How do you decide what to count?
- Do you count it when you cut it?
- Do you count it when you use it?
- Do you count it when you finish the project?
- What about UFO’s? When you find a UFO and the fabric was cut years ago but the whole thing is sitting in the UFO pile, when you finish the quilt, do you count ALL the fabric that you used in the whole quilt?
I suppose there’s no real “right” answer so long as we’re not counting it when we cut it and again when we use it and again when we finish it.
Here’s what I’m going to do – when I think of my stash, I think of the fabric sitting on the shelves waiting to be used. Once the fabric comes off the shelf and is cut to go into a project, that’s when I’m counting it. I could pull 10 yards today and cut it to go into a quilt. I would count that fabric in the current report. Then I might spend the next two weeks working on that quilt and though I’m working my fingers to the bone, I wouldn’t have any more stash being used as far as my report goes. Make sense?
Again, there’s no right or wrong way. The whole purpose is to use the stash. If we get too technical, then it’s no fun and . . why would a quilter do something that’s not fun?
The fabric I used were for the quilt I finished this weekend, including the backing and binding fabric.
Fabric Added This Week – 0 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date – 41 yards
Fabric Used This Week – 12 yards
Fabric Used Year to Date – 57.00 yards
Net year to date: 16 yards used