Rule 1: This is my game, therefore I get to make the rules (or change them at any time).
Rule 2: When I said "lots of fabric" I meant both quantity and also that these would be in groups. You can't say "I just want that one" - you get the whole pile.
Rule 3: Amuse me! Tell me why you want it, what you'd do with it, why you need it. Make up a poem, tell me a sad story. Rule #3 is that there is no rule, but a teeny bit of effort in any direction would count.
Rule 4: I'm going to do each group of fabrics (no books yet, they're in a different room) as a separate post. ONLY comment on the post/lot that you're interested in, ok?
Rule 5: I may keep these posts open for comment for up to a week, depending on response. When I've chosen a "lucky winner", I'll close comments for the post. That's how you'll know that it's too late.
Rule 6: I should repeat, if you're outside the US, shipping is going to be too expensive. (Hell, shipping in the US is probably going to make me rethink this whole idea pretty quickly.) So I'm going to have to limit this to people in the United States.
Rule 7: There are no strings attached. I don't want anything from you.
For now, I'm going by color. It makes the most sense to me, as that's how my stash is organized.
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Blues - as anyone who has spent any time here knows, I'm not overly fond of blue. Yet, somehow, it's the largest color group of fabrics I own. For years I had an idea I'd make a blue and white quilt. I've made a couple, actually, but scrap quilts just aren't my thing anymore and so ... here are some blues.
There are some fat quarters, probably a lot of 1/2 yard pieces, maybe a yard here and there, and the piece on the bottom is a full two yards. Enough for the back of a baby quilt, and then some. None of these are true scraps (little bits of cut-off leftovers, in my book). I don't even save those anymore. There might be a square cut out of one of the larger pieces, though - I'm not opening them all up to find out.
You may ask why I'm doing this. The answer is, because I have so much ... stuff. Things that aren't giving me pleasure and don't excite my creativity anymore. I'd love it if it sparked something creative for someone else. I'd also love to have a bit more room on my shelves, in my sewing room, and in my life.
One more thing: I realize my timing on this is a bit off. I barely post anymore and so I'm not even sure who's still coming around and reading this blog. Help me out with this - get more people involved. Tell your friends, tweet it, put it on Facebook, Tumblr, wherever. This isn't a ploy to get traffic, I'd just like more than a couple of people to have a chance to get something they might enjoy or need.