The fact that I could have 20 yards of something lurking in my fabric stash was a pretty big shock--even for me. What else could be lurking in here--50 yards of blue cotton? Fabric for 28 dresses? Jimmy Hoffa? I have kept a spreadsheet to try to keep track of fabric (and yarn to begin with), but obviously it hasn't worked that well. Things that I use a lot and buy in big quantities--white, black, and red quilting cotton, felt--never get listed because I am always using them but often in small amounts at a time. So, I've started slowly going through the pile and adding them to my project book. This could take a while...........
I'm also bagging things up so they won't fade in the sun, since my sewing room faces south and obviously, this is going to take some time to use up--even with MY delusions of fabric/yarn usage. The top bag is probably the oldest fabric still remaining in my stash. When I first bought a sewing machine, I made several sets of fan-shaped placemats, and this was from the first set:
Underneath is some navy microsuede--I believe 5 yards. It's probably been in the stash for a while as most microsuede was purchased after I had discovered how lovely it was to wear but before I had attempted to work with the stuff. I think it could make a lovely long-sleeved shirt for Andy, and I have finally learned to work reasonably well with microsuede (except for the latest disaster), but I'll move that one back down the list a bit as I've promised him a different long-sleeved shirt for his birthday this year, and I still haven't made his gift from LAST year (which will move to the top of the list once I locate the fabric.) But they're all on the list now.
This came down with the things I was tugging on,
And while I'm sorting through all of this,