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Thread: No More Quilting Purchases!!!

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    Super Member bluteddi's Avatar
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    I look at the pretty fabrics and look at my ck book and it tells me if I can buy more..... usually it sez NO.... NO... NO!!!!

    sigh.....

    I've been worse off, life is good even if I dont get every thing I want.... sigh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by janell2009
    Tell yourself this... If you do not have the budget for it then it was not meant to be. You can keep looking, but just don't go over budget. You might just get more creative that way.. Like look at goodwill or do rummage sales, or somewhere besides JoAnn's. For the life of me I just can not get out of there for under $100. So I have to go and look, but since I know that, I do not buy anything. Then I have to find other ways to get my fabrics. Really is feels better to know I have been true to myself by not over spending us into the poor house.
    No kidding, that was about what I spent today! And most everything was on sale and I used a 50% off coupon... ugh. I justified today due to a bonus I recieved... but I just need to stop buying and start sewing what I have fabric for.... Thanks for the encouragment!

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    I have made myself a challenge to use up some of my stash before I go buy new stuff. Problem is...I can be sewing for many years before I need to enter a store again...that is no fun!

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    I am new to this, but I have a ton of scrapbooking supplies and have had the same issue with them. So with this hobby, so far, I am only buying fabrics if I have a specific project. Then I work on that.

    This weekend, my BIL came over and had been garage saleing. He brought me entire box of fabrics. So I will play with that and see if I can make a crazy quilt for them with it.

    But mostly, I just try to stay out of the stores if I can. Good luck!

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    I only take the money I can spend to the fabric store. Leave checkbook and credit cards at home, it's the only wasy I can not spend wayyyyyyyyyyyy too much!

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    Stay home, give your keys to someone to hide. :lol: :lol:

    I know the feeling. :D

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    I've been pretty good about staying out of fabric stores or limiting my purchases when I do, but the classified section on this board is putting me to the test and I'm failing miserably...

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    I set aside a budget at the beginning of the year. I keep my quilting money in cash in an envelope. If I have the money I can buy it.

    It really helps me when I look at how much money I have-do I really need this? because if I buy it now, I won't have much for later.

    I've cut down drastically on my spending by asking myself:

    1. What do I plan to do with it?
    2. Do I have something similar at home?
    3. Have I read any reviews of this product?
    4. If I didn't buy it today what's the worse that will happen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6
    I've been pretty good about staying out of fabric stores or limiting my purchases when I do, but the classified section on this board is putting me to the test and I'm failing miserably...
    No kidding!!! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by charity-crafter
    I set aside a budget at the beginning of the year. I keep my quilting money in cash in an envelope. If I have the money I can buy it.

    It really helps me when I look at how much money I have-do I really need this? because if I buy it now, I won't have much for later.

    I've cut down drastically on my spending by asking myself:

    1. What do I plan to do with it?
    2. Do I have something similar at home?
    3. Have I read any reviews of this product?
    4. If I didn't buy it today what's the worse that will happen?
    What do you keep your budget too? If you dont mind me asking?

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