Sunday, December 27, 2009

Stash Report Week # 52

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.


  1. Happy New Year!

    While sometimes we build our stash, it is good to know that we are being more selective in purchases.

    We'll have fun in 2010 making lots of quilts!


  2. It's great that you're getting more selective in your fabric purchases. That's surely a step in the right direction!

    Can't wait to see how you do in 2010.