Ugly is arriving…

If you read this post, you know that I am in need of some ugly fabric. Not a lot of any one fabric, just a little bit of many fabrics. Linda H. in Bohemia, NY, came through in a serious way. She had a box of ugly fabric, saved from a group challenge, that she sent to me.


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There are some pieces I like but mostly, I hate it all. Way to go, Linda! I asked for a challenge and I got one.

Rita sent this:


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It's not a fabric I would ever buy, but it is not nearly as bad as this, sent by Bernadette:


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So far, these awful chimps win the prize for the fabric I despise the most. The only thing might be worse would be clowns… I am not a fan of clowns.

I am challenging myself, so I could give myself an out and give myself permission to discard the most awful fabrics. Instead, my challenge is that I cannot discard them. 

FYI – I bagged this assortment in my 5 lingerie bags for washing and it worked really well. After washing, I took them out of the bags, cut the threads and opened them out. They are in the dryer now.

If you have something ugly to add to my pile, please do send small pieces (up to 12" square-ish) to:

Becky Goldsmith, 919 Starlight Dr, Sherman, TX 75090

Thank you!


19 thoughts on “Ugly is arriving…

  1. HA! I KNEW I would “win”!!!! Glad you noticed I didnt bother to Pre-wash…..it would have such a waste of good soap and water in my book :-/

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  2. My BFF Bernie told me to check out your post. When I saw the Ugly Fabric title I was sure that I would scroll down and find something that either she or I had designed in the pile. I’m happy to say that there is nothing with either of our names on the selvedge in the photo! I know Bernadette really well and I think she is holding out on you. The monkeys aren’t the only really ugly stuff in her stash!

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  3. You made me laugh out loud! As someone who has also designed fabric, Im happy not to have seen some of ours in that pile either. And Im not sure I can stand something worse than the monkeys…

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  4. HEY Karen….are you INSULTING my stash? My choice of fabrics?? Or are referring to some of the REALLY bad engravings or colorways of strike-offs and sample yardage that, thankfully, never saw the light of day? I’m pretty sure I burned those! (too awful to donate,… orphans and sick children deserve better!)

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  5. Hahahahahahaha. My goodness those monkeys are awful! I thought my brown and yellow banana fabric was bad…
    I thought about sending you some fabric, but I am too stubborn. I’m determined to make good with it myself! I’ll be interested to see what you come up with, though!

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  6. So, I checked and I don’t have any fabrics in my stash that I consider ugly either. However, I know that in the quilt-in “free” box there are a couple pieces that have been in there for several months. When we meet again in mid-February, I’ll pull them out and send them to you. However, I’ll be sending the whole piece just to get it out of there…lol…

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  7. Becky:
    I’m glad the fabric got to you safe and sound! Can’t wait to hear/see what you do with all of it!
    Good luck!
    Linda

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  8. Wish I had known that someone was collecting fuglies on purpose….I just had a giveaway on my blog and got rid of my fuglies that way! I couldn’t stand looking at the pile of evil chartreuse any more….

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