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Thread: Do you buy fabric "just because"

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    Do you buy fabric "just because"

    I went to Joann's last night to get the fabric to make my daughter's quilt (my 3rd project). They were having a sale on the Keepsake Calico fabrics and I had a 20% off total purchase coupon. So I purchased some fabrics that "spoke" to me. I have no projects in mind for them at this point.

    I'm wondering...does anyone else buy fabrics just because you like them?

    I wish I could post pictures...but it keeps telling me my photo size is too large.

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    Senior Member Dingle's Avatar
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    Yep. Most of my fabric I have is just because I liked it. Just bought 8 yards from Hancock's at 50% off. Have no idea what I'm going to do with it! :O)

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    Yep! I do! I used to buy more, but have had to scale back! Scrappy quilts here I come!
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    Of course, that is how a stash is born......
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    Certainly! It's no fun not to buy fabric when you want it.
    Got fabric?

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    You bet! I love picking up something just because I like it. Eventually it will find it's way into the right project.

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    No. Why would I do such a thing?! All my fabric is for a specific purpose. Each quilt is planned out to the last stitch.





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    Yes, I do too. I used to buy in half yard lengths, then I went to one yard cuts, now I do five yard cuts when I find a really good sale. I use these for backings as I have way too may half yard cuts. LOL Now most fabric stores won't cut less than one yard of sale fabric. I have run out of closet space and under the bed so I have put myself on a no buy until I have room. I have some empty spots that are just begging to be filled! LOL

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    I bought 3 yards each of 3 different fabrics just last week just because!
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    Most of my fabric is Just Because!! I buy what I like...I just ordered all 3 daily deal fabrics from Beverlys this morning...what for I don't know---Just because..

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    Ha Coyote, you're a hoot! I like to buy fabric, and sewing machines.

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    Yes! Of course, I always intend to make "something" of it!
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    I doubt very much if you will find many people on here although there are probably a few (how I envy them) that are able to only buy fabric when they are starting a new project or to complete a project

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    This is a rhetorical question, right? Of course.
    I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.

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    Yea! Of course! I buy it "just because" I like it, or just because my stash "needs" more of that color, or because I like butterflies, or "while I'm here and they may be out the next time I'm in here." And the good reasons just keep going and going.
    One step at a time, always forward.

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    I did not know there was any other way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deborahlees View Post
    Of course, that is how a stash is born......
    Me too. Can't resist.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    When they call our names, we can't just leave the fabric in the store.
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    Of course! I'll buy something I like and then start looking out for coordinating fabrics. And therefore another project is born! Just add it to the ever growing list.

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    I feel that it is my civic duty to purchase fabric whenever I pass a LQS. I want to keep them all in business. It's purely an altruistic action on my part. Nothing to do with a fabric purchasing compulsion. I can stop any time I want.
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    Are you kidding - absolutely - I have lots of fabric that i just love - sometimes its hard to cut into it or find just the right pattern.

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    Of course!

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    I have a whole room full of "just because"

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    Yep, every time I walk into a fabric store. If you have Microsoft, use the "paint" tab and resize your pics to 30 and save as a jpeg file.
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    Yes, a lot of my fabric stash is "just because".
    When it seems like the world is falling to pieces remember that the pieces are falling into place. We are nearing closer to the End Times.

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