What do you usually sew?
I love to make quilts. Though I make a little of everything.
When you shop for fabric, what size cuts to do you usually buy? (i.e. If you see something beautiful, but you don't have a use for it right away, how much do you buy?)
I usually buy 1/2 a yard of fabric. I feel like that is enough to create something of substance.
Do you buy on impulse or do you go out looking for something you need?
I usually buy things I am looking for since I don't have too much storage space, but if I am out and I see something I really like I grab a half yard.
Are you a pre-washer? If you are, do you wash your fabric before you need it, or only when you are ready to use it?
I never prewash my fabrics. I always forget and haven't really had any problems because of it.
Do you iron it?
I definitely iron my fabric before cutting. It makes cutting much easier especially when using a rotary cutter.
How do you sort it? (color, print size, collection, etc.)
I sort by color for the most part, but also by kind of fabric.
Do you have any special folding techniques?
I don't have any particular folding techniques though I have read some blogs that share some easy ways to fold using your rotary cutter ruler that I am thinking of doing to makes my stash look a little better.
How do you store your fabric?
I have elfa shelves from the container store that my folded fabric all goes in.
What tips do you have for building up a well-rounded stash?
Honestly with time you stash builds no matter what you do. I feel as though you really do have to buy small fat quarters and half yards as you fall in love with them.
When do you say enough is enough?
When I have 10 unfinished projects waiting
What are some of your favorite stash-busting projects?
I love lap quilts! You can use so much of your fabric and come out with a great usable piece.
Do you have a current favorite print in your stash? Let's see it!
I have so many that I love but I have one that I just got today. I know you have seen it before.
What's your definition of the perfect stash? (Consider sharing a picture or two of your stash & storage, or direct us to a pic on Flickr!)
A perfect stash is one that whenever you look in for a project you have stuff to work with. This can be very different for many people. I'll show you mine.... it still isn't ideal but last year I was on quite a budget so I couldn't contribute too much.