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Thread: 2013 Fabric Moratorium

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    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6 View Post
    Well I looked at the for sale or trade section of this board and totally lost the wagon!
    However I've been using stash for most of my projects lately.
    Now it will be even easier to continue to do so. Sounds like a good reason, right?
    Anyway I got things I know I will use - blenders, batiks, purples. And I've received nice packages of vintage scraps to use for my double wedding ring quilt that I've been wanting to do for years. Will have to purchase the cream colored muslin for it.
    You are looking at this the wrong way!! You are using stash (just happens to be someone else's stash)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat625 View Post
    You are looking at this the wrong way!! You are using stash (just happens to be someone else's stash)
    Pat, Love your post! I think this is the most creative rationalization we have had so far!
    "I do not understand how anyone can live without one small place of enchantment to turn to."
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    Pat: As usual, your "explanations" are far better than my lowly efforts. May I use the "someone elses" for my garage sale finds?

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    I've come up with a possible use for some of my stash if all goes well. Of course, it will inevitably lead to buying more fabric though. An acquaintance saw an in progress photo of the maze throw blanket I made and has asked to see some more of my work in anticipation of commissioning me to do one for him. Of course, since I've done one already, if he picks the maze, I still have the calculations and such. Anyway, I have no clue what price to quote him, so if anyone sees this and has done this before, please contact me.

    Here's the "if all goes well" part. He's a business owner in Atlanta, and showed interest in selling some of my smaller pieces on a regular basis if he likes what I send him and gets good feedback from customers who see it. I'm talking about pieces like mug/candle rugs, runners, and baby car seat quilts. Honestly, I'd much rather sew full time than be an accountant, lol. With this new machine, maybe I can!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emma S View Post
    Pat: As usual, your "explanations" are far better than my lowly efforts. May I use the "someone elses" for my garage sale finds?
    Of Course!! In the case of Garage sales, you can also say that you are saving the fabric from euthanasia!! It's sure to go in the trash if you didn't give it a forever home....HHHMMM Maybe we need a fabric shelter and have adoptions of fabric we no longer want!

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    You may be saving it from euthanasia
    but only you know if it is simply moving from some one else's fabric cemetery to the one in your house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KalamaQuilts View Post
    You may be saving it from euthanasia
    but only you know if it is simply moving from some one else's fabric cemetery to the one in your house.
    Nope, mine is a playground - a happy fabric playground. Yep!
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    You guys are sick, sick, sick....! I feel right at home.

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    Dusty'smomma...Did you get your new machine yet? I too, like to think of my stash as a happy place. Makes me happy to imagine making wonderful things from all the possibilities sitting there. Just have to live long enough. Cemetery..no way!
    She who dies with the most fabric, didn't sew fast enough!

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    SandyinZ4, yes ma'am I did! I go tomorrow at 12:30 to learn to use the embroidery function. I posted the photos of the first thing I made (all from my stash) on it here:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/member-...ml#post6211532

    I was very impressed with how it handled the thickness of the fabric around the bottom. At the top of the project, it was 2 layers, then 4, then 6, and finally 8. That in itself isn't impressive, except that all but the butterfly fabrics are a home decor canvas. I used the one with the checks and daisies for what you could see, but then I used some other I had in my stash that was tan (that I got months ago in that lot of fabric I bought for $25) for the parts you wouldn't see without looking down in the pockets, so the pattern wouldn't show through the butterflies.

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