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    Junior Member hsweany's Avatar
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    I have read several posts about stashes and buying fabric. When you find a fabric you like how much do you buy? I want to build a stash but I am not sure how much is enough in a piece. Thanks

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    If I really love the fabric, I usually buy at least 3 yards. That way I will have enough to make most quilt pattern. Have fun collecting!

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    I usually buy 2 to 3 yds if I love it but don't have a project in mind. (Big enough to use as back of a small quilt, long enough to cut one piece sashing, and enough fabric to complete quilt blocks with additional fabric.)

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    Thank you for asking, I've been wondering the same thing!

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    I guess I'm from the old school. I try to buy 3 yards of any fabric that I buy. One saleslady called me a true quilter by the way I bought fabric.LOL

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    If I really like a fabric, I buy the bolt. It helps if it is on sale or have a coupon. I will admit that on my recent shop hop, I did limit myself to at least 1 yard and if the bolt had about 2-3 yards, and there was a discount, I emptied the bolt. Then later on I have great sales with the excess if I am tired of it.

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    If it's something I think I can use as a back, I will buy 5-7 yards. But normally I will buy no more than a yard of one print, if I have nothing planned for it.

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    i guess this will show the price difference--when i started quilting i was advised to buy 30 cms not a fat 1/4 i have seen that this works better----[at 25 aussi dollers a meter average]

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    Quote Originally Posted by jemma
    i guess this will show the price difference--when i started quilting i was advised to buy 30 cms not a fat 1/4 i have seen that this works better----[at 25 aussi dollers a meter average]
    *twitch* ~converting~

    mmmm 30 cms, centimeters, so 30% of a meter, a meter is more than a yard, so maybe a bit more than 12 inches.

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    Since I mostly make scrap quilts, I usually buy 1/2 yard pieces, sometimes fat quarters. If it is a fabric I think will make a good border, I will buy several yards. If it is a fabric I really love, I will buy 1 yard instead of 1/2.

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