I am continuing to plug away at getting my stash organized. I think I will be finished tomorrow. I am tossing a lot of bits and pieces and putting others aside to be cut into charms and other sizes. I have enough 5" squares to do half a dozen full sized quilts and that isn't counting the batiks!
I found a bag of fat quarters that I forgot I had and they will be perfect for a child's quilt commission. If you use fabric that you rediscovered, does that mean you can say it was free?! I also found a charm pack which will be great for finishing another customer quilt. If I hadn't done the sort out, I would have been buying more fabric. Too bad my labour isn't a tax deduction as well.
I can't remember if I mentioned that I didn't get chosen to be an Island Batik Ambassador this year or not. This means that the January blog hop will be my last project. I will miss being part of the group and, of course, the fabrics but I do have a lot of things to get accomplished. I can always apply again next year. I may have the fabrics used up by then.
A lady on one of my on line groups asked about uses for left over batting. I suggested making mats for animal shelters but, as I was putting away some of my decorations, I was reminded of something else. I have a number of fragile ornaments and particularly my nativity figures. I have made small bags from batting to hold each item. I then put all the pieces from each nativity together in a larger bag and store it with the manger if it has one.
You could also cut the batting into squares and place between your good china plates and bowls so they don't get marked by the dish above it.
Do you have other uses?