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Thread: How Much Do You Spend on Fabric?

  1. #101
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    I don't want to know! I am hopelessly addicted to fabric. I think I have enough in my stash now to keep me busy for a long time but if I see a good sale on something I really like someone probably should tie me down. LOL

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    I mostly just buy for the project I am working on at the time. I always buy a little more then I need to help build my stash. Income level took a downward dip so I'm on a spending diet. I went into WalMart on Tuesday and just bought the rick rack that I came in for. And oh ya my M&M's

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    as little as possible, usually now only buy what I want for the quilt I'M making, most of us have far too much that doesn't match when rqd to.

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    I did very well, so far this year....I think I have spent only $1.56! :) I'm not a big spender to begin with. I usually buy what I am needing at the time. I have a very small "stash".

    Angie

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    I haven't really bought any fabric for a while. That is to say, nothing like 100.00 etc. I won't be buying any for a long long time.

    As it is, my stash is betwee 6,000.00 to 10,000.00 more or less, but that is over a period of years of collecting and buying. Mostly sales at Hancocks and my LSQ. Some Christmas and Novelty from Joann's.

    I did all my buying in preparation for our retirement and good thing lol.

    All my fabric is where I can see it, in a large cabinet, ceiling to floor and in one closest on three shelving units with mega flannel etc for backings. My baticks are in a chest of drawers. I can actually see it going down slowely lol. I know I have to stop buying as I don't want to just buy because.

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    usually when I buy it's about $100 at a time. I have a fairly large stash, but I like to share with my dd's- all are newbies and need "stuff". I'm getting ready for a big de-stashing as my dil is moving and has a craft room with a nice walk in closet that is screaming for some fabric on the shelves. And of course, I will accommodate.

    (right after I make 2 pairs of curtains for the windows from sewing themed fabric I bought for myself- but she needs it more!)

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    the last few months I have spent well over 1000 but this is not normal in any way shape or form. This was done to help me with my project for the soldiers.

    Generally I will only buy if I have a project or if I happen to wander into a store with fabric and see something I really like. Since I live in the woods it is not to often that I wander in.

    My stash grow crazy 2 years ago when visiting my brothers in Maine. I found these lovely ladies that were having a yard sale with lots of quilting fabrics so low I had to buy some of it. My brothers, who were with me and do yard sales all the time told me I should make them an offer for all they had. I felt bad to do that since their prices were so good but as things went, the boys took over the sale and I ended up buying every bit of cotton they had. I had to ship it home because I didn't have room in the car to carry it. Even with all the shipping cost, I ended up paying only 33 cent per yard. The rest is history.

    And this my friend is how your stash gets growing! Good luck in your building but remember to always look for deals and never settle for fabric you don't really like because it may never get used.

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    It's fine to build a stash if you get a smoking deal on fabric at a store or come across a yard sale, but it's also important to remember that trends change and every year there are new fabrics to drool over. And that will never change.

    It's a good idea to have something in mind when you buy it or you'll be wondering what you were thinking when you see it again later.

    And I'm with the people who say it's not good to use others' volumes of fabric as your guide.

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