Excuses... oh how I love to have to make excuses as to why I didn't come home empty handed yet again... *laughing*
How about using... *Gee Hun, think of it as an investment for our retirement... I'm stocking these to sell as vintage fabrics on Ebay or Etsy when people will pay more that I did just to buy a fabric they didn't buy enough of to finish the quilt they started* (then if you need to prove your point take him on a fast trip to Ebay and type in Harry Potter fabric... that sold in Wal-Mart for about 5.00/yard and is getting upwards to 20-25.00 a yard on Ebay or use Laurel Burch that works too. - I sold a leftover piece of Heidi Grace on Ebay for 42.00 and it was only a half yard.)
" Hunny, some women buy designer clothes, handbags or shoes all the time and my fabric doesn't cost anywhere near what they spend and just have sitting in their closets... Would you like me to switch what I buy? We might go bankrupt if I started doing that, and I don't want to add more stress to your life."
" I've been thinking about how to save money on Christmas presents so I've started to get fabric to make aprons and/or table runners or *fill in the blank of something he would believe*... Just think of all the money and time we'll save when we don't have to go out and buy gifts. (This works best if done earlier in the year when he is just getting over the expense of the previous Christmas.)
Happy quilting and I can't wait to see what others have used for excuses.
My husband has a lot of sports he participates in, so I just tell him that this is my sport. And, my quilts will last much longer than his sports.
Or, just say, "Hun, this makes me happy. Don't you want me to be happy?"
Good luck and happy quilting!
Tell him that all the fabric on your shelves have to age before you use them.
Hun, this is such a wonderful stress relief. You don't want me to get frazzled. Remember what happened the last time I got frazzled?!