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Thread: How much fabric do you purchase?

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    Senior Member mary705's Avatar
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    I definately miss the fabric at Walmart, they are just around the corner from me and open 24 hours. I could feed my "fabric habit" whenever I wanted.

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    I will usually only buy fabric on impulse if it is on sale. There had been some floral fabric in a store that I had admired for some time but it was $19.98 a yard. One day I wandered in and it was 75% off. I bought 8 yards and have since matched it up with several other fabrics for a quilt I started last fall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunflower
    I will usually only buy fabric on impulse if it is on sale. There had been some floral fabric in a store that I had admired for some time but it was $19.98 a yard. One day I wandered in and it was 75% off. I bought 8 yards and have since matched it up with several other fabrics for a quilt I started last fall.
    Holy Mackeral Batman!!
    $19.98/yard? Did it have gold in it and did it do housework?

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    For $19.98 a yard it certainly ought to do something!! Maybe sew itself. The most I've paid is 10.98 and it is part of a UFO for my daughter. Hope I finish it some day!!

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    If I truly love it -3yards
    On sale- As much as I can afford
    borders-2 yards
    Accent Color -1/2 to 1 yard

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    according to my kids and husband, TOO much, until they see the finished quilts, eventually finished quilts.

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    Hi I live in Canada and fabric is more expensive there. It was actually $19.98 a meter which is 39 inches instead of 36. I got it at $4.99 a meter which is a good price even by Joann standards. It is a very vibrant floral pattern with lots of colours to coordinate and contrast with and it sews up very well. The dark aqua background did not run when I preshrunk it and I think I got a good deal on it. I live in a border city with the States and I do go to the Joann store sometimes so I can compare prices and values. Sometimes Joann's just doesn't have what I want. Sunflower

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    I usually buy 1 yard cuts. Unless I am buying for something specific of course. If I am getting a really good deal I will try to buy atleast 4 yards or the end of the bolt.

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    if its a single piece I LOVE...I buy 3 yards....figure I can find sometime in my stash or buy 'go with' fabrics at a later date.

    If has co ordinates that I like as well, I buy at least 1.5

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    if its a single piece I LOVE...I buy 3 yards....figure I can find sometime in my stash or buy 'go with' fabrics at a later date.

    If has co ordinates that I like as well, I buy at least 1 1/2 yards of each (figuring I may find something to go in my stash),

    We have a local fabric store that is a full block big (honest!!) and they have a 40% off sale about every 6 weeks....I try to buy TOT/blenders in 2 1/2 increments if I have the funds then.

    I keep what I dont use for one project for other projects or scrappy quilts

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