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Thread: I actually have to 'START" my stash

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    Senior Member cminor's Avatar
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    I actually had a bunch of pcs from my daughters school. The teacher was getting rid of it at the end of the year and she took it. So technically I do have quite a bit - but mostly smaller pcs that really don't go together at all. I have only gotten fabric spicifically for a project so far so I am excited to start getting some just for fun. When I went yesterday for "lunch" I completly lost track of time. I was about 20 minutes late comeing back! I spend so much time looking and trying to decide that normally my husband takes me to the store and almost forces me to decided. I am very excited when I get any fabric - but then my head starts to spin thinking about how to use it. My hope is to have more on hand that when looking at it - something will just come to me! At least that is my story - and I am sticking to it!!

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    Yes, it is fun starting your fabric collection! I am still working on mine.

    I like going to the local quilt shops when they have fat quarters on sale.

    Karen

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    I should have known better! It's not the bolts of fabric above the price that are $1.99 - it is the stinkin' FQ's below the fabric :( Most of the FQ's were gone, so I didn't even notice at first.

    But - I am still going to get 1 yard, at least once a week (more if I can) and use a 50% coupon. So still 1 yard for under 4.00 or so is not that bad. The one I got yesterday was only $2.00.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisalovesquilting
    I think you've discovered a great diet! Skip lunch, buy fabric!
    Hey...I'm up for that diet!!!!

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    That is a great way to start!! And before you know it, you will be having to sort and plan ways to store it!!

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    AND, the best thing - you are just starting? - - - make sure you keep it nice and neat and you'll always have a clean sewing area!! Wish I had thought of this years ago!!

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    I always check the clearance to then you can get a yd for 3 bucks and then use your coupon for anither yd that is not on sale!!

    and just think once you get a big enough stash, like some of ours, DH won't even notice a new piece or three!!LOL

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    Also check Craiglist. I keep an eye out in my area. I just do a search for "Fabric" or "quilt" or similar items. I got a whole bunch of fabric last summer for about $50....it filled up my cabinet!! I also have found some at garage sales!!

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    and don't forget the thrift stores!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisalovesquilting
    I think you've discovered a great diet! Skip lunch, buy fabric!
    What a great diet, untill you have to sort all your fabric. lol

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