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.
0 yds in 7 yds out
Another 1/2 yd out to cook the Turkey. It smells sooooo good.
2 yds more out
Wow, you are really moving along, Gayle! Good for you.
thank you, Jan
I work retail so, worked Thursday and Friday. Am not really getting much quilting done however -- 1/2 yard out yesterday making up 2 blocks.
Back from the grind of the drive to NC and back .. 2615 miles in the seat of my car ... am BEAT and totally ready for my own bed.
However, I was on a mission to find backing for a set of toddler log cabins for the newest grands (twins) ahem, I found it
4 1/2 yds IN .. now I have to figure out how many yards make up those two quilts lol
5 yards out. It is too quiet in here. Where is everyone?
Just wondering, is it the norm to purchase a quilt kit and there is not a pattern/instructions included?
Just got my new computer (hand me down from my husband) hooked up. Good job on getting out the 5 yards, Gayle. I haven't been getting much done lately. Although I have tons to work on. I have other projects that get in my way. I enjoy when there is more chit chat also.
Thank you Barbara
No, I wouldn't think so, Gayle. I don't buy kits but my friends do. They are usually inside or on occasion they have been handed to them (kept behind the counter).
I have been working so haven't been on here much or been able to quilt however, I do enjoy when people are 'talking' on here too.
Thank you Jan, as it turns out I went back to the store where I purchased the kit and you are supposed to buy the book with the instructions seprately. The lady was very nice and just gave me a book. Now I will know to watch more closely if I purchase any more kits.