Sunday, April 2, 2023

Ready to Track My Fabric

During the pandemic, I bought a lot of fabric. Way too much. I got a couple of major scores off craigslist during the year plus all the stuff I bought new online. After spending two weeks ironing fabric and not getting through it all, I decided it is time to do something about my fabric-hoarding tendencies.

So, in January I started tracking my fabric usage. I'm hoping this will help prevent me from mindlessly buying more fabric when I don't really need it. 

I am not going to track to the exact inch; I've been rounding each project to the nearest quarter yard. And I don't know if I'll post every month, but I will try and post at least once a quarter.

Fabric In:

34 yards. I made one purchase at the beginning of January during the holiday sales: $184.63

Fabric Out:

50¼ yards (37 yards was for backings)

Net Out for Year:

16¼ yards out

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  1. Using yardage for backing really uses the fabric! Happy stitching!

    1. Thanks. I've actually done better than I expected this year so far.

  2. Fabric management is a lot like dieting, it's easy to add, but really slow to go down. Good luck with your stash management plans for 2023.