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    I'm like you in wondering if I would actually use little girl fabric since my family runs very much to boys. Like one girl or possibly two per generation. And I'm not an "I love pink" person and neither is my daughter or most of her friends. But my SIL is a great lover of pink (even had her Jeep painted pink). And then all of a sudden friends started having little girls and either the mom or the little girl wanted pink. So now I'm glad I didn't totally ignore those cute girly fabrics and wish I had gotten more because now I'm doing a lot of shopping my stash as there's not a convenient neighborhood fabric shop close by. Plus I'm finding that I'm making more and more quilts for people who have been having surgery or injuries or just going through a hard time. Some of those "need" that lovely fabric I bought just because it was gorgeous. Right now I'm hoping I have enough of my focus fabric for recutting the pieces I cut too small for the quilt I'm making for a friend's daughter who was injured in the fertilizer plant explosion.

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    LOL......its like asking a room full of druggies if you should buy drugs.
    Yes...if you love it...buy it...and then just in case buy whats next to it cause that looks nice too...and ohhh pretties look at this...just a touch of this...wait....a little of that too because it looks good with this LOL...but wait...stop...this ones pretty...pet it for a moment....consider putting it back...nope...buy that too : )))

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    I'm sure most of us would agree that are far fewer fabrics we regret buying then NOT buying! If I love something, I get several yards. And if all of us knew what we were actually going to do with the fabric we buy, I'm afraid the fabric industry would tank! Here's how I think of it - if you get 4 yards of a fabric you love, it probably will not cost you more than $50. You can easily spend that going to dinner and a movie ( maybe even just dinner!). Dinner's digested the next day. But you can love and enjoy your fabric - even if you never do anything with it - for a long time. I often get out my favorites that I want to save for something special ( anyone's else?) and see what new friends I can find for them to play with. Then I put them back till the next time I don't cut them! Advise: GET THE FABRIC!!!

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    That is how I buy all my fabric -- no idea what I want to use it to make. It is always just the right fabric for a future project. It never fails that once I use some of the fabric for one project, I realize that I should have bought more.
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    I certainly do. I know what sorts of things I like and will use. When I see them and have the cash, I buy.

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    If you fall in love with a fabric buy it for sure.

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    YES.. depending on how much I like it will determine if I buy a Fat or a yard

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    I say buy it. You'll regret it if you don't.

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    Whether or not you've purchased it, go ahead and do it. You never know what the future will bring. Even if you don't do anything but display it on the wall you will be happy you made it. It's going to be one of those that will just make you smile (and that will keep your blood pressure down). I don't know what you look like but I can see the smile on your face already and that makes me smile

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Have you ever had a baby quilt of your own? Make yourself, your "little girl self", a quilt, label it as such and enjoy every moment under it! We ALL have a part of ourselves that has never grown up.

    Jan in VA
    Exactly what I was going to say!

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