Published on February 24th, 2009 | by Jackie Hernandez6
Build a Greener Craft Fabric Stash
Crafters and quilters usually build up a fabric stash over many years of collecting. A fabric stash is usually filled with fabrics they couldn’t resist and knew someday they’d find the perfect project for. I think most crafters and quilters would be frightened to be stash-less. A fabric stash can serve as inspiration and always provides security knowing there is a project hiding in there somewhere.
Well, what to do if you have decided to craft green and have no stash? Start building one.
One of the fastest and most affordable ways to build a stash is by buying small cuts of fabrics you love. There are so many eco-friendly fabric sources that sell fabric mix packs and remnant bags perfect for starting a new stash. Here is a round-up of my favorite sources for eco-friendly fabric scraps and remnants.
- I drool over this MARAmiki Waste Not Remnant Stash (shown at top) full of hand-printed scraps material, including linen, cotton, and silk.
- Lotta Jansdotter has a couple linen remnant bags (shown above) with generously sized pieces featuring a variety of colors and prints.
- Pippijoe always has Fabric Mix Packs featuring 2-3 pieces of coordinating screenprinted hemp or linen blend fabrics.
- Green Depot has a section dedicated to sustainable and vintage scrap fabrics ranging from prints to solids.
- Cicada Studio always offers fabric samplers for each collection.
- Umbrella Prints offers a package of fabric trimmings from their collection.
- Of Paper and Thread sells 25 x 20 cm fabric scraps for only $3 a piece.
- Ink and Spindle always supports the craft community with fabric packs from all three designers, as well as craft kits.
Have fun building a greener fabric stash! If you want fabric yardage check out the Top 10 Modern, Eco-friendly, Printed Fabrics on Etsy.
[Image 1 courtesy of Mara Snipes of MARAmiki and Image 2 courtesy of Lotta Jansdotter]