Ok, I promise that this isn't another new year's resolution post- for REALZ. I noticed a while back that I was spending too much money on craft supplies- namely fabric. I decided that once 2014 rolled around, I was going to go on a craft supply fast! Turns out I'm not the only one. :)
The Eleven Garden started a six month challenge called Fabriholics Anonymous; here are the rules (copied from her blog):
FABRIC FAST RULES:
1) No fabric purchases for 6 months beginning .
2) At 6 months reevaluate status and decide whether to keep going for full year.
3) Create a UFO list and complete them!
- 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?
Sounds doable, huh? I'm totally in! I am SO AWARE that I haven't been using my money wisely and I have way more fabric than I need (even if it is a lot less than others have). I need to be more responsible with what I've been given and I'm starting with a fabric fast! Here are my goals for the next six months:
- Buy no fabric!!! The only fabric I am allowing myself to buy is half a yard of solid fabric to finish a quilt top I'm currently working on and flat sheets when I want a plain quilt back.
- Finish my modern improvisational solids quilt top (the half yard mentioned above is for this project).
- Make a Modern Maples quilt top (I have two blocks completed).
- Use the fun pattern books I have to make two additional quilt tops by June 1, 2014. This will be a total of four made by me quilts by June! :)
- Give Jill all quilt tops to quilt by June 1, including the vintage Dresden plate top that I bought from eBay last year.
- Use my ridiculous scrap stash to make some fun pillows, using the pattern books that I have.
This would be so great for taking to retreats!!! :)
What about you- wanna join me on a six month fabric stash?