Sunday, January 3, 2010

Stash Busting 2010 - Week 1

A new year and the first stash report is upon us! Last year I didn't really set any goals, it was more of a year to figure out my buying habits and quilting habits. I ended up buying almost 100 yards more than I used. I still have at least 4 quilts that I bought fabric for last year and I haven't done anything but wash that fabric. This year my goal is to use at least as much fabric as I buy.

No pictures yet of the projects that I've been working on, but I do have some good numbers. I spent most of today cutting out material for a baby quilt that I will be making. The blocks in the quilt are a variation on Jacob's Ladder blocks. Its all in pastel blues with some yellow mixed in.

The "rule" I'm following this year for counting stash used is when I cut it...its considered used. Once I cut the fabric, I won't be using it for something else, and I've found that once its cut I'm actually very good about sewing it up into a quilt top and getting it quilted fairly quickly (at least for me).

So my numbers for the first week are.....

Used this Week: 5.05 yards
Used year to Date: 5.05 yards

Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 0 yards

Net Used for 2010: 5.05 yards

4 comments:

Tamera said...

Woo Hoo! Way to start out the New Year!

Mary-Kay said...

I count my fabric as I cut it too. I keep a pad of paper on the cutting table and mark it down when I cut it. I think it's a pretty easy way to keep track for my stash reports.

teletypeturtle said...

hehe. Sounds pretty, Sarah. Guess what, I have a freeze warning tonight. Wrapping up in my flannel sheets and quilt. :)

Sarah said...

Nice start to the year! I love cutting - something about seeing all the neat piles of strips and shapes when I'm done - so I can't count when I finish cutting or I would just cut it all up and then never sew. :) -another Sarah