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Thread: Use that Stash! Fabric Moratorium

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    Use that Stash! Fabric Moratorium

    Anyone up for a 2013 Fabric Moratorium?
    Just had to move all my sewing stuff out of the dining room so we can use it as intended. I was amazed at my stash purchases this past year. Life was hectic these past 12 months, I couldn't sew, but I sure could shop!

    I would be willing to post the monthly reminders, rules similar to prior years...
    * Pull fabric from your stash. No fabric purchases to start a new quilt top from Jan 1 until November 1
    What you can buy (fabric wise) is this:
    * Yardage for backing, border or binding, to tie together fabric from your stash to complete a UFO or start a new project
    * Special Request fabric, eg: for little Susie's wedding quilt who's favorite color is puce, which for some reason you don't have in your stash...

    I'm going to try and do it on my own, anyone want to join me??? I'm posting this now, so you can indulge in year end sales, then start your fabric diet in January.
    "I do not understand how anyone can live without one small place of enchantment to turn to."
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    I'm with you!! Had to move a bunch of mine recently. Was amazed at the number of pieces I had no recollection of buying (of course they were beautiful, so I couldn't part with them)! LOL

    Linda

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    Count me in! I did this this year and have a little more empty space in my scrap drawer and in others too but still a long way to go. Gotta use some of this up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I've already started mine! I have so..o...o...o much fabric. Some of it is not so good (quality-wise), given to me by my sister-in-law, but I've already used some in a scrappy quilt. Thrown in with the better fabric it's not so bad.

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    I have been doing this for a couple years. Besides batting and backing (sometimes) the only fabric I allow myself buy is if I need a particular color/print etc. to finish up a project. (had to buy 3 yds of a lovely green fabric a while back to use as the connecters/sashing for a hexagon quilt I'm working on) So, count me in also.

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    Yeah ... I need to join this thread too. I just made a couple major purchases so now all I need to do is keep away from the LQS. Seriously ... I may not even need to purchase backing fabric.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    Anyone up for a 2013 Fabric Moratorium?
    Just had to move all my sewing stuff out of the dining room so we can use it as intended. I was amazed at my stash purchases this past year. Life was hectic these past 12 months, I couldn't sew, but I sure could shop!

    I would be willing to post the monthly reminders, rules similar to prior years...
    * Pull fabric from your stash. No fabric purchases to start a new quilt top from Jan 1 until November 1
    What you can buy (fabric wise) is this:
    * Yardage for backing, border or binding, to tie together fabric from your stash to complete a UFO or start a new project
    * Special Request fabric, eg: for little Susie's wedding quilt who's favorite color is puce, which for some reason you don't have in your stash...

    I'm going to try and do it on my own, anyone want to join me??? I'm posting this now, so you can indulge in year end sales, then start your fabric diet in January.
    I started this "fabric Moratorium" last year and believe it or not, I did not buy any fabric from the fabric store and only purchased a few small yardage pieces at garage sales. I am going to make it this year and will probably do the same next year. Now, the funny thing is, I can't see my stash going down much at all, but I will keep using on it.

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    I would like to do this but what about finishing kits? Can I buy them?

    Use what is in the stash.

    I'm running to the fabric store- buy- at 50% off Christmas fabric. before 2013. LOL

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    I'll join. Keep up the reminders! I tried last yr, but failed. : (

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