It’s that time of year that everyone dreads sticking to a diet. Holidays are coming up and that means parties, luncheons, family dinners and treats. I’m not talking about that kind of diet though! I’m talking about a fabric diet.
One of my 2011 goals was to go on a fabric diet for two months. I didn’t plan on it to be consecutive but I’m going to give it my best shot. I’m not making holiday gifts this year unless they use the stash I already have.
Want to join me? You don’t have to do anything special. All you need to do is write a short blog post talking about your fabric diet. You can include things like: how long your diet is going to be, why you are doing this diet, what are you going to focus on instead of purchasing fabric (or thread or whatever), and offer support to others that are joining into the diet too! If you have exceptions to the diet you can list those as well.
Link your blog on the linky list below with your fabric diet plans. Start and stop your fabric diet whenever you want! I do encourage you to try and do at least two weeks. Visit other blogs linked below and leave encouraging comments and suggestions.
My fabric diet goal:
- 45 days starting Nov. 1, 2011
What do I hope to accomplish:
- Reorganization of my current stash
- Re-fold yardage in same manner so they line up on my shelves
- Pull out fabrics that are less than 1/2 a yard and throw into scrap pile for cutting up in scrap users system
- Reorganization of my scrap fabrics
- Cutting up scraps into scrap users system sizes
- Cutting up scraps on my Accuquilt Go!
- Use of my current stash for any holiday gifts I might make
- Cataloging what I have too much of and not enough of so when my diet is over I know what I need
- Prioritizing UFOs so I can begin working on them around Christmas-time and start knocking them out
- Building up a thread stash of good quality threads for embroidery and piecing
- Cleaning out the craft studio and rehoming things that I no longer need
Saving up for a cutting table