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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! 



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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Here is this months scrap busting adventure;  Top and backing are 58x58 = 6728 Binding is 252x 2.5 =630  630+6728=7358/1296= 5.68

This little quilt will be donated to the silent auction for the Adel Library in June.  The LQS sponsors the event since we use the Library so often.  Originally I thought I would use the panel (look familiar Andrea and Peg?) for my grandsons quilt....but it didn't appeal to Mandy and Travis.

Very cute Deb and yes it does look familiar.  I'm already looking forward to the quilt show this fall.  I was hoping to get to the KC one in May, but that's a few days after our Europe/FL/ St Louis adventure so I don't think it will happen this year.

Those are adorable! Who wouldn't love such cute dinos!

Deb, for some reason i was thinking it was doggy fabric. Did you get that too?

Almost forgot... finished quilting Alex's quilt tonight. Just need to cut the edges and bind it. I finally have yardage to report!!! Yay, my first month! It's a lap sized quilt. Quilt top and back total 5 and3/4 yards plus 1/2 yard for binding. That's 6 and 1/4 yards total. I'll post a pic of it when i get it bound.

What a cute dinosaur quilt. I quit figuring yardage used, most of my projects come from my stash. So, I decided to just read along.

~Hopppy quilting~

Linda,you just measure the finished project to get the total yardage for this challenge. We want to see your projects,too.

I finally got my birthday quilt totally finished=put the binding on by machine almost like Melzee's tutorial-I cut it a little wider and doubled it,but it came out fine. Totally finished,it is 74 X 94 inches and including the backing,I get 10.73 sq inches. Now to finish the bow tie quilt and get bindings on a couple of others.

Pat I love your birthday quilt.  I have mine laying on my bed for ths month. Decided that every April I am going to put my birthday quilt on my bed for the month to sit and enjoy all my friends.  I like those colors too.  Good Job Pat.

Pat your bday quilt looks great. I need to get mine put together and quilted along with the Christmas bear paw blocks. I have a lot to do. Ixdid get another project done (almost, the binding needs put on). It's a small lap or large wall hanging. I finished quilting it last night. I need to get pics taken and put the pics up here. I'll try to do that today. Need to go calculate my yardage......

Ok, my yardage for my twister/pinwheel quilt is 3.4yards, that includes backing and binding. It's smaller. I'm just excoted to be putting up some numbers this month!!!! Yay me!

here's my two quilts for April...the small one is not bound yet, but soon...


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