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.
Love it ! I haven't even started collecting yet, however, my Aunt in Oregon sent me an entire box of rows from the past 3 or 4 yrs. Must send out the request to my family all over the country to find me some rows !!
Nice work on the setting of i, Beth..can we see the back too?
Very nice, Beth. I need to get moving on my UFO's. This gives me inspiration.
Now lately I am really into these mini quilts. I don't know if that will help much with the stash busting but I am processing through my scraps and that in itself does give me some satisfaction.
Perfect for the 4th of July! Very nice, Anna!
Very nice, Anna. I too am leaning more towards mini or small quilts...also love table runners and monthly banners.
Beautiful, Anna! I love the mini quilts too. I've collected several books on them and NOW I need to get some done.
Cool tumblers! How big are they?
Like this one too. I have a lot of pieces and this would be a good use of scraps. My next project using scraps is a Shannon Brinkley quilt. I have the book and a couple of patterns, plan on chopping up pieces tomorrow and laying it out.
I had to look up Shannon Brinkley. What a beautiful quilts. I was not familiar with her work. I will need to read through to see what her technique is. Love the tree and Bear quilts. Which one would you like to make?