fabric by the pound adNow that the fabric I ordered at Quilt Market is coming in, it’s time for my annual “Fabric by the Pound Sale”.  Quilters love having a fabric stash, but it can get overwhelming when all the bins are overflowing.  I have accused my fabric stash of reproducing while hidden in the cabinets when I’m not looking.  And making T-shirt quilts every day creates a lot of fabric scraps.  I try to use as much as I can in other quilts, but the dye lots aren’t always the same and sometimes it’s just better to sell it to my quilting friends and acquaintances.  My friend and fellow T-shirt quilt maker Betty Baker and I combine our extra fabrics and have a sale every year or so.  We have found that it’s easier to sell it by the pound than to try and measure and label small pieces.  We sell it for $10 a pound which is a little over $3.50 per yard and that’s a fantastic price for high quality quilting fabric.  It’s actually a fun morning for us and our quilting friends, but then you can’t get quilters together without having a lot of laughs.  We donate whatever fabric we have left to the West Houston Quilter’s Guild to be used for charity quilts.  Our guild makes quilts for Project Linus, nursing homes and disaster relief.  So we’re looking forward to our sale on Saturday, January 16, 2016, and I’m looking forward to getting my stash under control.