Back to Stashbusters, I hope you have some Autumn Jubilee finishes to add to your totals! Time to tally up the last two months of fabric in and out, and see where we stand. If you need to remember where you left off, see the Stashbusters September post comments.
I have the two finishes for Autumn Jubilee. First, for the Quilt Along, the table topper busted 3 yards. The Sew Along was a small project. I am counting it as 1/4 yard for the top, backing and binding. The wool projects don’t count. One more time, here is how I figure yardage out on scrappy projects. I count a yard of fabric as 1440 square inches (40 inches wide x 36 inches in length), and apply that number to the square inches of the finished quilt. 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.
I made a Christmas tree skirt for the MadamSew blog. The tutorial is scheduled to post next Tuesday on their blog. Fabric In – 3 yards. I am counting it out as 3 yards, with some scraps left over. I didn’t use all of the Christmas print yardage I bought for the project, but the backing came from stash.
For fabric in, I couldn’t resist these small bits with yummy food prints when I saw them on the free table at the guild meeting. I sewed them up right away at retreat. Counting 1/4-yard in and out.
I made two Kindle Fire cases, one for me and a more masculine print for My Sweet Babboo. Total out 1/2-yard. Our Kindle is 5×7, one of the previous smaller models.
OK, now for the fabric in. It really wasn’t my fault, I mean really! How could I resist these adorable panels for Christmas? Plus one had matching yardage! These will make wonderful items for silent auctions at car club events.
Then there were these pretty prints, two Japanese and quite a few in my favorite Autumn colors. When I got home, I pulled 5 yards of fabrics to take back and put on the giveaway table to try to balance the load.
So, I’m feeling pretty smug, having resisted other things, leaving a few things behind so someone else might have a shot, and donating a bit. Then on day two, squirrel!!!! These just jumped into my bags when I was packing up.
More Japanese prints, and some Christmas prints, and I just had to bring home the blue/purple/green sparkly print on the right. Yes, I had to.
Between the guild meetings and retreat, plus the fat quarters I got for working the State Fair, my fabric in total for the past two months was 18-3/4 yards. Hello, my name is Carole and I am a fabric addict.
Here are my totals
September / October Fabric IN = +18-3/4 yard
September / October Fabric OUT = -12 yards
September / October Net Total = +6-3/4 yards in
Year to Date = -19-1/4 yards out
So, I am still ahead with more fabric out than in, but it was a close call this month!!
Report your totals on a comment on this post to be entered into this month’s Sulky prize drawing, a set of Quilting Neutrals and a pack of Organ Machine Quilting needles! Visit Sulky Threads for great deals on all kinds of threads and stabilizers for your holiday projects. You have until Sunday evening to comment.
Your turn, how’d you do over the past two months?