ADDENDUM: Thanks folks. I've had a great response to the fabric giveaway and now I have to close enrollment. The boxes will be going out in a few days.
I was cleaning out and organizing my sewing closet today and I'm red-faced with embarrassment about how much fabric I own. When did it get so out of control? Part of the problem is that the storage is limited, and with all fabric, especially longer cuts, stored in plastic boxes, it isn't apparent without some serious digging exactly what I have. I bet that I have bought stuff because I couldn't find an acceptable substitution in the stash closet.
My fabric collection consists of everything from yardage to small scraps left over from cutting out past projects. The leftovers can be anything from a scrap the size of my hand to almost a yard. I'm not really eager to use a lot of them in new designs because I'm tired of them. I thinned the ranks three summers ago and donated bags of fabric to a senior center quilting group, but it appears that just like rabbits, fabric reproduces rapidly!
Every few years I get the urge to clean out closets and reduce the piles of stuff that seem to accumulate, including my sewing supplies. This is looking like one of those years! I have already taken a huge load of clothes to the women's shelter, and have more to go. Some of these were smaller sizes from over 10 years ago that I hung in the guest room closet for "someday". Well, "someday" came with the weight loss but the clothes look ten years old in style and now I don't want some of them! (Boy, how fickle we can be!) So they're going, with some housewares and other stuff. The hardest thing to find a use for is fabric that I don't want anymore.
I'm sure everyone has fabric like that - you've used it one too many times, your tastes have changed, or you simply look at it and wonder "When I bought this, was I on drugs?" Since I can get a charge out of cleaning closets that would rival the best pharmaceuticals (I'm my mother's daughter, all right), I want to dispose of some of my stash.
So, I have a proposal to make that will especially appeal to scrap quilters. If you are willing to take a chance on what you receive and pay postage, I will fill a flat rate box with selections from the stash closet and send it to you. There are several choices of flat rate box sizes. The smallest are 8 5/8" x 5 3/8" x 1 5/8" that ships for $4.95, or 11" x 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" for $10.70. I could get a nice amount of fabric into either one.
I couldn't guarantee what sizes of scraps or what colors, unfortunately, but if you gave me a color preference I would try to meet it.
I also found a quilt kit I bought five or six years ago that I don't want anymore and doubt that I will make. It's "Pansy Park" by Thimbleberries. The kit contains all fabric for the top and all the instructions. I'll sell it for $50 plus postage.
ADDENDUM: The quilt kit has been sold.
This is what it looks like. The border fabric is printed with stripes of small trees. It's a big quilt, too, large queen size. It's pretty but I'm just not up for really large projects right now. One online store is selling the kit for $245, which I certainly didn't pay for it, but I guess scarcity drives the price up. Except here. So do I have a taker?