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Thread: If you fall in love with a fabric...

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    Aug 2008

    If you fall in love with a fabric...

    Would you buy it even if you had no idea how to use it? I'm obsessed with the Posy line and am dying to make something with it. But it's definitely fabric for little girl quilts and I'm already halfway done making the quilts for my little girls (and have at least three more projects in line with fabric already picked out. Everyone I know is done having babies by now (and we're nowhere close to grandbabies). If I bought the fabric, it would honestly be with no project and no recipient in mind, which seems wasteful. But it's so lovely that I have an almost physical craving for it. WWYD?

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    Super Member Knitette's Avatar
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    Buy it - if you're thinking about it enough to be writing about on here, it says a lot.

    Life's too short - you'll regret it if you don't.
    Lang may yer lum reek. (I'm a knitter - hence - 'Knit-ette'. Confuses a lot of people!)

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    Buy it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You never know when some little girls comes along that may need it badly Maybe that "little girl" may even be yourself. Make yourself a neat little quilt just to have.

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    Get it. The perfect project will suddenly appear and you'll be prepared.

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    Super Member orangeroom's Avatar
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    I'd buy it! I've been known to do that. I once bought a whole bolt (16 yards) because I absolutely LOVED it. I'm still able to use it too. Still absolutely LOVE it too! I've not bought material in the past and regretted it. I had moments when I was looking in my stash for that perfect material and I remembered where I saw it and it was in the shop. Where it still was. I've learned. Good luck with your decision. If you can afford it, buy it. If not, then it's not worth the price.
    Go forth and sew!

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    You could buy a couple of charm packs and save them for later.

    And what's wrong with making this for you?


    Jenny also has several tute's for using charm packs.

    And buying the charm packs shouldn't break the bank.

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    Super Member Boston1954's Avatar
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    87% of the fabric that I buy falls into this category. I say get as much as you want. If I have no idea what it will be for, I get at least two yards. If I do what it will be used in, I get more.
    Life is not a movie. No one is going to yell "CUT" when you make a mistake. - Anne L. Fulton

    Life is 10 percent what happens to you, and 90 percent what you do about it. - Steve Harvey

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    Super Member feline fanatic's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingnewbie View Post
    Would you buy it even if you had no idea how to use it?
    YUP! Most of my stash is acquired that way. Last year I admired the "Ruby" line by Timeless Treasures in the Hancocks of Paducah catalog. I rarely buy fabric lines but I really, really liked that one. But I was strong and resisted. Week before last I got an email for a two day sale from Hancocks. An extra 30% off everything, even sale stuff. So I hopped on line to do some browsing and guess what was on sale? Yup, and yup. Been there, done that and got the fabric to prove it and it was like Christmas when I came home to that box on my doorstep last week.

    If you have the funds, buy it and get several yards.

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    Senior Member alisonquilts's Avatar
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    I agree with all of the above posts, and especially with Boston1954 and felinefanatic - get at least 2 yards of whatever pieces you like, so that you will have flexibility when you do come to use it. Nothing quite like being 3 inches short of your focus fabric in the perfect pattern...three years after the fabric pattern was retired!


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    Central Pa
    When I worked at Joann Fabrics it happened ALL THE TIME! We would get a new gorgeous print in and someone would buy the whole bolt.

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