Yardage Stash report 2015

Fabric or fiber is counted when product is finished

Quilting/Sewing stash:

Used week ending Nov 28:  11 yards

Added this Week:0

Net used this week:  11 yards


Used year to Date: 247.22 yards

Added Year to Date: 6 yards

Goal: 200 yards – made goal in October

Net for 2015:   241.22 yards used.

 Here is my yardage report for this week.   You can see how others are doing on Judy’s blog.


IMG_10911/5    8 watermelon placemats used 6.5 yd


IMG_1082 1/15     Aurofil red/green quilt used 6 yards  (4H)


IMG_1197 1/18    Squares/fishing back quilt  6 yards.


IMG_1217 1/21    Small child strips quilt 3 yards


IMG_12131/23   Small child stripes quilt 3 yards


IMG_12251/25   3rd stripes quilt  4.25 yards 40×58


IMG_12481/27   4th stripes quilt  4.25 yards 40×52


IMG_12481/30   5th stripes quilt     4 yards


37  yards total for January

2/17     1/4 yard purchased  Seahawks fabric 

IMG_1348 2/13   Mother’s flowers  56 x 74   7 yards

.25  yard total purchased Feb

IMG_1359 2/15   Dragon and butterflies for Cindy  48 “ sq    4 yards          

11 yards total for February

IMG_1514 3/8    Triple Play quilts  63.5 x72.5,  41.50 x 50.5,21.5 x 44.5 = 20 yards

IMG_15193/10     Frog baby quilt   2.5 yards   30 x 30


IMG_1521 3/11   A cute small dress   1/2 yards


  IMG_16583/19   “On Grandpa’s Pond”    5 yards   40 x 45


   IMG_16963/27   Another stripe    3 yards  41 x 52


31 yards total for March

IMG_1955 4/13  Irish greens squares    2.75 yards  41 x 41


 IMG_18734/14 green 2.5″ stripes    3.5 yards  42 x 49″`


IMG_2108 4/20  Red with multicolored blocks  5 yards 48 x 48″  (4H)



 4/24   yellow stripe  3.5 yards    42 x 46    (4H)

14.75 total for April

5/1     3 yards total Purchased Seahawk fabric   

6/1     0.0 total for May & June

IMG_2617 7/4     Darrin’s quilt “SCORE”  6.5 yards


IMG_2748 7/7      Picnic time table runner    6.5 yards


IMG_2701   7/8      Picnic time quilt       16 yards


 IMG_2699 7/8     Bag for Picnic quilt     1 yard


IMG_2708  7/9   137 purple fleece hats for hospital  8 yards


IMG_2800 7/24  Galactic explosion for    11.5 yards


IMG_2804 7/25   Bag for Galactic explosion   .75 yard


IMG_2815 7/2 4  Train panel quilt 2 yards


7/23  Train panel  .75 yard

52.25 yards total for July

IMG_2842 8/2   oven mitts    3 yards


IMG_2851 8/2   Prairie flower   4 yards


IMG_2878 8/3  Little Joys Quilt along  4.5 yard   (4H)


IMG_2985 8/31  1 doll dress  .5 yards


IMG_2865 8/5   2 sun dresses   1 yd


IMG_2910 8/14 orange doll dress   1/2 yards


IMG_2966 8/27  dotted blue doll dress  1/2 yards


IMG_2978  8/28  fox child quilt   33 x  40   3 yards                  (4H)

17 yards total for August   

   IMG_2981 9/ 4   Stars of honor     57 x 72   11.5 yards              (4H)

 IMG_2998   9/5     Summer Shine   30 x 30   5.3/4 yards  (paper pieced a fair amount of waste)                                                   (4H)

   IMG_31789/10   Snowman “warm wishes”   59 x70  10 yards           (4H)

27.25 yards total for September 

186 yards Annual total   4. purchased  190 used


  10/18  Warm wishes 60 x 70   10.5 yards


 10/19  Hope’s quilt  37 x 37  3.5 yardsIMG_3403

IMG_3446  10/27  Dark  green Scrappy squares  60 x 75   11 yards


 IMG_3443 10/27   2013 super bowl  56 x 72   9 1/3 yards



  10/28   3  women’s Seahawk hats  1/3 yards



 10/28    10 baby hats  1/2 yard plus fat quarter

 35.3 yards total for October


  11/6 Giraffe #1:   5 yards



  11/17 Giraffe #2  5 yards



  11/19 Chrstian dino pillow    .67 yards


 11/20  Spencer pillow cases   2 yards



 11/17  Keri’s tote   1.5 yards


11/22  keri – Runaround  bag   1/4 yard


IMG_357111/22 Broken arrows   9.25 yards


Total used for November:   23.67 yards

Yardage in for Nov.  2 yards

Net used in Nov:   21.67 yards




27 Responses

  1. Dar in MO says:

    I don’t understand how you used 6.5 yds this week, but have a zero for YTD used. Hope you just missed updating that column.

