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Thread: Does it count if I broke my resolution before the New Year begins?

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    That is one resolution that I don't make. I will break it the first week. It's sort of like the losing weight theory. lol

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    It is hard to keep an unrealistic resolution. You can maybe amend it that you will try to use what you have first, but that it is ok to shop if you need a border, sashing, or backing. Even though I have a lot of fabric, I don't always have everything that I need to make the quilt look like I want it to...so I use what I have first, and then shop to add what I need. I haven't bought all new fabric to make a quilt in many years. Mostly as I don't have a lot of extra money to shop with, but also as I am trying to use what I have if I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in FL View Post
    I love this board! I think even if I confessed to doing something really bad, the people on this board could show me how it was justified! Happy New Year everyone!
    That's because we are all enablers..Just looked at my clock and have an hour an a half here in FL before New Years..HHHMMMMM Does it count if you ORDER it before New Years, even if it gets delivered after! ?

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    You ladies are funny.
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    You are in good company.........and yes, we are smiling and happy with our stash!
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    With only 10 minutes left in 2012, i folded and ordered 17 yds...darn Connecting Threads!

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    Hi Jan in FL...Has anyone but me been wanting to see a picture of your new quilting room? Can you share with us. We love peeking in to others sewing spaces. I signed up for the fabric moratorium, too so tomorrow it begins in earnest.
    She who dies with the most fabric, didn't sew fast enough!

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    Surely sales and screaming bargains are exempt???? (aren't they, aren't they!).......

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    Don't make resolutions, so none to break. I am going to 'try' to get some of my UFO's finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North View Post
    My only news years resolution will be to write 2013 on my checks in stead of 2012!

    This is THE best!! As for the question of use the stash?buy more fabric? Just hit a happy medium and enjoy. Cut down somewhere else....and Happy New Year!
    One step at a time, always forward.

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    Only resolution I had made was to get a bunch of UFO's done before New Year. Well, that got shot all to h***, as I've gotten one of the worst colds I have ever had, so will be curled up on the couch, and hoping the kleenex holds out until SO can get out to get me more. But Happy New Year to everyone!

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    I made the same resolution and broke it yesterday at Joann's .. They had 50% of their clearance fabric and they had a lot of patriotic fabric so I bought 12 yd. and bought thread, couple of rulers, basting spray, stencil spray, an embossing folder for my cricut , oh and bobbins which ended up being the wrong size. So 100$ later I left the store and encouraged my self that my resolution really doesn't start till Jan.1. Right! Lol

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    Oh hell I was on ebay at 11:45pm last night, running to beat the clock! Jan 1 is Jan 1 not a minute sooner

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    Wow Jan, 3/4's is pretty ambitious, you could try something like, 3/4 of the quilt needs to be stash fabric and 1/4 can be new fabric if needed. That would work much better for me. I too am working thru a stash, while I wait for the Keepsake Quilting 2 day local blowout sale in June. Of course part of the stash is fabric I bought a few years ago at the sale...

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    I have the 2013 resolution to work on nothing but UFOs - many, many waiting. However, between Dec. 30 and Dec. 31, 2012, I managed to spend almost $200 online, went through half a ream of computer paper and used up a new color printer cartridge printing patterns off the internet that I just have to make - but IT DOES NOT COUNT. It was still 2012. My conscience is clear.
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    Was your question serious? Or a joke?

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    Maybe you should tweak your resolutin to say: each new quilt must have 3/4 of the fabric from your stash. It would be really hard to complete each quilt from stash. Just buy what is needed to complete the quilt.
    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
    Done is better than perfect.

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    I tried that same resolution a few years back and felt sooooo guilty whenever I bought anything (including thread because I have almost as much thread as fabric), so I decided to amend the resolution. I decided that unless the project was for a class that I was teaching, in which case I would use current fabrics available at the shop so as to encourage others to purchase fabric (boy that sounds bad!), I would use at least one fabric from my stash and supplement as needed. That sure worked well and before I knew it, I was using LOTS of stash fabric.

    I haven't completely depleted the stash and I no longer always start with stash, but I sure feel better and the stash is noticeably smaller. I also think it has made me better at matching fabrics, or as my friend says "color/fabric specialist."

    Good luck and I look forward to seeing your creations!

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    I LOVE UpNorth's resolution. Maybe I can stick to that one! Hahaha. Thanks for the chuckle!

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    Well Holy Cow now you have more! Enjoy every bit of i. We are told to leave things in the past, so that shopping never really happened, did it?

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    Oh how funny! Am I the only one who keeps her resolutions? NOT!!! lol

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    Hi Jan, I'm Becky and I am a quilter!
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    Hey, if you don't buy anything new and only sew what you have. . . Eventually you won't be able to sew 'cause you don't have any fabric. The answer is MODERATION. (And if you figure that one let me know. I've been sewing for 50 years and I'm still working on it.) LOL

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    You're safe. You squeaked in right under the wire.

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    I'm sticking to my resolution very well, I haven't bought any new fabric since last year!! LOL (Really, last week I used my Joann's gift cards and then some, but since then I haven't bought anymore).
    Jeanie

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