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.
Way to go, Deanna!
Wow, Dee! You are on a roll!
I have some to report in, ugh!
In = 20.5
Out = 10 yards
Hubby let me buy a whole quilt project from a quilt hanging in the shop. I have it all cut up and ready to go. Then my prize for the Montana row by row was 40 fat quarters in French General and a woolie flannel jelly roll. Very blessed. I get to claim 10 yards out. Will post a photo soon. Used my batik fish fabric and scraps for the backing because I had to piece with two rows on the back. I used some scraps I brought also. Then the front has Jenny Beyer pine cone fabric for sashing that I bough on sale and the rows with my scraps and a couple of purchased kits. Daughter was sweet and got the elk from Phillipsburg and Butte's row also. Butte was closed when we drove thru there. I know, a pic. Will get on that as quickly as I can.
1/4 out for murder mystery quilt. Too obsessed with my knitting challenge.
I hear ya Mary....we just gotta do one thing at a time.
Came across some fabric that I know I will never use. Donated it. 7 yards out, 0 in.
0 in and 1 yd. out for now, Beth.