I received an e-mail from fellow blogger, Laurie over at Stone-Belle, asking about using scraps. She doesn’t use a lot of yardage and was wondering how to calculate her usage for the stash reports.
My feeling about all this is . . it doesn’t matter! Use what works for you. If you post a stash report that says “I used a lot of fabric this week” or “I used a little bit of fabric this week”, that’s fine with me! You can add pictures of blocks or strips or whatever you’ve accomplished during the week.
Stashbusting isn’t supposed to be about crunching numbers. Most of what I do is from a pattern with yardage requirements so I’m easily able to track my usage. If it isn’t easy . . then it’s not fun! Make it easy on yourself.
We all know what we need to do — whether it’s use a drawer full of 2″ strips or a shelf full of yardage or 10 bolts of fabric . . do what works for you!
If you don’t have a running total of your yardage used to date, that’s perfectly alright with me. If it makes you happy, it makes me very happy!
Stashbusting is stashbusting . . no matter how you calculate it or keep up with it. Even if your only method of keeping track is to look at your shelves and see that they’re not as full as they used to be! See how easy I am to get along with?
Just join us . . the more, the merrier! There will be no auditors coming in to check the accuracy of your reports. You’re doing this for YOU . . not for anyone else. The world is a cold and scary place these days. Quilting for us is fun, a way to reduce our stress, and feel good about something we’ve accomplished. Don’t make it hard on yourself. Let’s have fun and bust the stash at the same time.