Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
Like many of you, I still have far too much fabric in my stash, and, though I didn’t achieve my stash busting goals for 2018, I really did try. I’m game to continue the journey, and hope that you will join me.
Consider joining the group, whether you’ve been a Stash buster in the past, or not... whether you reached your goal, or not... if you are serious about reducing the amount of fabric that is on your shelves, in your bins and in your favorite hiding places.
As a group, our goal is to get the size of our stash UNDER CONTROL.
I know that I will purchase fabric this year. Being a Stash buster makes me much more conscious before I add to what I already have. Do I really NEED it? Having to publicly declare a purchase makes me think about it... well for a few seconds, anyway! I am getting better. Little steps, right?
1. There is NO NEED to count the yardage in your stash!!! (it would be way too scary, anyway!)
2. You can sell, donate, or give away yardage to count toward your total.
3. You are allowed to purchase new fabric. Just report that as yardage 'IN'!!!
4. Though it is not necessary to report in every week (you can, though!), regular reporting is encouraged.
5. We are always glad to see pictures!
The routine has been that I post the previous week's reporting early Monday morning in a chart. Participants respond to that post with their yardage IN and yardage OUT for the previous week. That information then gets posted in the following week's chart. You don't have to respond every week, but please respond regularly, even if just to report that there has been nothing IN or OUT.
The date to start your count of Yardage IN and Yardage OUT is January 1, 2018, or anytime you want to join in the fun.
Some people count fabric as busted when the fabric is off the shelf and cut, others count once the top is together, and, I would guess, that others prefer to count once the top is quilted. Whatever works for you!
I hope that you have thought about your goal for this year. Realistically, how many yards of fabric do you think you can use up, sell, donate or give away??
The update chart will be posted once a month.
Membership is open to ALL. Join in at any time you like.
I would thank you so much !! I have been organizing my file of quilts we have done and kits I am working on for future sewing ... we will never run out of names !!
That is so cool. I don't need any rabbit trails right now, but this one looks like was fun to make.
Haha, me either. But have to start on a t-shirt quilt. Just ordered 6 yards of train fabric. It is a memory quilt for her son using the dad’s shirts. So ANOTHER 6 yards in....my numbers are going backwards.
this quilt was worked vertically, so no big squares, just lots of matching seams. My hubby likes it, so it will go in guest room fir the holidays.
That is cool!!
Qustion - would a yard of 108" backing be 3 yds of regular fabric? If I buy some, not sure what to declare.
I usually put my foot in my mouth when I try to answer a question ha! ha! 3 X 36 is 108 so 1 yard would be 3 yards wide. right??
Yes, if using wide backing one yard equals three yards of the normal. If I count it in as three yards, it goes out as three yards. If in your stash, your best judgement, I would go three yards then.
Well I guess I better revise my 2.5 yards of backing in since it is 108” wide....didn’t think about that LOL
It really IS only 2 1/2 yards .. you are still using it for backing, right ? hahahaha
Your call girl.
For those of you busting your stash with row by row....there is a Facebook group, Fun and Done! Finished Rows and Row Quilts. Some really neat designs/layouts for quilts.
You just reminded me of an unfinished UFO Row by Row I have. Somewhere along I quit counting UFOs and just started hiding them. DH just recently asked me if I know where my stuff is. :0