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Thread: How Important is Your Stash?

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    Junior Member babyquiltlady's Avatar
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    In your world of quilting, how important is your stash?

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    Couldn't sew without it :)

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    My dh told me the other day he wanted to make a quilt of his own design. So while he is "designing" in his head I asked him if he wanted to look at fabrics to get for his quilt. he said, "I just thought I would use some of that fabric you have." I stared at him in total disbelief and asked him if he had lost his ever living mind. I would prefer to share my toothbrush with him than have him touch my stash.

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    Pretty important. If I don't have any, when I can't afford to buy fabric I couldn't still make things.

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    It saves a lot of gas. Most of my quilts come from my stash. Rarely do I have a quilt in mind when I purchase fabric. I would say my stash is moderate.

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    I just cleaned out my entire sewing room. In the process I found a lot of fabric I won't ever use so I took it out. Now I have all the fabrics I love in there. Still a lot, but much more manageable and I don't have to worry about running out any time soon.
    As long as I have my stash I'm happy!! :D

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    My other half knows that they could easily be (and would be)traded for more fabric!! Fabric is the top of the hiarchy here at my house!!

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    It makes me happy but also make me feel guilty at times.Wish I could sew faster.
    But being happy is important. DH, even though he comments at times about my stash, says if it makes you happy do it.

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    Last time we had to leave our apt. because there was potential for severe storms (we were expecting to be hit like Joplin did) I said a prayer for God to protect my stash as we walked out the door.

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    It used to bother me that I had so much fabric and I felt guilty because I don't have as much time to quilt anymore. But now, with the price of gas going up, quilt shops closing, and the price of fabric getting out of my budget range, I am VERY thankful for my stash. I can make any size quilt and any pattern just using fabrics I already have on hand.

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