There are three ways of dealing with this:
1) Don't buy any more fabric.
2) Make more quilts.
3) Give away some fabric.
I'm sure I've already reached the way more fabric situation. So, I have adopted all three of these strategies for stash reduction. (For those family members who don't know what stash is -- it's a quilter's hoard of fabrics.) I have been holding off on buying new fabrics. I've been making lots of quilts. I share some fabric with Jenny and others on occasion.
This year I decided to keep track of the flow of fabric in and out of my stash. My rules are -- fabric doesn't get counted as "used" until the quilt is finished. Anything purchased or received free is in-flow of fabric. I've been diligent about keeping track of this. Here's my report on ins and outs since the beginning of the year:
Fabric used by finished quilts or giving away: 8.4 yards
Fabric purchased or received free: 20.33 yards
Net fabric ADDED to stash: 11.93 yards
-oh no, where did I go wrong?
Hum, something tells me I've hit too many fabric stores recently. Although most of them have been out of my general area.
And, I think I'd better get off the computer and start finishing some more stuff!
Happy quilting all! Bonnie