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    Super Member EagarBeez's Avatar
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    mine goes with me, since there are no quilt shops nearby, and going far, he prefers to drive. I ask his help sometimes on color. Other times he goes looking at other fabric, thinking I may like it

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    LOL I am a DH and I do quilt my wife hates it!!! (can u believe it??) when I go to the fabric store my DW says I do not need it. Will give in about 30 percent of the time. In the process of making computer laptop quilted sleeves for xmas presents for my kids

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    Yes but only at the grocery store.

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    I wish!!! No really, he's good at helping select fabric with me, it's fun to have him go.

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    Oh no! Fabric shopping is best done alone! I do show and don't tell (how much I spent) after I come back!

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    Yes it happens to me all the time. I go in the fabric store just needing one thing and I end up getting alot more. My husband loves going to the fabric store with me, I have to wait until either he gets off work or his days off.

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    Yes, mine likes to come in with me and help me pick out what to buy. He really does have good colour sense.

    Patti

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynndianne
    First off, my husband is attached to my hip 90% of the time. When I go into the fabric stores (small town but we have 3 fabric shops) the owners love to see "HIM" coming. I would go in and purchase a few items ($10) but with him, I end up with $30-$50 in purchases. Does this happen to you?

    Lynn
    Sounds like mine.. Aren't they sweethearts to think of us so??

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    Senior Member lindagor's Avatar
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    My husband understands my fabric addiction and tries his hardest not to be an enabler! If he comes into the fabric store with me I might as well stay home.

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    Ditto for me, my Hubby could care less what I'm doing, which makes it easier to slip the stuff by him. Not that he cares anyway. I could walk through the house with a long arm and a frame and he wouldn't have any idea what I'm doing. He might open the basement door for me so I can get it downstairs though. LOL.

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    Don't complain, I would take him every other week! :D

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    My DH goes with me all the time. He has learned to go straight to the number thingy in JoAnnes and grab one first then he follows me around helping with material. I am sure this would not happen if he wasnt retired and has no hobby.

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    LOL, I am sure there are lots of ladies on here that would like that problem.....

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    My fiance will take me to LQS when traveling, go in, carry what I hand to him, wait for me to check out and carry to the truck.

    When at home he will only go if he is helping me with a gift for someone else, he usually picks up this tab. Otherwise I go to stock up on batting, notions, etc. alone that way I can take my time and look around and usually get in trouble finding projects to do in 2014.

    He does help me out at home with washing, drying, ironing, carrying, folding, and setting up if I need to move closer to another machine for a project.

    He even surprised me with a used industrial machine from Craigslist. Paid for it to be serviced.

    He has even been asking me what I am doing and why while sewing pieces together. He admitted this weekend that he would be interested in learning to sew. He did not say quilt but sewing. Just maybe I can get him to expand his horizons into quilting too one day.

    He is a keeper!

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    Mine only comes with me if we're traveling. At home, I go alone. He usually waits in the car with a book and is fine with that. When he comes in, he's just a distraction to me.

    He would never in a million years suggest I buy something nor tell me not to buy anything. He does like the quilts when finished though.

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    A few years ago we went to New Hampshire for a few days. I said I'll do anything as long as on the way home we go to Keepsake Quilts and I get to shop. Fine with him. So on Sunday, we drive there and I start to go in. I say, "I'm going to be a little while, will you be ok?" Fine, he says. I said, "come in and find me if you get bored". Fine, he says. Well, I was in there 20 minutes and he shows up- I have about 20 bolts of fabric piled up trying to make decisions for a particular project- and he says, Aren't you done yet?? I said "no, at least another hour". Well, he couldn't believe how I could stay there so long and left muttering to himself. The saleslady just about split her sides laughing. She said it happens all the time. That was the first and LAST time he ever came with me.

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    Oh no! My DH "camando raid" shops....he goes in and gets what he wants and gets out...in 10 minutes or less. He's no fun to take shoppping at all. He never complains if I buy fabric...it wouldn't do him any good.

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    The first time I took my husband along he complained of chest pain and suddenly felt better when we got to the car. I tease him that he faked a heart attack just to get out of Joanns. But since then I have asked his opinion a couple of times and told him I appreciate his sense of color coordination and now he tags along willingly sometimes. He really does have a good eye for color.

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    Yep I call him an enabler, books, material, whatever if he's there more money spent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    Never, My DH would rather have a root canal than go to a fabric shop! If I want to have a good time, I leave him at the house!:)
    My DH must be related, only he says he wouldn't go if they were serving a buffet. :roll:

    piney

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    Never. And I can't ever show or tell him what I bought. He yells at me about spending money. So I only buy fat quarters and a few at a time. Once in awhile I order online. He doesn't have a key to our mailbox so he can't get the mail! :lol: :lol:

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    My Hubby will sometimes go with me and we will spend more money, it's just not always the fabric I would choose if by myself, but I still am glad he doesn't mind going.
    When I go to the LQS I can bring home new stuff and he'll never notice,LOL.

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    My DH does most of the driving, so will usually bring me to JoAnn's & come inside. He looks at the fabrics, thinks up projects for me to do, then gets highly annoyed when I don't jump on his ideas. I do on occasion get to shop by myself though. I try not to spend any more than necessary, but he's always telling me to get what I need, because I don't create a fuss when he buys woodworking tools & materials. I think he's a keeper!LOL!!

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    My husband loves going into quilt shops and looking at all the quilts. I ended up with a top of the line machine, and a nice cabinet for it with him tagging along. He doesn't go very often to the local shop but when we travel we stop at all quilt shops I can find.

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    If my DH goes in with me, he looks and "suggests" all kinds of things that are the oppisite of what I would select. He is a gaget type of guy and I am not. Although the tools I would select he dosn't understand the need or looks for other options. Occationally he has great ideas.

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