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'!!!  He%20He.gif

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.

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I love this one, Beth!

Oh i love that Beth!! Very nice!

Beth this is gorgeous.  Great stash busting.  You got your mojo back, do not overdue it.

nearly done with this one.

Very Wintery. elegant look to this!

Hmmm very different but I like it.  I see your inspector standing by.  How pretty it is.

6 yards out  3yds in

Beautiful fall quilt, Beth. I love the churndash boarder and the vine of pumpkins and leaves. Also like the big block quilt.
Good job Gayle. You must be on a roll.
Would love to see your adult bibs,Wilma.

Here they are.  

Cute, Wilma. I could use one of those myself. Seems, I'm always dropping something down the front of me. 

Enjoy your week off, Dee. It's 25 degrees lower than normal this time of year in Wisconsin.  Someone left the north gate open. It was 13 degrees this morning. 

Wow ~ everyone is getting lots done! I took this week off, have been trying to catch up on gnomes, but that is tedious. Today I plan on just sitting down and sewing blocks to 'finish' something so I can get 2 quilts to quilter AND report some fabric out  lol I have just been enjoying the 'time'. Had to break out the heater for my sewing room, getting down to freezing overnight and the room isn't heated/cooled.  Still have 5 more days to play in there :) 


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