Is there anyone not familiar with the Stash Reports? We’re going to continue them in 2011. You can do it any way you want to do it but here’s my idea of how the reporting works.
- You do NOT need to know how much stash you have. Don’t count it! Don’t weigh it! Do NOT let your husband know how much fabric you have!
- Each week we report how much we’ve added and how much we’ve used, along with a running total.
- If you don’t know exactly how much you’ve used (say you’re making a scrap quilt), guess! If you’re using 4″ squares, you can figure that you get 10 – 4″ squares across the width of a 4″ strip and if your quilt is using 200 – 4″ squares, figure that means you’ve used 20 – 4″ strips, so that’s 80″ or 2.222 yards so I’d put down 2-1/4 yards for that quilt. If you use Electric Quilt, roughly draw the quilt in EQ and use their fabric requirements as your usage. This is a form I use in my weekly reports:
Used this Week:
Used year to Date:
Added this Week:
Added Year to Date:
Net Used for 2011:
The year always starts out with many participants and we lose a few (or many) along the way. Don’t feel like a failure if you start and don’t finish. Don’t give up if your numbers get horrendously out of whack . . as in you’ve used 100 yards and you’ve purchased 500 yards. We do have one stashbuster (and I use that term loosely) who keeps us entertained with her stashbusting efforts. We look so forward to Vicky’s posts! 🙂
Many of us have found that knowing we have to post that stash report has encouraged us to shop the stash first. I have no problem with buying fabric I need, or fabric to finish a project but I’m done collecting fabric until I get a whole lot of what I have here used up.
Plan to join us in the Sunday Stash Reports if you feel the need to use what you have before buying more quilt fabric.