Well, here it is my final stash busting report of the year. I started these reports to play along with Judy at Patchwork Times and to see exactly how much fabric was coming into the house and then being used. While I was at it I tracked all of my expenditures -- thread, patterns, notions, classes, etc. I must say it's been an eye opener.
This past week I had fabric coming in and going out. My LQS had a 40% off coupon -- first one I think I've ever seen in 5 year. So, I bought 6 yards of bright white on white. I'll use it to finish up Carolina Christmas and then put whatever is left back in the stash. Along with the WOW I was given a Civil War charm pack. So 6.69 yards in this week.
I didn't quite use as much as I brought in this week. I made a baby quilt from Dorothy Young's current mystery quilt Raising Cane. Two more borders and then I have top and 2 yards out of my stash. This week I also made a pillowcase, bound two labels (didn't discover the error until I started to put it on the quilt), and I'm counting the fabric I've used so far in my leader/ender project Oklahoma Backroads. In all that's just shy of 5 1/2 yards.
Fabric Added this Week: 6.69 yards
Fabric Added to Date: 289.273 yards
Fabric Used this Week: 5.487 yards
Fabric Used to Date: 114.263 yards
Net Stash: +283.786 yards
It doesn't look like it, but I was more selective in my purchases. I can only think of two or three yards of fabric (or FQ equivalent) that I bought just because I liked it. Most of my purchases were either everything I needed to make a quilt (which I still haven't done) or to finish something I was working on. The rest of the inbound number is the result of generous friends who know I love making scrap quilts and they where cleaning out their own stash. It's taken 24 years, but my husband has finally said "no more fabric". And I agree, until I get some of what I have worked up. Then, we'll see.