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Old 07-15-2011, 03:53 PM
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I was just wondering with the price of fabric .. when you shop for a project are you reducing the "fudge factor or margin of error " when you purchase?
Lately it seems I am not so inclined to have the "leftovers" like I used to. At first it felt risky... the "what if factor" .. but I gotten along OK ...
So are you buying just whats needed or adjusted the fudge factor in your purchases when buying for a specific project.?
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Old 07-15-2011, 03:55 PM
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I'm still a hopeless fabriholic! I still buy more than I need.
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Old 07-15-2011, 03:56 PM
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I always buy a little extra because I hate to run out. I get too nervous cutting if I know I have just enough. The extra just gets thrown in the scrap basket for my scrappy quilts.
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Old 07-15-2011, 03:59 PM
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If I really like the fabric, I will buy 1/2 yard more than I need. If I REALLY REALLY REALLY like it, I'll buy a yard :) Otherwise, I try to be good & stay close.
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I buy extra, 10% or more on average, just to be safe (and have scraps for later).
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Old 07-15-2011, 04:27 PM
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i'm kicking myself right now because i don't have enough of the fabric i need to bind the quilt i'm working on.

and i bought 4 yards more of it than i thought i would need!

the extra was supposed to be for future projects. :lol:
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Old 07-15-2011, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by PatriceJ
i'm kicking myself right now because i don't have enough of the fabric i need to bind the quilt i'm working on.

and i bought 4 yards more of it than i thought i would need!

the extra was supposed to be for future projects. :lol:
Ouch!!!
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Old 07-15-2011, 04:56 PM
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I used to faithfully buy a yard of whatever print, but I started scaling back at the beginning of the year, and before that it was 1/2 yards mostly.

(I'm a scrappy kinda gal though)
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:22 PM
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I usually buy more than need
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:32 PM
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Oh no. I don't reduce the amount I buy, just the amount I pay for it. Garage sales are my friend!
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