23 minutes ago
Thursday, 6 January 2011
Now you can call me crazy, or masochistic, or just plain lying to myself but this year I am following these rules....
2011 is the year of the stash.
My main goal is to finish up wips and to ONLY use stash fabric to back those wips.
No new fabric is allowed to be purchased unless it is for a specific project for work (fat quarterly) but I should use stash fabrics if at all possible.
Fabrics for backings, sashings and bindings can be purchased if absolutely necessary but try to use up stash first
My scrap box will be sorted, managed and used to make at least one big scrap quilt of king twin or larger. Any new babies that need baby shower gifts will get a scrap quilt made.
I will sort through my stash and either swap or gift out fabrics I don't want or will never use.
Exceptions - quilt market sample spree and free stuff I might get sent (sometimes I get the odd free thing - not often, but it does happen, it's a pretty awesome thing)
Every time I think about buying new fabric I'll make a note of what I would have spent and set that money aside. My incentive is a trip to New York for my best friend's 40th in Jan 2012.
I'm not the only one you know. There's a group of us. What started as a bit of a dare on twitter amongst a few of us has grown into a whole group therapy session (otherwise known as a flickr group). We will help each other out, we will hold each others hands. We will offer support when one of us is just dying to go shopping. We will do this together and we will be so proud of ourselves when we've said 'I went a whole year without buying fabric'. I am determined to do this. I really want to prove to myself that I can.
The pic at the top is of the last purchases I made in 2010. You won't see any more shiny new fabric purchase pics from me this year. Hand on heart, I swear.
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