Saturday, January 2, 2016

December Stashbusting Statistics

The year is over.  Here's the scoop on my fabric ins and outs for December and the whole year. 

2015
Fabric In Month
Fabric in Year
Fabric Out Month
Fabric Out Year
Total In or Out Year
Dec
6.00

66.205
4.750
77.150
10.945











Not bad! I used almost 11 yards more than I brought in. That's fabulous.  Take a look how 2015 stacks up to the last 5 years before 2015.  That's as long as I've been keeping statistics. 


Year
Fabric In
Fabric Out Year
Total In or Out Year
2010
  65.00
70.250
  13.000
2011
186.5
72.00
114.500
2012
113.545
108.970
    4.575
2013
100.71
103.015
    2.305
2014
108.25
  79.75
  28.500
2015
 66.205
  77.150
  10.945













2015 was a great year.  I brought in a small amount of fabric.  Second lowest.  I used nearly 11 yards more than I brought in.  2015 comes in 3rd lowest for usage. Hum, not as good as it should be but it's hard to argue with using more than buying.   (plus I have about 4 quilts waiting to be quilted from a queen size to a mini quilt.  It could be a really good start in 2016. )

I've spent the last few days piecing two donation quilts.  I still need to put the borders on, quilt and bind them.  But for the second of January they are a good start.  

Do you keep fabric statistics?  Any cotton that comes in gets added to the monthly "in" list.  When the binding is done on a quilt the fabric amounts get added to the "out" list.  By not taking the fabric used out until the whole quilt is done helps motivate me to actually finish quilts.  

I'm hoping I have another good year controlling my fabric purchases and continuing to finish quilts off. 

Happy Quilting All! 

3 comments:

  1. Impressive!

    No, I don't keep track of the fabric I purchase. I rarely buy any unless the price is really good, which is a rarity in itself.

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  2. Congrats on an excellent stash management year. Any year you end in the black is an excellent year.

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  3. I've never thought to keep track of my fabric usage. I love this idea. Thanks for sharing your progress.

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