Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Fabriholics Anonymous

I need to curb my enthusiasm for starting new projects and therefore, I am going to join in with Fabriholics Anonymous!
Hello my name is Sue and I am a Fabriholic!  The 12-step Fabric Fast program is outlined over at Making Rebecca Lynn


- To use the Stash I already have!
- Finish UFOs without the distraction of new beautiful fabric.
- Stop the insanity of constantly buying the latest and greatest fabric.
- Save the £s I spend on fabric.
- Destash the fabrics that I realize I am never going to use.
- Tidy the stash I have so I can see what I have and have a comfortable work space to work in.


1) No fabric purchases for 6 months beginning January 9, 2014.   Not 1 January like others as Treadles have their sale on 9 January!! And I need some fabric for a specific project.

2) At 6 months re-evaluate progress and decide whether to keep going for full year.  Evaluation July 1, 2014.

3) Create a UFO list and complete them!

4) Exceptions
Backing: purchasing a backing to finish a quilt top is permissible.  However, attempting to use fabric in your possession for a backing is preferable.
Books and Magazine purchases are allowed as they are not fabric.  Notions acceptable too.
By controlling new fabric in, I hope I can focus on finishing the ever growing UFO list.



the running hare said...

I'm with you here Sue, I'm going to do the same. My stash is out of control and this is long overdue.

moira said...

Good luck!

SueB said...

Definitely with you on this, I have much too much fabric and always get tempted by new designs and discounts.
I plan to use my stash for backs as well, to use it up quicker.

Sarah said...

Hmm I know that feeling of wanting all the latest and greatest fabric. I've tried to curb it by only buying fabric with a specific pattern or project in mind. Still, I have enough here to last 2 years of solid quilting!