from my stash (see the links)! They are both gifts for my friends and family and I hope, that there will be more used stash in April :-)

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  5. I am working on a string quilt too! I love how they look! I also am arranging fabric from my stash for a new scrappy quilt.

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  6. Your string quilt has inspired me to start one too! Thanks!

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  7. Love your string quilt. I finally cut into my aviary 2 fabrics I 'd been saving!

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  8. I love your string quilt! It looks fantastic.

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  9. I linked a project made almost entirely from stash - only the blue border was purchased.

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  10. I love Slash the Stash and I looove Zipit! Thanks for hosting the linky party! :)

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  11. I linked to a stash project... and all the zippers I used were ones I bought from Zipit! :D

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  12. Cool stash quilt! Love it! Thanks for the nice giveaway!

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  13. Love your quilt, it's absolutely fabulous. I can't really say that i have been sewing much this month due to whiplash. i have, however started on a English Paper Piecing cushion cover: small hexagons in rainbow colours only using scraps.

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  14. forgot my second comment ;)
    thanks for the chance!

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  15. Great quilt! Thanks for the chance!

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  16. Thanks for the giveaway! I could definitely use some zippers.

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  17. I love zippers from Zipit. I bought a bunch when I had to make 20 zip pouches for teacher gifts. The colors are awesome and vibrant!

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  18. Kati,
    I see my bee block in your last quilt! I love the way they all look; it's fantastic!
    Jen :)
    (piggybaby)

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  19. I love the string quilt! I too added Flea Market Fancy to my stash this month. I'm hoping to dig into my Echo this weekend.

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  20. I've always wanted some zippers from zip it! I have been on a roll this month. I can't stay out of my sewing room :-)

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  21. Ahhh....love the zippers. Colors galore!

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  22. Such a wonderful quilt! Love the idea and the colors.
    Thanks for the opportunity.
    Nettie

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  23. I'm working through my stash of vintage sheets and just piecing together a quilt full of them!

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  24. I've linked up a skirt made from my stash - thanks for the party

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  25. I have nothing to link up but I love your first quilt especially - looking at it is like someone has dropped a large pebble and caused amazing ripples to emanate. Once again I leave yours totally inspired. Have a great weekend...oh, and zipit does the best zippers!

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  26. I have Zipit in my favorites on Etsy. Great prices and selection! Thanks for sharing them!

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  27. Hi Kati! Your quilts and fabrics are so beautiful! Would be great to win those lovely colourful zippers! Thank you for a great give away! x Teje

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  28. I linked my orange-white mini quilt, all from my stash! x Teje

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  29. I just wanted to say thanks for sharing Zipit. I literally was hunting for zippers this morning from my stash. The selection there is amazing, I just placed my first order of assorted colors!!

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  30. Love Zipit! I was just thinkining the other day I need to order some more!

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  31. I linked up! I actually finished 3 or 4 projects from my stash. Which I hope means anything I didn't go buy new fabric for :)

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  32. I've just been making bags and zippy pouches....and so I could use some zippers...thanks for the discount code as I will be ordering soon.

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  33. I've been making a lot of pouches lately so I'd like to win! Thank you! My email is amyd14_1999@yahoo.com

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  34. My new years resolution was to get over my fear of zippers. I have yet to make a zipper pouch, but I have big plans to start soon. Some zippers would certainly help.
    Thanks for the chance!

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  35. I've got a couple of projects in mind!

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  36. Ooooh, I've been trying to sew from my stash this year, too! It's hard when there are so many tempting new fabric options out there!

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  37. I've been trying to sew from stash lately. I just made some burp cloths from some flannel that is at least 10 years old. When I do a quilt though, I always need to buy at least one fabric to complete it. I'm very impressed that you manage to pull it off.

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  38. I have been working so hard to sew from stash. The only purchase this year has been a fat qtr. set of FMF since I never had any. The only line I'm planning on buying some of is Sweetwater's new one. Can't remember the name though. Have a good weekend!

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  40. Love your string quilt - makes me want to dig out a string project that I've tucked away a long time ago unfinished. Would love to win some zippers!
    Beth in AL

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  41. I haven't gotten much sewing done this month but I'm building my stash, just waiting for it to come in the mail.

