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Thread: It's getting out of control, I gotta stop! Be Done! Today!

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    Gee, I have bought material, patterns, more material in the last two weeks. Last week more material. This week, more material, a Singer 15. and a toy Singer! I am done, stopping!!!! I have too!!!

    So now today,I find a treadle without even looking, decent price! Gee, not getting the treadle because I just gotta stop!!!! Anyone else this bad? I may have to go cold turkey!

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    I hear you. I had to go on a "quilting" diet. It's killing me!

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    Yes. A number of years ago I was completely out of control. I impulsively and compulsively shopped. I used everything, but spent WAY too much. So, I cancelled all my magazines and catalogs. I put myself on an allowance. Every payday I receive a set amount of cash. That is my spending/mad money. Seeing it (rather than using checks or debit cards) really helped me think about each purchase. Now I am able to have magazines and catalogs without being tempted to spend too much.

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    isn't the quilting diet harder than wt dieting???? it's terrible!!! I just hate it!

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    I can totally relate. It is so easy to buy it, but something altogether different in sewing it together. I have finally stopped buying fabric unless I have a specific plan for it. And if I go to shows with friends and they start to just "buy" then I ask them what and when are they going to use it. I always wait until I am ready to leave and then go back if I really want it. It was better than not going at all.

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    What gets me the most, is I can't find the time to sew the things I want to do, or spend time in my sewing room. I got to reverse it.

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    Oh, yeah, you've got the Disease!! I'm so busy buying fabric, notions and machines, that I don't sit down and sew. :)

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    go buy the treadle, as they are hard to find!

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    CraftyBear, you are an ENABLER! Love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hudgoddess
    CraftyBear, you are an ENABLER! Love it!
    :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    I agree buy the treadle! I passed one up and now regret it!! You'll save on electively and get exercise! Lol. I wAs buying alot too building ip stash but have slowed WAY down. Redid sewing room and found out not enough space for it all!! Now I look and drool!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluteddi
    isn't the quilting diet harder than wt dieting???? it's terrible!!! I just hate it!
    Yep :XD:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nanamoms
    Oh, yeah, you've got the Disease!! I'm so busy buying fabric, notions and machines, that I don't sit down and sew. :)
    Exactly

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    I put my quilting money in an envelope and only use from that envolope through the year. If I should sell something the money goes into the envelope. Keeps me on a budget and I know how much I can spend and do I really want this or can I make due with what I have at home already.

    I do want a nice treadle machine someday. But I'm not willing to pay more then $200 for it.

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    Yeah, I know the feeling. I think I am ADDICTED to fabric too! LOL

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    It's getting way out of control for me too.

    I think somebody needs to intervene for me at times.

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    We only have on fabric store in Brunswick, GA. It is across town. So when I go, I buy. If I get to a larger city, I look for quilting shops, fabric stores, craft stores... I buy.. I have dieted to lose weight and to fill that need to do something with my hands- I quilt. Do not put me on a Quilting Diet... I will be eating again.

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    You do realize that next year when the prices for cotton hits sky high, those fabric stashes are going to come in very handy. There is already a cotton shortage. Look for cotton under garments to have big price increases this fall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedum
    Gee, I have bought material, patterns, more material in the last two weeks. Last week more material. This week, more material, a Singer 15. and a toy Singer! I am done, stopping!!!! I have too!!!

    So now today,I find a treadle without even looking, decent price! Gee, not getting the treadle because I just gotta stop!!!! Anyone else this bad? I may have to go cold turkey!
    think you're bad?????i bought 4 sewing machines in less than a year,from$350.00 t0 $1600.00!!!! i'll have to keep them til i die to justify![not sure i'll live that long!] WHAT was i thinking??????????????
    :( :( :thumbdown: :-(
    dar

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    think you're bad?????i bought 4 sewing machines in less than a year,from$350.00 t0 $1600.00!!!! i'll have to keep them til i die to justify![not sure i'll live that long!] WHAT was i thinking??????????????
    :( :( :thumbdown: :-(
    dar[/quote]

    know what ya mean and yet I am loving it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phannie1
    We only have on fabric store in Brunswick, GA. It is across town. So when I go, I buy. If I get to a larger city, I look for quilting shops, fabric stores, craft stores... I buy.. I have dieted to lose weight and to fill that need to do something with my hands- I quilt. Do not put me on a Quilting Diet... I will be eating again.
    Like the way you think, it is mental health for me and I always firgue, if I am in my sewing room, I am not eating. To involved in my projects to stop and eat. So guess that will be my excuse if I would ever need one!

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    I know how you feel. I am working on a flying geese quilt...oh my gosh...192, 2 3/4" x 5" rectangular flying geese... I am getting slower and slower with this project and am making more time to shop and spend on fabric and planning... and a new Joann's just opened 5 minutes from my home... I must discipline myself... having a hard time and feeling guilty too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastermarie
    You do realize that next year when the prices for cotton hits sky high, those fabric stashes are going to come in very handy. There is already a cotton shortage. Look for cotton under garments to have big price increases this fall.
    Yes, the drought is creating shortages...that is what sent me on a recent spending spree to Joann's ... I am really saving money!

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    oh especially hard when you find bargains that are too good to walk away from!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastermarie
    You do realize that next year when the prices for cotton hits sky high, those fabric stashes are going to come in very handy. There is already a cotton shortage. Look for cotton under garments to have big price increases this fall.
    Thanks for the reminder, I had better keep on buying for awhile, build my stash more :) One of these days the prices will be way out of my reach, but I will have my stash, my bargains, and my machines to work with, by then I will be retired and can just stay in my jammies everyday to sew. hehehe!

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