There’s not much time left in 2008. Not much time til a new stash busting year begins. Don’t forget to add your link to show your stash busting plans for 2009.
Another quilter and I were chatting earlier this week and some people think stashbusting means you cannot buy any fabric. NO! That isn’t what stashbusting means to me! If I need fabric, I’ll buy it. When I have a project I want to make and nothing in my stash works, I will buy fabric. If I’m getting low on backgrounds, I’ll buy a bunch of it . . not just one piece at a time. I will not spend hours trying to make something work that isn’t working just because I’m insisting on using the stash. I will not run low on something and feel stymied due to not having what I want to work with.
What I will do is try my best to use what I have here. There have been occasions when I’ve started out wanting to use a blue accent fabric and despite pulling dozens of fabric, nothing worked. I might’ve switched to a red accent fabric and still couldn’t pull it together; and then switched to brown and it all fell into place. That’s the kind of things I will try to do in 2009.
What does stashbusting mean to you? How far will you go to make it work from the stash without buying more fabric?
And, the biggest question of all: How long do you think you will last with your stashbusting efforts? We’re all fired up about our commitment now but what about when we’re at the quilt show in Paducah and Eleanor Burns has fabric for $4/yard? How will I do then? Ughh! That’s a scary thought. Guess we’ll just have to wait til April to see how well I do, huh?
Don’t forget . . just a few days til the Great Stash Bust of 2009 begins!