Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Stashbusting 2009

Stashbusting is a commitment I am making now for the next year. I did commit to this during 2008 and I only purchased about 5 yards of fabric, 2 charm packs and 10 fat quarters. I made more than I used. The larger yards were used to finish WIP's.

My goal is to reduce my stash, as pictured in this post, to half or one quarter in the tote used for storage. I don't want to be wasteful of time, money and storage space in my small house. I want to be more disciplined in many areas of my life and this is another way to not swap one area of weakness for another.

I don't want my stash of fabrics ( or Yarn for that matter) or UFO's to be sold at a garage sale, dumped or overlooked like Grandma C 's were. The family heirloom quilt tops were in a box to be given away at a sale or thrown out. Yes, I saved them but one cannot save every top or fabric scrap in this world. I want to continue to not waste, to use up and make do with what I have.

I am only purchasing fabrics in 2009 to sash, back or use as borders. I have Patchwork Times as my accountability partner for this next year. I will do a stash report on Sundays for my own benefit. Click link to see the commitment I am making with other likeminded folk.

Ok now off to sew. Fabrics I am finished with, and don't have any more plans for, are being made into blocks for Heartstrings and local charities.

Vicki H.


JudyL said...

You can do it! Good luck!

Marcia said...

Your "stashbusting" goal is both inspiring and attainable. You have given me things to think about as I review my own "stash" and the "stash" I have with daily life. :-)

The pirate photo is great... yo, ho, ho... yarrrrrrrrrrrr

Lori in South Dakota said...

Your goals are great! If you are not "in love" with a piece, sew it into something someone else can love. I too do not want my stuff on a "little old lady sale".

Lori in South Dakota said...

Dear Vicki-send me your email so I can reply to your email! LOL--Lori

liz said...

Hi Vicki,
Good luck with the stashbusting. If all who sign up can motivate each other all the better. A support network is what I need to keep me focused and motivated.
Take care and kind regards from Liz

Amy said...

Vicki, That is some impressive stash busting you have managed there. Definitely something for me to aspire to.