I did the crochet hook case during the holiday weekend which used about 1/2 yard. I also finished the practice block for the Lucky Stars BOM which used about 1/2 yard. I’m counting that as used fabric because I’m not sure if I’m actually going to do anything with these blocks. So I think it is okay to count the fabric used each time I finish a block.
On a sad note – I added tons of fabric! I purchased another grab bag from the Fat Quarter Shop so from there I added 35 yards (about). Then I purchased 4 yards of a blue batik for Road to Brenham (Kayla’s Ivy quilt). That’s it for added items.
For used items – I think I’ll do things a little different. I can’t tell what the rules are but some people seem to count “used” as when the projects are done. I was doing that but then I forget how much I actually used. I don’t know. How do you do it? I go back and forth. On one hand if I’ve removed fabric from my stash and put it with a project I’m working on. I want to reduce my count to accurately reflect what goes in and out of the stash. Especially when it takes me a long time to get a project done. However, it’s technically not a done project… so when is it considered used? When I remove it to use or when the project is done? Agghhh – so this is my anal retentive self making a simple fun project become a problem for me. I have to let it go! /sigh … Technically my stash isn’t accurate anyway since I never counted how much I had to begin with. It’s just counting what went in and the finished projects as used.
Stash count: **I started counting 5/23/13…
Used this week: 2 yards
Used year to Date: 17.5 yards
Added this Weeks: 39 yards
Added Year to Date: 138.75 yards
Net Added for 2013: 121.25 yards
see more stash reports at Patchwork Times.