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    Let's see 'em, Sandi!
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    Well dang it! I just sent a bundle of Asian themed fat quarters to my secret santa partner. Oh well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MimiBug123 View Post
    Well dang it! I just sent a bundle of Asian themed fat quarters to my secret santa partner. Oh well!

    Nothing wrong with that, if they're coming to me. I love the Asian theme fabrics - have a whole passel of it - and lots of ideas, too. send some my way!!
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    Thank you for mentioning this pattern, I love it. I don't know how to enlarge it but it is beautiful.
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    I used you link to this page and found the quilt called "Dancing Ribbions" . It is a beatiful quilt and I printed off the instructions. However, it is only 12 inches by 12 inches. I would like to make it bed size but I am having difficulty with the math on increasing the size of the cuts. Can anyone help???

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    Is it too late to join ,or do I need to wait till New year starts???
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    Oh my goodness, join in the fun. We want to hear all about your stash and how you are going to bust it girl. never to late to join the therapy session here.
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    Have posted these pictures on another thread, but they were ALL stash busting projects, so I'll post them here for this group to see ---
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    very pretty. you have been busy. thank you for sharing your pictures
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    happy quilting
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    I signed up yesterday. Been lurking a few weeks to see what this forum is. I like what I have seen.

    I have a big pile of stash but not all is really quilt material. All my quilt material has not gotten moved here yet. I have too much. I do make quilts of different materials. So I do need to use up alot of material.

    But I still buy a few pieces of special material. When the get some in it seems only one chance to get it. I am not getting to city much. Are the quilt blocks I have sewed be counted as part of my stash yet? They have to be set in to tops to make a quilt of them. I was trying to get rid of scraps before I moved and I cut little blocks and made 16 patch blocks. Lot of blocks sewed. I will set the blocks with slashing and some will have to have a border on each block to make it larger. I tie them. I will using material for borders and backs and slashing. It is piles up here.

    So guess you can count me in as I do not want to buy more material. I will try to limit my buying to only elk, deer,antelope and bear. Moose too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jillaine View Post
    Inspired by recent discussions about self- (or spouse-) imposed moratoriums on fabric purchases, I thought a stash-busting challenge would further support those of us seeking to shop (and quilt) from our stash. This challenge's purpose is to support us by celebrating every project that is born of one's stash. Photos are strongly encouraged.

    Anyone can play-- whether or not you're on a fabric purchasing moratorium.

    To qualify as a success, 90% of your finished project must be made from your stash. For quilts, this means 90% of your quilt TOP. (Although Challenge participants will receive extra points-- cheers and applause-- for projects that are 100% stash-produced.)

    "Finished" means all the way done and ready to use.

    Who's going to post their first "made from stash" photo?
    I have two questions
    1. Does "stash" count if you bought the fabric for a specific quilt?
    2. Does "stash" count if you raid your mother's that she inherited from her mother

    I have completed ONE quilt top this year (June) that I started when my daughter was 15 (she's 32 now) She chose the pattern and I bought the fabric... I had to buy the backing material but the batting is cotton that my mother got from my grandmother's stash.
    The 2nd quilt I'm working on is again one I bought the fabric for 17 years ago for my dd #2's quilt that she pick out the pattern and it's about 1/2 completed... goal is to have both completed by Dec 25, 2012

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArizonaKAT View Post
    Just found this tread and took a hard look at my quilts. These are the ones I finished using my "stash".
    I LOVE that blue/white one! I think maybe I'll do one like it in pink/brown or pink/gray or gray/yellow. I have those colors that I need to use and I really thing this design would look great for it. Thanks for sharing!

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    I have finished 5 quilts this year. First was John Deere tractor quilt, I and bought the panel and appliques several years ago. Green material for back I had and the white. Second quilt was 16 patch I had sewed the block for out of scrap before. I set in blue slashing and white back. I had the white and blue. I have did 3 more of the 16 pathes same way. Nothing bought this year I was used. I am working on the 6th quilt this year. Better say working on the quilt top at this point. I think I have figured it out. 16 patch with smaller blocks and each block has white border and will be set with blue. The other have of the blue sheet. All my 16 patches the blocks were not sewed this year but all came from scrap I had stacked back for quilts years ago. Blocks are multi colored and none alike. I do not quilt and I have tied them. I did buy 2 quilt batts and used them. I had the yarn for tieing. Really I have not made any head way on this stash. I have got to do it.

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    I really need this!! I just organized my stash & FOUND fabrics I didn't even remember buying. At least I didn't do what my sister did -- she bought the same pc. 3 x's. I'M IN!!

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    I am going to report that I used up at least 20 yards of stash this last weekend finishing my UFOs. So excited. But now for those scraps that have reproduced some more. I have six more tops to quilt that I had done. Guess we will be using up some more stash for sure. Loving getting it used so I will be able to enjoy some new stuff soon. Even my Christmas shash got used.
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    Christmas Tree Skirt

    Stash busted. Quilted tree skirt made completely from stash (backing included)! No, I didn't finish it in time for Christmas. Yes, I finished it before the tree came down. Made from the remnants of many medieval costumes (we are Dagorhirrim!) Fabrics are crepe-backed satins and brocade, plus one mystery gold fabric.
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    That is the most beautiful tree skirt I've ever seen!
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    Those fabrics are so pretty on that skirt. Nice job.
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    I am proud to say that I do not have that much in my "stash", but the scraps can add up to some heavy yardage and the kits I have yet to do.
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    I don't really have a very large quilting stash, but it is enough for about 8 quilts. So, I don't know that it'll last all year (I really doubt it), but I'm in for using up the stash I do have.

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    I actually can say I busted some stash. Finished up a table runner and a DQ. Goodness me, something actually done. 1.5 yards down.
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    Could finish quilt top but not quilt I have no stash of batting and backing.

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    Working on a quilt for our pastor who is very ill. It's all stash and a lot of scraps, even the backing and I think I have enough batting too. Yay!
    Blessed are the quilters, for they are the piecemakers.

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    What a beautiful and rich looking tree skirt! Just beautiful!

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    I just finished a little scrappy baby quilt. Trying to use up 2" scraps, this is what I came up with. Not a thing of beauty but I used up scraps! I finished 2 nice dog beds. Making a shawl for the nursing home.
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    I have three BOM projects started for this year, will use up fabric with the Dorcas Group making quilts for the nursing home, have 13 quilt tops to finish and have made a goal of utilizing my stash vs shopping for new. It is not a hard and fast rule but is working good at this point. I could not empty my stash within 20 years as it has taken longer than that to accumulate it. Hoping to finish all the wip tops this year. Have been inspired so much by this quilting board and its wonderful members.

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