Sunday, January 10, 2010

Use My Stash Year : week 2

After the huge fabric spree of Christmas '09 I knew I had to start seriously USING a ton of it.

I commented on a bunch of blogs that we should declare 2010 the 'Use My Stash Year' - then I saw Julie's post about her spreadsheet and was ready to go! A good spreadsheet makes anything fun! geeky Engineer here

To keep myself from thinking the stash was nearing extinction as I watched the numbers, I'm starting the year with the Fabric Shack purchase...especially since much of it was bought specifically for quilts to be completed in these first three months.


As I go along, I'm sure the way I use my tracking will evolve. For now, I enter the fabric as Used as soon as it is cut for sewing on a specific project. And I have all kinds of odd decimals as I add up usage in inches then convert to yards.

I busted a good amount this week as I prepped for three of the auction quilts and made a pillow case for my little nephew. As I say in the sidebar, hopefully you really will "Watch me try to use it all up" this year.

Busted: 16.2
Purchased: (37.8)
Net YTD: (21.6)

10 comments:

Jenny said...

Yeah Angela! You go girl! You will get thru lots of fabric from your Fabric Shack purchase with these 3 quilts...

good inspiration for me!

Leslie said...

are these pieces for a tumbler quilt???? they are so pretty. i have really been thinking about using not buying for a while, but there are so many lines of fabric that are so beautiful that i would be so sad to have to pass them up... :o(

jaybird said...

in the negative already? uh oh!!

Life of Joy said...

Feel free to donate any of that beautiful fabric to increase my stash. I will always take new fabric :)

Do you just typically buy a yard of whatever fabric you buy?

Stephanie said...

Good luck on using your stash this year! I think this is a great plan and it will be neat to see it all charted out.

leigh said...

I am always trying to use my stash. But I have such a hard time letting go of some fabrics. I feel like a crazy person sometimes. But I like your resolution and I'm going to try and do it with you. It will help that someone else is trying too :)

The Quilt Buddy said...

Good job with you stash busting!

As for me the only thing that is busting is my wallet! More binging than busting!

Keep on busting.

Rebekah said...

what a great way to track your stash this year...I'm doing this with my yarn through ravelry. I just made a baby quilt with my stash yesterday and I was so pumped to not buy anything for it.

Rene' said...

You mean there is a spreadsheet?!?!? How cool! (Geeky CPA here) I will definitely check that out. I like the idea of 2010 being Year of the Stash (or however you worded it). Of course, I also like all the new fabrics I keep seeing. How to balance?!

Sara said...

I'm a geeky CPA as well, and I love the idea of a spreadsheet:) I'll have to check that out!