I have two fabric “subscriptions” that I get every month. There are quite a few monthly fabric clubs you can join, and I did quite a bit of research and calculating before deciding on two and subscribing to them. One club to build up my printed stash, and one to build up my solid (Kona) stash.
The printed fabric club I chose is the Rainbow Must-Stash from The Intrepid Thread (of course!). I chose the 6 half-yard half-stash bundle. This month was a beautiful rainbow of a new stash builder Julie got into the shop called “Citrus”. So bright and cheerful… I just love it!
The solid fabric club I chose is the Around The Color Wheel half-yard Kona bundle by Marmalade Fabrics. I have been able to build up my solids using this club, and this month I was able to add white/neutrals to my stash. I have only been using Kona Snow as my go-to background fabric, so it was nice to get a few of the other whites to see how I like them. It also turned out to be perfect timing, because two of my hive-mates in the Modern Insta-Bee have asked for Kona White to be their background color. I also love how Tammy labels each fabric piece. I have also learned to keep track of those labels.
(Someone here very possibly might have just ordered 3 yards of Caribbean Kona because that was the label on one side of a particular piece of half-yard fabric, and then discovered that what they actually wanted to order was 3 yards of Capri Kona… whose label happened to be on the other side of the particular piece of half-yard fabric.)
This month Tammy inadvertently sent me the Around The Color Wheel Low Volume fat quarter bundle. Since I don’t have a lot of low volume fabrics in my stash, this was a really fortunate accident. Mainly because I just love these fabrics, but also because a third hive-mate is asking for a low volume background for her block. Again with the great timing from Tammy!!
The one thing I love about these clubs is that every time I’ve gotten my fabric in, I’ve always had a need for one or more of the pieces of fabric included in the bundles. Plus, I’m guaranteed happy mail at least twice a month!