Archive for September, 2014

September 14th, 2014 - The Stash

So this week it’s not “what was I thinking” but ” where did that come from” and “when did I buy that”. I found a container of Christmas fabric in the family room. There are placemats all cut and ready to sew. even the applique is ready to iron on. I didn’t even know I had the stuff. I was looking for something else and I found that box. I couldn’t even tell you what I was looking for because once I found that box, I was digging in it and I must say, I love all the fabric in there. I guess there’s no “what was I thinking” here.

Now for my numbers.

Fabric used this week: 6.51 yds

Fabric used YTD: 144.17 yds

Fabric added YTD: 60.54 yds

Net fabric busted: 83.63 yds

I am in the process of sewing up the placemats and they are really cute, an Art to Heart pattern. I checked back in my spreadsheet to see if I ever counted this fabric and it wasn’t there. The book is from 2004 and I started doing stash reports in 2009. Lucky for me that I never counted all the fabric purchased before 2009, I’d be in the hole big time!

Anyway, have a great week and enjoy this beautiful quilting weather. Not too hot and not too cold.

September 7th, 2014 - The Stash

“What was I thinking” popped into my head so many times this week. I was looking through a bag of Christmas fabric and I kept wondering why I bought certain prints. What was I thinking? There are some that just don’t go with anything and others that there’s not enough to make a decent sized quilt. What was I thinking? Then I came to a decision that from now on when I buy fabric for my stash, which I won’t be doing any time soon, there has to be some explanation attached about why I picked that fabric. No more “what was I thinking”. I’m not even going to look in the rest of my fabric because I think I’d be at a loss as to “what was I thinking”.
Now for some numbers.
Fabric used this week: 8.4 yds
Fabric used YTD: 137.66 yds
Fabric added YTD: 60.54 yds
Net fabric busted: 77.12 yds
I did find half a jelly roll sewn together, why I don’t know, but I made 6 Christmas stockings from it.

And I made a table topper from fat quarters from the stash too. Just need to finish the binding on it and it’s done. Another productive week.


As I’ve been using up my stash, I haven’t noticed any difference yet in the size of it until this week. I emptied a drawer that had some Christmas fabric in it. Finally a visible stash reduction! Yeah! Now to go use up some more. Have a great day!