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.
Good job, Gayle!!
Thank you, Jan and Barbara
Making progress aren't you.
1st set of 34 blocks, this is a progress shot .. now am putting the last dark strip on, then will start on 2nd set of 34 blocks (need 68 total). Keeping tabs on how much I am cutting from that 30 yards I put as 'out' ..
BUT we had a baby happen this past week, found 2 pieces in my stash for out, but had 1 walk in to complete the look .. will have to add that up after I finish these next few blocks :) At least I had two out of the three colors .. that I know is a good thing!
Beautiful fabric, Dee.
0 in and 1 1/4 yd. out for the week, Beth.
Can't wait to see what you are creating, Dee. The fabrics are lovely!
Went to a new quilt shop: 3 yards in, 0 out.
Sounds like you had fun, Jan!!
Yes I did, Barbara! Her shop is open by appointment only and she had very different fabrics.
It's always fun to come upon a great find when it comes to fabric. Something different is good!!
Yes, always love something different. Unfortunately that's when I buy. But hey, I had fun!
My computer at home is down. No current chart yet. Keep posting your in and out of stash and I will catch it up again. I do get to report 8 yards out, just finished my MIL quilt.