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Thread: how many yds of a fabric do you buy, impulse buy?

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    When you see a fabric that you really like, but don't have a specific project for yet, how much do you buy? (just an average priced fabric, no big bargain..) Recently I have found a few fabrics that I love, and bought like 2 or 2.5 yards. Then afterward I think, what if I pick a project that requires 3 or 5 yards? I would be really bummed to buy too little, but can't buy tons of all the ones I love! I'd have to move into a cardboard box under the bridge!

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    If I really love it and it is a GREAT price 2-3 yards, otherwise 1 yard :lol:

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    Depends on whether or not I need the cash in my wallet for something else. But if I can I try to buy 3 yds if it's something I really like, can't live without.

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    I find that I often like a whole collection, so it is really hard to get more than 1 yard of each fabric. However, in an ideal world, I would love to be able to get at least three yards of each.

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    I am going in with the rest, three yards seems to have/leave the most options for later uses.

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    3+ yards for me... otherwise 1-2yds :D:D:D

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    3 yds unless I am planning a stack n whack.

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    3+ yards for me also

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    ...and a lot should depend on how much space you have for storage. (OMG - I can't believe I am writing from a viewpoint of reason - aaarrrgghhh!) I have a room that is FULL and becoming useless.

    That said, between 1 and 3 yards unless it is for a backing, then I go 5. (and now you know why my room is FULL) lol

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    I usually end up buying enough to make the piece square. So for 45" fabric, I get 1.25 yards. However, there are some fabrics I use over again. If this happens, I will often get a bolt with a 50% off coupon. Currently I have about 6 of these.

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