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Thread: How my DH got me to stop buying fabric...without even trying

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    My wonderful husband surprised me with a gift certificate to Connecting Threads. This was on Christmas...
    He's asked me several times if I've spent it yet, and is shocked that I haven't. I have filled up a shopping cart several times with clearance fabric, but just can't commit...I'm frozen with indecision. Do I spend it on clearance fabric, or do I wait and get something I really, really want (like the batiks, but only if they go on sale)?? He thinks it's pretty funny, and says he would have done this a long time ago if he knew it would make me quit buying fabric!

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    How funny. I, too want to make the gift stretch as far as it will go:)

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    i am having the same problem with the money my dh gave me for christmas for fabric

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    Funny !

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    Just wait, until you get over the first hurdle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovingmama
    Just wait, until you get over the first hurdle!
    Well, ordinarily, without the gift certificate, I would have gone right ahead and bought all the clearance fabric I wanted just cause it was such a great buy, and then bought the stuff I really wanted when it went on sale. Now...I can't buy anything! Why is that?

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    I wish I were more like that... got two fabric gift cards for Christmas, one is spent, one is partly spent, and every day I have to talk myself out of going to spend the balance. It's for Joanns, and they just had a big sale. I'm trying to use up stash and hold the card for something I absolutely need. I doubt I'll last much longer, though...

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    I don't know why, but I understand this, completely ;-)

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    Been there done that too!! I have a gift card that's waiting for me too!

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    I got 3 gift cards for Christmas - 2 for my LQS & 1 for Joanns. I already used the Joanns card to buy an Ottlite. Used the smaller of the LQS to sign up for a Machine Quilting class. I'm saving the larger LQS for materials to make something for me. Don't know yet what that "something" will be. Just know that since every other quilt I've made so far except one, have been given away, I'm using this gift card for a quilt or wall hanging to keep.

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