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Thread: How do YOU stop buying fabrics?

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    How do YOU stop buying fabrics?

    Serious question here....It's almost becoming an addiction. LOL

    Please tell me I'm not alone.
    ~looking for fabric...if you have some you would like to sell, please PM me~

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    You are not alone!!! Nothing stops us but an empty wallet! LOL

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    You are not alone and it is very hard. I delete email notices from fabric sites as soon as they arrive. I've pulled together fabric sets with patterns for projects I can do completely from my stash. I keep thinking about other things the money should be used for - the list is long! And I grit my teeth a lot! Be strong.
    So many quilts, so little time.

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    You are not alone!

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    Once it helped me when a friend and I challenged each other as to who could hold out longer without needing to buy. It lasted almost 3 months until we ran out of a needed a particular fabric. It showed who had the biggest stash.

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    SewCrazy: Your not alone. I do mostly scrap quilts and it seems I can't get enough scraps..Now I'm hooked on using men's shirts and I'm buying them like crazy. It's just fun to make something from nothing. I try to buy only what's on sale and not over spend but I'm sure pushing the limits. I always find homes for the quilts I make. I do think it's some kind of addiction but I'm not ready to be cured. I have have however branched out to vintage machines. That's getting a little crazy too. Have fun with your hobby.

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    Dont go to fab store.

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    Reorganizing my stash has helped me quit buying more fabric.

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    Retiring early with limited income sure stopped me from buying like I used to.

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    Move 3 times in 3 years. That'll give you a serious appreciation for what you already have. If you can't do that, haul all your fabric out, sort it and put your own "kits" together. Don't worry about having enough, just make the quilts however big the amount of fabric you already have will let you. Then stay out of the fabric store until you get at least two of them done.

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