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.
1/2 yard in and 13 yards out, whew
Good job, Gayle!!
Thank you, Barbara.
Very nice, Gayle!
Thank you, Jan
Visited a friend this weekend who says to me, "I found a new quilt shop for you." Great. We went. The woman has been there for 12 years! I visit this friend several times a year. How did neither one of us see this? It's on the main drag and my friend passes by it several times a week! Well, now I know. 1 yard in, 0 out.
another finish 5 more yds out
You are really moving along, Gayle. Keep it up!
Well, I just seem to be adding! Can't seem to make my way out to the studio lately. Got together with a friend I haven't seen in a long time and she presented me with fabric. Not a complaint! 2 yds. in, 0 out.
5 yards out, finished another quilt, Thursday I posted that I received 6 1/4 yards for my Row by Row and had purchased some fabric as well. I do not see that post of 9 3/4 yards in. Wonder if the post got lost in Cyber space?
Here's my 28 yard finish. I had even cut the binding and had it in a baggie ~ however, I put it somewhere safe and had to recut 11 strips last night. So now it's a 28 3/4 yard finish :) And it is currently being quilted !! woo hooo !!!