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Thread: HELP

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    I just promised myself no more spending and I have just ordered $100.00 wort of precuts and patterns from EBAY. I need to stay away from the computer. That's it , I'm going cold turkey. I may need to stay off this website for a while too, I get such great ideas that I just want to cruise the internet for great deals. Everything was on sale and I have asked for free shipping(not much chance of that happening, thought it couldn't hurt to ask). I'm doing every thing a can to justify my purchases I keep promising hubby that I will stop but don't. How do you stay within a budget and just work with what you have? My stash is comparatively small but I have plenty to work with. I'm always thinking of all the possibilities if I only had this or that. Well I've got plenty of this and that. I feel better unloading. Does anyone else have the same problem, I can't imagine I'm alone in this.

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    Power Poster sueisallaboutquilts's Avatar
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    I am just as bad if not worse!! lol
    Please don't stay away from us, we'll miss you!!! :D:D:D:D
    Oh yeah, Ebay is dangerous hahahaha

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    I find that I can get my fix these days just by shopping in my own stash. Some things I've had so long, I forgot why I bought them. I've recently re-purposed a lot of fabric for gifts for people, which is using things up quite nicely! 20 minutes in my stash is better than online browsing any day, and guilt-free!

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    I spent last year just buying blenders and backgrounds...this year, I STOP buying completely! I have over 3,000 yds of fabric in my house...I do not need any more...and in fact will start selling some off soon!

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    This past Christmas was totally out of my stash. 7 sets of embroidered placemats and napkins, 13 embroidered pillowcases and 4 sets of reversible napkins. Oh, and 4 embroidered Christmas stockings for the GKs. But I made quite a dent in my Christmas fabric stash, perhaps I should replace it! Just kidding. I am really trying hard to buy less fabric in 2011.

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    Super Member bluteddi's Avatar
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    I know the feeling.. I am pulled as if by a strong magnet to SALE or CLEARANCE or FABRIC signs........

    Good for u Fran......... I did a bit but not enough...need to sew more.... must sew more!!!

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    Hi, Jacquie!
    Don't forget to let me know when you start selling--will have to visit you from Manchester then!

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    Super Member Quiltforme's Avatar
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    Get a prepaid visa card and only fill it with a set limit then give your other card to your hubby :) This helped me I only use a prepaid card on the internet only and if I have to put more money on it it really makes me think do I really need it.

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    We must be twins!

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    I've had to swear off quilt magazines. my sewing room was becoming over run with them! and I'm trying hard to use mostly the fabric I have on hand.
    being out of work helps!

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