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.
5 yards out o in
0 in 0 out!!
Only 1/2 yd out, 0 in
1/2 yd out. But at least it is something?
Absolutely and that is a definite plus or negative in this case.
This normal (in relative terminology) has been busy and working on show entries so much that she has not gotten on here. Will do my best to get us all caught up depending on my completion of projects this weekend. I have two show entries to finish by Monday and get my photos uploaded. Lots to do, but will get some stash busting in if I finish.
1 1/2 yard in
Last weekend we went and spent it with our son and daughter-in-law in their new home. Guess what I discovered? A quilt shop within walking distance of their place! The owner then tells me about 3 more shops in the area that I didn't know about. Plus, I had stopped at my favorite shop on the way over. Wasn't able to hit the other three this time but I will! So, nothing out but 4 yards in.
That sounds like fun, Jan. You can always enjoy the visit with double pleasure.
Yes. The shop is up for sale so hopefully who ever buys it will continue it as a quilt shop.