Stash time! Hold on to your hats: It’s the vintage edition.
This photo shows part of my fabric collection and all the different types of fabric I have in it, from hand printed pieces by myself and other indie designers through vintage pieces such as bark cloth and 60s tea towels and pillowcases and on to popular quilting fabric designers like Amy Butler and Erin McMorris.
I’m getting better at using my stash, though I am quite happy to just admire it piled up like this Recently I used some of these pieces in my first quilt (the perfect stash project!).
I grew up in the U.S. and moved to France almost ten years ago (my husband is French). I love all things vintage, especially textiles, and these are some favorite old French fabrics from my stash. There’s something about the look and feel of them that is so irresistible and I often wonder where they were originally sold and where they’ve been over the years.
I love all the little bits of vintage fabric scraps, just waiting to be combined and reused in some fun pouches, patchwork and such!
I have actually used some of those already to line bags, make pouches, line baskets with.. just love the idea of using vintage and upcycling!
Tim and I always drive by estate sales and sigh a wistful sigh and then just keep driving because we have the kids in tow. That kind of sale is way too cut throat to bring a 2 and 5 year old into. But this weekend we saw one that didn’t look too crowded and we were feeling brave so we stopped and I’m so glad we did.
Thanks to all the stashers who were kind enough to share their words and images in this post!