Quilt fabric De-Stash day 3

The giveaway is closed and the winner has been notified.

 I wonder if there is a psychologist out there that studies a 

quilter’s fabric buying tendencies. 
Or well maybe I don’t want to know the 
results of such a study.
I do know I have a mad, crazy addiction to background fabrics.
 I love scrappy quilts and the more backgrounds
 I can use the happier I am. 
Many years ago during one of our moves, 
I had all my fabrics 
in assorted black plastic bags. 
Once the move happened and I was ever so neatly 
arranging my fabrics on bookcases, I had no lights.
EGADS! All my light fabrics had been
 mysteriously taken to Goodwill, 
Even though the disappearing black plastic bag 
has tormented me for years I have 
amassed quite a collection of lights.
So keeping my promise to de-stash what will not fit, 
I will have several bundles of 
giveaways that will be backgrounds throughout 
the rest of the month.
Here’s the low down.
To celebrate National Sewing Month, 
I am going to have a Giveaway on my blog 
every WEEK DAY. 
It is going to be quick and simple. 
I will announce the winner and the next giveaway 
every weekday morning at 6:00 am central time.

Today’s giveaway is an assortment of
100%, first quality whites, cremes and tans. Some fat quarters
but mainly hunks of yardage.
None of them have been pre-washed.
They need a good home.
It will be a random drawing and  I will ship at the end of each week. 
I will consolidate shipments if you win more than once. 
I am only going to be able to ship in the contiguous 48 states 
and I must be able to contact you via e-mail.

AND the winner of Sept. 5th’s giveaway is…Blogger
 madrekarin said…
Love brown. My living room is done in shades of brown
thanks to a wall papered in old book pages. I think it needs a brown
quilt to be completely happy. 🙂 Thanks for the chance!

September 5, 2013 at 10:04 PM
The winner of today’s DE STASH will be posted
Monday morning along with more giveaways all week.
Just to wet your appetite for the line up next week,
Some vintage Tula Pink
Quilt blocks in progress
 fabric yo-yos
and more surprises

Thanks for following along.



  1. Lisa says:

    Ohhhh nooo, a donation to the Goodwill? Argh! That would be tough to get over. Hopefully a quilter needing great backgrounds picked it up and really appreciated your selections.

  2. jmniffer says:

    I've been quilting for three years, mainly kits. Recently I have become obsessed with scrap quilts only to realize I NEED background fabrics to make that happen. Winning your giveaway would be a big step forward on that journey. Thanks for the chance.

  3. Jen says:

    I try to buy backgrounds, but those novelty call out to me! Lol.i would be so heart broken if some of my stash went to Goodwill, sorry that happened!

  4. Ann in NC says:

    I tend to buy fabric on impulse, and lights are not usually things that catch my eye that want to come home with me. I have been trying to do better as i want to use them in scrap quilts.

  5. Kathie says:

    ONE never has enough backgrounds , creams and tans
    I would be thrilled to win and am sure they would be added to the multiple quilts I am working on now 🙂
    thanks for such a generous giveaway

  6. Definitely always room for background fabrics! I just watched my son pull out of the driveway going back to college…on the other side of the country! I'm in VA and he is in school in CO! I miss him already! I better head to my sewing room for some fabric therapy!

  7. Shannon says:

    Oh yes, I am a background fabric kind of gal! These colors are so warm and inviting! They certainly are appropriate for this time of year. Thank you for your kind heart of generosity! 🙂

  8. Mom C says:

    When we stay at our mountain trailer I don't take a lot of extra boxes to bring stuff home in and end up using lots of the black garbage bags for dirty clothes, overflow kitchen supplies, arts and crafts, just about anything, including the garbage. Then just before we turn onto the highway we stop at the public garbage bins. I've lost more stuff there! Hubby just grabs black bags and tosses and by the time I've got everything packed, I'm mostly brain dead! Now I try to separate better and also use white garbage bags for my keep til we get homes. Love the fabric. Thanks.

  9. I'm in the middle of collecting fabric for an incredible autumn wall hanging quilt and can you believe I went to my favorite quilt store and nothing! I just needed a really good neutral for some flying geese and not one to be found!

  10. gailss says:

    nice fabrics and love these give-aways. What a nice thing for you to do…..so, I guess quilting is like a drug or ADDICTION….just start and you are hooked. Always am looking for that right piece of fabric!

  11. Tracey Heinle says:

    Wow!!! Thank you for your generosity!!! I would treasure your hand me downs!!! Thank you for the wonderful opportunity!!! 🙂

  12. Bri Loftis says:

    Sorry to hear about the Mystery of the Disappearing Black Bag! My Mom has a similar story of a plaque on the wall that also disappeared. When she asked my Dad, a funny look came over his face, but he denied all knowledge of the plaque. She thinks it fell on the floor and broke and he just swept it up and threw it away not thinking it could be repaired and re-hung. My brothers also denied any knowledge. I was off the hook, away at college. Thanks so much for your generosity – I could really use some backgrounds for my Jamestown Crossing quilt from the Bonnie Hunter workshop this weekend.

  13. Chantal says:

    Thank you for a chance to win. I am lacking light background fabrics. I always tend to choose the more exciting midtones. I have made a rule for myself that when I go fabric shopping I have to buy at least one FQ of light fabric.

  14. Chris says:

    PLease toss my name into the 'hat'…. and thank you for sharing your over-flow.

    I LOVE what the internet has given to us quilters! The inspirations never end

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