Monday, January 18, 2016

Stash Busting with the Stash Manifesto

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge has declared that 2016 is The Year of the Stash.  She's created a Manifesto and has invited friends along for the journey.


Generally, my fabric purchases are limited due to lack of money -- no frivolous purchases just for fun.  But I've decided it's time to make a dent in my stash.  The price of fabric continues to increase, but my salary is not increasing, so I need to use my resources wisely (oops...that's my inner Girl Guide speaking).

My Manifesto:
  • Before commencing a new project, I will search through my stash to find suitable projects.  If I feel I need to make a purchase, I will ensure that the project is something that will make me happy and has a purpose.
  • I will purchase thread and batting as needed.
  • I will purchase fabric to make the Transparency quilt by Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl.  This is on my 2016 project list and the only project for which I do not have fabric.
  • I will purchase fabric if there is nothing suitable in my stash for Stash Bee 2016 and the Birthday Bonus Club.
  • I will allow myself reasonable purchases when visiting a new-to-me quilt shop

So embracing my new stash busting plan, I dug through my scraps to make a mini Open Wide Zippered Pouch by Anna @ Noodlehead.  I found mini instructions over at Stitched in Colour.


I needed a little pouch for my Wonderclips.


And oddly, I had several 6-inch zippers.  Not sure why.....


You'll see that they are only about 2 x 3 inches -- I can fit one 1,000-metre spool of thread, but not two.


I think I may have revived my addiction to zippered pouches.



I'm linking up with Scraptastic Tuesday hosted by She Can Quilt.  I'll have to add this linky party to my calendar.



15 comments:

  1. It feels good to use up fabric that is stashed away. I love the little pouches. What a great size for holding your clips.

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  2. It is true: zippered pouches are as addictive as hard drugs (not that I have tried hard drugs).
    I am keen to see your version of Yvonne's transparency quilt. I do so love that pattern.

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  3. Very cute mini pouches. I'm glad you found a use for those 6 inch zippers in your stash.

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  4. Stash busting can be exciting. You never know what treasures are lurking in your stash until you dive in.

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  5. This is a great manifesto. I just cleaned out my sewing room this weekend and got rid of so much junk. I also pulled a lot of older fabrics from my stash that I do not love and will never use and am giving them away our guild for some charity projects.

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  6. Very cute pouches! Good luck with your stash busting this year! Thanks for sharing at Sew Cute Tuesday!

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  7. You are generally pretty reasonable when it comes to fabric acquisition, but it does pile up, doesn't it? Thanks for joining in and spreading the word about the Year of The Stash!

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  8. Very cute pouches! There's something especially appealing about them because they're so small :)I never have zippers on hand, so I have to plan ahead for that sort of project.

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  9. Go Anja! Dig into that Stash! Great little pouches. I could make a million!

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  10. Those little pouches look like great scrap busters! Good luck this year reducing your stash.

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  11. Your little pouches are adorable! I'be made quite a few larger ones out of that pattern, but none that are that small. I think I need one for my wonderclips, too!

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  12. Your pouches are so tiny and cute! Thanks for sharing the link to the instructions. If I stumble upon little zippers for a great deal, I'm definitely trying this one out!

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  13. Cute pouches! I recognize the multicoloured print as one of the FQs from the Bargain Lovers Club. The scout print is beautiful!

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  14. Aww so cute! Glad you put that spool of thread in there. I've gone and bookmarked the link--thanks for that! squirrel....love seeing that Girl Guide fabric again. :-)

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  15. I'm playing catch up and am enjoying my scroll through your most recent posts. Before I left for Tx, I could get enough of making zippered pouches of all sizes! Sure took care of my Christmas gift giving! The most fun was filling them for each individual. XO

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