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Old 11-11-2008, 12:00 PM
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I've been collecting (1) yard pieces of fabric to make pillowcases for my grandchildren. I haven't made them yet and now I want to make SewsewQuilter's D9P using that fabric. I can't bring myself to cut into the fabric! Is this a typical quilter's problem or have I become a Hoarder?
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What is SewSewQuilter's D9P

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Old 11-11-2008, 12:55 PM
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Old 11-11-2008, 01:01 PM
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The hard part: making that first cut into a perfectly good piece of fabric.

The fun part: sewing it back together.

My knitting sister doesn't understand the obsession of cutting fabric into tiny bits and sewing it back together. And I like tiny bits.

Make the first cut. It'll be worth it.

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Yeah, I know what you mean, pal! Sure wish I had the same trouble cutting into a new pie...or cake...or pizza...or... :roll: :D
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Bearisgray, I was referring to I Spy- Disappearing 9 patch posted under Pictures by Sewsew quilter, page 3, Nov. 8.
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OK, I used to have this problem with particular pieces of fabric that I just fell in love with and couldn't bring myself to cut it..

As a result, I still had some fabric from when I was a teen.

Then, I lost it all, along with all my other possessions, in a house fire.

Moral of the story: go ahead and CUT IT UP....you will be happy once you have used it, you will have put it to good use, and you can go shopping for some more.

I have no problem cutting up fabric now...
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Think of it this way, and i know you are making pillow cases right now, but when you are cutting to make a quilt, you are increasing it's value!

Spend $300 on fabric and quilting supplies, make a quilt worth over $800.

That's my view of it.
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Originally Posted by pal
I've been collecting (1) yard pieces of fabric to make pillowcases for my grandchildren. I haven't made them yet and now I want to make SewsewQuilter's D9P using that fabric. I can't bring myself to cut into the fabric! Is this a typical quilter's problem or have I become a Hoarder?
I have that problem ALL the time. That's why I have a pile of fabric that has a "sign" on it ... do not touch lol
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