Another month has gone by, and we are halfway through the year of using up some of our stashes. Did you do well this past month? I had a momentary lapse, but did get a little bit done.
I picked up my Dahlia quilt from Asheville Cotton’s charity show, and took the opportunity to spend the gift certificate I won. I seriously considered getting a new ruler, or a book, just so I wouldn’t have to count fabric in, but ultimately caved when I saw these beauties on the sale rack at 70% off. So I bought what was left on both bolts, and picked up a free fat quarter for showing my quilt, a total of 6-1/4 yards in.
I finished the Quilt of Valor, counting this as 8 yards out.
I made myself a smartphone case, and another one for a blogger buddy. I’m counting a total of 1/4 yard for both.
On the Madam Sew blog, my post on Fun With Fusible Applique has posted, so now I can count that fabric out. Click on the title to get the tutorial on MadamSew’s blog, and check out their clearance and sales. One yard out.
So far, so good, right? Nine and a quarter out, and only six and a quarter in. It would have been if not for an email to guild members. A former member was moving, and didn’t want to take most of her fabric stash to Florida. When she started the sale, she had over 2000 yards. By the time I got to visit her a few days later, she still had a lot. But at $1 / yard, I just had to see what she might have for backing fabric. I immediately had to pull these two lovely sage greens, plus the purple and green print on ecru and butter yellow. Below that are my stack of papers for cardmaking.
Then I had to add the Oriental on the lower left that had metallic gold accents, and a few more prints. I came home with 19 yards. Ah, well, I’ll use it eventually!
Sulky’s Giveaway this month is another cute sewing bag. Be sure to check out Sulky’s site for great sales on threads and stabilizers. – Sulky Threads and More! For July 4 weekend, take an extra 35% Off Clearance items with the code CLEARANCE35.
If you need to go back to the previous Stashbuster post to find your YTD totals in the comments, click on June Stashbusters. Congratulations to Diann who won last month’s drawing!
So, here are my totals
June Fabric IN = +25-1/4 yards
June Fabric OUT = -9-1/4 yards
June Total = +16 yards
Year to Date = +1 yard in
Share your progress, good or not so good, with your fabric totals to be entered into this month’s drawing, and the grand prize drawing at the end of the Stashbuster year in January. So, how did you do this month?