Evening in the Garden Quilts

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Sunday Stash Report: 1/26/14

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Greetings from the frozen tundra!  The quilt prints and bunny tracks have been covered twice since I took this photo!

Now the stash numbers look better, since I had the first actual quilt finish of the new year, with the Brights quilt.  I’m figuring it at 11 1/2 yards.  That seems like a lot, but I know string quilts are very fabric intensive, being mostly seams.  How do you figure out the yardage on your scrappy quilts?  If I’ve designed one on EQ7, I use their fabric estimate as a guideline, but I think they are often high (as in, “purchase this much so you’ll have enough”), so I often round down.  And I think you develop a sense of it after a while.  How do you do it?


This week:  +0 yards,  -11.5 yards

This year:  +15.5 yards,  -21.5 yards

Net stash used this years:  -6 yards


Hope you’re all getting as much sewing time as you like, and are making a dent in that stash!

I’m linking up with Sunday Stash Report at Patchwork Times.


Author: Valerie

I'm Valerie, also known as Scooquilt. I am passionate about fabric and quilting. My quilts are colorful and modern, but grounded in traditional blocks. My degrees are in Fine Arts and Education. I'm retired from teaching and trying to quilt daily. Reading, gardening, and cats are also important to me.

One thought on “Sunday Stash Report: 1/26/14

  1. Love this quilt and you have my mind thinking of ideas for one of my own. I bet it was a bit chilly outside.

    I have found that EQ7 estimates high on fabric. I always double check the old fashion way, with pencil and paper.

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