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Thread: A study of personality types: Esp. for those of you who don't have a stash or don't keep scraps...

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    Super Member justflyingin's Avatar
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    I am wondering if those of you who don't keep the scraps from your quilts (normal sized, not teeny tiny pieces), to be used elsewhere, do you do the same in your kitchen? (throw away leftovers).

    And for those of you who don't ever buy anything unless you have a use for it (a planned quilt) because you consider it an unnecessary tie-up of money, do you do the same for the food in your pantry? Do you make up a menu and shop for each meal specifically?

    I'm trying to see if there is a relationship here in the personality type. As for me, I'm an Amy Daczyczyn (aka Tightwad Gazette) type and work from a pantry and try to buy the "extra" things I need while keeping a stock of basics in my freezer and pantry. And, I use my leftovers. My family eats them, like it or not. Sometimes they get tired of them, and sometimes (often) I create something else out of them (like making quesadillas out of leftover chicken (since I keep tortillas and cheese on hand).

    So, this thread is esp. for those of you who don't like either scraps or buying ahead of time. Do your buying habits for fabric compare to food buying habits? I am curious if it is personality type that works "all around" or just specifically for sewing.

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    my cubboards are stocked, my cold storage is stocked and my freezers are stocked and Im a 'collector' of cotton fabrics.. but i hate leftovers.. Hubby get them for lunch.. blagh..



    and Im a scrap junky.... :thumbup: :mrgreen: :XD:

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    I loath left overs, but hubby will eat them. As for scraps? Yes, I save every bit of them for other possible projects.

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    My freezers and pantries are stocked and replenished about every 4 months. I shop for fresh as needed. We eat leftovers, can't afford not to. Sometimes I make extra so I don't have to cook the next day, especially if I am in the middle of a project and don't want to be interrupted to cook. My fabric is stocked also, and I shop online for fabric a lot. I live in the country and it is a drive to shop, at least 50 min. one way for fabric, only 20 min. to grocery store, so I don't go as often as I would like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ontheriver
    My freezers and pantries are stocked and replenished.....
    ... I live in the country and it is a drive to shop, at least 50 min. one way for fabric, only 20 min. to grocery store, so I don't go as often as I would like.
    Me too..!!!!! thats why I buy everything I need all at once.. sams/costco and bundle my shopping to an 'all day event' Do it all in one day.. I get a a monthly subscription of fabric to 'curb' my fabric addiction..

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    I pretty much buy fabric for the project but save whats left over.
    Food I like stocked but usually hate leftovers so I make smaller amounts of what I won't eat leftover.

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    I buy extra fabric , make my project and give away the leftovers. I do not like scrap quilts so don't keep them. I will buy a yard or more of a fabric I really like bc I like to appliqué but with only batiks. I cut the batiks down to 1 1/2 squares for a grandmothers flower garden.

    On food I cook a lot and make extra portions to have leftovers for DH lunch and for the nights I don't cook when DH works late.

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    I'm one of those that saves my scraps and I buy fabic as I need it for a planned project. My freezers are full and my cabinets are pretty full. I buy things on sale or I don't buy them. We eat leaftovers, I refuse to throw things out, food cost to much now days. I do buy extra fabric when I plan a project because I've run short a time or two so I do have a small stash and that's ok by me. I live in a very small house and don't have alot of space. My SIL & MIL both quilt and I must say they both could open quilt stores with the the fabric they have but what gets to me with them is that when they start a project they are out buying new fabric. When I asked about why they aren't using their stash I heard "My taste has changed or I don't like that color or fabric anymore." I'm like ok guess I just don't get why they have the stash then.

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    I don't ever buy fabric without a plan in mind. I really don't like/want to have a gigantic stash that I probably wont ever use and I will always want to buy new fabric. Stuff is just stuff. Even if it is fabric. I will always find that "perfect" piece another day another time. i have a hard time with the spending to save money. I'm not so sure that you are really saving at that point.

    I do not scrap quilt. I like to be organized and that just doesn't work with scrap quilts :) I do save my scraps. I just donated a flat rate box of them. And that was all that I had.

    I do buy extra food on occasion. But I don't stalk up and buy foods months in advance. I don't have a ton of storage and I like to see the food get used and then new replacing it. I do not want to see things get lost and go bad because it was stuck in the back of the cupboard. And we try to eat fresh as much as possible. I make menus and usually go to the store once a week. But its easy and convenient for me to shop once a week.

    As for leftovers, my hubby LOVES them. He relies on the leftovers for lunch and sometimes even breakfast. :)

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    My pantry could use some shopping, and the fridge is pitiful. if any cooking is done it's my hubby that does it. About 8 years ago, Hubby and youngest daughter said I didn't have to cook anymore and I took them up on it. Hubby does the shopping, I hate to do it. I have a relatively small stash compared to some I've seen, but hardly ever use anything out of it. Buy fabric for a specific project. Of course there are a bunch of projects in the closet waiting for me to do something with them. I could probably sew for a year without buying another piece of fabric or pattern. So I don't think I fit either personality.

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