Where does the time go? Really, how is it Halloween tomorrow? I’m definitely not ready for the holiday season – I’m barely ready for trick or treating!
The end of October means Stash needs to begin selling down our inventory. We’re still hoping for a buyer (If you or someone you know might be interested in running the cutest fabric shop in South Seattle, please contact us!), but it’s time to prepare for the possibility that this little fabric store’s time is done.
Starting on November 1st, everything at Stash is 15% off. Fabric, yarn, notions, patterns, quilting tools, knitting needles, books. It’s all on sale.
Has it been a while since you’ve stopped by? Wondering if we still have that fabric or yarn you were checking out last time? Grab your coffee and scroll on down for a photographic tour of our shelves. Actually, before you start scrolling, grab a pen and paper so you can jot down the names of things that catch your eye. To be sure you get the bits you want, leave a comment below or send us an email. We’ll set it aside for you.
(Oh, and please forgive my somewhat irregular and uneven photography. I’m a quilter first, then several other things, then a photographer!)
Let’s start with the organics, shall we?
Starting with Birch Fabrics on the left, we have Dandi Flight, City Block, Coral Ride, Dottie, Commute, Gridlock Dot, By Bike, and His Cruiser. The sky blue fabric with birds in flight is Soar from Monaluna, followed by Entwined, Poppies and Peony. We’ll finish this shelf with 5 fabrics from Clothworks Sweet Safari line. All organic cotton!
This Picnic Pals line is from Clothworks, and it’s also organic. Super cute little animals and supporting fabrics for a little one in your life.
And some organic solids, also from Clothworks: purple, light purple, black, light orange, yellow, light yellow, and white.
Light lime, lime, dark coral, light pink, blue and light blue. Still organic solids from Clothworks.
How about some collections from Moda?
This is Once Upon A Time. There’s a whimsical woodland print (third from right above) and a heap of ultra useful coordinates.
Moda’s Tradewinds collection has a certain Southeast Asia vibe. Teacups, florals, bamboo, and elephants.
Quilt Blocks from Moda, with a Bella Solid in lime green there at the end.
The Little Black Dress collection is full of feminine florals and laces and could go soft and romantic or gothic grunge depending on what you pair it with.
Moda’s Birds and Berries collection is one of my personal favorites.
Oh Deer! is a blend of large-scale florals, avian outlines, and tiny deer on parade.
Ladies Stitching Club is a fun combination of florals and buttons.
Coquette is perfect for a little girl’s quilt, all pinky purple and pastel-y.
Don’t know any girly girls? Bungle Jungle is full of zoo favorites and happy dots, good for girls and boys.
Everything But The Kitchen Sink is reminiscent of 1930s fabrics, with lots of small scale flowers.
California Girl somehow manages to suggest sunshine without being glaring or in-your-face.
In The Begining’s Painted Summer collection is as full of flowers, birds and butterflies as a garden at it’s peak.
It’s such a large collection, it’s on two shelves!
Not a collections person? Sometimes it’s better to mix things up and take a little of this and a little of that.
This shelf starts with some Painted Summer from In the Beginning. Then, from Dear Stella, pinks and oranges from the Mimosa collection and grays and yellows from the Palladium collection. Oh, and some bluebirds and birdcages from J’Adore. We’ll finish this shelf with Tweedle Dee Tile from Michael Miller in blue and red.
Anyone feeling nautical? How about these fabrics from Michael Miller: Mutiny on the Buntin’, Making Waves, Stay the Course, Point of Sail, Ship Shape, Thar She Blows, Ahoy Matey, and a Mini Harlequin. For coordinates, how about dots and stripes from Dear Stella?
Also from Dear Stella, we have lots of these ikat inspired fabrics from the Kallianthi collection (on the left) and the Ikebana collection.
I love this Forest Floor collection from Clothworks. In fact, I may have to cut myself a fat quarter bundle from this collection. Want a bundle of your own? Just leave us a comment. When you come pick it up, you can take a look at the Coffee collection from Timeless Treasures. Have any coffee addicts who need handmade gifts? How about napkins or mug rugs in those coffee rings, with a coffee bean border?
Start at the left: Michael Miller’s Tweetie Pie (coordinates with Tweedle Dee Tile pictured a few shelves ago); Dahlia from Ty Pennington; Dahlia, Tree Rings, Twig, and Dahlia from Martha Nagley; Swallow Skies from Tula Pink via Free Spirit; Michael Miller’s Lulu and Morning Glory; Squirrel and Little Bits from Tula Pink, again; and back to Michael Miller with Sweet Field and Wild Carrot. Whew!
From Michael Miller: Wireframe, Spare a Square, Zig Zag Dot, Gardenia, City Block, and two colorways of Puffy Bird. Then change gears entirely: it’s the rest of the Kallianthi collection from Dear Stella.
Two fabrics from Andover Fabric’s The Red Thread start this shelf before we move into three fabrics of Fun from Timeless Treasures. Then some Michael Miller: Bungalow Stripe, Spotlight, Play Dot, Put a Lid on It, two colors of Pencil Check, Coral Bells, Garden Carpet, Painters Canvas in blue and orange, and four fabrics from the hard-to-find Flea Market Fancy.
Everyone needs a good blender. Robert Kaufman’s Fusions line excels at this role. Here’s Saffron and Espresso leading into six fabrics from In the Beginning’s Better Gnomes and Gardens. Then five fabrics from Clothwork’s Scarlet line and two colors of Ty Pennington’s Ivy.
How about some small things? Eiffel Tower from Dear Stella; Market Floral, ABCs of Fleas, Flea Market Friends, all from Alexander Henry; a pink stripe from Dear Stella, Market Dot from Alexander Henry; Michael Miller’s Pretty Paisley; and two Butterfly Damasks, also from Michael Miller.
