Monday, December 23, 2013

My Fabric Diet for 2014

Favorite Fabric Swap
My main reason for signing up for this....I have to stop spending on fabric and start saving for other necessities in our home....I have a lot that I would like to do and really have plenty of fabric to keep me very busy for at least 6 months so that I can devote moneys to other adventures!!!
Here are the rules/goals…
- To use the Stash I already have!
- Finish UFOs without distraction by shifting to other new beautiful fabric.....but I will be working on more then one thing at a time from my stash.
- Stop the insanity of constantly buying the latest and greatest fabric.
- Save the $$$$ I spend on stashing.
- Destash the fabrics that I realize I am never going to use....already done this!!!
1) No fabric purchases for 6 months beginning January 1, 2014....except for what might be needed to complete already started projects...i.e. My City Sampler will need additional fabrics.   
2) At 6 months reevaluate status and decide whether to keep going for full year.  Evaluation July 1, 2014.
3) Create a UFO list and complete them.....this is where I am changing things up a bit....I am also apart of "A Lovely year of Finishes 2014" and will be posting my monthly goals with them....don't know if I will make a 6 month UFO list....I need some freedom of choice.
4) Exceptions
  • Backing: purchasing a backing to finish a quilt top is permissible.  However, attempting to use fabric in your possession for a backing is preferable.
  • Books and Magazine purchases are allowed as they are not fabric.  Notions acceptable too.
  • Swap Mama Fabric: if hosting a swap you are permitted to by fabric to execute swap duties, but you may not join a swap simply for the sake of being able to buy fabric!
  • Quilts for Publication: if you are making a quilt for a publication and need certain fabric to execute it correctly then that is a major exception – who can blame you?

1 comment:

  1. We can do it! Yes we can!
    And will you promise to talk me down when I think I can't stand it any longer?? =)