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 stashbusting goals for 2016, 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 Stashbuster 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 favourite 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 Stashbuster 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, 2017, 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??
This week, all you need to do is say “I’m in” and state your goal for the year. Your responses will show up in a chart. Participants will indicate their yardage IN and yardage OUT for that week under that post. The chart is always a week (or two) behind.
Membership is open to ALL. Join in at any time you like.
I'm still playing in the new to us trailer. Think I will have Paul take out the bathroom door, so I can put in a curtain instead. The wall to wall dogs make it hard to open the door out at night. That will use up some yardage.
I hope you enjoy your new to you trailer, Mary. It sounds like fun.
Computer problems at home. I am here just very busy since getting back from Duluth. It was great and enjoyed it greatly.
In = 5 yards
Out = 1.5
Hope your new adventure in judge training went well for you. Sorry I could not come out and meet you in person. If you have to come out to this area again for judging I would love to meet you in person. I would be very scared to do what you are doing. But I think you were made for this kind of thing. You're a natural.
Nothing to declare this week.
Ah shucks, thanks Barbara. If I do not pass the panel interview in April, will be in your neck of woods in June I believe it is at a quilt show over there.
I don't think I heard if you passed the panel interview in April?? But I assume you will not be here in June!!
Can't wait to hear about Beth's judge training.
5 yds out for a bucket list top-Arabic Lattice.
3/4 yd out
Am finishing putting the binding on my author quilt. Will post a picture when done. Unfortunately, went to 2 quilt shops today: 3 yards in but 6 yds out.
8 yds out
Way to go, Gayle!