Stash busting can have a different meaning for all of us. What’s right for me probably isn’t right for you. Each of us has to decide how we will handle our own stash busting efforts. There have been so many times I’ve tried to stash bust and I failed. I may fail again but I feel very strong and committed this time. If you truly want to bust the stash and if you try and fail, then just try again. You know you’ll never succeed if you don’t keep trying!
My plan is to buy no fabric until I’ve made a huge dent in the stash. I’m guessing it will be at least a year before I buy fabric . . maybe two years. But, if I’m in the middle of making a fantastic quilt and find I do not have the perfect fabric to make it sing, then I’m going to buy the right fabric. If I’m at a quilt show or quilt shop and I see a fantastic new collection that really catches my eye, but I have no idea what I want to make with it or when I can make it, I am not going to buy that! If I need to make a quilt for a friend and let’s say she loves horses and I have no horse fabric, I would buy horse fabric for her quilt or maybe for the backing.
My main goal is not to enhance the stash. If I truly need a fabric, I will buy it. I don’t anticipate that I will truly need a fabric but you never know. And, if I buy a fabric that I truly need and I use it immediately, I will not feel as though I failed at my stash busting pledge.
Don’t forget to post a link on the Stash Busting Sunday Report post. You can post on Monday or Tuesday or whatever day you get around to it. My post will be made on Sunday. Just don’t forget there will be another opportunity next Sunday so don’t wait til Thursday or Friday and then post on the old report . . save the good stuff for the new report.
Do you find that you’re more determined to use the stash so you’ll have something to report? Don’t forget to visit the blogs who have posted their report. There’s some great stash busting going on out there.