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Thread: buying fabric

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    I need to stock my new habit. What is the best way to buy fabric?

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    As often as possible :) :) :)

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    love it :D

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    I tend to buy with specific projects in mind........however.....sometimes there is that piece that you just have to have. I say find a favorite Quilt shop locally and spend some time there, get to know the ladies that work there and feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeel the fabric!!!!! :D

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    On Sale.
    With a coupon.
    With a gift card.

    I agree to start at a local shop. Once you know what you like you can then move to internet shopping.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Renee
    On Sale.
    With a coupon.
    With a gift card.

    I agree to start at a local shop. Once you know what you like you can then move to internet shopping.

    On sale is a good thing. most of my fabrics I have bought at really good sales. I have picked up a few things ordering on line but several of those I already had the fabric and needed more of it so I knew how it "felt" and such.

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    I just love to buy fabric ! I don't need a special reason or project. I enjoy the thrill of the hunt ! LOL just buy what you want when you want it and can afford it. no special rules.
    Sharon

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    The best way to buy fabric? WITH HUBBYS CREDIT CARD!!!
    Buy lots and buy often!! :) :)

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    Terri: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    When I was just getting started I bought with specific projects in mind. Your stash will build from the leftovers. Once you get rolling you will have a better idea of what you really do like and what fabric lines you like to work with.

    If you see a fat quarter or yardage you absolutely love buy it. You will use it eventually or you may just love having it close. That's OK too.

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    Like my DH says - the most fun I have is buying fabric - I guess it is a sickness!

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    By the truckload! LOL :)

    I buy some of mine locally, but most I buy online. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    Terri: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :lol: :lol: :lol:
    Sorry Izy....lol
    Actually, he doesn't let me use his credit card. lol
    I have my own little account that is used for fabric. But, there's also "getting help from friends". That's a good way to get fabric too, right? :) :) :)

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    I like to buy localy, that way I can see/feel the fabric. I've started to buy fat quarters if I realy love a particular print but have no plans for it.
    Zoo

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    I buy what is on sale and feels good to me. I rarely purchase at full price. I am building my stash from sales and my mom's attic stash. If I like it and it is on sale I buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    Terri: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :lol: :lol: :lol:
    Sorry Izy....lol
    Actually, he doesn't let me use his credit card. lol
    I have my own little account that is used for fabric. But, there's also "getting help from friends". That's a good way to get fabric too, right? :) :) :)
    Absolutely Terri :D

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