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Thread: Fabric Buying Dilemma

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    I have a large stash but also never seem to have what I need. I am actually buying a lot less since retirement and want to do a scrappy next. I think there is a satisfaction with online shopping car filling, getting package in the mail but then storing it...UGH. I also need fabricaholics...lol. At least we all share the same problem. My resolution is to use what I have this year.
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    If you find sales, buy blenders and tone-on-tone in colors you know you will use. Buy these in larger pieces and do not cut them selvage to selvage when you are not going to use them up -- cut length wise, that way you can do borders if needed in whole pieces.
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    Only buy for a specific need.

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    On December 26th, 3 of my quilting buddies and myself went to a quilt shop in the area (JanniLou's) in Philomath for their 40% off sale. I bought 23.5 yards of fabric. Enough for 3 projects with leftovers!!!!!!!!!! So much for cutting down in 2011!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam B View Post
    The LQS I love has their year-end sale this Sat. I will go and I have some specific fabrics in mind that I will purchase. I do not purchase fabric anymore just to 'add' to my stash. I only buy what I need for a specific project. And, I have never bought on-line.
    Pretty much that's true for me too, although I succumb to some fabrics just cuz they're pretty!

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    The older quilters in my area are, apparently, going on to quilting heaven... because many of the estate sales down here are specifically saying "quilter's dream." Some of them are. I dropped $100 at an estate sale earlier this year and wound up with 240 yards of fabric. (And there's another good looking estate sale this weekend!). So my stash is full... what I can't use in a quilt I can use for a muslin when making costumes. It all works out. (I hope). Other than purchases like that, I don't buy except for specific projects.

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    My favorite LQS is having a year end sale Fri Sat & Sun where EVERYTHING in the store is 35% off. I got some Christmas cash so I will be going to get some staples, mainly white on whites and some black on blacks and some cream fabrics. And yes, I have plenty of fabrics in my overwhelming stash but I never seem to have the basics when I go to make a quilt.
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    Thinking about heading to Keepsake Quilting's annual New Year's Day sale (20% off everything) on Sunday...so very tempting.
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    I usually only buy for the worked on project because I still have a ton of fabrics from making AG doll clothes. But that dosen't stop me from looking lol.
    Kathy Osterby

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    When I see a good sale, I have been stocking up on backing fabric, that seems to be what hurts the most when I'm shopping for a specific project.

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