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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

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Stash Report

It’s been two weeks since my last stash report — not because I’m hiding “purchases” or have nothing to report as “used”, but rather due to lack of time for blogging. I’ve recently started doing some computer work for a LQS and it happened to correspond to a busy time at work. So any spare time goes to quilting instead of blogging.

So, in the last two weeks, I was given a 3 1/2 yard piece of fabric to use as part of the backing of a quilt, a 2 yard piece of fabric to use for the binding of the same quilt – with the stipulation I return what I didn’t need and finally I was give this really cool mini charm pack.

minicharm

I think there are 85 solid color fabrics in this collection. I have no idea what I’m going to do with them — yet.

minicharmcolors

 

As for the fabric I used…I finished the Sew Scrappy Quilt top, made the backing, quilted it, got it bound and made a pillowcase. The extra fabric is set aside to be returned.

stashreport1122

 

The numbers.

Fabric Added Since Last Report 5.869 yards
Fabric Added to Date: 202.09 yards

Fabric Used Since Last Report: 17.845 yards
Fabric Used to Date: 144.193 yards

INCREASE in Stash to Date:  57.897 yards

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As soon as I get the label on the quilt, I’ll get it washed and get a picture of it.

Stash Report

shophop

 

Friday was day 2 of my vacation. It was also the first day of the Great Plains Sew-down a mini shop hop. It’s been a long time since I’ve been on a shop hop as I’m not buying fabric unless I need it to finish something specific. But this one the grand prize is a Featherweight sewing machine and 3 of the 6 shops I had not been to before. To top it off my husband offered to drive.  Well who can turn that down?

The plan was 1 FQ per shop, picking up fabrics for Allietare, the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt starting after Thanksgiving. I may have bought a tiny bit more, but they are all for the mystery quilt. In addition to hitting the quilt shops, we stopped at several thrift shops where my husband found plenty of CDs to add to his collection. The good news was we stayed in our budget.

So, to make up for the fabric purchases, I worked on Sew Scrappy, hoping to complete the quilt top. But I hit a wall. I finished the first set of 10 alternate blocks, threw them up on the wall with the plan to start sewing the first section together, and realized I need to finish all the blocks so I can spread out the really light lights. It took the wind out of my sails. But I don’t think it’s as bad as I thought, so hopefully I’ll finish the top in the next day or two.

Here’s the report.

Fabric Added Since Last Report 2.583 yards
Fabric Added to Date: 196.221 yards

Fabric Used Since Last Report: 0 yards
Fabric Used to Date: 126.348 yards

INCREASE in Stash to Date:  66.873 yards

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Stash Report

octoberfinish

When you finish 3 quilts and 3 pillowcases, it makes an impact on your stash numbers — even if you did pass though a quilt shop and pick up a couple of fat quarters..

stash

Fabric Added Since Last Report 0.5 yards
Fabric Added to Date: 193.638 yards

Fabric Used Since Last Report: 9.132 yards
Fabric Used to Date: 126.348 yards

INCREASE in Stash to Date:  67.29 yards

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Pictures to come soon, along with the goals for November.

Stash Report

Last week I finished piecing the backing for the Red Disappearing 9-Patch. That’s all the fabric that I used. The Green Disappearing 9-Patch is quilted, so next week I should have binding and pillowcase fabric to report.

Fabric Added Since Last Report 0 yards
Fabric Added to Date: 193.198 yards

Fabric Used Since Last Report: 6.75 yards
Fabric Used to Date: 117.216 yards

INCREASE in Stash to Date:  75.922 yards

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Stash Report

bobbins

Apparently it’s a good thing that I post about what I get done in my quilting, because I was convinced that the only thing I’ve been working on is the shirt backing and it’s still needs 4 more seams. But I made the Hardware top which I finished Monday night and I finished up 20 blocks to Sew Scrappy on Tuesday.

The big purchase this week was bobbins. I need the lavender and white ones for the quilts I’m quilting on the 26th and while I was at the store I picked up the bobbins the other quilt I’ll do on the long arm in November.

Fabric Added Since Last Report 0 yards
Fabric Added to Date: 193.198 yards

Fabric Used Since Last Report: 0.838 yards
Fabric Used to Date: 109.628 yards

INCREASE in Stash to Date:  82.672 yards

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Stash Report

Another week where money was spent, but it didn’t include fabric. It’s was 8-cents. Well, it was 8-cents after I used my gift card. I bought a cone of my favorite grey piecing thread and a package of rotary blades both which will be here on Monday.  In the meantime the little bit of piecing I’ve done has been done in whatever thread was handy.

On the fabric front, I get to count the backing, binding and pillowcase for my Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler Swap quilt. I’ve started piecing the last shirt back and hope to get the 2 Disappearing 9-patches basted this week. We’ll see  how things go.

Fabric Added Since Last Report 0 yards
Fabric Added to Date: 193.198 yards

Fabric Used Since Last Report: 5.75 yards
Fabric Used to Date: 109.628 yards

INCREASE in Stash to Date:  83.51 yards

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Stash Report

One trip to the quilt shop, plenty of money dropped, and no fabric added to my stash! Just bought batting and thread. I picked up a cone of Cairo-quilt in Military Gold — it’s nearly a perfect match for my Coats Camel thread with the added bonus of not having any trouble using it on the long arm. I have enough batting to get through all of the original Crazy Challenge II quilts, but I think I’ll need more for the extra quilts which were added to the list.

This week I’m counting the backing, binding and pillowcases from Diamond Links. That’s just over 8 yards of fabric used.

Fabric Added Since Last Report 0 yards
Fabric Added to Date: 193.198 yards

Fabric Used Since Last Report: 8.091 yards
Fabric Used to Date: 103.878 yards

INCREASE in Stash to Date:  89.26 yards — I wonder if I can get this # down to 50 yards before the end of the year?

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Stash Report

davidcase

This week I made 5 pillowcases (these plus the one above) and bound a quilt — didn’t quite use enough fabric to break even with what I brought home from my sister’s, but close.

Fabric Added Since Last Report 7.333 yards
Fabric Added to Date: 193.198 yards

Fabric Used Since Last Report: 6 yards
Fabric Used to Date: 95.787 yards

INCREASE in Stash to Date:  97.351 yards

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Stash Report

I pulled the backing for Out of the Blue from stash. Digging through my notes I discovered I counted the binding when I cut it, but I’ll take 2.667 out this week. Nothing in.  But I’m going to a quilter’s garage sale this afternoon so there’s no telling what I’ll come home with.

Fabric Added Since Last Report 0.0 yards
Fabric Added to Date: 185.805 yards

Fabric Used Since Last Report: 2.667 yards
Fabric Used to Date: 89.787 yards

INCREASE in Stash to Date:  96.018 yards

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