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  1. #31
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    Default Re: Have you ever tried to stop purchasing fabric?

    Oh no, this is my only hobby since retirement and I love it so much. I do have the will power to stop buying until I use up a little more of my stash and I have done that off and on. I'm very selective in buying my fabrics and only if it's marked down because I set a dollar limit also. Do what makes you happy and don't worry about it. Keep you stash organized and don't buy what you really don't need. Anyway, that's my thought on the subject.
    Linda

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    Default Re: Have you ever tried to stop purchasing fabric?

    Oh yes, then they put this jelly roll of neutral up as the daily deal. Maybe if I wait it will be sold out.

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    Default Re: Have you ever tried to stop purchasing fabric?

    I LOVE to buy fabric. We recently moved and the reality of how
    much fabric I own was eye opening. I now make a effort to only
    buy what is needed- background fabric or thread.

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    Default Re: Have you ever tried to stop purchasing fabric?

    I have been able to find a new project and I have everything I need for the top in my stash. There is a Bernina quiltalong hosted by Brigitte Heitland from zenchic, its the first time I am joining a quiltalong... and I purchased a fatquarter bundle from her trueblue fabric, now I may be able to cut into this cuties
    Find me on Instagram @auntie_uli

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  9. #35
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    Default Re: Have you ever tried to stop purchasing fabric?

    I may have to break my promise not to buy

    https://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/g...259051549.html

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    Binding Belle

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    Default Re: Have you ever tried to stop purchasing fabric?

    i just moved and my DH got to see how much fabric i have. He was less than pleased. Especially when I have a broken back and he had to lug it out to the truck. Needless to say I was put on restriction for awhile. Oh well I like scrappy. lol

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    Binding Belle

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    Default Re: Have you ever tried to stop purchasing fabric?

    When I first started quilting about 10 years ago, I bought what I liked, what I thought was just beautiful, what was on sale, a bargain, just because, etc. Now I have a stash that is not as large as some I have seen, but it is full of 1 to 3 yard pieces, jelly rolls, charm packs, and fat quarters that simply do not look good together. It is really hard to put a quilt together exclusively with what I currently own. Therefore, I only buy what I need to combine with what I have to finish any particular project. I have been doing this for about 2 years now and kinda like quitting a bad habit (think smoking) it has been hard, but rewarding. My stash is dwindling, my pocketbook is fuller, and all my money is not tied up in fabric!
    But every once in a while you come across some that simply under no circumstances be left behind. for example these two.
    https://www.fabric.com/buy/0530386/t...rn-words-white

    http://https://www.fabric.com/buy/05...-chickens-grey

    Then well, it is all over except the shouting......

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    Default Re: Have you ever tried to stop purchasing fabric?

    I not only tried - I did it!

    It lasted about a week.....
    Donna

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    Default Re: Have you ever tried to stop purchasing fabric?

    I was so excited when I started quilting, I bought a lot of fabric -- after all, as a newbie, I didn't have a stash! Fast forward several months, and I only buy fabric for the three B's -- background, borders and backing. And only for a project I'm currently working on. I still let myself buy the occasional layer cake or jelly roll, if it's on sale and there's free shipping, as long as it's not too similar to fabric I already own.

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    Default Re: Have you ever tried to stop purchasing fabric?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline T. View Post
    I may have to break my promise not to buy

    https://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/g...259051549.html
    HA! I sent that ad to my quilting mentor, the friend who does the long arm quilting for me. She went and came home with a HAUL and thanked me a ton! LOL! Did you go?
    ~~Libby~~

    Quilters make great comforters.

    Friendship is sewn with love and measured by kindness.

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