It is the issue that divides us all: How much fabric is enough?
For some, a massive stash of fabric is inspiring and comforting. For others, it’s overwhelming and distracting!
My quilting cotton stash, from the era when I thought I might become a quilter. Um, nope.
Myself, I’m a stasher. If I see fabric that I like at the right price, I buy it and never have regrets. I get fidgety and lose my sew-jo when I don’t have at least several options for each kind of fabric that I like to sew: rayon knits, pontes, French terry, sweater knit, stretch denim, and so on. That said, I sew prolifically, so the stash only grows slowly over time.
On the flip side, plenty of my online sewing friends are pushing themselves to stash-bust by tracking fabric consumption in a spreadsheet and making sure their total amount goes down month by month… other sewists like to only own a handful of length of fabric, all of which they have an immediate plan for.
I’m curious to hear: Do you stash, or not? And whichever side you are on, how much do budget, space, or other factors affect your decision?