More stripes from Dear Stella, now in gray and blue. Then Fun on the Vine, Backyard Party, Medalions and Lotsa Dots from Michael Miller and concluding (here) wiht Love U from Moda.
These brights, whimsical birds and flowers and large dots, are from Fly Away from Robert Kaufman.
This shelf has always made me smile. Woodcuts and Font Tastic from Michael Miller; two cheery fabrics from Robert Kaufman’s Chick Chick line; six fabrics from Roar, also from Robert Kaufman; and Anthology’s Fruit Slice collection. How can you not love these?
Or these? 10 Little Things from Moda mixed up with City Streets from Clothworks. Truck and Owls!
This black polka dot on red is hiding some ladybugs; the black and white next to it is all over pandas and zebras. Both are Samarra from Timeless Treasures. The zebra print is called Lily. Then Maya from Anthology before a stray Fruit Slice before going Down Under with Northcott.
Go nostalgic with School Days from Moda. We have Michael Miller’s Wood Cuts in a second colorway, but TaDot in only blue and coral. Go modern and a little funky with Timeless Treasures’ Grove.
These fabrics are a little modern and a little retro. A lemony yellow solid (Cotton Couture), then Cote d’Azure, Feeling Groovy, Play Stripe, Giraffe Love and Bird Swing, all from Michael Miller. Add in some Groovin’ from Northcott and I dare you not to smile.
Classic black and white. Belle Provence from Northcutt and a single gray from School Days (from Moda) before embracing colors again with Mini Moda.
How about a Modern Lotus, some Twirling Blossoms, a Zinnia Garden and two Tossed Leaves? All from Michael Miller.
Time to be all mixed up: RJR’s Handspray in red; Scarlet from Clothworks; School Days from Moda; City Streets from Clothworks; Fruit Slice from Anthology; Tiny Gingham in red from Michael Miller; 10 Little Things from Moda; City Streets from Clothworks; Fruit Slice from Moda; RJR’s Handspray in orange; Chick Chick from Robert Kaufman; Fruit Slice from Anthology; School Days from Moda; Maya from Anthology; Bird Song from RJR; Scarlet from Clothworks; and Grove from Timeless Treasures.
School Days from Moda; City Streets from Clothworks; 10 Little Things from Moda; City Streets from Clothworks; RJR’s Handspray in green; Salt Air from Moda; RJR’s Handspray in Light Blue; City Streets from Clothworks; Mini Moda from Moda; Tiny Gingham in blue from Michael Miller; RJR’s Handspray in dark blue; and two prints from School Days from Moda.
A handful of additional solids (Cotton Supreme from RJR), then more from RJR’s Everything But The Kitchen Sink collection and one stray Salt Air from Moda.
Missing from this epic post is a photo of Moda’s Rouenneries Deux collection. Apparently I missed that one the day I had the camera. It’s by French General and is a warm and gentle collection of reds and browns.
Need a label for your quilt? How about some from Moda’s Salt Air collection? Need a little Victoriana? These fabrics from RJR’s Hope Cove or St. Remy de Provence might be just the thing!
Want to get cozy with flannel?
Starting on the left: Little Friends from Northcott Fabrics; Pretty Paisley from Robert Kaufman; Little Friends and Forest Friends from Northcott; two fabrics from Shaded Oaks from Moda; still more Forest Friends from Northcott; Cozy Cotton from Robert Kaufman; a return to Shaded Oaks from Moda; and back and forth until the end of the shelf.
We still have Christmas fabric!
Joy and Dear Mr. Claus, both from Moda. Joy is vibrant and modern.
Dear Mr Claus is a large and retro-inspired collection. We also have two kits with Blitzen.
A handful of solids, Cotton Couture from Michael Miller, then we veer toward a Japanese influence with fabrics from the Kasuri collection from Moda.
Robert Kaufman’s Satsuki line also channels Japan, sometimes with cherry blossoms and sometimes with characters. Stash also has several bolts of Robert Kaufman’s Fusions line. Here, it’s in Peony, Crocus, Silver, Sprig, Forest, Ash Taupe, and Fog.
This shelf starts with three fabrics from Robert Kaufman’s Imperial Collection. Then more Fusions: Metallic Stone, Metallic Blue, Blue Jay, Cobalt, Lagoon, Azure, Sky, Pepper, Onyx, and Charcoal.
Fusions: Sweet Pink, Lipstick, Sunflower, Amber, Leaf and Grass.
And more: Cream, Slate, Berry, Spring, Jet and Midnight.
Perhaps batiks sing for you? Stash has a small rainbow from Timeless Treasures:
Pink, Peony, Ruby, Lipstick, Red, Fire, Chili, Punch, Orange, Tangerine, Flame.
Sun, Goldfish, Citron, Neon, Sour Apple, Green, Parakeet, Lime, Kelly, Jade.
Midnight, Grape (multi), Eggplant, Grape, Plum, Cobalt, Sapphire, Tropical, Ocean, and Teal.
Is yarn more your thing? I haven’t forgotten you!
Most of our yarn is from Cascade Yarns. In the upper box, you’ll find Cascade’s sock yarns, while the lower boxes hold Cascade 220 (in heathers and not) and Cascade 128 Superwash.
Stash also has Nature’s Choice organic cotton and Recycled Cotton yarns, both from Lion Brand. The lower boxes here contain Superwash 220 from Cascade Yarns.
Don’t be shy! There’s a bit more yarn in backstock; come in and ask about it. All the knitting needles are bamboo from Clover.
It’s all – all of it – on sale at 15% starting on Friday, November 1. Come in soon and pick out what you simply must have – when it’s gone, it’s gone.