Saturday, January 4, 2014

Fabriholics Anonymous -here I come!

A few weeks ago I stumbled across The Elven Garden blog and it struck a cord about my obsessive need to collect quilt fabric.  Every time I am in my sewing  family room, I see this rather glaringly obvious stack of evidence that I buy too much.

So, here's my pledge-


- To use the Stash I already have!

- Finish UFOs without distraction by shifting to other new beautiful fabric.

- Stop the insanity of constantly buying the latest and greatest fabric.

- Save the $$ I spend on stashing. For me, this is going to mean I start saving for something. Maybe a holiday from all this guilt. That dream simply isn't going to happen while I spend every little extra bit of my husband's pay on fabric.

- Destash the fabrics that I realize I am never going to use.


1) No fabric purchases for 6 months beginning January 1, 2014.   

2) At 6 months reevaluate status 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.
  • Swap Mama Fabric: if hosting a swap you are permitted to by fabric to execute swap duties, but you may not join a swap simply for the sake of being able to buy fabric!
  • Quilts for Publication: if you are making a quilt for a publication and need certain fabric to execute it correctly then that is a major exception - who can blame you?
I felt rather smug as I was reading this pledge - I didn't have any UFOs so it wasn't like I never finished anything, I just had rather ambitious ideas on how  many quilts I could actually make, right? Then I spied this little basket.

Three basted quilts ready to finish, as well as twelve blocks from Fat Quarter Stars QAL just doing nothing. Hmm, p'haps I do have a problem with finishing.    'course if I looked at my cross stitch UFOs, I'd  know  that I have a problem finishing things.
And maybe I have a problem with actually starting anything  cos I have at least 6 patterns already kitted up and ready to start. So maybe my un-started projects are really my UFOs...


1 comment:

Susan said...

I'm fasting too as SusanC on the list. For now I'm motivated. But come spring when all the new lines show up in stores... I tell myself I'm a fabric curator.

Good luck