The Great Destashing

Oh my gosh!!  I am blown away by the response to this post.  I seriously anticipated maybe 10-20 donations.  As of right now, we have received nearly 100 donations.  Seriously, thank you for all the support!!  Because of the overwhelming response I am going to have to put a hold on any more donations until I can get caught up.  This is possibly going to take me a few weeks to get everything double checked, packed, and shipped.  I want to make sure I am not leaving anyone off.  Plus, I don’t think I could fit this many packages in my car to take to the post office. 

Stay tuned for future destashings!

Let me get straight to the point.  I want to give you my fabric!  Yes, you read that right! Take my fabric!  Please!  You know you want it!

Why am I giving you my stash?  A couple of nights ago on Twitter I shared a pic of my sewing room and the maybe 6 feet of space I had to walk around in.  Then yesterday, I was trying to locate some particular fabric, which I never did find, and was stabbed in the toe by a straight pin in my fabric.  Oh and I was wearing shoes at the time.  Not cool.

  My stash is getting out of control!  I have been stressing about it and have not bought a great deal of fabric this year as a result.  Now, I am not saying that is bad by any means, but I don’t want to stress about it anymore.  Sewing is supposed to be relaxing and fun.  I don’t want to feel like I can never keep up.

 I am out of space to put my fabric away so it goes on top of any flat surface I can find.  For real!  These lovelies deserve to go to a seamstress who will actually use them.

So here is what I am proposing.  If you want a fun mystery box of fabric from my stash, it is yours!  I will pick a few pieces of goodies from my stash and ship it to you.  Each box will have at least 3 yards of fabric plus some other fun sample fabrics.  I am guessing that I can put some sort of sequin fabric in every box too!  I am going to make that a personal challenge.

 

Now this can get expensive on my end for shipping all of these lovely goodies to you to make gorgeous things out of.  I estimated it to be between $7-$10 based on weight for domestic.  So what I am asking is that you make a small donation of $5.00 to our adoption fund to help cover shipping costs. I am willing to do international shipments with a larger donation.  All the donations will stay in our adoption fund and shipping will still come out of my own pocket.

So what do you say?  Are you in?  I hope so, because of all these pics you see it does not even show all of my fabric stash.  There is more! Can you believe it!

 So, if you want some make a donation of $5.00 or more click on the Paypal link on the sidebar.  Make sure you enter the address you want it shipped too and a note saying “Share your stash”.

Please help get the word out and share this post as well!  I really want to de-stash and raise money for our adoption!

30 responses to “The Great Destashing

  1. I would love to have severel magic boxes to sew for my grandaughters. I have just had a complete knee replacement and i can sew but cant shop yet. SEW LOL THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH FOR YOU KINDNESS

    • I can absolutely do that for you! Just donate at least $5 per box and specify how many you are wanting in the comments section of your donation.

  2. What a great idea! I’m in (although I have plenty of my own to destash LOL!) It’s always fun to see what others have chosen 🙂

  3. I saw everyday. You can send me tons of fabrics. I love shiny, cottons, blends, knits, got any trims?
    My email: [email protected] thanks

    • I do have some trims that I can include too! Just specify those things in the comments section when you donate an I will try my best! 🙂

  4. Do you have any quilting fabric?

  5. I just sent a $10.09 donation. I didn’t see a place for share your stash. But, I do want some of your stash

  6. Actually, it was $10.00 donation. Sorry for the typo

  7. Done, good luck with the adoption. I hope all goes well for you!

  8. I would like to get 3 packs . Is that possible. If you have red sequins thatwould be nice in one of the packs…please
    Gwen-Praising Pin and Needles

    • Yes absolutely! When you make your donation just specific that and the request for red sequins, which I have plenty of!

  9. Lois Frizzell

    Interested in getting fabric from you.

    • Great! I still have plenty left. Make at least a $5 donation for domestic shipping and specify any preferences you have in the comments section of your donation. Thank you!

  10. Sharon Collier

    Hi, Great idea. However, if you are planning on adopting a girl, keep the sequin fabrics. She’ll want those later. 😉

    • Haha! So true! I work for a company that makes show choir costumes, so I have no shortage of sequin or glitter fabrics!

  11. Geraldine Mitchell

    If you would send me some cotton I will make a dress for an orphan in Africa. This way it keeps on giving.

  12. Lucinda Flores

    Please, remember me when you DO start again. She you notify me, I’ll make my donation .maybe a bit extra too. $5 plus what I’m able to afford @ the time. I’m sure you’ll be very blessed. GOo LUCK on the adlptio !!!

    • You are more than welcome to donate now! I just had to get everything organized for who had donated so far. Thank you!

  13. Barbara Humphrey

    I would love some fabric especially sheer like challis, chiffon, knits such as Matt jersey no t shirt knit. Also if you have so fabric that can be used for prom dresses and some cotton would be nice too. Let me know when you are except ironing donations again please. Thanks some very much

  14. I made a donation and my color is purple if you can deep purple. THANK YOU

  15. Since you are overwhelmed please let me know when you can take more orders. My address is PO BOX 1201 Newburgh, NY 12550. As soon as you’re ready I need cotton fabric for quilting. I make quilts for Project Linus to go to sick children. What a great idea. Praying that you get a healthy new member of your family soon.
    Dee

  16. Hello, so happy you received donations! I am frequently amazed at the generosity of the larger sewing community. I hope you received ours okay!!

    Do you have an estimated time when you think you’ll be caught up with the first batch??

    Judy

    • Thank you! I am simply blown away by the outpouring. If you haven’t seen it yet I did just post an update. I am hoping to have everything shipped out within the next two weeks.

  17. are you still accepting donations for this??

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