Thursday, May 23, 2013

Traveling Stash

A couple of weeks ago I won a traveling stash box from Sharon.  What is a traveling stash box? Well it's like Christmas for Quilters.  The box I received had a variety of fabrics, books, patterns and notions in it.  

When you win the box you get to pick out some of the surprises inside to keep for your own and then you need to put some of your stash into it for the next quilter.  

I'm excited about the paper piecing books and have chosen a few fat quarters and yardage to add to my stash.

Here's a pix of what I've decided to keep and 

These are the things I'm adding to the box,  A Snap sack called Simplicity, some hem facing and binding, some yardage and fat quarters.  I book about origami and one for beginning quilters and a few quilt patterns.

Then post your good fortune and do a drawing for the next Stash box winner.  It's important to do this in a timely manner (I'm a slacker) but promised to repent and get this done today so I can be forgiven and move forward.  Katie is the Stash Box Monitor and you should check with her after you receive the box and you can find the rules HERE  on her blog.  I've also included them here on the blog.  

Just leave a comment and I'll do a drawing on Saturday morning and then get it off in the mail ASAP after that.  

Traveling Stash

Rules and Guidelines 

  • Be an active blogger -- post about receiving the box and the giveaway in a timely manner 
  • Update the travel log in the box to let others know where the box has been.
  • There is a list of rules and guidelines in the box -- be sure to follow these to keep the box full of quality items and the experience positive for everyone. 
  • You may take any items from the box just be sure that you are replacing them with quality and comparable items. (Guidelines for fabric below) 
  • Ship box to the next person timely -- and communicate tracking information with recipient.
  • Shipping is within the US only  

Fabric and other item Guidelines 

  • Fabric should be quilt shop quality and in new condition. Do not include items smaller than a fat quarter unless it falls into one of the other categories and these should be packaged together. 
    • Jelly Roll -- 2.5 inch strips (typically 40 strips per set)
    • Honey Buns -- 1.5 inch strips (typically 40 strips per set) 
    • Desert Roll -- 10 strips 5 inches wide cut the length of the fabric 
    • Turnovers -- 80 (6 inch) triangles
    • Candy Squares  -- 2.5 inch squares (typically 45 squares per set) 
    • Charms -- 5 inch squares (typically 40 squares per set)
    • Layer Cake -- 10 inch squares (typically 40 squares per set)
  • Patterns / Books should be in new or nearly new condition and should be kept to a minimum as this adds bulk and weight. 
  • Other items should be new or gently used condition and should be packaged as necessary to ensure that all parts remain together. 

Important Things to Remember

  • Please ensure that items in the box are quality. If items in the box are poor quality they should be removed. Items that are being removed can be offered for optional inclusion to the next recipient. Poor quality items can be discarded but this should be done with digression. 
  • Only include items that you would be proud to own -- this is not a dumping ground for outdated or worn items
  • Items should be free of smoke, odors  and pet hair 
  • You must replace all items that you take with items of equal value and replacing with more than you take is welcome. 

How to Save Money when Shipping 

  • You can purchase postage online from USPS at a discounted rate
  • When you purchase online delivery confirmation is included
  • You can schedule pickup from your home or office -- so no waiting in line at the post office. 


  1. Looks like an awesome box of goodies!
    Please include me!

  2. Well, I guess I'll hop in here too. I've seen this before and hesitated, but it sure looks like fun to open and sort out all the goodies. Please put my name in the hat!

  3. thanks for getting this posted I have made the update on the tracker posting.

  4. This sounds like a great way to get rid of some things cluttering up my space. patterns, fabric, thread, and other sundry things.