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    How much on quilt fabric and supplies? Who cares? It keeps me out of the bars :-D , from seeing a shrink, from redoing my whole house, and it makes me happy!
    I don't really drink other than a twice weekly glass of wine, smoke, gamble, seldom go out to eat, buy expensive shoes I don't need,and I have saved to pay for the nursing home when that becomes necessary.
    I do spoil friends and family and give plenty to church charity. It is nice to be able to give a little something to myself.

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    I use quicken for my household finances. I set up an account "quilting" and lo and behold I spent a little over two grand last year. Most of what I made, I gave away. Quilting is not an inexpensive hobby!

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    I don't really want to know. I keep trying to cut back on spending but when you post sales, I have to check them out and I usually find something to add to my stash. My DH said he wished he had a dollar for every time I said 'I wasn't going to buy any fabric this month. Then I said but there was a sale.' he would be rich. LOL

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    I have a journal that I keep track of what I bought, how many yards, price, date and store. Then record when a quilt is started, fabrics used, size, completed and cost of quilting. It is fun to go back and look at this from years ago.

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    I run Quicken, so I know exactly where my money goes & what I spend it on. Being retired, I can spend more on my gardening & quilting as I don't have to buy clothes.

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    OH, Dear Lord in Heaven help me I'm having a heart attack. Please don't ask that question. I really have been bad this year. I know I dropped over 400 just this weekend at the Hampton Roads Quilt Festival. I could have easily let another 400 loose.

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    I don't realy care, becausee I have my own money, but my Hubby doesn't care either in fact he incourages me to buy what I want.

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    I don't want to know...I just consider it a hobby, I enjoy it thoroughly, and I deserve it. Only if I were starving would I consider not buying fabric, maybe for a week or so. lol

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    Me too. My husband has a Lot of hardwood, and other kinds,
    so much that he will never be able to use it all. I don't complain
    about that and he doesn't care how much fabric I have. One
    thing, I am a prolific quilter, so I'm using most all the time.
    People used to ask me how much it cost to make a quilt.l I'd
    say"oh it's kinda like making Christmas candy, you really don't
    want to know"

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    ohhhhhh no do I have to think about that ??????? lol smiles..........

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    I agree. I think it is better not to know what I spend.

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    Some of it I do because I have a quilting business so I need those figures for income tax. I guess this year I should keep track of everything I spend that's involved with my quilting.

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    I can tell you almost to the penny. I do nothing but quilts for charities and keep track for IRS records. Some years it was pretty shocking, especially to my husband.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spartan quilter
    just how much you spend in a year on our craft? I have never figured it out, but this year, I am trying to keep a record of what I spend for material and notions. If I would buy another machine, that doesn't go into the mix, because that is a long term investment. Has any one else ever kept track of what they spent over a year on material and notions? Just curious

    And I just went to my expense sheet where I have kept track for the past 2 months, and maybe I will quit, because I added it up and was shocked. Some things are better left unknown
    Now see? You just educated yourself! ROFLMBO!

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    I don't want to know. As long as I am able to buy, I will, when the time comes that I can't, then I will have my stash to fall back on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spartan quilter
    just how much you spend in a year on our craft? I have never figured it out, but this year, I am trying to keep a record of what I spend for material and notions. If I would buy another machine, that doesn't go into the mix, because that is a long term investment. Has any one else ever kept track of what they spent over a year on material and notions? Just curious

    And I just went to my expense sheet where I have kept track for the past 2 months, and maybe I will quit, because I added it up and was shocked. Some things are better left unknown
    What we don't know can't be held against us is my motto. So no I don't keep track. After all I'm worth it even if only in my mind. lol.

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    Funny you ask! When I received an order from an online store yesterday my hubby asked me how much I saved. Not how much I spent. You see. I am a Canadian wintering in Texas and I buy most of my fabric down here (about 40 yards so far) because it is often 1/4 to 1/3 of the price.
    Ok, I also bought 10 big spools of thread, strip tube ruler, crazy drunkards path ruler for a class, a fabulous sewing table from Leah Day along with a slider, bobbin washers and gloves. That should do me for the year as I have a big stash. Last year, at home I bought only 3 yards all year and that was for a quilt for a patient at the hospital where I volunteer.
    Bottom line, I have to know how much I spent for customs and I am still happy with the figure.

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