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Category Archives: Stash Busting Report

Stash Rport

It’s taken two months, but I finally have some fabric usage to report. Last week I finished the Blue Disappearing 9-Patch top. That’s a chunk of fabric. I’ve not bought any new fabric since the first of the year, but I did purchase a ruler yesterday.

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  • Fabric Used Since Last Report: 9.264 yards
  • Fabric Used Year to Date: 9.264 yards
  • Fabric Enhancement Since Last Report:  0 yards
  • Fabric Enhancement to Date: 22.932 yards
  • Net Fabric to Stash: 13.668 yards

See how others are doing with their stash over at Patchwork Times.

 

Stash Report

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There’s been no change in the stash report. On the other hand, I have 156 quilt blocks ready to be sewn into a quilt top. I might just get to count fabric out by the end of the month.

Here’s the stash report:

  • Fabric Used Since Last Report: 0 yards
  • Fabric Used Year to Date: 0 yards
  • Fabric Enhancement Since Last Report:  0 yards
  • Fabric Enhancement to Date: 22.932 yards
  • Net Fabric to Stash: 22.932 yards

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Stash Report

This is year is off to a slow start quilting wise. I have yet to complete 1 quilt block, let alone a quilt top or quilt. So, not completing anything means the count is still zero in the used column. As mentioned previously the fabric in the purchased column is for the Blue Disappearing 9-Patch that I’m currently working on.

This week, and it should have been last week, I’m adding the fabric I received I received in a box of quilting stuff I won from Prairie Moon Quilts as part of the 350 Blocks Project:2015 to my stash report.

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It’s an awesome gift box. I’ve thanked Shelly privately, but want to thank her publicly as well and encourage everyone to join the 350 Blocks Project:2016.

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I’m off to a slow start.  No blocks for January. But I hope to rectify that this month.

Here’s the stash report:

  • Fabric Used Since Last Report: 0 yards
  • Fabric Used Year to Date: 0 yards
  • Fabric Enhancement Since Last Report:  0.182 yards
  • Fabric Enhancement to Date: 22.932 yards
  • Net Fabric to Stash: 22.932 yards

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Stash Report

There’s no change in my stash from last week, however, I missed two stash reports. The first weekend of in January I purchased the fabric for the center square, binding and pillowcases for the Disappearing 9-patch (is anyone besides me getting tired of me going on about this quilt?). Of course since I’ve not been sewing, there is no fabric used.

  • Fabric Used Since Last Report: 0 yards
  • Fabric Used Year to Date: 0 yards
  • Fabric Purchased Since Last Report: 3.25 yards
  • Fabric Purchased Year to Date: 22.75 yards
  • Net Fabric to Stash: 22.75 yards

My goal this week is to at least get the 9-Patches made. We’ll see if it happens.

See how others are doing with their stashes over at Patchwork Times.

Stash Report

newshirtsI started off the new year with a trip to the Goodwill Outlet store where I picked up all of these shirts for $7.12. I’m guesstimating there is about 19 1/2 yards of usable fabric. The thrift store run (and the one I’ll make later today) is to gather more shirts for yet another Disappearing 9-Patch quilt. I’ve already started pulling shirt pieces from my stash to cut the squares. This one will start with 39 unique 9-patches.

  • Fabric Used Since Last Report: 0 yards
  • Fabric Used Year to Date: 0 yards
  • Fabric Purchased Since Last Report: 19.5 yards
  • Fabric Purchased Year to Date: 19.5 yards
  • Net Fabric to Stash: 19.5 yards

Do I have any goals for the stash this year? I want to work from my stash. Limit my purchases to what I need to finish what I’m working on and not buy fabric just to have something new to work on. The exception to that rule/goal will be if I’m buying fabric for a quilt that I’ve been commissioned to make — the shirt quilt is an example.

Looking at the first five projects I have lined up, with the exception of the Disappearing 9-Patch and the Turquoise & Green Strip Twist, I think I have everything I need to complete them – well, except for batting.

Hop over to Patchwork Times. to see if other took advantage of New Year’s Sales.

 

Stash Report – Final for 2015

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My sister gave me a 3 yard length of this Nutcracker fabric for Christmas, it is the last of the yardage to be added to my stash for the year.

