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.
Thank you, Ginny.
I've been having fun with selvedges. My friends collect them for me plus I have plenty of my own. I tried my hand at knitting them using a dishcloth pattern with size 13 needles. My daughter-in-law suggested I make a bag with the two that I had. So here it is. The cat needlepoint is one my mom did years ago and I never knew what to do with it.
How fun! Great idea and the addition of your mom's needlepoint makes it a treasure!
Thank you, Ginny. I think my mom would be pleased. It has sat for years.
This week I have an out <happy dance> 3 for backing and binding .. a finish is coming! Willow went to fair, now she is going to quilter :)
Nice work on the salvage bag and tree quilt, Jan. Great use of scraps.
Thank you, Barbara.
wow! Two ideas in one.
Yes, I'm finally starting to get things done. Feels good!
6 1/3 yards in and 6 yards out
8 yards OUT of fabric to the thrift store 2 1/2 yards IN for backing.
1 1/2 yds in 8 yds out