Spring Clean Swap Meet and Quarterly Stash Busting Totals

3.29.2014

Here it is almost April and I'm having one of my old lady, "My stars, time sure is moving fast," moments.  Seems like a good time to take stock and see how those self proposed stash busting goals are going.  I've got a spread sheet and everything!

Quarter One Totals
Yardage sewn up - 46.5 yards.  Thanks to ye old spread sheet I've found that my monthly yardage average is about 15 yards.  Good thing to keep in mind when I start filling my virtual carts with yards and yards of fabric.

Given away or trashed - 38.25 yards.  The Stash Diet group helped me out a lot by finding new homes for fabric that I'd fallen out of love with.  I also fessed up to myself that a few UFOS laying around were actually wadders and could not be salvaged. Don't worry, I wouldn't throw away lovelies any of you could use.

Purchased - 30.5 yards.  My January and March acquisitions were modest (3 and 6 yards respectively) but I went a little crazy in February.  Waechters Fabrics retirement liquidation and the sneaky way Fat Quarters up your yardage where the main culprits.

Total yardage down........54.25!  Woot, Woot!  Now I've got to remember that fabric given away totals will be low next quarter and pray no more fabric stores go out of business.

Time for a Giveaway
The Stash Diet group announced that it's having a Spring Clean Swap Meet this weekend and I decided to go prune the pattern stash and offer a group of 6 as a giveaway. All of these patterns are uncut and some are still in their factory folds.
In row one - Colette Jasmine, Colette Ginger and Amy Butler Mini dress tunic and tops.
In row 2 - Simplicity 2925, Simplicity 2614 and New Look 6130.  The Simplicity patterns are in the 6-14 size range.  Comment with your email if you'd like to enter the giveaway.  I'll pick a winner on Wednesday April 2nd and mail you the goods.  Patterns precious, patterns.

40 comments:

  1. I am amazed at you yardage used. I need to stay in denial. I love these patterns. A few of them have been on my wish list! Please count me in.

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  2. Wow, good job busting that stash!


    I’d love the Ginger and the Amy Butler dress! I don’t really want the others, but if you want to send all of them to one person, I’d probably just offer these up to someone else at the next opportunity. (:
    (My e-mail address is on my blog about page.)

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  3. Wow, that's great! I would love the patterns! So generous of you!

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  4. Your stashbusting is amazing! I don't sew an average of 15 yards a month, that's more like what I use in a trimester (I think, I don't keep a spreadsheet because I like chaos in my house and in my mind ;-) ) I'm not entering the give-away, the Yasmine and 2614 are already in my stash and I don't really need to add anymore patterns to my stash, but this sure is one generous give-away!

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  5. Wow! I am impressed and so proud to see all that you have sewn up and destashed! I probably wouldn't have been able to resist a closing sale either...
    Don't worry about entering me in the giveaway.

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  6. The math nerd in me loves your statistics. I could also make good use of the Colette patterns in particular! roundtheworldgirl@gmail.com and itinerantseamstress.blogspot.com

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  7. Good job on the stash busting! You are an inspiration. I'd like to throw my hat in the ring for a pattern - especially the Jasmine. Thanks!

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  8. Wow, Heather!! I'm so impressed with the yardage you sewed up and gave away.

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  9. Wow what a goldmine! Sarah x sarahfreebairn@hotmail.co.uk

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  10. I would love to win these lovely patterns (especially the Colette ones I've been dragging on getting my hands on.) It's probably easiest to reach me through my blog (www.crafternoonnap.wordpress.com) as I feel squidgey about putting my email address in comments. :-)

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  11. ooooh! Nice patterns! Love the Jasmine, especially...
    bluesea-at-mantic-dot-org

    PS I have your blog in my feed reader, and enjoy your posts!

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  12. I always love having more patterns! Thanks so much for the giveaway! My email is juliacomnes at gmail dot com <3

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  13. That´s great, thanks for the giveway!

