2018 Fabric Moratorium

Old 12-27-2017, 03:14 PM
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Default 2018 Fabric Moratorium

Welcome to the 2018 Fabric Moratorium.
We have general guidelines, but please just do whatever makes sense for you. Although we call it the "Fabric Moratorium" the main idea is to not add to our stash and hopefully reduce it!
Here are some general guidelines:
* No fabric purchases "just for your stash" from Jan 1 until U.S. Black Friday (11/23/18).
* When you start a new project, shop your stash first. If you don't have anything that will work, then feel free to make a purchase. Hopefully at least some of the fabric for every new project will come from your existing stash.
As the year progresses, post your updates here. We can support and encourage each other, post tips on how you use your stash, and any planned new projects where you shopped your stash!
Let us know about falling off the wagon, everyone enjoys a great excuse to purchase fabric.
Pictures are always wonderful!
As stated these are just guidelines, there are No Moratorium Police! Please do whatever makes sense for you and your stash. Just start using all that gorgeous fabric in your stash, after all, that's what you bought it for!
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Old 01-01-2018, 04:35 AM
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Off with a bang, no purchases so far this year. Okay, that's pushing it, but did well last year so going to aim for the same goal this year if not better. Also, secondary goal is to finish all the UFO's I have in my crafts I started cleaning out the sewing room which hold all craft supplies, yarns, aida cloth, floss, etc and am putting all UFO's in a box and that is what I am working on this year. Scary, but I can do this. Good luck to everyone, Happy New Year as well.
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Old 01-01-2018, 07:56 AM
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Happy New Year may all our purchases be sewn up!
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Old 01-01-2018, 08:01 AM
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Happy New Year's Day everyone.

I'm in again. This is doable for me. My goal this year is to keep a yardage tab of using stash/scraps verses buying yardage. I know I need to buy backing for this years BHMQ. I have a package of fabric I ordered last week and expect it any day now. Most of it is for a swap and starting a 1-2 years new project. "365 day challenge, project. All of which should not count for this year. Later today I plan to go through my stash and pull out fabric for the Merry Mayhem NYD mystery quilt. It should be starting anytime now. If I do it today, it will be 6 yards plus a border fabric. Then I'm on my way to saving money. Like AnngleAnne, I have many UFO's to complete as well. So off I go to work on my projects today.
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Old 01-01-2018, 08:22 AM
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Thank you for continuing this challenge. My goals are the same as last year - not to buy fabric to add to stash (except maybe birthday exemption), and to use at least 80% of stash fabrics for any quilt. I'd like to say "100%" but there is always that one fabric that I need and don't have the right colour in my stash.

Happy New Year, everyone.
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Old 01-01-2018, 08:28 AM
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Happy New Year!! It's only 3 above right now in Northern Indiana. My hands about froze while feeding the birds.

I have no fabric on order.......does that count?
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Old 01-01-2018, 11:31 AM
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I'm joining again this year.
I did good last year and hope to continue shopping the stash.
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Old 01-01-2018, 11:43 AM
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Oh, I so need to join this. I was really bad last year with a LQS going out of fabric business I bought by the bolt along with yardage. I really want to use some of my stash, but it always seems I get custom orders and I don't have fabric needed. I am thinking real hard about this.
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Old 01-01-2018, 01:46 PM
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Happy new year everyone. My first dilemma is what should I do with the LQS gift cards I got for Christmas? I guess I'll have to save them for when nothing in my stash will work!
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Old 01-01-2018, 01:53 PM
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I am continuing the moratorium another year. Today I participated in my first mystery quilt project- pulled totally from my shelves. 6 yards of fabric put to use. Yea! Off to a good start.
Going to try to get some ufos done & not create more too.
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