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    Whoever said fabric is addicting is sooooo right!! :D
    I posted about all the stuff I gave away but I forgot to mention I'm still buying!! lol :D:D

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    I try to de-stash older fabrics, by trading finished small quilts for newer fabric ... or include completing a UFO every couple of weeks with the small stash on hand.
    At present am getting addicted to beautiful decorator fabrics
    and making "wholecloth" projects large enough for lap quilts or
    bed runners. Very satisfying as they work up quickly.
    In meantime I piece and machine quilt projects for others.

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-90192-1.htm#2257808

    HA! You ain't seen nothin' yet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    I'm beginning to think I'm a fabric collector more than a quilter. And I *still* have the urge to buy *more* fabric!
    All the time - but that doesn't keep me from buying more. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by stitchinwitch
    LOLOL :shock: :P

    Irresistible. Nightmarish, too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassylass
    You do realize by getting more stash your helping to insulate your home from the cold or heat. :)
    Thats my story and I am sticking to it....going to go and buy more insulation on Sat.50% off sale :)
    sass

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    When my husband stop buying cigars I will stop buying fabric for my stash!!!! (that will be never)!
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    I have so much stuff started, I just go get some more fabric.

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    There is a line between having enough and having too much, I just don't know where it is.

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    I decided at the first of the year I would only buy fabric to get my UFOs done. Like that was going to happen. I didn't even make it 2 weeks. Buy Gals it makes you feel good.

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    I joined the fabric moritorium, too, though I do get to buy small amounts I need to work with fabrics I have. I am not buying anything for my stash.

    Overwhelming - I have to sew in the family room because I have two rooms so full of fabric that there is no room for a sewing machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassylass
    You do realize by getting more stash your helping to insulate your home from the cold or heat. :)
    Thats my story and I am sticking to it....going to go and buy more insulation on Sat.50% off sale :)
    sass
    I read this to my husband.....he wants to know how you know me!!! rofl

    I so love my stash. I look at it, pet it and even talk to it!!!

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    I was beginning to think there was something wrong with me since my very moderate stash was overwhelming me. I've decided I don't like having fabric sitting around that has no purpose. I've been agonizing over how to use up what little I've collected.

    I know that's all very un-quilter like but I just do best when things are organized. Organization to me is buying fabric for a specific purpose, using it and finishing that project before starting another. It's just what I've found works best for me. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    I'm beginning to think I'm a fabric collector more than a quilter. And I *still* have the urge to buy *more* fabric!
    Yes,I have got to get a grip, I am overwhelmed and that leads me to me non-productive. Thank goodness I have this board to pass the time :oops: :oops:

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    You can never be too rich, too good looking, have too much chocolate, or have too much fabric!

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    I don't get "overwhelmed" but today I was really getting frustrated trying to find co-ordinating fabric in my stash.

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    I wondered why my sewing room was warmer then the other rooms. My cabinets are on the ouside wall.

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    I don't have that problem, I'm like Stewy, I'm still working on building my stash.

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    No, I am always up for more fabric. It's funny when I go to town - I will tell myself - no stopping at the fabric store - but sure enough the fabric store is on my route so I can't just drive by - have to stop and see what is new - I can always find something to buy.

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    Hi,
    Yes I totally understand....I made a resolution I would not by another piece of fabric until I reduced my stash by half......so far have not bought any fabric and have finished my first quilt top of the new year. Now it is not quite as overwhelming. I am sticking to this. Huggs Judy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassylass
    You do realize by getting more stash your helping to insulate your home from the cold or heat. :)
    Thats my story and I am sticking to it....going to go and buy more insulation on Sat.50% off sale :)
    sass
    Oh how funny! I like the way you think too!

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    The way I am thinking I need to stock up for retirement!

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    I don't feel overwhelmed by it I just worry that if I don't stop buying more fabric, impossible, when I clock my clogs my family won't find them a good home as there aren't any craftswomen in all of my family :cry: I think I might have to write a codicil in my will :!: :wink:

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    QuiltingaddictUK, I worry about the same thing because my daughters do not sew and my granddaughter does not have time. I need to use it all up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachelcb80
    I was beginning to think there was something wrong with me since my very moderate stash was overwhelming me. I've decided I don't like having fabric sitting around that has no purpose. I've been agonizing over how to use up what little I've collected.

    I know that's all very un-quilter like but I just do best when things are organized. Organization to me is buying fabric for a specific purpose, using it and finishing that project before starting another. It's just what I've found works best for me. :)
    You poor baby! Just hang out here a bit longer, we'll fix you right up. You'll be buying, folding, stashing, hoarding in no time! :-)

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