Stash Report – Week 44

How’d you do this week?

For Week #1 of 2008, we had 37 stash busting reports posted.  Last week, we had 10.  That could mean a bunch of things.  (1)  Some are no longer reading my blog and posting their reports on here. (2)  Some have given up their stashbusting efforts.  (3)  Some are still stashbusting but no longer bothering to report.

If you started at the beginning of 2008 really committed to stashbusting and you’ve lost your way, it’s time to start thinking about 2009.    Go over to the righthand on my sidebar and see the Stashbusting in 2009 link, click on there and there’s even a StashBusting Pledge you can sign.  You can also join the Mr. Linky box there with your goals for 2009.

I think you’ll find that adding your link to the stashbusting report will get some blog traffic to your blog also.  I can see how many hits each of these links get and sometimes, it’s quite a few!  So you can (1) share your reports to help encourage the rest of us (either to shop or not to shop!) and (2) you might pick up a few new blogging friends!

Stashbusting isn’t for everyone so don’t feel like you NEED to do it because others are.  Do what feels right for you.

OK.  Here’s my report for this past week.  I’m back to the 100 mark . . only problem is . . it’s the wrong direction.  At least I’ll end the year in double digits instead of triple digits.  Something to be said for that, right?

Fabric added this week – 0 yards
Fabric added year to date – 466-1/2 yards

Fabric used this week – 4-1/2 yards
Fabric used year to date – 366-1/2 yards

Net Used to Date – <100> yards

Please tell us how you did.


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    I am seriously trying to reduce my stash but since I am using such small pieces I’m not sure how to measure the amounts. Is there a formula for weighing the finished blocks and then converting it to yards? My goal is to get my small scraps to a manageable level. So far that has translated into 3 log cabin baby quilts and 4 log cabin pillow patterns (and pillow models) that I sell at the local quilt shop. I think I can figure out a rough formula; I’ll weigh a couple of yards of fabric, take the average and make a formula up …. I CAN join your stash busting group.

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    Linda H says

    Hi Judy
    I just want you to know that I read your posts with pleasure. You’re on my reader list, so I don’t miss you…except when bloglines occasionally is acting up (but then I go to your archives).
    I don’t have a blog, so I don’t often comment, but re: stashbusting….I am a serious buster…becoming more frugal with age. I don’t buy unless I really can’t finish the quilt without. I make many small quilts (48×60) for my church group, so I am using their cupboard and dipping into mine to enhance their inventory. I have scraps of scraps of scraps that I am working on, but it is so fun to have that wealth of scrap material available. I’m thinking about incorporating more scraps into borders…maybe string style or crazy or crumb style. We’ll see.
    But if you don’t hear from me…just know that I am out there lurking in the scrap pile and working away on it. 🙂

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    I can attest to the traffic generated from these posts. I’m always pleasantly surprised by the added posts that I get after I link here. I’m still not sure about 2009. Part of my objective for 2008 was to spend less money. While I have used some fabric, I have NOT spent les money! LOL! I’m still thinking about 2009.

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    stashbusting i’m good at….remembering to post about it..not so good! anyway i managed to post this week and will attempt to finish up my personal challenge to remember at least once a month!

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    We just got back from vacation so I didn’t get to post my stash report this past weekend. I have been working on/thinking about my goals for 2009. I’ve posted a draft at the bottom of my blog. It’s still a work in progress. ;0)

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    I do read each of your posts. I am one of those that started and stopped reporting. I am continuing to try to reduce stash, but I find that reporting it makes me feel bad. I feel bad when I haven’t reduced any stash, and I feel bad when I haven’t enhanced it (no progress on either front!). Also it serves as a reminder of how long it has been since I bought any fabric. Plus I don’t want to do the math to figure out how much I used. So I am plugging away using stash whenever possible, and reducing how much I buy (except when there is a really good sale, then I still try to only buy for stuff I am going to make instead of just stash enhancement, and even then my budget keeps me from buying too much.) I’m sure I have used more than I brought in.