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Thread: One year today!

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    Super Member AlwaysQuilting's Avatar
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    It's been one year today since I bought any stash fabric.
    I did have to buy a 1/2 yd to finish a quilt but since I used it all up immediately I don't count it.
    I've donated 1/3 of my stash to a church group, and I've used up some yardage on my own during the year. I figure it'll be another 2 years before my stash is gone. Never again! I'll buy as needed only.

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    Wow, your stash must have been huge!!!

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    Well done. It is so hard to give up the addiction. Fortunately, I have very limited storage space so nowadays can only replace what I have used. It is very good discipline, but oh the urges to buy that cute fabric just because I might use it someday!!!!

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    Congrats. I like my stash. Sometimes, I just need to touch, look at, surround myself with fabric. I want to keep mine.......

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    Congratulations. I'm working on my stash, too, but can't say I've resisted some of the new designs.

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    Great willpower. I keep saying i amgoing to use up my stash but somehow it keeps growing. I love fabric.

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    i am working on that too. I am trying to buy only background fabric as needed.

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    I love your avatar. I just got that same machine from my mother. Do you know what year it is? Do you use yours for quilting. I have played with mine some but when I have time want to sit down and use it for awhile. It works great. the manuel has a few pages missing

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    That's amazing! Good for you! I don't think I could be so good :)

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    well if you wouldl ike to bu new stash just let mek now and I will help deplete your old stash. lol..

    Congrats you have more will power than most quilters i know.

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    Like fidgety, I can certainly help you deplete the stash!!! I have NOTHING!!!

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    More power to you.

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    You are my new inspiration (along with everyone else on this board!)

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    Wow! That is amazing!
    ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvhill22
    I love your avatar. I just got that same machine from my mother. Do you know what year it is? Do you use yours for quilting. I have played with mine some but when I have time want to sit down and use it for awhile. It works great. the manuel has a few pages missing
    I don't use the machine in my avatar anymore. I have too many new fancy machines...lol. But I grew up sewing on it and used it till 2005 and it sews beautifully. It was my mother's so I'll never sell it. I hope my DDs will want it when I'm gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zennia
    I love fabric.
    I do too! When I go to Joanns I spend a lot of time looking and touching and wishing. But then I force myself to just buy the notion that I went there for and leave!

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    To use up /give away an entire stash in only 3 years is quite an achievement!

    How long had you been "stashing"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics
    To use up /give away an entire stash in only 3 years is quite an achievement!

    How long had you been "stashing"?
    I'm not quite sure, but a while. I used to go to fabric stores just to buy stash fabric, nothing else. That was so much fun!!

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    Wow!

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    That is wonderful! You are an inspiration it is so hard with all the new beautiful fabrics. I am trying to do the same except I find I need solids/blenders. If I ever get the stash under control I will only buy by the project.

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    I'm weak as a sick cat when it comes to resisting beautiful fabric. It would probably take me 5 years to sew all I have. Yes it's a sickness but one I enjoy.

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    I decided to buy only what I needed, as some of the fabric in my stash is over 10 years old, and I am not in love with it any more. Last week I relented and bought just 1 yard each of two different fabrics, just because I liked them. Would you believe when I got home I found that I already had some of one of the fabrics. So I really mean it this time, that I will only buy what I need. UNTIL NEXT TIME !!!!

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    I have found that I am at the point of NO MORE ROOM for fabric :shock: :shock: :cry:

    My sewing room is only so big....I can't cram anything else in, and I am not giving up anything that is in there. DH has promised me a flat screen TV so I can get rid of the small filing cabinet that holds the current TV. That will help, but it won't give me any more storage space.

    Guess I have to use up some of what I have before I get more!! I am packed to the ceiling on my fabric shelves. Maybe I'll have to de-stash some...(gasp!!)

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    I'm doing the same thing - only not for as long a time as you. Started the resolution in August last year and will not stop until there is not enough material to make even a place - mat with. I am using some of it to cover cord to make coiled fabric baskets. Strength to our resolve as I am very surprised at the amount of money I am saving!

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    I don't have the willpower to stop adding to my stash. When I see a pattern, kit or fabric I like, I just have to get it. What if I want it at a later date and it is no longer available? I have the same problem with cross stitch patterns. I could stitch 24-7 for a long time and still hardly make a dent. I do go through them every so often and take a good hard look at them - will I really make that design? If not I take it to work and put it in the employee lounge. Everyone has disappeared so far.

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