I'm linking up to the marvelous Rebecca and her creative Thursday Think Tank:

Thursday Think Tank

I've noticed a lot of people in blog land have been organising their fabric, making room for the new and picking fabrics for all the lovely projects and QALs that are about. There's also been gushing over beautiful new lines and undoubtedly at least some of you are using fabrics you were given at Christmas, or got in the sales afterwards ;)

There's also that other fabric (Susan knows what I mean). The fabric that you might never use, the ones you used to love, the ones that you don't know why you bought, the fabric sitting there taunting you, or hiding away at the back of a drawer somewhere! We all have it, it's the fugly fabric.

After little email conversations with both Erin and Susan an idea formed in my head (see how I'm partially blaming them already!!). I got to thinking about what will happen to that fabric. Maybe it'll get used in some practice fmq, or pieced into a quilt back, or used for practice blocks - or not.

What if you could give it to someone else, someone that might actually like it and use it?!

So I'm suggesting this:

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Here's the idea - show us your fugly fabric! Ok it doesn't have to be really ugly - it could be any bits that you don't want anymore, you know you won't use it, you're sick of looking at it or you think it is actually ugly. Maybe you have a piece of fabric leftover from a quilt that you don't really need and can do without. Write a post and give it away!!

You can have a giveaway, a competition, a swap, offer to send it to anyone that will pay the postage - whatever you choose. I'll have a linky party and you can all have a look around other people's blogs seeing what fabric they have to offer and maybe find some gems! One person's trash is another's treasure (I hope!!).

You could offer really ugly fabric if you wanted (you probably wouldn't have many takers! *cough, cough*) or fabric that you just feel 'meh' about that someone else might really love.

I think nothing too scrappy, but decent sized scraps and pieces that are useable are ok and you could offer as little or as much as you like! Obviously good quilter's weight cotton only and not fabric that is utterly crap and no use to anyone.

There's no real rules, just come back here and link up your fugly fabric post and I can maybe offer a fabric prize (not a fugly one!) to giveaway to one of you :)

Would anyone join in (I won't be entering, it wouldn't feel right but I'd love to see some posts!)?? At the very least it might be a laugh, at best a wonderful exercise in good karma!

All too often I think we hang on to pieces of fabric we don't love so why not have a fresh start...

I was aiming to have the linky up and running on 7th February - it's a Tuesday (what a fugly day!! Sorry Erin, Tuesdays are just random so seemed like a good day to pick!) and have it up for about 6 days, in time for some Valentine's winners!

So let me know, should the fugly fabric party go ahead??

If you want to join in grab the button above and stick it on your blog, try to spread the word!! The more fugly fabric we can muster the better :)
**It seems like it's all go for the fugly fabric party! I've made a tab at the top so people can easily read about it!**