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Thread: All her fault

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    Just be thankful for a sister to quilt with, wish I had one...

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    LOL welcome to the club

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    Wish I had my sisters closer to quilt with. I have one out in Nevada and one in Rapid City who just started. I have one sister in Minot but she had flood damage at her place and all she does is work and try to get her home back again. don't think it will get finished this year. I also have a sister in Mandan, a sister in law in Dickinson, a sister in Sioux Falls, SD, a sister in Denver, CO, another sister in law in Nevada and a sister in Apache Junction AZ, and one in Cheyenne WY. That makes 11 of us, and I am the oldest, with 2 brothers.

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    He haw, that is cute.lol

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    What an enabeler! :lol: And welcome!

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    I'd love it if my favorite sister quilted

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    Oh how I wish my sister or even my daughter for that matter would share this passion with me. You are soooooooooo lucky. As for the lack of sleep, been there/done that, but now in Retirement, I quilt all day (most days) and spend the evenings with DH.

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    Hi and welcome to the board from Iowa.

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    What can I say....Misery loves company! hehehehe!! ARen't you glad?

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    When I first started quilting I was like that. I really believe if I was following "Quilt in a Day" that I really had to have the entire thing done in 24 hours. Including the quilting. I was nuts! Totally hooked and the fabrics just kept on growing from first a couple boxes to the a small cupboard then a larger storage cabinet then all hell broke loose! My entire family were reciepents of those early quilts. I got to tell you some of them were pretty bad and today I would not even consider giving such things away in my nightmares. My family are patient with me though and weathered the storm of my learning.
    Now the fabric addiction, that is another things all together. The day will come, I don't know when, but it will. You will discover your fabrics will out live you. When that happens you will begin working only from your stash and continue to be a quilting maniac. It finally happened to me. The more than7000 yards of fabric I have sit on re-enforced shelves in my sewing room. (that is a conservative number) Even under my bed and above my head are filled with fabrics I cannot even see. I just recently gave my sister a box of quilting flannels that I hadn't even opened. The box was an egg crate and was full to the top! I needed the space so the fabric had to go. Once a year I have what I call a 'stash bash'. I take every piece out, air it, and re-fold it. I take out a few pieces I believe I will be able to use in a new top and begin again. I need a ladder to climb up to put fabrics away. It is a 3 person job to climb up and carry the weight of a stack of fabrics that are 2 1/2' deep. One cabinet alone had 21 stacks that are at least 2 1/2 feet each.
    I only on rare occassions I buy fabrics. I run out of backing fabrics from time to time. If I don't have a large enough cut to piece a backing then I must buy the fabric. I buy backing by the bolt when ever possible. The day after Thanksgiving at Joanne is a good time for that with 60% off usually on a single cut. So I only need to do that once a year.
    I still drool when I go into a quilt shop or fabric store but have learned to leave cash, and credit cards at home. (I take only what I planned to spend and nothing more). Get only what I planned to get and get out asap! I guess what I am saying is it is a hopeless addiction and welcome to the wonderful world of quilting! Julia :lol: :lol:

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    love it!

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    Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, my next younger sister (who also participates here) shares my addiction now. Way to go! Julia

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    I'd like to know her secret for getting you addicted.......I have been trying to get my sister hooked for a couple years but no luck yet.......I won't give up though. She comes to MB for 3 months in the winter and i keep trying, one day i may succeed........

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    we all have to blame it on someone. certain additions are able to spread with just saying "see what I did"

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    Sure glad you joined us.... happiness needs company.

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    Since she was so kind in passing you the "addiction" I sincerely hope she also taught you how to re-think grocery day (how can I make kraft dinner into tons of things so I have extra money for fabric) if I juggle this, I can buy yup more fabric - how about the "sewing machine addiction" did she warn you of that too? Cuz God forbid you only have WHAT....3 machines? nope need more......and sew on and sew on.....LOL Welcome from Nova Scotia....Wendy

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    The nerve of her, we can't help it....we don't want to be alone, we like having other fabriholics to sew and shop with....LOL!!!!

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    I thought that this board would be the Quilting Addiction Center. I thought it was to help me. I was right. I am now mor addicted than ever!!! LOL

    Congratulations on your wonderful sister. At least she shares!

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    My sisters and I were raised with a sewing machine of our own by the time I was 9 years old. ( don't want to say how many years ago that was ). We had to make our own school clothes by the time we were young teenagers. So we all had the basics for garment making. I believe for Deb and I it was more the time to explore and just have fun with our sewing that got us both addicted. She started a bit later but is catching up very quickly. She is totally addicted now. She is in the throws of her addiction while I am sort of in Rehab you my say. No more purchases for this girl except the necessities to live. (quilt backing, batting, and sometimes thread).

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    LOL!! Sisters do that to you!! Enjoy your fun time together. Welcome to the "Quilt Addiction Club" but watch out for those pesky LQS.

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    I just wrote somewhere else I now have 10 machines that are all useable at the drop of a dime. I think my sister has 4 or 5 now... humm... have to ask her when she is not sewing. Julia

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    enjoy being hooked

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    It's very very contagious so don't be to hard on her.
    Just wondering, how did she catch it?

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    I too have been captured! Men just don't understand our problem!

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    I hear ya! The "pusher" in my life was my neighbor. If we only knew then...

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