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Turkey Tracks: A New Stash Management Plan

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Turkey Tracks:  April 5, 2018

A New Stash Management Plan

Tori Manzi asked if any of the Mt. Battie Modern quilters would like to pull some fabrics from their stash as she was going to send fabrics to a group of young quilters (teenagers, I think) in California whose quilts were on display at QuiltCon this year.  I pulled some, yes.  And I assume she’s mailed what we collected.

But that pulling for her started a hurricane of stash pulling.  There are just so many fabrics that I am not using.  They’re beautiful fabrics, but my tastes have radically changed.  I’m working with lighter, brighter fabrics these days.   And I’m a bit tired of guilting myself about not using…this:


I bundled what I pulled into color bundles.  And I am playing these bundles forward.  Two people who are just getting—or getting back—into quilting have raided these bundles.  And that makes me happy.  I’ll take some to Mt. Battie and will put some in the Coastal Quilters auction this fall—assuming there are any left at that point.  What will be, will be.

Cotton+Steel also makes me happy too.  Here are my March blocks for our Mt. Battie Modern “Long Time Gone” challenge.  Those little churn dash blocks will finish at 3 inches, and THEY ROCK!  They are fun to make and are so darn cute.

I’m not as fond of the crosses/star block.  But it is DONE.  On to the next.

Written by louisaenright

April 5, 2018 at 1:21 pm

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  1. Our local Salvation Army has a fabric sale every April. I pulled and donated 431 yds of fabric and wanted to make it an even 500 yds but fell and broke my wrist and am in a cast so that ended that. The sad thing is you can’t even see where anything is missing;)

    Mary Gillette

    April 5, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    • Wow! That is so generous of you. I’m all about “playing it forward,” so I’m guessing that your wonderful donation will go into the future in good ways.


      April 8, 2018 at 2:21 pm

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