Sunday Stash Share: A little bit o' DS

8:00:00 AM

Oh, man.

If you're on Instagram, and you're a fabric-holic, you'll probably know what I'm talking about -

it's #thegreatfabricdestash

(The Great Fabric Destash)

and it's bad.

Very, very bad. Especially when you're on a tight budget.

So let's say - hypothetically speaking - a certain Canadian Expat, perhaps a little homesick and maybe a little down - spent an evening drowning her woes in gorgeous pictures of wonderful fabrics all over Instagram.

And maybe she realized that it had been forever since she really bought any fabric that was for herself.

And maybe, she went a little nutbar. About Denyse Schmidt.

OOPS.

Here's how it works if you're not on Instagram:

When you post a photo, you can add a hashtag and a search term immediately following it, like this:

#diy

...that hashtag term is clickable, searchable link, and will pull up every Instagram post of every person who ever used that #diy in their post.

So!

Let's say you need to destash a bit of your fabric. And you want to sell it quickly, and not muck around with an online site.

You can post your destash item with the hashtag #thegreatfabricdestash and people (like the crazy Expat mentioned above) can search that term and see what people are selling.

I may have relieved one IG user of some of her Denyse Schmidt stash:

Denyse Schmidt, Freespirit Fabrics, "Franklin"
Denyse Schmidt for Freespirit Fabrics, "Chicopee"

I also may have added some of Bonnie and Camille's gorgeousness to my stash this week - come on, Vintage Modern? On a bolt? In 2015?! I had to - see the post and pictures {here}...

I'm cutting myself off now.

Jeepers.

Talk about falling hard off the wagon.

Linking up to the fabric-stashing, textile-hoarding enabler, Molli Sparkles for his Sunday Stash Share!
Molli Sparkles

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12 comments

  1. I love what you "might" have found on Instagram and "might" have bought. Instagram is so fun!

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  2. Must be something in the air. I accumulated over 27 yards this week, it just hopped into my cart!

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  3. maybe it is just as well I do not understand instagram! do look but cannot post much etc all double dutch to me

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  4. Addictive...is 't it. Great finds!

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  5. Hey girl lemme know if my no reply status is fixed. I think it is.

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  6. It is addicting!! I have cut myself off! But it is great fun and there are some wonderful steals & deals!

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  7. Great post, I hope you enjoyed yourself not buying fabric.

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  8. Oh, great DS goodies you've found! Serious eye candy.

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  9. What an exciting find in the destash!!! Lucky lady!

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  10. It's a lovely way to fall off the wagon! I have a couple of charm packs of Vintage Modern just waiting for the perfect moment...

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  11. Whoa, #thegreatfabricdestash sounds extremely dangerous, I will have to explore! I don't blame you in the slightest for the DS fabrics, I just love everything she does!

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