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 stash busting goals for 2018, 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 Stash buster 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 favorite 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 Stash buster 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, 2018, 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??
The update chart will be posted once a month.
Membership is open to ALL. Join in at any time you like.
Beautiful quilt Wilma! Congrats of the finish.
Thanks...I am glad it is finished, so many little pieces!
Nearly missed this. How lovely it is. I like the binding.
Thank you. You caught the yards out, I hope.
That's beautiful Wilma.
Thank you, am glad it is finished.
I do like that quilt Wilma. It seems so long ago that I finished anything.
Thank you. I am sure you have been busy with more important things.
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I am working on Bee Happy quilt and the pieces are so small nothing is moving as on going out even though I am quilting away nearly daily.
I have everything to make " bee happy" too!! And let's bake. Hopefully one day I will get there. Lololol.
I did Farm Girl Vintage also and am almost done with the top.
All the pieces for Bee Happy Quilt are cut, fused and bagged. I have the feeling I cut some of the backgrounds the wrong size. I ran into 2 pieces and fixed that but sure hope there are not many more that are cut too small. Not sure where I dropped the ball on that one. Too much midnight quilting? I am using the Apliquick method and the results are stunning.
I am sewing it down with mono filament. Some people in our group are sewing it down by hand and it is beautiful but I do not think I will ever finnished the quilt if I do that.
I didn't get the farm girl stuff but wish I had. On the other hand it would have added to my stack of want to's. Lolol
I like apliquick but I'm afraid I'd have to use a crab pick and a cuticle stick. Those tools are so expensive! Lolol.