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.


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?


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


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.