Sunday, November 10, 2013

Stash Report Sunday 11/10/13

I knew that my stash reduction efforts were going to take a hit this week. The top photo shows a group of Laurel Burch prints, including a beautiful stripe with mermaids. That fabric was the first one chosen for the placemats I am making as Christmas gifts for the women in my husband's family. I need to get back to work on those placemats so I can subtract some of that fabric as used.

The mermaid stripe and coordinates were ordered from Hancock's in Paducah. Since I was going to be paying shipping anyway, it seemed like a good time to pick up a few other pieces, most of which were on clearance. I love the red/white and black/white prints in the center--they are all fabrics with multiple prints across the width of the fabric. Each has four prints for the price of one!

The day after the Hancock's order arrived, I received my prize box of scraps that I won from Kim. You can read more about that here. It included this beautiful group of French General fabrics, with squares from a layer cake, several fat quarters with small areas cut out, plus assorted other scraps. They are not my usual style of fabric, but I think they are quite beautiful together. This group alone is probably close to two yards of fabric. Altogether, I am estimating around 5 yards of fabrics from that box that I will be adding to my stash. The rest I will pass along to other quilter friends.

It is time for me to stop buying fabric and get busy sewing. My goal for the end of the year is to use more than I add. I have been doing well all year, but now the numbers have suddenly become much too close!

Used this week:          0  yards
Used year to date:    75.125 yards

Added this week:           16  yards  
Added year to date:  73.5 yards

Net year to date:   
      1.625 yards used

Check out more stash reports at Patchwork Times.

Julie in GA


  1. Gorgeous fabrics! I love that mermaid stripe. Very fun. Congrats for hanging staying in the black!

  2. If I buy something that's going to be used right away (or I definitely know what it's for), I don't count it as "in". Ditto with gifts or win - after all I'm not responsible for that addition - LOL - does wonders for the numbers.

  3. Wow - what lovely additions! I, too received a Hancock's package this week, love their web sales. That mermaid fabric is fabulous, can't wait to see your projects.


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