  2. Dee Dee says:

    Great great numbers for the second week of stash busting. You should have no trouble meeting your goal at this rate.

    • sharon says:

      Thank you – I don’t even want to think of how many yards I have. I probably should have aimed for 500, but no use setting myself up for failure.

  3. melanie says:

    Great job! ~Melanie

  4. MartiDIY says:

    You are really rolling this year. I know a lot of people don’t record the fabric used until the quilt or project is finished and I’ve wondered how you remember how much was used. I have to record it the minute it comes out of my stash and is cut. Even then, I’ve forgotten to write it down a time or two and my numbers get off.

    • sharon says:

      Thank you. On these, it is difficult with all the seam allowances in the front. So what I have done, is measured how much I used on the back and doubled it, then added the binding. I know that’s low, but I might be a bit high on some others. When I use a pattern, I use the numbers they give. So if they say 1 yard of bright pink and I use most of that, that’s the number I use, but if I only used 2/3 of it, I would subtract that from my numbers. It’s really only approximate, but I’m thinking that when all is said and done for the year, it probably is pretty close. I don’t count any of the batting.

  5. Dee Dee says:

    Great numbers for the first 4 weeks f this new year – keep this up and you just might make it to 500 yards used! Congrats….

  6. Terry says:

    You are doing excellent on your stash busting!

  7. Dar in MO says:

    I think you are coming along just fine on your stashbusting. Wish I could say the same. Maybe my numbers will get better as the year goes along. I too would have to have a lot of usage to see any change in my fabric inventory — but it will be fun to try.

    • sharon says:

      I see you are working on a lot of different fronts as well. As we get warmer weather, I will have less time for stash reduction, so I need to get some more tops quilted and quilts made up to make up for those times. I love the socks and the Mobius. And honestly, I’m not looking for a fabric donation from any friends, right now. I figured that if I can keep sewing at this rate for another 20 years, I’ll be through most of the fabric

  8. Kate says:

    You’ve done a great job with stash management this year. Congrats.

    • sharon says:

      Thank you. I have worked hard not to be tempted in the store. At the beginning of the year, I guesstimated how much yardage was here and calculated that if I did a certain amount each year, maybe, just maybe, I’d get to sew it and not have a lot for the family to have to disperse. So I have pushed myself this year. I’m beginning to think it is not work working that hard at it. I’d like to get another 60 yards done this year, but that probably won’t happen.

  9. Dar in MO says:

    Great usage for the first week in August. You are moving that fabric out pretty fast, it seems. Keep up the pace and you’ll reach your goals.

    • sharon says:

      Thank you. Yes, I am pushing it because I have to have ankle replacement the end of Sept and the doctor says I’ll be off my foot for 3 months, so I’m desperately trying to reach my goal in the next month. Also, some of these quilts were already at the flimsy stage.

  10. Terry says:

    Great numbers for August!

    • sharon says:

      Thank you. The numbers are better this year than they will be other years, because I am actually finishing a few that I made last year in addition to the ones I made this year. I’m trying to catch up on getting the flimsys done

  11. Terry says:

    I wish I was at nearly 200 yards used. I am trying to finish up some flimsys too.

    • sharon says:

      I’m so far behind this other woman who has used 280 yards this year. About half of mine were flimsies and I only have about 6 left. I don’t know if they will get finished this year or not. A couple are waiting for my skills to get better. Now I’m waiting to get the machine fixed. Seems like a good time to make more flimsies, doesn’t it. How many flimsies are you looking to do?

  12. Dar in MO says:

    Very good usage this year. Congrats on that. I’m striving for a big finish too, but may fall short.

  13. Kate says:

    Congrats on reaching your goal. Very impressive stash busting!

    • sharon says:

      Thank you. It does take “keeping at it” But I’d have to do 300 yds per year for at least 20 years to use it all. I don’t think that’s going to happen.

  14. Sandi Delman says:

    What a fun way to display your year. You’ve been working on all kinds of things. Doll clothes, hard. Congratulations on reaching your goal early. Sandi

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