Saturday, March 23, 2013

Traveling Stash

Recently I won a  Traveling Stash box.  If you aren't familiar with what this is, there are several large flate rate boxes wandering around the USA.  They are absolutely PACKED with fabric, patterns and notions.  The idea is to take what you want and replace it with an equivalent amount of goodies then pass it on to someone else.. 

Here's what I decided to keep:
A retro needle threader and book of needles.  Check out that picture - looks like late 40's, early 50's art.  I had to have it.  I haven't owned any Kaffe Fasset, so the charm squares stay as well.  The fat quarter with the Jacobean inspired chinz flowers I grabbed for my BFF Anna.  I've never used water soluble stabilizer so I decided this was a chance to try something new.  And I can never have too much thread, especially now that I'm trying to do some FMQ.

My replacements include little square things.  There's a huge stack of 2.5" squares that I had been saving to do a Tokyo Subway quilt.  The stack is nearly 3" high and has well over 100 squares.

I had some paper piecing templates that I'm not using, and even included a finished daffodil.

Who can resist a tape measure with tea cups and a little tea pot pull?

I thought the stash lacked something with a really modern vibe so I'm giving up this 1/2 yard of cool dots.  The colors gradate from teal at the selvedge to  yellow at the center fold.  This view is half width.

And I had to put in something batik right?

Wondering if this stash is right for you?
There is an AMAZING collection of novelty fabrics.  This would be ideal for anyone working on an I Spy or Polaroid quilt.

Perhaps you are an apiarist or live in Utah.
There are a couple yards worth of these cute Debbie Mumm coordinates.

 Into retro?  I really wanted to keep the Sewing Susan needle case but decided to be nice and share.   This totally makes me want to embroider a  50's style apron.

There are some great applique patterns.
Isn't that dog the greatest!!!

And if you have a weakness for bags, these are some of the cutest patterns I've seen.

For a chance to win, leave a comment on this post.  I'll be picking a winner sometime Monday March 25th.

The rules are simple and listed below:

Want to win the Traveling Stash? Here are the rules.

  1. Be an active blogger. Post about receiving and the giveaway on your blog in a timely manner.
  2. There is a note in the box that logs where the box has been. Please add your info and place the note back in the box.
  3. There is a list of Rules and Guidelines in the box. Please read and follow these and return the list to the box.
  4. You may take anything you like from the box. Just replace every item with comparable quilt shop quality items equal to the amount taken. See guidelines below.
  5. Ship the box to the next person in a reasonable amount of time.
  6. Due to the amount of postage shipping is only within the USA


beaquilter said...

I might want to try this too :-)

Ella said...

I'd love a shot. I'm addicted to postage stamp quilts right now.

Marj said...

Sounds like a fun! Put my name in the running.

Marianne said...

I'd love to be in on this. Add my name.

Lynne said...

It sounds like so much fun!

Wendy said...

This is a cool box. Please add my name.

Carol said...

Sounds like fun. Put my name in the "hat".

Katie said...

this is a great box -- please include me

Sharon said...

Would love to join in on this.. I have some goodies to ass also.