2020 DeStash-Along

My crafty weakness if fabric…I can’t seem to buy just a piece or two but the entire collection…I have a lot of “collections”…I have decided to start using up some of the fabrics I have saved for clothing…I don’t need clothes, but I like the construction process.

I have seen a lot of nice fun clothes online that I want to duplicate in a fashion…it is not about the money, just about the challenge. I am not a huge fan of plaid, but I do have a cute top that would like in a plaid…hope I have enough yardage.

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I managed to use up a whole skein of bulky yarn today when I decided that I needed to make my brother a hat for his birthday being celebrated today. I don’t know if I’ve ever knit that fast before and I thank the gods the old and the new for whomever invented the bulky (6) yarns. haha! But I got it done, it fit him well, and he loved it so, there ya go.
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I just made 56 masks. These are some of the kid ones.

Since March, the total is approx 400…all from stash. I have ordered interfacing and elastic, but the fabric was stash. I do work full time, veggie garden, completely reconfigured the craft room, reorganized the basement, fostered several sets of kittens/cats, and joined several swaps. Whew. Staying home does give a person time! Time to fill up with projects.

All the masks has reduced my stash by way less than I would have thought. And highlighted my fabric hoarding ways. Everyone needs at least one bad trait, right?

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Well, if you still have some of the castle fabric to get rid of, I might be able to help out with that! :wink:

(seriously, tho, super impressive!)

I agree, I can’t imagine 400 masks!

I used up some more stash chunky yarn today making a birthday crown for my little one to wear for her 2nd birthday next week. image

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I’d share if I could. I purchased a layer cake of Robert Kauffman kid prints for a baby quilt. The castle was one of the 10" x 10" squares. I can get two kid masks out of one square, or one adult mask. Sorry, all used up. Please don’t cry. :smiley: Actually there were two of the castle with different color schemes and a set of those went to twin girls. I wish I had a picture!

The daycare these went too takes in kids from health care workers, and a certain percentage of lower-income kids, so masks are greatly needed. I lined the kid ones with flannel, backed by featherweight iron-on interfacing to give it some body and better droplet control. The kids love the flannel, it is so soft. I find it too hot right now, maybe in winter.

I’ve streamlined my production and can turn out at least 2 dz weekend, if I have time, sometimes more. Mindless work, but oddly satisfying.

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