Time to check in for our Stashbuster Challenge! Once again, I had to add fabric, but that is OK. We all have to do that from time to time, and we have to keep the fabric shops in business. I did manage to get more ‘out’ than ‘in’ this time.
For fabric in, I got two yards of the Enchant fabric line for my Quilted Jacket Sew Along.
Then, I have to count in the three fat quarters from Shop Hop.
For Fabric Out, I am donating these fabrics to our area for our secret project, 6 yards out.
Then, I donated these to the Fabric Frenzy at the last guild meeting, 7 yards out.
I finished this Project Linus quilt, and it was delivered yesterday along with the red one from last month, 4 yards out. Every time I show quilts I make using this block design, someone asks for the pattern, so here it is again – Scrappy Quilt. The download has the block and setting ideas for different looks.
Sulky’s Giveaway this month is a fabulous book! Embellish Your Life With Sulky – 25 Amazing Embellishing Techniques and includes a Bonus Designer Gallery and Pattern CD!! Be sure to check out Sulky’s site for great sales on threads and stabilizers. – Sulky Threads and More!
If you need to go back to the previous Stashbuster post to find your YTD totals in the comments, click on July Stashbusters. Congratulations to Nancy who won last month’s drawing!
Several readers have asked how to figure yardage out when you are using scraps, or squares cut for a scrap saving system. I wouldn’t try to measure all those scraps, it is too much math. I just count it out as it works out to yardage by the project. For example, I count a yard of fabric as 1440 square inches (40 inches wide x 36 inches in length). So if I have a finish of 60×72, that equals 4320 square inches, divide by 1440 and I get 3, so I count out 3 yards. It is a rough estimate but good enough for this.
So, here are my totals
July Fabric IN = +2-3/4 yards
July Fabric OUT = -17 yards
July Total = -14-1/4 yards out
Year to Date = -13-1/4 yards out
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. How did you do this month?