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Monday, February 13, 2012

Stash count

Three things to be happy about:
(1) whiling away an afternoon
(2) chopping like a chef
(3) quilting

I've been thinking about starting a weekly stash count but I haven't done anything about it yet.  Well, I think today's the day, get to steppin'!

There's no way I'm going to measure and count all the yardage I have in my stash, Mission Impossible for sure!  I'll just start with what I use and what I add, on a weekly basis. 

So... my grand total for last week:
Added:  -0- yards
Used:  1.5 yard (?)
Scraps cut into usable pieces (?)
Last week I made that little fractured crumb quilt and I'm not *quite* sure how to count crumbs, so I measued the piece and got an approximate count.  That includes fabric for the back, border and binding - the three B's.  This seems a bit small... I'll just let it be for now; I might change to a rounding-up or -down method later on, as I get used to doing a count. 

I actually meant to start my stash count in January, but a start is a start.   This will help keep me aware of what I'm doing!

Sew forth and sew on


  1. Since I mainly work from scraps donated, I don't keep track of fabric used - but, a big thread usage. So I keep track of thread. So far I have been thru three 350 yrd spools. Just switched to a cone - 5000 yrds. Wonder how long that will last?

  2. Every crumb counts! :-)

    Go you! chopping like a chef... What were ya makin? Something dee-lish?

  3. "chopping like a chef" ... I was making myself a chopped salad and all I had were baby carrots, so I chopped those like a $300 per hour chef!

  4. counting what you use sounds like a plan, I should be doing the same thing. Right now I have promised myself not to buy unless it is to finish a project, or it is calling to come home with me and I can not resist lol...
    in stitches


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