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  42. Have just discovered your lovely blog. It looks like I have some reading time ahead as I look at all your older entries. Thanks also for the introduction to Zipit. There are heaps of handy zips (Aussie word) there.

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  43. I love zipit! I use them often.

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  44. I have made several projects that used up some of my stash. I don't think it was a net reduction though, as I got some new things too. So many beautiful fabrics that I just can't resist!

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  45. Thanks for hosting and keeping me kind of focussed on my stash!

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  46. I'd love some zipit zips! Thank you!

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  47. I'd love to win---need to work on building my zipper stash!

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  48. Oooh, zippers! Just what I need. I love your destashing projects! The quilts are gorgeous.

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  49. Thanks for the chance to win! Lovely, colorful zippers... Mmmm...

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  50. Honestly, my stash is pretty small, so I don't have any destashing projects happening. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

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  51. I love zipit! And I can always use more zippers! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  52. Thanks for the introduction to Zipit!
    I could use some of my (small) stash to make zippered pouches!

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  53. I could definitely use some zippers to make soem pouches with some of my stash, and then I'd have something to post at the end of the month. :-)

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  54. Your quilt is beautiful!! I love that fabric.

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  55. Cool, I always need more zippers!
    ~Edith

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  56. Ohh, seeing so many lovely string quilts and this one is divine! As a new quilter I have little stash to slash but am off to invesigate making a lovely string quilt at some point. Oh, and love the backing on your quilt too--

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  57. I love the string quilt... If I ever get to the point where I have a stash...

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  58. What a pretty string quilt! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  59. gorgeous quilts! i don't think i have enough stash for some of these ideas - but am certainly inspired!

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  60. Your quilts are really organic and calming--the colorways are fab! I especially like the deep turquoise-y and orange pops in the string quilt.
    I just finished a Flea Market messenger bag for my friend, but I'm going to wait until she receives it before making a post--I almost wish it would get lost in my house so it can't leave... :O) And I need to make three pouches in the next two weeks so winning some zippers would be great!

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  61. Beautiful quilts! Thanks for the chance to win!
    ~Terry~

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  62. I love your string quilt - that's next for me :)

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  63. I've linked up my scrappy green-grey-teal-turquoise quilt top as it was made with loads of scraps :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  64. I love the Desert Daydreams Fat Quarter Bundle Entire Collection - I would be very selfish and make something for me for once! A quilt for meee!!!


    Thanks for the chance
    Cleo
    cleo (AT) techgear.co.za

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  65. I linked a picture of the bag I made totally from my stash for the Zakka Sew along.

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  66. What a great idea! I would love to win.

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  67. Thanks for the intro to Zipit - I'd never heard of them before. Yay zippers!

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  68. I could make a lot of items for the children's hospital with zippers!

    Dona
    sewingmilesofsmiles.blogspot.com

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  69. That string quilt is gorgeous! Wow!

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  70. I love zippers, and your quilts!! Thanks!

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  71. I liked up a project too. What a great motivator for me! Thanks again!

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  72. Pick me, pick me....... thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  73. I LOVE Zipit!! Great zippers. Great prices. Outstanding customer service. I'm hoping to use up some bigger scraps making zipper pouches.

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  74. I love Zipit!!! The stash pile always seems to grow no matter how much I use:)

    Thank you!

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

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  75. I have been dying to try ZipIt!!! Winning this prize pack would be the perfect way to do that (hint, hint)!!

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  76. I really need some zippers! Thank for posting the discount code!

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  77. Funny how everyone avoided zippers for years, and now we can't get enough of them! Thanks for the chance to win. Sorry to say that I haven't been stash-busting. I'm finishing UFOs, and bought Anthology fabric for a new skirt that I'll wear Easter morning. Blessings.

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  78. Very nice! Just found your blog and am your newest follower! :) Thanks for the giveaway and love your beautiful stash shots!

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  79. Added one of my stash projects to your linky! Thanks for the fun! LOTS of beautiful links to check out!

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  80. Oh I love your quilts. the 2nd one is awesome!

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  81. I have been trying to sew for several week es and finally got a few blocks done, but am having trouble with my machine. I think it needs to visit the "doctor" so I can sew with ease again.

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