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, 2019, 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 periodically.

Membership is open to ALL.  Join in at any time you like.

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I am in again. I will try for 25 again. Even if I don't make my goal, I like being more aware of my usage and purchases. It's all good, right?! 

Ok I am in again also.  Let’s try 25 yards again.

I didn't get to comment on your new avatar and here is another one! So cute! You look tasty warm!

I just reread this! Sheesh! That was supposed to read "toasty" warm! Ha! 

Add me too, please.  Maybe I can use 25 yards this year.

I know this is not the way to start the year but there is a method to my madness (at least that is what I am telling myself)! 5 yds. in and 2 1/2 yds out for now, Beth.

Well I have done it again, My cat pattern for Boo tacular is poof gone, would one of you share with me?

I am in again....hope to bust 30 yds this year.

I am trying to decide how to actually figure out my stash building/busting.  I just went to an estate sale this past Saturday.  Fabric was $1 to $1.50 per yard.  Now how do you pass up your white on whites, solids, Civil War reproductions, Shiritings, snowflake fabrics, blenders?  Well to put it more plainly, I came home with 100 yards of fabric.  Slap me along side the head will ya.  I was doing good because I have completed 14 quilts with another on the longarm now.  Then I go and fall off the wagon.  If I don't find a new job, I will at least have a good stash to keep me busy along with my UFOs. LOL

So far I have

Gayle, Ginny, Wilma, and myself.

Count me in ... I thought I had already replied somewhere. Am aiming for 50+ again ...

Sold 10.25 this past weekend to a girl @ church for a Winding Ways quilt she wants to piece by hand (good luck on that)... and I combined two queen size of the same pattern (another story), redid the pattern for a king and another friend in FL is buying the whole kitten kaboodle of 28 yards ... 

So now I can do some sewing  lol 


2 yd. in this week to finish my latest top, Beth. 


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