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Thread: Fabri-holics Anonymous

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    Hi. My name is Liz. (Hi Liz.) I have been quilting for almost 10 years, but will admit to having stopped quilting after a move five years ago. I recently began quilting again after making a patchwork-designed textures and patterns blanket for a baby I work with to play on. In the last 5 months, I have pulled out all my supplies and taken over an entire room in my new house to claim as a craft room.

    Not only have I done all that, I have also been visiting quilting shops and various craft blogs for new ideas. I can't seem to stop! I have become addicted to I-Spy, and have since joined 4 swaps in two months. Not to mention the block swap I am also participating in.

    If admitting I have a problem is the first step, then I am on the way. The way to where, I still haven't figured out! And I'm not so sure I want to change, either! I love what I'm doing!

    If there were such a thing as FA, what would the 12 Steps be? (and does your guild/quilt group count as an FA group, a sponsor, or contributors?)

    1. Learn to complete a project before buying materials for a new one.
    2. Learn to make do with the scraps and selection already in your stash.
    3. Learn to not be caught up in the mania of every new theme and idea seen in magazines, websites, and others' blogs.

    Need some ideas to complete the steps. Anybody else feel like we ought to focus on this poorly represented population group?

    ;-)

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    Heck no--I don't want to focus on it cuz I wouldn't be able to buy any new fabric! Besides, it would read like my husband wrote it! LOL

    One rule could be that if you have to hide the fabric from the spouse when you bring it in the house, you have too big of a stash! (or a cheap spouse)

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    Hi and welcome to the QB. I too am an addict but I am not looking for a cure infact I like my enabler very much but I won't give her name.

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    Lizcake if I can stop laughing long enough here is what I THINK the first 2 steps should be:
    1. Admitted we were powerless over fabric and our lives had
    become unmanageable.
    2.Believed that a power greater than fabric could restore us to sanity.

    Okay that's all for now. :D:D:D

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    Fabric MAKES me sane 8-)

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    Hello and welcome from SW Iowa. Glad to have you here. There is no cure for me. My adult children live with me and encourage me to visit the fabric store often. If I don't go often enough they get me a gift card to entice me to go. What can I do????? I usually just give in. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by geckogirl
    Fabric MAKES me sane 8-)
    Ditto.

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    Hi welcome from Kentucky. I love my fabric addiction,it is contagious my dd now suffers from this addiction also.

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    Hi and Welcome!
    I noticed my ID name (well, it's one letter short) in the title of this thread so I had to jump in.
    I too have the sickness of buying, feeling, hunting for fabric. Even if I don't need any more. But what a fun sickness.
    This is a great board. You'll love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doxieloverred
    Heck no--I don't want to focus on it cuz I wouldn't be able to buy any new fabric! Besides, it would read like my husband wrote it! LOL

    One rule could be that if you have to hide the fabric from the spouse when you bring it in the house, you have too big of a stash! (or a cheap spouse)
    LMAO!!!!! Been there - done that!!!! Oh, Hun I've had that for awhile - while the totes are overflowing!!! Love fabric, need fabric. Although I'm getting a little pickier now as to what I'm buying.

    Just enjoy!!!! :thumbup:

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    LOL Welcome from Southern Illinois.

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    Welcome from Wisconsin!

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    Welcome from New Hamsphire! I love fabrics, too. But I like to think of it as fueling my creativity, rather than an obsession. LOL.

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    I think I definitly have to agree, if this truly is an "addiction" I want NO part of a cure! I have pulled out so many UFOs to begin finishing them (I am days away from finishing the first quilt I ever pieced!). I used to crochet baby blankets for friends and loved ones who were pregnant, but it always frustrated me that it took so long to begin looking like a blanket and not a pale pink scarf! Now that I've returned to what must be my true love, I can't wait to find out what my bf is having: boy or girl? She finds out in July. I already have the pattern selected!

    I will have to admit that I am "trying" to control the spending, because I made dh swear off of buying new video games until he had beaten the ones he had. So it's not entirely fair if he can't while I continue to. Of course, his video games reap no tangible reward or finished product.....


    http://married-with-ufos.blogspot.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by fliedermaus
    Quote Originally Posted by geckogirl
    Fabric MAKES me sane 8-)
    Ditto.
    Me 3 - just wanted to give you guys a chuckle :mrgreen:

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    My husband protection plan is to tell him that my mom bought it for me. When he thinks it didn't cost him anything then he is okay with it. Needless to say, my mom has "paid" for a lot of stuff!! :-D :-D :-D

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    Hi Liz....I am INDEED a Fabri-holic! I went to work in a fabric store (am now the assistant manager) so be closer to my addiction!

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    Hello & Welcome from Wa. State :-D

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    If I admit that I am powerless over fabric, does this mean I won't be allowed to sit in my studio and pet all the pretty fabric? I like to think I am supporting small business by buying a honkin' amount of fabric whenever the winds blow my way.

    Oh dear. That sounds like an addict to me. I do so love fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissyGirl
    If I admit that I am powerless over fabric, does this mean I won't be allowed to sit in my studio and pet all the pretty fabric? I like to think I am supporting small business by buying a honkin' amount of fabric whenever the winds blow my way.

    Oh dear. That sounds like an addict to me. I do so love fabric.
    Ooooh, I like this arguement...I am supporting small business owners....This shall become my new motto: Support Small Business - Buy More Fabric!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizcake
    Quote Originally Posted by MissyGirl
    If I admit that I am powerless over fabric, does this mean I won't be allowed to sit in my studio and pet all the pretty fabric? I like to think I am supporting small business by buying a honkin' amount of fabric whenever the winds blow my way.

    Oh dear. That sounds like an addict to me. I do so love fabric.
    Ooooh, I like this arguement...I am supporting small business owners....This shall become my new motto: Support Small Business - Buy More Fabric!
    Oh that is cool. I so love your new motto!! LOL

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