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.
unique, i like it Ethelda
Ethelda, Your Splendid Sampler is just that Splended and Spectacular! You did beautiful work. And the scrappy table runner is beautiful.
love it! did you post the table topper you sent me?
3 yds in
**Breaking news** 41 yards OUT .. -0- IN .. that is all !
In the Sunday paper was an article on a group of women from a local church in search of flannel to make lap quilts for the cancer hospice patients here. I just happen to have a huge bag, and with the temps here, won't be using that bag. So I measured it, and boy was I surprised ! Box taken to church today .. :)
Your generousity will gladden their hearts, Dee! I can't even imagine having that much fabric in a stash, let alone all flannel! Our group at Water Oak relies on donations as well. It's surprising what a great variety of colors & prints we get. Some that aren't suitable are used for making animal shelter pads...but mosty we get very nice clean goods, and are truly grateful. All our quilts are for various charities& shelters. My favorite is the sick kids' hospitals.
Holy Cow! This is the perfect way to clear out some stash and what a great cause! Awesome, Dee!
Hurray for you, Dee! Moving your stash from one happy home to another. It's a good feeling.
Thx girls .. I had collected it for a 'man's quilt' in the plaids, but decided against it when we moved to Arkansas, so just set it aside. Now, that designated quilt will no longer happen, and the other was a fabulous colorway in greens, yellow and corals I got from Joann's years ago, but a good quality. They will all appreciate the goods. And, I have emptied another box. More to do, vac'g tonight as I can't stand the hair from one end to the other and I've got sewing to do. :)