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'!!!  He%20He.gif

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.

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51/2 yds out

3 out 0 in

So I did back order something but since it is not even under way I do not think I have to post it yet. LOL

Daughter helped with this and we got it done.  She turned it in at the Quilting Bee which is the center bottom row with the bee a Buzz.  I would have used some other rows I received, but nephew came thru and unfortunately bought a kit which I had to replace come of the fabrics because they were wrong.  Had to do that a couple of times.  Backing, binding, borders and all framing are from my stash of scraps and fabrics.

I think it is really cute.  I love the sewing machine and the piano.

I like the cat and the fiddle!!  Very cute quilt. Full of pleasent surprises. Every block tells a story.

I like that one also....some of the 2018 are quite cute.

Beautiful! Wished I could be there to help make rows. Sew much fun!

Congratulations Beth, It is very well done Pretty!

Very nice! What did you win? Oops! You are gone on vacation by now...guess I will have to wait til you return to find out! 

Shekenah won a wool iron mat and 25 grunge fat quarters.  Quite the hall.

Awesome Beth! Congrats!


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