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We certainly accomplished a LOT with the "Stash Buster and UFO Basher" last year, so I will be organizing a similar activity this year!  However this year, we will be focusing entirely on shrinking our stash.  An additional change this year is that we will be doing it on a MONTHLY basis.  There will be a small prize for each monthly winner.  But...there will also be a GRAND prize for the gal who is the overall monthly winner at the end of the year!  So this year, it will be little steps (monthly) to master a huge accomplishment:  BUST THE STASH!!!!

In 2012 we will be focusing on trimming down our stash.  You know how many resolutions involve weight loss and slimming down?!  Well, instead of working on our body...we are going to work on our stash!!! lol   To be a member of this group you are encouraged to USE THE FABRIC IN YOUR STASH that was purchased prior to January 1, 2012.  You may start new projects or finish old projects- but choose the fabrics from your stash. (Anything purchased during this 2012 year canNOT be counted as part of your stash!)  You will need to keep track of how much fabric you use out of your stash each month.  The easiest way to do this is measure your fabric piece before you use it in a project and then measure your fabric piece after you are done using it.  That will help you determine how much fabric you have used! Even easier-if you use only fabric from your stash for your quilt, the pattern you are using will tell your yardage. Who wants to join me on this quest to shrink our waistlines...er, I mean stashes???

I know several of you who have that competitive edge and will be enticed by this challenge! Sometimes a task (e.g. shrinking your stash) can be better accomplished with a 'support group' cheering you on!  "YOU CAN DO IT!"- yelled while shaking my pom-poms (how's that for support?)!!!

So, let's take it one month at a time!  Tell us about the project you are working on that is helping you deplete your stash.  You are encouraged to post pictures of your projects!  And remember to post the yardage you use from your stash each time you complete a project!!!  (YES, a quilt top will count as a completed project- even though it is not quilted!  Oh- and don't forget to count the yardage you used to prepare a backing for the quilt top!)  Remember:  you cannot count any newly purchased fabrics for your project....ONLY what you use from your stash.

If you need to buy some fabric to complete a project...we promise we will not bully or intimidate you!  Our goal is to see how long we can go without purchasing fabric and to see how much fabric we can use up from our own stash! 

 

GO, STASH BUSTERS, GO!!!!


STASH yardage used during the 2012 year was an amazing 1,179.67 TOTAL YARDS:

Andrea- 11.02 total yards

Betty-  196.15 total yards 

Deb S.- 42.6 total yards

Diane-  333.86 total yards

Froggie (Linda)- 4.5 total yards 

Jan- 177.75 total yards

Lynne- 89.2 total yards 

Marcia- 111.75 total yards 

Pat A.- 117.99 total yards 

Peg- 64.75 total yards

Shirley- 13.5 total yards 


JAN. Stash Busting Queen- Betty (33.6 yds)/TOTAL yardage for group: 178.7 yds

FEB. Stash Busting Queen- Diane (38.5 yds)/TOTAL yardage for group: 88.94 yds

MAR. Stash Busting Queen- Diane (70.46 yds)/TOTAL yardage for group: 135.21 yds

APRIL Stash Busting Queen- Diane (29 yds)/ TOTAL yardage for group: 73.72 yds

MAY Stash Busting Queen- Lynne (39 yds)/TOTAL yardage for group: 86.65 yds

JUNE Stash Busting Queens-Jan & Peg(34.25 yds)/TOTAL yardage for group: 99.68 yds

JULY Stash Busting Queen- Diane (54.54 yds)/TOTAL yardage for group: 166.69 yds

AUGUST Stash Busting Queen- Diane (25.63 yds)/TOTAL yardage for group: 53.63 yds

SEPT. Stash Busting Queen- Betty (36.04 yds)/TOTAL yardage for group: 84.17yds

OCT. Stash Busting Queen- Diane (36.38 yds)/TOTAL yardage for group: 91.18 yds

NOV. Stash Busting Queen- Betty (35.92 yds)/  TOTAL yardage for group: 59.47 yds

DEC. Stash Busting Queen- Diane (22 yds)/TOTAL yardage for group: 61.63 yds

Formula to help you figure yardage of your project:  multiply number of inches for width  times the number of inches for length and then divide it by 1,296 inches (which is a square yard: 36" x 36").  

WIDTH x LENGTH divided by 1,296 = your total yardage!

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I have my sister's tshirt quilt finished (except for quilting it) so I'm going to get on the list this month! I figured 3.3 yds for the back and don't really know how to figure the material for the borders for the tshirts so I'll just put up a total of 4 yards and call it good if that's okay. I'll get pictures posted sometime.

I worked on my donation quilt for the Adel Library today.  Depending on if I put a border on it...the top is all but done.

This is the fabric that Andrea and Peg teased me with at AQS last fall.  It is going to make a cute little toddler quilt for some little one......and I have enough fabric to make at least one maybe two for the womens center. LOL

I'll figure yardage tomorrow and post a pic.

Hello Marcia, I just got done getting 12 snap bags that totals 3.5 yards of fabric. Still going so I will post more. I am making them as I post them out of my stash.

don't laugh---I know this is bad, but I finally decided to pull this,out of the closet and get it finished. Can you tell from the fabric how long it's been in hiding?  This was from a paper pieced pattern that McCalls put out in their dress patterns long before paper piecing became popular-the pattern was printed on the same type tissue paper that you would make a dress from and it was found in the dress pattern catalog. I finally got the binding on it last night, I used 29 yds total (top,backing,binding) it's queen-size--too bad I long ago got rid of all my peach and green decor.

Very pretty quilt even if the colors aren't quite what you'd choose now - just keep it for a while and I'm sure they'll be back in style again :)  Wasn't that tissue paper difficult to pp with?

It was horrible, I'm sure thats why it wasn't around very long, and if I remember right there were only 3 different patterns to choose from

The colors may be outdated, but the pattern is a classic.  I've always liked that flower block...is it the peony, or is it one of those that has several names?

Carolina lily

I think I have some of that green with the little pink flowers sitting in my closet!  The flower pot fabric looks familiar too.

I feel your pain lynne!

That is a very pretty quilt! I got my birthday quilt back from the LA and will post a pic as soon as I get the binding on-and I may do that by machine! I am getting anxious to get all these projects I have been starting actually finished! I am getting the About.com mystery quilt off to the LA and going to do the Flower Block quilt myself on my DSM. I am getting such a stack of finished projects that I sent one of my lap quilts home with DGD2 last weekend. She had her 21st birthday on the 21st of March and lives on her own,so she has a place for it.

 

Diane-love the carolina lily block! I want to make one in the traditional red and green someday.

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