This is most of my stash. The rest is scattered around various parts of my apartment and car--like the rest of us! There is another quilting mess on my ironing board, dining room table, living room craft table, sofa, chair, etc. I don't have the problem of getting new fabric past a significant other, since I don't have one, but I do have to sneak it past my birds, who know that they have a rival for Mama's affection! I've been quilting since 1995, and have been collecting since then. My difficulty lies at work--I work for JoAnn fabrics, so it's hard to leave work every day without buying something new!