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    Quote Originally Posted by b.zang
    My husband gave me $400 in gift certificates to a fabric shop for Christmas. I spent about half of it at the post-Christmas sale then looked at the enormous pile of fabric and thought uh-oh, that's going to fill up my stash box. So I bought another box. And have been dribbling away the rest of the certificates adding highlights to what I splurged on. Shopping for fabric is just plain FUN.
    So-you bought another box!!! LOL. I like your way of thinking!!!! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilt4u
    OK I got You beat. I went on a bus trip to the Cape Cod. last year with my guild. I spent over $500 and never told my husban and he never asked me about it. I was also the one who spent the most on that trip.
    That must have been a really fun trip. I bet I could have given you a run for your money on who spent the most!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachlady
    I have never kept track of what I spend. DH goes with me sometimes and just sits in the car and takes an hour + nap. I might spend over $100.00, but when that is all folded up and put in maybe just two bags, it doesn't look like much. This is at the surplus store and the name brands are at most $3.29 a yard, so can get quite a lot for $100.00. Love shopping for fabric. Who cares if we ever use it all up?
    My husband will do the same thing-nap in the car. He will drive me to any quilt shop, any where when we are on a trip. I tell him that he is an "enabler" to my habit and he just laughs!! When I get back in the car he always says "is that all you bought?" Gotta love him! :D

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    I don't know the most I've spent - a little less than $100 I think. From the very beginning of our marriage his money has been his, mine has been mine (I don't like that but...) so as long as there's food on the table and the kids have clothes - and he can see TV (those bills I pay) he's a happy man and doesn't care what I buy. :)

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    [quote]That must have been a really fun trip. I bet I could have given you a run for your money on who spent the most!!


    I wish you where there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbm
    My monthly balances are what's frightening. :) I was on a mission to buy enough fabric for quilt, bedskirt, shams, pillowcases and 3 pairs of curtains for our bedroom. Then the brilliant idea hits me- a shower curtain and curtain for the bathroom. Cost- don't ask- you don't want to know. Add in some tidbits along the way of "specials" and- well, lets say I better do a lot of notary work. :)

    Hubby say the bill, but just said I better finish the project.

    But I haven't had a bedroom set purchase like this since 1996 when I splurged and bought a set for my last house. I wanted to put it on the bed now, but it's quite faded and as my daughter says- that is so 80s. So the pastel goes away and I'm working on Lakehouse, milk & honey blue hydrangeas. I have all the fabric, 1 topper made (love it!) and another cut out. But it's on the back burner as I finish WIPs 'cause I can't stand having unfinished projects hanging out. 2 more to go and I'm back in business. Hoping to finish before 1st week of August.
    PUT IT ON THE FRONT BURNER!!! I LOVE THAT FABRIC!!!
    GETTER DONE!!
    I WANT TO SEE IT!!!
    or, at least post a pic of all the fabric :) :) :)

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    Count me in the ranks of those with an enabler hubby :D The big joke at the moment is that he is getting more yardage than I am when we shop! Never mind that he hasn't sewn a stitch since the Mariner's Compass he did :shock: - he still puts in his opinion on everything that goes up on the design wall :roll:

    Seriously, tho - he is my biggest fan, and wants me to have whatever will make my quilting easier and more successful. A gal couldn't ask for more :D (well, not unless one of his lottery tickets hits, and then katie bar the door!!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddrobins1956
    My husband has no idea what I spend on my hobbies. I never mention what I have spent in the past month or year and he never asks. Then again, I don't have a clue what he spends on his golf, football lotteries, camping with the guys, etc. Works for us.
    Hear, hear. My husband I have a similar system. When I pay the bills, I also write checks for savings and a check for each of us. That way we both have money to spend as we want, without having to justify it to one another.

    The most I have spent on fabric at a time is about $200. MY biggest purchase was buying my phaff, years ago. It felt like a leap of faith.

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    Being a beginner and relatively new to all of this, my husband thought that quilting would be a "cheap" hobby. We would go to Wally World and buy several pieces of $2 a yard fabric. My mistake was taking him to a real quilt store. He commented, "Gee, everthing is sure expensive here. Look at this $9 a yard!". When I bought several yards of that fabric for the back of a quilt, he got a quick lesson that maybe this wasn't so cheap." (he also has begun making comments as he sees my stash begin to "grow" that wouldn't it be better to wait until I start a specific project to buy the fabric???? LOL) He's the best, though, and I can't complain. He has spent plenty on his hobbies and I am just getting started...... :lol:

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    Glad I'm just one of many! Thanks for making me feel less guilty!

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