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Thread: Stash Building?

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    Senior Member JeannieT's Avatar
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    I keep telling myself my stash keeps growing so I have enough when I retire and money gets tighter......I can't even part with scraps. (except really small pieces, but even those I save in a basket to offer to someone else) Now my sister and I are on the thread stash building......sigh

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    Sales are always so tempting. I have only been quilting a year but already feel I have too much fabric and not enough time. I feel guilty that I am not sharing the beautiful fabrics I have with others and just keep them for my eyes only. Of course I should probably get off the computer now and go pin my blocks together that are stacked on the dining room table.... and I should probably go to the office too! Have fun in everything you do.

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    I try hard to use my stash, but it's so hard.......

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    When I first started quilting about six years ago I made an effort to stash build since I knew I'd be retiring in a few years. Well, I have way more than I need AND my tastes have changed. So I've given a lot away and still have more than I need. Now I only purchase what I need for a project and I try to use what I have as much as possible.
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    I'm with the busting group. And the moving group. I think moving helps to be more aware of what we really have in our stash. I just filled 3 extra large garbage bags that were either donated to the local guild or good will. It felt so liberating. I know the fabric would of never made it in any of my quilts. It didn't seem to make much difference in my stash, I've got to live much longer!
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    I keep trying to go to stash busting, but then something catches my eye.

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    Working on stash busting here! So I needed (needed not just wanted) a specific type of fabric for a Christmas gift. So 5 pieces of fabric later, I have what I wanted for the gift. Plus...more. Too many cute fabrics out there. Too many ideas. Need to stay home and sew!!
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    Always building it seems...

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    Trying to build a stash as I don't really have a lot of fabric unused yet.

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    I'm trying to seek equilibrium. I'm not really deliberately building OR busting, I'm just trying to maintain status quo. I like my stash as it is now - big enough that I have a lot of options but small enough that it's physically manageable and I can mostly remember what I have on hand.

    I'm slowly losing the battle and building more than I'm busting, though. I have been too busy with work to have energy to sew much lately but I always have energy to shop online! But work is starting to lighten up and I have some vacation time blocked off at the end of the year that should help me move back towards balance.

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    Looks like most of us row the same boat. Recently I went through some of my fabric and what fabric I thought I would never use I listed on E-Bay. However, I did mange to sell most of it. Maybe it's time to go through and choose some more. I am also thinking that after I retire I won't be able to afford to buy fabric so best buy it while we still working. I would like to think that I can manage to sew most of my stash into projects before I depart this life, but I think I am hoping..............

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    I am trying to decrease my stash and waistline. Not succeeding on either fronts!
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