I haven't done one of these before, but Judy over at Patchwork Times does a weekly stash report, to track the amount of fabric coming and leaving the stash. If you're not a quilter you might not know that quilters (almost all of us) collect fabric. Sometimes a beautiful piece leaps out at you at the fabric shop - and you just have to have it, even without a project for it. In addition, every quilt you make adds to stash - at least for me. I never buy just the right amount, so extra 1/2 yards are always migrating to my stash from any quilt I make. And I swear some of it just multiplies in the closet.
I don't have a current total for my stash - I'm afraid to count what's in there now. Fabric takes up most of my closet, and all the shelves under my cutting table. Caramel tried to count the stash, but she kept falling asleep on it. However, I have made a bit of a dent in it this week.
I posted on Friday (here) that I am going to finish some of the quilts hanging around my sewing room. Great theory - but in meantime I seem to have started another 3. Oops.
Good news - the 3 new quilts are all stash quilts, which means lots of yardage used.
2 new quilts started - about 1/2 yard used so far
1 mystery quilt - 3-1/2 yards of fabric removed from stash for this one (does it count if I haven't actually cut into it yet?)
Plus, finishing quilts uses lots of fabric:
3 yards to piece the backing for a quilt
9 yards used on the backing for the one I'm quilting now
Oh, and I can't forget the bag I made for my son - 1 yard used there.
Bought 10 yards - backing for 2 quilts
17 yards out
10 yards in
Net: 7 yards 0ut