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.
7 yds in and 0 yds out.
Finally went out in the studio last night. 3.5 yds out, 0 in.
1 yard in
0 in and 2 yd. out this week, Beth.
1 yard out. broke even , lol
Yes, we do have a chart updated.
I am hoping to be able to breathe in about three more weeks, last of the deadlines. Then I get to make daughter a Navy Ball Formal. She is going on a date. Will use if for my next wearable art competition.
Can't wait to see it Beth.
Can we count all the pieces of fabric we use to test our free motion. I could show you my basket full of beautiful piles of fabric used to test. Beautiful (tongue in cheek) with lots of strings hanging out of them. ha ha!! I have more trials and error then I have projects. I have another pile of my embroidery goofs. Misspelled names, puckers. It's amazing anything finally comes out of it all. I don't want to get rid of the embroidery cuz it just might fit into a crazy quilt someday. It would justly be called a crazy quilt.
p.s. thanks for all your work on the chart.
I was a little slow this time. Hopefully I will keep it up better. I actually, not that it matters, enjoy seeing a large jump instead of weekly. This way I feel less pressure to be extremely productive.
Absolutely count those pieces as used from the stash. That is where you pulled them from right?
Now that is a great idea to save the embroidery goofs. I like that idea. Uh, where will I put them?
In my goof bin!! ha ha!!