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Thread: No More Quilting Purchases!!!

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    Super Member MellieKQuilter's Avatar
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    HELP!!! I am SOOOOOOO over budget in my quilting related purchases this month, and my trip to Joann's sure didnt help. (but I did get camo fabric for the bbq apron for my bf, fabric to make a purse, and interfacing for three purses, fabric for a four patch posey and materials for my WIP Dresden Plate Block quilt, and lots of thread and some quilt clamps).

    My question to you is how do you stop!! I see something that I just have to have, since who knows if it will be there later! I just need to stop LOOKING. :) Which is IMPOSSIBLE. :):)

    Any thoughts QB friends?

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    I got nothing :-(

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    I just can't quit looking either. Just when I say to myself,you have got enough, some other great sale will come by me then there I go again. I can hardly pass up a good deal!LOL!

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    May have do like me on fixed income just stay home and work on what I have and stay out of stores It is hard but we can do it if we stick together and keep telling ourselves that we can do it LOL

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    I agree with Jean1941. I have made some really nice quilts since Christmas and have not gone to the quilt shop or Joanns'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jean1941
    May have do like me on fixed income just stay home and work on what I have and stay out of stores It is hard but we can do it if we stick together and keep telling ourselves that we can do it LOL
    Very true... its my lunch hours at work that get me, I think I will just run to the store and "look". UGH! :)

    We can do it Jean1941!!

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    I don't purchase much anymore. I have so much stash, beautiful stash, so try to work from it, as much as possible. I go to quilt club once a month & usually buy a few fqs, but not a lot else. DH is retired now, so we live on less, but you know, mainly, I want to put my stash to good use, & enjoy it while I can, & I hate to think of leaving it all to someone else someday!
    Something that helps me too, is I go spend time in my studio, going through what I already have. That's a real wake up call! So you all might try doing that sometimes. You just might be amazed at what you already have in your stash, & start thinking about not buying a lot more, all the time. This has helped me ALOT...

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    I do have to give myself one pat on the back... I did use batting that I pieced together and fabric from a yard sale to sandwich the last top I completed. :) I kept telling myself, you arent buying anything to finish this!! :) (and then I went to Joanns and bought fabric for new projects. ugh)

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    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.
    Oh and PS God works in mysterious ways, let him work....

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    Quote Originally Posted by happymrs
    I don't purchase much anymore. I have so much stash, beautiful stash, so try to work from it, as much as possible. I go to quilt club once a month & usually buy a few fqs, but not a lot else. DH is retired now, so we live on less, but you know, mainly, I want to put my stash to good use, & enjoy it while I can, & I hate to think of leaving it all to someone else someday!
    Something that helps me too, is I go spend time in my studio, going through what I already have. That's a real wake up call! So you all might try doing that sometimes. You just might be amazed at what you already have in your stash, & start thinking about not buying a lot more, all the time. This has helped me ALOT...
    You give me hope Nancy!!

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