Hard Lemonade Disaster: Why Plastic Bags Can Be Your Friends

I read in one of my books that you shouldn’t store your fabric in plastic bags as they can get musty and moldy.  That’s good advice for long term storage, but for short-term, portable storage I say the opposite.

Last Sunday my fiance and I sat down to watch the Superbowl and enjoy a craptastic buffet of food and drink.  While he went high brow with a nice bottle of wine, I kept things classy with a couple bottles of Mike’s Hard Pomegranate Lemonade.  What does this have to do with fabric storage you ask?  Stay with me.

Towards the end of the first half, I got a little to excited about a Packer’s play and my hand knocked over the aforementioned bottle of booze.  My purse was sitting open on an ottoman next to my side table and the bottle poured right into my purse.

The fact that my leather purse is now soaked with maroon booze is tragic enough, but inside said purse was a bag containing my in progress 1930’s hexagons.  Luckily I had the fabric sorted in several plastic bags, so the only loss was a small spool of thread that was floating in the outer bag.  I had to re-bag everything since the outsides were splattered with booze, but it could have been a lot worse.

I do have to take the purse to a repair shop to see if it can be cleaned.  I lost two notebooks and my white cardigan was covered in maroon stains, but the fabric was saved.

On another note- I have given up on the Anchor Quilt.  This project is supposed to be fun, but the poor cutting job has made it really unpleasant.  I am going to substitute it with the Double Nine Patch Quilt that was going to wait until next year.



About 12months12quilts

I am an educator and sewing teacher, crafting away in The Bay Area, CA.
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