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Thread: Could be a problem

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    Senior Member Plumtree's Avatar
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    Not are really huge problem but a problem just the same. My fabric stash is in real danger.

    My 12 yo daughter has been bit by the quilting bug and is actually using fabric from my stash. She actually made me cut up some of my prettys so she could make bags. She started sewing in August and now asks only a weekly basis to go to LQS or just goes down and picks which ones she wants to use for her current bag project. :shock:

    How does a house deal with 2 fabricholics? I'm not sure my budget will like it, I know its not the end of the world but she wants me to cut my fabric.

    Seriously, her bags are great and she is going to be starting her first lap quilt today.
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    I don't know the answer for you but she sure I'd cute...and the bag is also!!

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    Now is a good time to start basic lessons in economics . lol

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    She is so pretty and who could resist that proud smile!! She did a very nice job on the bag. I wish my DD's would take an interest in sewing. It would give me an excuse to have an even bigger stash. LOL!!

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    Well, your daughter is just beautiful and her sewing skills are wonderful.....!

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    great to get youngsters involved.

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    All of the above - but I'd say you and your stash are in trouble. :)

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    Yep, your stash is in the same amount of danger in your house as my peanut butter cookies are in mine. If you really, really like a particular fabric, I say hide it....

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    Could you name a better person to share your stash with! I'm jealous with envy! :XD:

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    I do love that she sits in there with me and enjoys this wonderful craft and I will most likely just use this excuse to have a bigger stash. Yesterday she was at LQS and watched the LA'r do her thing for about 15 minutes and then stated as we were paying for our fabric that she knew what she was asking Santa for this year, both the cashier and I started laughing. She is focused on a quilting machine.

    Yep, I think I'm in trouble, but its the good kind.

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    Cute young lady. She is creative with bag. Surely there must be a place for children that are fabricholics.

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    Consider yourself very blessed that this is the habit or should I say obsession she had choosen. :thumbup:

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    Hey, count your blessings!!! She is adorable and worth every penny!

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    Guess you'll have to share:) LOL...good thing I'm in a house full of guys...then again, maybe not ;(

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    That is wonderful. I'm sure you two can come to an arrangement, maybe trade chores for fabric. Have fun.

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    Both are very cute.

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    What a lovely young lady...and she did an awesome job on her first bag.

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    Wonderful story. A lot of us would love that problem! (If she uses your fabric, you get to add more! That's a bonus!)

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    She did a great job on her bag. Please share her quilting adventure with us. Yes,I would say your stash is in trouble, but that is a good thing :thumbup:

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    D - all of the above. I like the idea of chores for extra fabric. don't dissuade her creativity.
    Wish my daughter took more interest. She abuses by skills. She brings me repairs and things she wants made all the time.

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    You will be so happy sharing this "passion" for fabric. Who knows, you may have the next "Vera Bradley" living with you. Cherish the moments and hope they last. You are the lucky lady.

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    This is what I tell my daughter - thy shalt not covet thy mothers fabric.

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    cute bag. good luck in finding a solution to that.

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    Thats just wonderful, she is a lovely lil lady and she does great work. Maybe she could sell some of her bags to us or trade them for fabric, then she could start her own stash.
    I want a purple tote with yellows and greens, ;-)

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    Maybe seek out the Craig's list, rummage sale listings of fabric...new clothes from Goodwill that can be cut up (my teenage sons are always hunting this for me), cotton sheets on clearance or yours re-purposed. You would be also teaching her thrift and economy.

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