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does anyone else have problems using their favorite fabrics?

does anyone else have problems using their favorite fabrics?

Old 09-13-2011, 09:52 AM
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I have quite a few but don't want to use them - I know it is silly but I just can't seem to find the right project for them.
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:01 AM
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I did, but decided I was wasting enjoyment. I looked for large block quilt patterns that would show off their beautify and am busy creating new quilts that truly can be enjoyed rather than languishing in a drawer hidden away. Take a look at Focus Pocus, or BQ, etc. You may find the perfect one. Keep us posted.
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:03 AM
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I have several fabrics I love, have decided that I want to cut a 6 - 10" block, then stitch them together with a thin sashing. That way I have my favorites in a piece just for me.
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:05 AM
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I have an entire room full of them. DH and I are doing our kind of spin on the sabbatical of fabric buying to help me on finishing what that stash should be. He cooks and does laundry, I sew and clean and no more fabric unless it is determined to be needed for a UFO. Three days into it he is going strong, I suddenly have a desire for fabrics I would once have never been caught dead buying.
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:09 AM
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I really hate to cut into some fabrics but I do and I am usually happy I did.
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:18 AM
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Gosh yes. I have this one that is just beautiful but I don't want to put it with anything. Everytime I take it out and think it will look good with this fabric or that fabric, I end up putting it back. Right now that is the only one I want to not use for anything.
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:20 AM
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When I see a fabric I buy some; a yard or two depending on how much I like it and the price. I add it to my stash and then when I find a pattern that will do it justice I have no problems using it.
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Originally Posted by kriscraft99
I have quite a few but don't want to use them - I know it is silly but I just can't seem to find the right project for them.
ROFLMBO ~ again and again and again! Whole family has giggle-snits on this one!
Here is one that took me YEARS to cut... only recently did my precious Laurel Burch get snipped! (and the remaining yardage is tucked safely back into her shelf!!!)
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:42 AM
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I love orientals and had this one large piece that I just couldn't bear to cut up, so I made a whole cloth out of it. Turned out really pretty and my oldest daughter now has it.
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:43 AM
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I have some Japanese kanji prints that I bought simply because I thought they were awesome, but have no freaking clue what to do with them.

But I also have favorites that I bought that are going into the two quilts I'm making for myself (a scrappy purple cathedral quilt and a Kittie---my favorite band---t-shirt quilts). Maybe that's the solution: use the fabrics we really, really, REALLY love for quilts for ourselves. :)
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