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Tangerine Goodness!

Want to know a secret? I get asked often how I have built up my stash and am able to pull so many different colors for #pileofabricstashshare. I also get asked how to build a stash without going broke. Well, for over a year now I have participated in a monthly bundle club called Around the Color Wheel from Marmalade Fabrics. I just got this months bundle in the mail and having been staring at it off and on for a few hours. tangerine-bundleHere are the reasons why this monthly club suites me perfectly…
  • Being in a monthly club satisfies my fabric shopping urges, but is budget friendly since I know exactly how much I am spending every month.
  • I am subscribed to receive the Solids and Prints bundles each month, which is perfect for my style, I almost always use coordinating solids with all of my projects. I am also more of color focused quilter, so I tend to use a mix of prints or solids from many different designers in specific colors, as opposed to using fabrics from one entire collection and designer.
  • The solids are Kona® Cotton, which as you all know is my favorite brand solid. Tammy at Marmalade labels the name of each Kona® Cotton color on every piece you buy, which is an amazing perk. I want all my solids labeled so this saves me a bunch of time.
  • Since I am subscribed to the club I don't even have to think, each month my PayPal account is billed and my fabric shows up in the mail.
  • I have two young children and I have learned my lesson bringing them with me to shop for fabric (yikes!), so I prefer to shop online.


tangerine-solids-bundleThis is how I have been growing my stash regularly while maintaining some financial control. So there you have it that's my secret!

You can subscribe to the Around the Color Wheel Bundle Club for fat quarters or half yards of prints, solids, or both at Marmalade Fabrics. You can also purchase previous months bundles here.


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  • Paula says...

    I think these fabric clubs are a really wonderful way to easily build up your stash. I have done a year of batiks, am almost finished a year of colours (prints) and have just started into a year of Liberty lawns. Next on my list will be solids as next year I would like to try out a few designs in solids only.

    On August 21, 2014

  • Karen says...

    I too at times have joined fabric clubs it is a great way to get some variety. Last year I joined the Fat Quarter Shops mini charm square club and got 4 packs a month for a little over a year – I want to make a mini tumbler quilt pattern queen size with them – this way I can do a charm quilt (no piece the same color) with very little effort on my part. (I too like Kona Cotton – great colors)

    On August 21, 2014

  • Julie N says...

    I love this idea, but am wondering fat quarter or half yards?

    On August 21, 2014

  • Kay says...

    This really makes sense!! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on using fabric clubs.

    On August 21, 2014

  • liveacolorfullife says...

    I should think about signing up for this as well. Tammy is SO super nice and it IS a bonus that she labels all the solids. And it is good for budgeting purposes for sure.

    On August 21, 2014

  • Pat S says...

    I’ve been subscribed to Tammy’s color wheels for about a year now and really love it for all the reasons you mentioned!!

    On August 21, 2014

  • Jeri Niksich says...

    I love your colors for this month! I wish I was financially able at this time to join this club as it has wonderful coordinating colors but I jumped head 1st into an Estate Sale for a Tin Lizzie Long Arm w/frame & that wiped out my savings and on top of that it’s an older model & I can’t find a manual for it.I have searched high & low for one to no avail. I’m now wishing I didn’t buy it and instead invested in this fabric club as well as the one I cancelled after this major purchase. I’m feeling sick to my stomach over this ordeal.

    On August 21, 2014

  • Angela Thomas says...

    I love love love this! Signed up already. What a great deal! I can’t believe the price is so great. Love Kona!

    On August 21, 2014

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