Today is the final check in for Stashbusters, reporting your December monthly totals and the final year to date. December was busy with holiday fun, so I didn’t get a lot of sewing completions done.
I did finish the Christmas Quilt. I was able to use not only a panel brought into the stash in September, but also six red and green blocks I’ve had in the stash for some time. Extra fabric out for the borders, backing, and binding made this one a true stashbuster. Finished size is 48 x 68-1/2. Fabric out, using my calculation method, 2-1/4 yards for top, another 2-1/4 for backing and 1/2 yard for binding. Total 5 yards.
The only other project that I can count is the apron I made for the Christmas Tea. The poinsettia print was fabric in, about one yard, then stash was used for the backing. So one yard in, and two yards out.
For my quick idea of fabric out calculation, a yard of fabric is about 1440 square inches (40 inches wide x 36 inches in length). Apply that number to the square inches of the finished quilt. So if I have a finish of 60 x 72, that equals 4320 square inches, divide by 1440 and I get 3, so I count out 3 yards. Be sure to count out the same for the backing, and add a bit for binding. It is a rough estimate but good enough for this. Here are my December numbers:
December Fabric IN = +1 yard
December Fabric OUT = -7 yards
December Net Total = -6 yards
Year to Date = -34-3/4 yards out! Whooppee!!
Report your totals on a comment on this post to be entered into the final Grand Prize drawing! First, from Sulky a 6-pack of Cotton + Steel 50 Wt. Cotton Thread in Pepper. Visit Sulky Threads for great deals on all kinds of threads and stabilizers for your upcoming projects.
AND this prize addition for the final Stashbuster drawing from me – A Quilter’s Dream Cotton craft size batting, three issues of Milk Street Magazine, a vintage Quilts from the Henry Ford hardback book, and a pattern of adorable Santas to sew for next year.
All comments from every Stashbuster post are entries for the grand prize, so if you have participated every month, you’ll have 12 entries for the final drawing. If you need to review your previous year to date totals, click on the December Stashbusters to see your comment with your numbers. You have until Sunday evening at 5 pm Eastern time to comment on this post for the final drawing.
So, how did you do? Copy the chart below and fill in your totals in the comments. Also, do you want to continue the monthly check-ins to keep on track with your fabric in and out? We can do another year without prizes if you want to keep going.
December Fabric IN =
December Fabric OUT =
December Net Total =
Year to Date = (net total for the year, + In, or – Out)
Continue Next Year without prizes? Yes or No