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Thread: Building up a stash from nothing

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    Super Member janetter's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    I generally between 1 to 3 yard pieces depending on the price. If it is a must have then I might buy more.
    This is my formula as well.

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    I am a newbie to with very, very little stash but I am buying some on sale and at thrift stores .

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    WOW I never realized there was a method to our madness. :P I shop sales use coupons -also church rummage sales 2nd hand stores and watch the newspaper for estate/yd sales,and before you know it your in competition with JoAnns.My DH use to say I did not need any more fabric or shoes but he always made sure I had cash in my pocket in case I was attacked by either of my fetishes. ;-)

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    I have a friend tell me once that if I should find a material I absolutely love, to buy at least 3 yards even if I don't know what I'll do with it right away.

    I've been getting a lot of materials on clearance at Walmart. Not everything is marked down. Have fun building up your stash!!

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    check craigslist for garage sales. search fabric sewing or material and you can sometin=mes find someone saleing some of their stash for a good deal.

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    If you see some that you like and can afford to, buy several yards of it at a time. Usually that will be enough for using it in any project. If you really love it 3-4 yards are better. Enjoy shopping. :)

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    When I started I was told to buy fat quarters to build my stash. 900 fat quarters later, I now find I need way more for borders, sashing, backing, etc. (Note I am learning to piece backs, etc)
    I now buy
    - 3 yards if I think it is good for borders or sashing
    - 1 yard if it is too good of a deal to pass up but I have no idea what I might use it for

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    I originally built my stash from sewing dresses for grandkids. And if I really like a print I will normally buy a minimum of 3 yards. Anything I make I try to buy a little extra.

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