Stash Report – Week 40, 2016

Hampton Ridge Finished! 9/29/2016

Hampton Ridge
Finished!
9/29/2016

Hampton Ridge is done!  woohoo!  I’m taking 14.5 yards used this week. Thank you very much!  Someone asked me recently how I determine how much is used.  I struggle with this and can very from one day to the next.  But to give you an idea of my calculations.  Basically, I count the yardage that comes in and goes out for my own benefit so it doesn’t have to be 100% accurate.  As long as I have a general idea then I’m okay with it.  So here’s how I do it… I take the finish size of the quilt and calculate the area.  I figure out how much area a yard is in square inches.  Then I divide the total area of the quilt with the area of a yard and that gives me the yardage for one side.  So I multiply it by two to get the top and bottom.  Then I add how much I used for binding which is generally very easy to figure out based on how much I bought and how much I cut to use.  Then I add 15% for trimmings.  If the quilt has a lot of little pieces (like Celtic Solstice) I may increase that to 20%.  If the piece doesn’t, then I may decrease that to 10%.  But for the most part, I use 15%.

In addition to my usage, I also bought 1.5 yards for more golden/yellow borders for Missing Ivy.

For the fabric stash:  

  • Used this week: 14.5 yards
  • Used year to date: 65.5  yards
  • Added this week: 1.5 yards
  • Added year to Date: 83.875 yards
  • Net ADDED for 2016: 18.375 yards

For the Budget: 

And since I bought fabric this week for Missing Ivy, I have to update my total spending so far. 🙂

Spent this week: $17

Spent year to date: $4,279.35

For the yarn stash:

I’ve touched my socks a lot this week.  I am working on finishing the first sock and I hope to get on to the second one soon.

Used this week: 0 yards

Used year to date: 300 yards

Added this week: 0 yards

Added year to date: 1248 yards

Net Added for 2016: 948 yards

And for Slow Stitching Sunday with Kathy at Kathy Quilts, I plan to continue my work on A Rainbow Garden!  I’m halfway through stitching on the stem.  Here’s the pic from last week:

A Rainbow Garden Block 6 ...in progress... 9/11/16

A Rainbow Garden
Block 6
…in progress…
9/11/16

And here’s how it looks now:

A Rainbow Garden Block 6 ...in progress... 9/25/16

A Rainbow Garden
Block 6
…in progress…
9/25/16

Until next time…

see more stash reports atPatchwork Times and hand projects at Slow Sunday Stitching and Quilting is more fun than Housework

~Have a quilty week!

Melanie

 

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