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.
Way to keep it even girl.
0 in and 3 1/2 yd. out this week, Beth. Been making nap mat pillow slips while I'm home recouping.
Good job, glad you are keeping yourself busy.
And what did you do that you need recouping from ? Did I miss something ?
I am recouping from gallbladder surgery. 60's does not heal as fast as one would hope. Things are still not working right and feeling too good, but I have faith that things will improve soon.
Sorry to hear of your surgery. Trusting with you that all will heal quickly.
Hope you are well on the road to mending, Ginny.
Healing prayers .. I understand totally !
0 in 0 out .. still haven't turned on the machine since my huge finish. I have emptied a box or two :)
Ginny, Hope you are feeling really good soon. Have I told you I wear my Christmas Slippers every cold day...unless they are in the wash. I have lost their ribbons, but otherwise they look brand new.
Half yard out, as Paul needed muslin to cover the Turkey he is cooking today. It is the best recipe ever for a moist Turkey. Let me know if you would like me to post it.
I would be interested in a moist turkey, Mary. Ours is usually on the dry side. And I have muslin!
2 1/2 yards out and 0 in.
Just finished a lg apron and 2 pot holders.