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Thread: Stash or New?

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    Super Member Homemother's Avatar
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    When you plan a new project, do you end up using fabric from your stash or do you find yourself buying new fabric? I'm beginning to build a stash and wonder if I would save more money by waiting for the project to come along and buy what I need instead of perusing the sales ads and stocking up the fabric here at home.

    Please only respond with which you do the most.

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    Honestly, it depends on the project. If it's a pattern that I've seen in a magazine, or online, or somewhere, I usually just pull from my stash. If it's a pattern that I design myself, I make one from stash and buy new for another version.

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    I buy what I need when I need it. I don't want a huge stash. The only stash I have fits into two plastic shoe boxes and is pieces suitably sized for applique.

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    I do both. I know that's not the answer you want but with all prices getting to sky rocket building a stash quickly is a good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer22206
    Honestly, it depends on the project. If it's a pattern that I've seen in a magazine, or online, or somewhere, I usually just pull from my stash. If it's a pattern that I design myself, I make one from stash and buy new for another version.
    Thanks, Jennifer. This is the type of answer I'm looking for!

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    Your responses are very honest and to the point! Thank you so much gals!

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    I always try to use my stash. But there are times that I don't have a complementing color. So I'll buy new.

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    99% of the time i work from my stash. it seems the only time i'm buying for a specific project is when someone commissions me to make a baby quilt.

    i don't typically make anything for babies or even young children so i end up having to buy items to meet the need.

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    I buy then add to my stash.. So I usually buy more than I need for the quilt itself.. But then again i'm a fabric-holic...

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    I really LOVE the coordinating lines of fabric, so most often buy new - at least a few of the fabrics in the line. Then I try to fill in with my stash. Occasionally, if I am doing a magazine or manufacturer's pattern, I will buy all the fabrics for it, but really search hard online for the best prices.

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