Sunday, September 16, 2012

Stash Report - Week 38

Do you ever wonder if your stash increases in size without you adding to it?  I think mine does.  When I'm looking for a specific color, I will pull my whole stack off the shelf in that color. Then I find what I think will work, cut what I need - a yard or two or half yards of multiple fabrics and when I go to put that color back, it will not fit back on the shelf where it was before.  What's with that??  I know I took away a yard or two or more. There should be less to put back, therefore more room on the shelf where it came from.  But somehow there never is.

I digress, so getting back to the stash busting this week, I made a QOV pillowcase, pieced a backing for a charity baby quilt and made 5 blocks for a friend in my block exchange group.




Fabric Added this week - none
Fabric Added YTD      - 20.25 yds
Fabric Used this week -   2.5 yds
Fabric Used YTD  -    62.83 yds
Net reduced this year -  42.58 yds

My week wasn't too bad, but I'm sure that there are some super stashbusters listed over at Judy's place..  Take a look and see if I'm not right.


9 comments:

  1. I LOVE your pillow case - never thought to use a red and white stripe. I have the exact same problem with my fabric, it some how expands when it gets refolded. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I consider myself a super stash enhancer. Professional, almost. LOL! :) Your QOV pillowcases are fun...I do love stars and stripes! :)

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  3. oh, I know how to answer this one! Oh Oh Oh! LOL.

    I went to the comic book store and bought acid free comic book backs. They use them to keep the comic books from bending and thus losing value. 100 come in a package for like $12. I use them to wrap the fabric pieces so they will fit on the shelf. All the pieces are now the same size and I actually fit MORE on the shelf than was stuffed in without the backer boards.

    glen

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  4. You are using up the stash even if it doesn't look like it! Love the blocks for your friend.

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  5. I like your QOV pillowcase. Never thought to use red stripes. So nice.
    Yeah. I have experienced that wierd 'growing stash' syndrome.

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