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.
Getting close to the end of the year. Lots going on for me. Hoping to be able to do some quilting, but not looking like it in the near future. UGH!!!
I hope that this group will continue in 2018. It's just what I need to get me in motion as far as reducing yardage and getting things under control. A good way to get rid of a lot of yardage in pillow cases for charity. Maybe I will get organized if it isn't so overwhelming.
2 yards in 3 yards out
A few more small things done for Christmas. 0 in and 2 yds. out for a couple weeks sewing, Beth.
another 2 yds in and 3 yds out
Have a Merry Christmas! every one
1/2 yd out on the temperature quilt. Will have to include Jan. 1 as a patch to come out even.
Checkin' in ... no sewing getting done here, but lots of cookies and fudge lol
0 in, 0 out .. but found that I cannot locate a piece I need for my light blue sweatshirt I need for edging/binding. Anyone have a light blue / silver batik in their stash ? Willing to trade for ???
Ok, going to get things caught up this week I hope. Fell on Friday so a bit sore and yes, still on crutches. Those things were not made for me.
I did receive in one yard of wonderful fabric from my daughter for Christmas. I also used two yards of fabric for little mug rug mats for neighbor's gifts.
Touch base everyone please.
7 yards out, that is all for me this year.
Beth be careful of that falling it can be hazardous to your health, :)
Wow, Barbara...is that " in" or " out.?" Is your "9" key on your computor stuck? You left a lot of 9's over at the ufo group as well,lol.