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    Stash Building?

    I had to laugh when I received an e-mail from Connecting Therads that said Stash Building. I am trying to reduce my stash. How about you are you Stash Building or Busting??

    Judy in Phx, AZ

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    I am trying to use my stash up. Oh yeah, I just need to be about 200-300 years old.
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    ​Stash busting also!

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    As soon as I get to my new lake house and join the guild there, I will hold a sale of so much of my fabric! It has gotten out of hand and I find myself sewing less often these days because of the mess.

    Last time I did this, I sold enough fabric at $3 a yard, and books, to make about $1300!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Last time I did this, I sold enough fabric at $3 a yard, and books, to make about $1300!!

    Jan in VA
    Wow! I have much material - but not that much!!!

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    Add me to the "busting" group :-)

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    Like Jan, I'm in the process of moving. Everything is in storage, although I am in the new-to-me almost-empty house, waiting for some flooring to be replaced and painting to be done. I haven't seen my stash in about 6 months, but as I recall it was pretty overwhelming, and I'm not sure whether it will all fit in my new quilting room. I wouldn't dare add to it now - but I'm looking forward to becoming reacquainted with it.

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    Just moved - Stash busting!

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    I can't quit buying batiks from Fabric.com
    They have the wildest batiks, 1500 to chose from

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bueniebabe View Post
    I can't quit buying batiks from Fabric.com
    They have the wildest batiks, 1500 to chose from
    Me too! Fabric.com and Hancock's of Paducah are my downfalls! Probably because I get their sale emails. I guess I'm in the "stash building" category, but honestly wanting to move to "stash busting" since I have so much.

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    Busting but that email is mighty tempting.

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    What does busting mean? Never heard of this term! Can't figure out what it could possibly mean!
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    Trying to use it up your material that you have before buying more. Can be extremely hard to do, especially when you get notices of good sales. Oh heck, just a notice of a sale.LOL

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    I consider it a great day when I stitch up more fabric than I purchase! Since I have a stash I must lean a little ( a lot) toward purchasing. Great contest I am in!

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    I am still building my stash! small house and small budget, so my stash is never going to be big

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    I should do some stash busting. LOL I probably need to live to be at least 400 years old, maybe even 500, especially at the rate I'm using it up and also adding to it. LOL

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    I thought I was stash busting....but as I'm binding one quilt, it seems I'm finding "deals" I can't pass up. So, I think I'm doing the same thing with my stash as I am with my weight.........basically staying in the same place! No loss...no gain! HA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by juneayerza View Post
    What does busting mean? Never heard of this term! Can't figure out what it could possibly mean!
    Hi June, this is how I understand "fabric busting". To split, cut (fabric) ...then sew back together into a quilt, thereby reducing the quantity of fabric we have on hand (our Stash). Hope this makes some kind of sense to you

    Judy in Phx, AZ

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    I am busting with the odd building thrown in. (If a deal is too good to pass up) Mostly I am just having a lot of fun quilting.

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    I've never had any trouble with building my stash

    Currently, I'm trying to use some of it up.
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    Last year I had so much fabric that people had given me or I had bought at garage sales it was causing me a lot of stress. Most of the fabrics were not cotton or were old and small pieces. I bagged it all up and donated it. I felt so much better afterward. Lately I have been buying fabric per project. I haven't been able to quilt for awhile so I am buying for future projects. I am building my stash slowly with cotton and updated fabrics. Wish me luck.
    I am too POSITIVE to be doubtful, too OPTIMISTIC to be fearful and way to DETERMINED to be defeated.

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    In spite of all the gorgeous fabric out there, I need to unpack and use some of my stash before I try building stash.
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    I am in my acquiring phase (which I'm told never really ends). : )

    I would gladly "trade" folding money for fabric. I used the phrase folding money online somewhere and a few didn't know the term. Cash not coin!

    Anybody pruning their stash within a couple of hours from Milwaukee? I'd love to help lighten your load!

    However, that said, I too get paralyzed when too much is out and about. I try to only have one project out at a time but swap them in and out frequently. I am a Magpie and just can't help jumping from shiny project to shiny project. What is this "finishing" or "completing" I've read others mention? : )
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    I wish I lived near you... I would love to shop your stash, you have great taste!

    I have not accumulated much but I try to keep my purchases to the projects I'm working on.
    attitude is everything...the rest will fall into place.

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    Stash busting!

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