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  14. I seem to be going to other direction - my stash just keeps getting bigger! (And I love it)

    (melina.dahms at gmail.com)

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  15. Very impressive stashbusting! Those are some cute patterns - Jasmine has been on my list for awhile now...

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  16. Not sure if this is international but I would gosh darn love to win these beauties! Congrats on the yardage use!

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  17. Also email is sewnbylizabeth(@)gmail(.)com

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  18. Thank you so much!!! Obviously, I'm in!!! ally (at) allyandwoozle (dot ) com
    xxx
    Ally

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  19. 15 yards a month? I'm rather jealous. :)

    And sure, I'll throw my hat in the ring-- I don't actually have any of those. Feel free to check out my blog, too, I have several patterns I'm attempting to de-stash there!

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  20. Wheee patterns. I am trying to get through my massive fabric stash in a few months before I have to move, so having some new patterns would really help out!

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  21. I would love to sew up the ginger and that Threads top is really cute! Thank you! whisperingmadcow@hotmail.com

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  22. I'm too ashamed to tally my totals, as they are pitiful. You are super productive! I wandered to your blog recently from Stitches And Seams. I'd love to be included in the giveaway if newbies count. I've wanted to try a Colette pattern and these are in my size! My email is ybennett at centurytel dot net. Enjoy your blog!

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  23. You are an incredible stashbuster! I'm always amazed at your output.

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  24. Your yardage used is impressive! I can't believe you've used that much in just 3 months!!! I've been wanting the 2614 pattern for a while, but OOP patterns can be a PITA to get ahold of. I'd be much obliged if you'd add me to the drawing. :-)

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  25. Good job stash busting! I'm about to get rid of 90% of my stash,,I found a great local program that is training disadvantaged & first time working women (from shelters and such) how to sew and hopefully make a living at it. I'm so pleased to be able to shed this fabric I know I will never use! Thanks for a chance to win such a great giveaway.

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  26. I am so impressed with your stash busting prowess - to have bought 30 yards and still be over 50 yards down is truly inspiring... so maybe if I inherited these patterns from you I would be inspired to reduce my stash, too! I have wanted to try both the ginger and the jasmine for some time, so it could be the push I need.

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  27. Wish I had stash busted! Need to late Spring clean! Love the patterns BTW!

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  28. Good job with the stashbusting! I'd love to be entered in the contest for the patterns. Thanks!

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  29. Seriously, you are sailing through your stash in comparison to me, lol. I'd love to be entered in the giveaway :)

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  30. Please enter me in, I love the last three patterns (row 2). If anyone wants to split the set of six, I'm up for that too. thanks

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  31. I'll put my hat in the ring for a chance at your patterns, too. Thanks!

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  32. I'm afraid there is more goodies joining my stash than leaving. Good for you for going in the opposite direction. Maybe I could use some of those patterns to reverse the flow.
    Thank you for the generous giveaway.

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  33. Glad someone is tallying up yardage for the universe. Nice work, Heather B!

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  34. Stashbusting like a boss! I recently gave away my Jasmine pattern too, I tried it once but wasn't feeling it any more. It's sad when the pattern love dies, but she'll be better off with her new friend.

    Ginger, however... now there's a pattern I would LOVE to get my grubby little hands on! Please pretty please??

    (runiellon13 (at) gmail (dot) com)

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  35. Congrats on the stash busting!! You make me proud with your spreadsheet usage!! :D

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  36. I'd love to enter! My email is gracemargaretcunningham @ gmail.com

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  37. How generous of you to offer! I just started following your blog. I think you can work back to my email since I logged in to your comment section. I hope!

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  38. Wow wee! Awesome stash busting skills. I would love to be so productive. Email addy is gandgnutfactory at hotmail dot com :)

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  39. So interesting ... I will have a go at totalling yardage myself, please enter me for line 1.

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  40. Louise Tomlinson-SylvestApril 18, 2014 at 3:13 PM

    Well done on the stash busting. I would love to win the patterns. Count me in.

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