Sunday, July 15, 2018

Stash Report 071518

A balanced last few weeks I think.  Some sewing, some other crafts. Some fabric in and some out.

Fabric In:  I hadn't been thrifting in a while, but College E and I were on the hunt for something specific so we headed to our favorite places.  We didn't find what we were looking for, but she found a fantastic deal on a GoPro camera that was on her dream list and I, of course, found some fabric.
Fabric In

Since I had recently touched every piece of fabric I own I knew what colors I could use and that helps make a decision.
Folded & Measured

I also saw that some pieces I didn't choose were picked up by the lady
behind me in line.  That was a good reminder to me that just because it is a good deal does not mean that I need to be the one to buy it.  11.61 yards

Fabric Out:  I have had some small finishes in preparation for the craft show.
I have been busy making reusable makeup wipes.  2 sets for the girls' Besties, which got away without photos and 6 sets to sell.  1.9 yards
Reusable make up wipes.

Then I moved on to flannel burp clothes.  The ulterior motive being that I had to cut the larger pieces from the flannel, so I could then use the scraps for makeup wipes.  5.25 yards
Large flannel backed burp cloths.

It is kind of funny that just a few weeks ago when I cleaned and organized my sewing room I didn't know what to do with all the flannel.  Now I am working my way though it.

In our class this week we made fabric bins from the tutorial from Birch Fabrics.  They were a lot of fun and just the right level of difficulty.  Some students brought their own fabric, but I provided for others (since I didn't have the plan until the last minute).  I am thankful that I have enough fabric to be able to share freely.  3 bins got out the door without a photo, but they were super cute too.  2.8 yards out
Mediums and Smalls

Fabric Purchased since last report: 11.61 yards
Fabric Purchased YTD: 55.67 yards

Fabric Acquired since last report: 0 yards
Fabric Acquired YTD: 22.65 yards

Fabric Used since last report: 9.95 yards 
Fabric Used YTD: 102.16 yards

Total: 23.84 yards destashed

Movement in both directions, but not in such a way as to upset the balance too badly.  I am shocked to see that over 100 yards has already been moved out this year.  Even though it wasn't all sewn it is still the right direction.  I am hopeful that I can keep sewing steadily for the remainder of the summer.

Don't forget to check out the July Giveaway to see how you can help me get even more fabric out of the stash!

Kate over at Life In Pieces has challenged us to try to stitch 15 minutes each day.  I was in the sewing room almost every day the past 2 week.  The other days I focused on finishing up scrapbooks.  Good progress on both sewing and scrapbooks, so I am satisfied.

Days stitched since last report: 12/14
Days stitched this year: 177/195
Success Rate: 91%

Linking up to QuiltPaintCreate and Life in Pieces to keep accountable.


  1. Wow! You have indeed been busy! I'm intrigued by your make-up wipes. Would you mind sharing the size you made them? Great idea!

    I am learning what you mentioned: Just because something is a good deal doesn't mean I have to be the one to buy it - no matter how tempted I am. Perhaps it's meant to be a blessing to someone else?

    Take good care!

    1. My wipes are 3" square. I wrote up a tutorial in case others are interested.

  2. Very cute ways to use up your flannel stash. Congrats on the de-stashing and on finding time to stitch most days. You are doing great on both fronts. Happy stitching this week.

  3. Wonderful things you are doing, and now I know more about the makeup wipes. =) Congratulations on using so much of the older fabric, and what great finds you had on your shopping expedition!


Thanks for stopping by. Let me know what you think!