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Old 02-04-2010, 08:51 AM
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To continue my threads demonstrating my insanity (see "do you see faces in fabric?"), I was wondering if the fabric or finished projects ever tell you where they want to go?

I was working on a tablerunner UFO. I started it a few years ago, and was finishing it for my Feb UFO. I had no idea who it would be for and then out of the blue, I knew it was going to my boss at work and his wife. Well, specifically, I thought of his wife. And to me it feels like the tablerunner was saying that's where it wanted to go. I've had that happen with a few quilts where I've liked the pattern and fabric, been working on them with no recipient in mind, and then -bam- I know where it's going, and it turns out it's their favorite color palette. So does that happen to any of you? Or am I really just that crazy?
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:04 AM
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I had some fabric scream at me to buy it last summer in an LQS. Does that count? (I totally listened and obeyed!) :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Old 02-04-2010, 10:32 AM
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I had fabric talk to me this week.

I was pulling fabric for a quilt from my stash.
I had originally intended to use one fabric but another fabric just screamed at me from the drawer "USE ME!" so I am.

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Old 02-04-2010, 10:34 AM
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Definately! If I'm not sure what fabric(s) to use, I just lay them out together and let them fight over who gets to be in the quilt. Keeps them from yelling at me later. :lol:
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Oh yes! My fabric also tells me what pattern it wants to be in too (most of the time anyway). :lol:
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Old 02-04-2010, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by feline fanatic
I had some fabric scream at me to buy it last summer in an LQS. Does that count? (I totally listened and obeyed!) :lol: :lol: :lol:
This seems to be happening a lot lately and yes, I do think it is screaming at me!
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Old 02-04-2010, 11:16 AM
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I recently had to back out of a swap and when I moved those blocks that were already finished, they told me what they wanted to be and where they wanted to go when finished.
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Oh yes. So nice to know I am not the only person who hears it.
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Originally Posted by ToucanSam
Originally Posted by feline fanatic
I had some fabric scream at me to buy it last summer in an LQS. Does that count? (I totally listened and obeyed!) :lol: :lol: :lol:
This seems to be happening a lot lately and yes, I do think it is screaming at me!
I thought it was just me! :roll:
Everytime I go to my LQS, this happens.
They are ALL screaming for me to take them home. :lol:
I thought I was crazy! :lol: :roll: :lol:
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Shhhhhhhh.......it's the room down the hall to the left......shhhhhhhhhhh.......quick before someone sees you!


LOL....Just kidding, fabric talks to me all the time....especially Asian fabric......most of the time I don't know what it is saying but kanichiwa is good enough..LOL!
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