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Stash Report

The only change to my stash report from last week is that I didn’t work on the stars.

No change on the fabric front.  I did a bit of hand stitching — have a new star to show for it — and briefly sat in front of the sewing machine to work on the 2nd DP9.

Fabric Added Since Last Report 0 yards
Fabric Added to Date: 181.805 yards

Fabric Used Since Last Report: 0 yards
Fabric Used to Date: 48.173 yards

INCREASE in Stash to Date:  133.632 yards

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What’s On My Design Wall

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Maybe it’s because I had two big finishes in May followed by a 3 day retreat. Or the work that we’ve been doing in the yard. But for whatever reason, I’ve not been sitting at the sewing machine.

My actual design wall has not changed in 3 weeks — unless you count 3 blocks falling off the wall (one more than last week). But I did get one of my Star-A-Day stars stitched last week (it still needs pressing). This one is # 114.

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Stash Report

No change on the fabric front.  I did a bit of hand stitching — have a new star to show for it — and briefly sat in front of the sewing machine to work on the 2nd DP9.

Fabric Added Since Last Report 0 yards
Fabric Added to Date: 181.805 yards

Fabric Used Since Last Report: 0 yards
Fabric Used to Date: 48.173 yards

INCREASE in Stash to Date:  133.632 yards

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Stash Report

Again, I’m not sure what I’ve been doing, but it hasn’t been quilting – unless you count finishing a new star for my Star-Every-Once-In-A-While quilt. Actually yesterday I went to the Inaugural Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival with my sister and last night I attended Jazz in the Woods with my husband.

The show had a great quilts, great special exhibits and great vendors. I started to say that I spent nothing — I didn’t come home with any fabrics — but I did spend more money that I intended to.

I love my Martelli Ergo Rotary Cutters — so much that when I eventually break them by dropping them one too many times or simply wear them out, I throw them in the bottom drawer to cannibalize them for parts.   I’ve managed to accumulate 4 of them and the last one I’ve been fighting to the point that I’ve been using my 2nd favorite cutter and put my 3rd favorite in the travel bag.

Well, one of the first stops we made was the Martelli booth.  They told me to bring them in and they’ll figure out what I’m doing wrong, fix them if possible or simply allow me to swap them out for half price.  My husband called me to see when I was coming home and I told him about the swap. Great guy that he is, he offered to get the cutters and bring them too me!  He found all of them.

We looked them all over. I had 3 different versions of cutters – the original which couldn’t be taken apart for cleaning, 2 of the next version and one of the latest models (all work the same, they simply tweaked the design a bit). The newest one it turns out I’ve been tightening the bolt too much, creating a groove in it causing it to seize up. They GAVE me a new bolt and now the cutter works just fine.

Of the other three, I traded in the one that couldn’t be cleaned and the one that I had broken off the hook where the spring attaches.  I left the show with 4 cutters – but gave one to my sister to try out. That still leaves me with one for home, one for my travel bag and a spare. The spare may get traded in some day as it’s not in the best condition, but will work in a pinch here at home.

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Oh, but this was supposed to be a stash report before I got sidetracked. I won a couple of mini charm packs — that the only new fabric and as I implied in the beginning no countable fabric used.

Fabric Added Since Last Report 0.365 yards
Fabric Added to Date: 181.805 yards

Fabric Used Since Last Report: 0 yards
Fabric Used to Date: 48.173 yards

INCREASE in Stash to Date:  133.632 yards

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Stash Report

This week I worked on Sew Scrappy and the red Disappearing 9-Patch, but I finished neither one of them. No time to go shopping as there was yard work (Ted cut, I hauled),

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a night out at Theater in the Park – we saw The Wiz,

thewizan unexpected evening go-live, covering for a co-worker, and of course recovering from last weekends retreat, the go-live and the yard work.

Here’s the report:

Fabric Added Since Last Report 3.33 yards
Fabric Added to Date: 181.44 yards

Fabric Used Since Last Report: 4.75 yards
Fabric Used to Date: 48.173 yards

INCREASE in Stash to Date:  133.267 yards

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Stash Report

My stash report is late this week.  I got home about 4 PM from the retreat and I’m just now unpacking and taking stock. I was very good about not adding to my stash bringing  home only 3 1/3 yards of fabric — less than I used over the weekend!   A couple of FQs, yardage for a table runner, yardage for binding and Kansas Troubles scraps.

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Fabric Added Since Last Report 3.33 yards
Fabric Added to Date: 181.44 yards

Fabric Used Since Last Report: 4.75 yards
Fabric Used to Date: 48.173 yards

INCREASE in Stash to Date:  133.267 yards

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Stash Report

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Another week with lots of cutting but numbers not moving. I think I have everything cut for Sew Scrappy. If I don’t I just need 1-1/2″ strips and I’ll toss the extra that are cut into my project box. If I need more than that I think I’ll be in a good place to find something to add to the quilt.

With all of the cutting, I’ve been able to put my Kansas Trouble Quilters fabric box in order.sewscrappykts

There’s enough fabric for at least 1 queen size quilt and I’d guess possibly two. Perhaps if I get all 4 of the quilts tops I’ve cut out finished at the retreat I’ll pull out my KTQ patterns and use some more of this fabric. But if I don’t, it’s nice and orderly for when I do get that far.

Fabric Added Since Last Report 0 yards
Fabric Added to Date: 178.11 yards

Fabric Used Since Last Report: 0 yards
Fabric Used to Date: 43.423 yards

INCREASE in Stash to Date:  134.687 yards

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Stash Report

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My rotary cutter has had a workout.  I’ve gotten about 70% of the fabric cut for the 3 Disappearing 9-patch quilts I’m making, but since I only count the fabric when I finish a top, it will be a couple of weeks before this get counted.  Hopefully I’ll be able to count it by mid-June.

So, no change in my numbers.

Fabric Added Since Last Report 0 yards
Fabric Added to Date: 178.11 yards

Fabric Used Since Last Report: 0 yards
Fabric Used to Date: 43.423 yards

INCREASE in Stash to Date:  134.687 yards

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Stash Report

A big finish and a near finish finally has my numbers going in the correct direction.

This past week I finished Eye Fooler so I can count all of the fabric — top, backing, binding and the pillowcase.  That’s 16 3/4 yards!  Additionally, I quilted Orca Bay so I am counting the backing this week as well.

The only thing I bought last week is flower head pins — ran out about midnight pinning the quilts to the zippers!  Good thing Walmart is open 24 hours around here (or not — I think I spent $25 and I only wanted a $5 box of pins!)

Fabric Added Since Last Report 0 yards
Fabric Added to Date: 178.11 yards

Fabric Used Since Last Report: 22.926 yards
Fabric Used to Date: 43.423 yards

INCREASE in Stash to Date:  134.687 yards

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Stash Report

Apparently I can’t garden and quilt at the same time.  I STILL don’t have the graduation quilt done, so last week I pinned Orca Bay to the zippers, but then couldn’t get away from work for my long-arm date.  So, I have a marathon date with the long arm this week to quilt both quilts.

Fabric Added Since Last Report 4 yards
Fabric Added to Date: 178.11 yards

Fabric Used Since Last Report: 0 yards
Fabric Used to Date: 20.497 yards

INCREASE in Stash to Date:  157.613 yards

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