Even if you don’t care how much you buy or how much you use, I find it interesting to keep a somewhat accurate record of the fabric I’m adding and using. Here are my end of the year figures for a few years.
Some years I used a lot and bought a little, some years it was vice versa. By the end of 2013, I’m guessing my net will be about 200 yards used. So far, I’ve used 173 yards, I should finish at least one top and if I quilt one or two, that will get me to 200 yards. In 2010 and 2011, I was working on a book, making samples for teaching and sewing a whole lot more than I have been lately.
Seeing my stash reports through the years and seeing how much fabric I used to buy gives me hope that I can curb my yarn purchases in 2013.
Net: 198 yards added
Net: 7.50 yards used
Net: 377.50 yards used
Net: 252.75 yards used
Net: 60 yards used
The stash reports will continue in 2014. If you want to join us, you do not need to know how much fabric is already in your stash. All we count is what we add and what we use and as long as we’re using more than we’re adding, I consider that a good thing!