Judy L's UFO Challenge

Monday, February 16, 2009

Stash Report, Week 7 of 2009

Fabric Purchased this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Purchased YTD: 1.125 yards

Fabric Busted this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Busted YTD: 16 yards


Net Used YTD: 14.875 yards



I have not finished anything lately. That is the point when I count stash as busted. When do you count it? I am wondering if I should change my accounting practice....


9 comments:

Beth said...

I count mine as busted as soon as I pull it and cut it for a project. At that point it cannot be returned to the stash so in essence it is "busted"

Lori in South Dakota said...

I count mine when it's completely done. that way it doesn't lay around waiting for binding or anything. I would do that, I know! And I cut lots of projects OUT and they may sit for another year or so. Sometimes a cut project becomes something else entirely!

katie z said...

I'm with Lori. I need the incentive to push for the finish, so I don't count it out until I'm ALL done!

Babs Schmidt said...

I count mine as it's cut. Sometimes I have large pieces and I've cut part off...the part I've cut gets counted and the rest is still stash. If I use up the whole piece, of course it all gets counted.

If I waited till something was finished, I'd still be at 0. LOL.

GRACE said...

hope the job pans out....

Becky said...

I'm a little flexible with when i count it-if i am woriking on an old ufo and i finish it, then i get to count the whole thing because i was not keeping count before 2008. If its a ufo started in 2008, then only backs and bindings count because i already counted the top when i made it in 2008. If its a new top then i count like Beth-as soon as its cut it counts!

Passionate Quilter said...

I'm with Beth and Babs. I count it the moment I cut it from stash. I don't count anything that I started before all this counting, but just what I cut. I basically don't cut something unless I'm going to use it rather soon. But that doesn't mean that I'll have it completely finished. I'm afraid if I don't count it until it's done, I'll forget what I included in the count or not. I guess I feel if I've pulled it from stash...it's no longer 'stash'. It's interesting how differently we all think about it. But I keep track mostly for my own account, and that's what works for me! whew--was that a bit long winded, or what? LOL

Sharon said...

I wouldn't count the stash as busted until it's finished. But you COULD have an intermediate count of what has been cut before it's finished. That might be a good thing to make you feel you are still moving ahead. Then as it is finished, the middle count would go down, and the busted count would go up!

Ruthie said...

I count mine when I sew it. It could have been cut that day, or last year, but I don't count it till it's sewn.