State of the Stash Report – 5/11/14

The “state of the stash” report is more like the tides – an ebb and flow, in and out, since I’m not really trying to “bust” anything – just track what I use and what I purchase.   This week some fabric  has ebbed out of the stash and some has flowed in 🙂

Fabric used (since last time I did a report which was not a week ago):  5 yards

Total used YTD  32.0

Purchased since last report:  4.0 (batik background for DPPAS so it’s being used and not sitting in the stash)

Purchased YTD 9.75

Net fabric used YTD:  22.25

My favorite recent purchase (no not fabric) are Wonder Clips.

20140511_320140511_1I’ve tried different clips made to hold binding in the past – like the Dritz ones that are metal and remind me of old fashioned barretts or hair clips.  Never liked those.


But I am in love with these and they truly are a Wonder.  Hold the binding nice and tightly in place just where I put them.  No more getting stuck by pins holding the binding down while I stitch it.   I ordered mine from Amazon and got a pack of 100 for a much better price than I’ve seen anywhere else.  And even on Amazon you have to watch what you’re getting.  The prices vary greatly for what you are getting depending on where you are getting it from.  Like a 10 pack of them (who needs only 10?) for 6.95 which makes them .69 cents each.  Or the 100 pack I got where they came out to .38 cents each.  Or you could get 50 of them, in a plastic box to store them, for more than the cost of 100 clips  without the box.  Don’t know about you but I’m capable of figuring out what to store them in for that price and prefer twice as many clips to a box to store half as many in! LOL

Anyway they are a great little quilting helper.

Today’s plan – to dig into that scrap case I showed yesterday and see if there’s anything in there I want to keep and finishing putting the sewing room closet back in order.  I’ve also got a couple more dog patterns ready to trace templates for so I can get the fabric ready for  those.


3 comments on “State of the Stash Report – 5/11/14

  1. With very thin skin that bleeds easily had wondered how these worked. Thanks for sharing the info….gonna skip over to Amazon before ya’ll buy all of them 🙂

  2. I so agree about those clips. I just “clipped” the binding on a quilt yesterday and once again remarked to myself how much I love them. I am thinking about getting a few of the longer ones for when I need to clip labels on quilts I didn’t make labels for earlier.

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