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Week before last, I was given a bag of scraps – some with batting still attached. I finally sorted the bag out and have a lovely pile of fabric.

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The binding for the Black & Bright quilt, plus the pillowcases, is the last of the yardage that is used for the year.

Overall for the year I think I did very well.  I personally only bought 59.448 yards of fabric — the rest , another 172.017 yards was either given to me or I won it.  You truly will be amazed at how much fabric there can be in a bag of “scraps”.

Total fabric brought into the house this year: 231.465 yards

Total fabric used this year: 177.859 yards

Net fabric in my stash: 53.606 yards

How did you do with your stash this year? Do you anticipate a different outcome next year?  I know I do. I avoided the thrift shops this year, but I’ve been asked to make another quilt from recycled shirts, so will be bringing in more shirts after the first of the year – at 1-1/2 yards of fabric a shirt and at most only using 1/4 of a yard from each shirt, I expect to have plenty of fabric left over. I’m guessing nearly 60 yards.

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Stash Report

Lot’s of fabric used last week. It happens when you make 10 pillowcases, bind a throw and quilt a 103″ square quilt! And in all of this,  I only brought home 1 yard of fabric to use as cuffs for pillowcases.

Fabric Added Since Last Report 1.0 yards
Fabric Added to Date: 221.465 yards

Fabric Used Since Last Report: 20.242 yards
Fabric Used to Date: 174.679 yards

INCREASE in Stash to Date:  46.786 yards

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Stash Report

I ended up buying 2 half yard pieces of fabric this past week because I guessed at the color — it was on sale for $5 and I didn’t know if I was going to be able to get out since I was working Saturday.  The color was way off and I finished up around Noon. After a stop at the box store for thread, I grabbed scraps from the quilt and headed across town.

No peg board fabric – didn’t surprise me, the fabric is at least 3 and possibly 5 years old. No green – that fabric is at least as old if not older, but found one the same color, but it wasn’t right. Ended up with an red-orange that is perfect.

On the usage side of things, binding for 3 quilts – the Red Disappearing 9-Patch, the Hardware quilt and the Black & Pink 4-Patch Stacked Posies. I also pulled a backing from stash for the Black & Pink quilt.

So, here’s the yardage tally.

Fabric Added Since Last Report 1.0 yards
Fabric Added to Date: 220.465 yards

Fabric Used Since Last Report: 4.727 yards
Fabric Used to Date: 154.437 yards

INCREASE in Stash to Date:  66.028 yards

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Stash Report

Try as I might, there has not been much quilting going on at my place. There simply has been errand or household chore which simply could not be put off any longer. That’s not to say NO quilting has taken place. 12 more lines of quilting on the Red Disappearing 9-Patch and it will be time to bind it.  All this is to say, no fabric has been used this past week and I had that backing + purchase on Wednesday.

So here are the numbers:

Fabric Added Since Last Report 12.875 yards
Fabric Added to Date: 219.465 yards

Fabric Used Since Last Report: 0 yards
Fabric Used to Date: 149.71 yards

INCREASE in Stash to Date:  69.755 yards

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Stash Report

The LQS has an awesome sale going on. Even so I wasn’t going to buy anything any — but they have select wide backings on sale for $5.95. I needed one more backing for the Challenge Quilt II quilts. The plan was to create a pieced backing from shirtings. But for $12, I could save myself a lot of time — and I had access to the long arm Saturday.  So, I bought 2 yards of this fabric. The report will show 4-1/2 yards as I converted the measurement to 45″ equivalent.

OAK-LARGE

 

The quilt still needs binding, but it’s quilted, excess batting/backing is trimmed, and the threads are trimmed.

This week I also got around to making the pillowcases for Nifty Thrifty and the Green Disappearing 9-Patch quilts — I opted to split the green “yardage”  – I think I had 15″, so these pillowcases have a narrower cuff than I normally use.

greencase

 

The report:

Fabric Added Since Last Report 4.5 yards
Fabric Added to Date: 206.59 yards

Fabric Used Since Last Report: 5.517 yards
Fabric Used to Date: 149.71 yards

INCREASE in Stash to Date:  56.88 yards

See how others are doing over at Patchwork Times.