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Thread: What was I thinking?

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    Senior Member Quiltlady330's Avatar
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    [QUOTE=lsb142;5436432]I found an ad on Craigslist for quilting fabric. I met the lady yesterday and picked up 5 trash bags of fabric. I paid $100 but there is easily several hundred dollars worth of fabric there. I started ironing it to put it away. I will never finish and don't know where I am going to put it. I keep telling my husband I'm collecting fabric for my retirement on a little over a year.

    At the current prices of fabric even if you can use half of it you still got a terrific bargain for about what 9 yds of fabric would be from your quilt shop. I'm still using my stash more and more and trying not to buy what I don't need. I know fabric will probably continue to escalate but I am afraid the soaring prices are putting many people in the position of not being able to take up the hobby anymore.

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    It must have been exciting to see what you could find in the bags! Great bargain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dottiequilts View Post
    When I thanked him and was loading my truck (gleefully) he told me that I wouldn't have had to bring quilts, the strings hanging on my black pants were just like the ones always hanging on his Mom's clothes!
    What a sweet comment for him to make! TFS!
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    You can never be too rich, too thin, or have too much fabric.

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    Keep on buying your toys BEFORE you retire. It seems that the money doesn't go as far once you retire.

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    Ladies, thanks for the encouragement to buy now for later. That's a real good excuse, I mean reason, to indulge.
    When a dying man asked his pastor "How long does it take to die?" his pastor's heartfelt reply was "A lifetime." Live life to the fullest, but stop now and then to enjoy the sunset.
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    You were thinking that you can never have too much fabric. And you're right! Enjoy it.
    I'd rather be at the lake

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    Your find and your thoughts remind me of the way I have found myself in. I clean houses in my spare time, a friend of mine told her friend about me and he called me. We set a meeting time and we went to his mothers house, She was a quilter and all around craft person. Well to make this shorter I work of fabric, she had a basement full in tubs.I called it quits today on fabric! But I have a great stash now but no time to sew.When I can I will make baby quilts for a childrens home to pratice my la skills.

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