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Thread: Fabric.com - Make It Stop!

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    Fabric.com - Make It Stop!

    Waiting for me in my in-box this morning was an email from fabric.com advertising hundreds of fabrics for $4.95 a yard. I need more fabric like I need a hole in the head. $120 later (includes shipping to Canada), I bought 18.5 yards. Which for Canada, works out to $6.20 a yard and that's an excellent price. I justified it by deciding that I needed some colourful pink quilt backs for some baby girl quilts that I am making. I added some backing for baby boys, backing for a kit that I have coming in the mail, and a black and white stripe that I want to use for binding some baby quilts.

    I've never subjected myself to a fabric morotorium, but I see that many people adhere to the "only buy more fabric if I need it for a specific project" rule. Since I know where all these are going, it's allowed, right? Because the armoir where I keep my stash is jammed and I have no place to store this new yardage that's on its way...I just want someone to tell me it's OK.
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    You bought more fabric?? SHAME ON YOU!!


    For even asking us if it's okay...... That's like asking a fish if it's okay to bite that worm, of course it is, LOL! Ridiculous!!

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    It is OK. You can buy anything that makes you happy. Have fun.
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    I concur that you are doing the right thing at buying more fabric! I justify it because it's my thing ... I don't smoke, drink excessively, participate in wild parties, buy lots of shoes, etc. Besides the fabric was on sale and will be more expensive tomorrow ... right? !!
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    Kate: If your looking for approval this is the place. Most of us can identify. I saw that ad from Fabric.com and quickly deleted it. I have a walk in closet that is full of fabric. If I live to be three hundred years old I won't make a dent. If you only have one piece of furniture full of fabric you clearly need more.

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    yep, they got me too. I bought 30 yards ;-/
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    You have a purpose for it - so it is a valid purchase. Of course that hasn't stopped me in the past.

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    Wow Mary Jo...that just hit me so true. I don't go much out of the house....hate shopping (except for fabric ) and don't party or....hmmmm gosh i don't do much besides quilting...lol
    Yes my dear go treat yourself to whatever your heart desires. I know i have one life to live and i try to give and help others as much as possible and as much as i love buying fabric so i am happy...:-)
    Quote Originally Posted by MaryMo View Post
    I concur that you are doing the right thing at buying more fabric! I justify it because it's my thing ... I don't smoke, drink excessively, participate in wild parties, buy lots of shoes, etc. Besides the fabric was on sale and will be more expensive tomorrow ... right? !!
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    I got the same email am going to really take a look at all the fabric!!!! I do not need to buy fabric but you never can tell I just might. Of course it is OK!!!! That is what I do QUILT!!! Congrats on your purchase!!!! Enjoy!!!!

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    I've been trying not to buy more fabric but...... I've been looking for a fabric to finish a quilt that would go with one I started that I didn't buy enough of the background and need to get something that will, at least, go with. Searching on line for something this morning I didn't find anything that I thought would have the right effect. However, I did find 3 other fabrics that inspired me. Since I am trying to keep my quilting confined to one room and have been trying to lower my stash to keep within that space. However, I'm seriously considering them anyway. So.... the debate begins with my conscience. By the way, I just ordered 30 yards of batting at a good price. I have 4 queen size tops finished needing to be quilted. I also have 6 baby quilts to do for grand nieces and nephews.

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    This is why I'm glad that I LOVE scrappy quilts...I will go on Fabric.com and buy just a half-yard of all the lovely fabrics I can't live without. It's still hard to get away from that site without spending at least a hundred bucks though. They just have SO MUCH COOL STUFF! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canada Kate View Post
    Waiting for me in my in-box this morning was an email from fabric.com advertising hundreds of fabrics for $4.95 a yard. I need more fabric like I need a hole in the head. $120 later (includes shipping to Canada), I bought 18.5 yards. Which for Canada, works out to $6.20 a yard and that's an excellent price. I justified it by deciding that I needed some colourful pink quilt backs for some baby girl quilts that I am making. I added some backing for baby boys, backing for a kit that I have coming in the mail, and a black and white stripe that I want to use for binding some baby quilts.

    I've never subjected myself to a fabric morotorium, but I see that many people adhere to the "only buy more fabric if I need it for a specific project" rule. Since I know where all these are going, it's allowed, right? Because the armoir where I keep my stash is jammed and I have no place to store this new yardage that's on its way...I just want someone to tell me it's OK.
    So, to pass this temptation around you just had to post on here about their good prices? Just joking!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryMo View Post
    I concur that you are doing the right thing at buying more fabric! I justify it because it's my thing ... I don't smoke, drink excessively, participate in wild parties, buy lots of shoes, etc. Besides the fabric was on sale and will be more expensive tomorrow ... right? !!
    WTG, MaryMo! Just my kind of woman! I buy shoes quite often, but at thrift shops and spray them with Lysol,
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    I like to look at stocking up on fabric, like those folks who stock up on food and water for the "just in case". My husband and I are federal employees, because of sequetration, our hours at work are going to be cut 20% beginning (each) at the end April and last for at least five months. DH wanted me to stock up on T.P. and hamburger~but alas I have quietly been stocking up on fabric!!!!!!! Shhhhh ...don't tell....we may have to use the scraps as TP!!!!
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    --...I just want someone to tell me it's OK. --

    IT'S OKAY!!! I will never tell someone they cannot buy fabric. You deserve it. As soon as the tax money gets here, I am treating myself, because I deserve it too. :-)
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    Oh my dear ladies, thank you for your support!!! I do have other vices besides fabric (food, shelter and keeping my two kids in university to name 3) but I love getting that package in the mail containing new creative possibilities. THANKS for telling me it's OK! I feel much better now.
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    Hmmmmmm, I'd better check this out, LOL. Thanks for the information.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    I get the email, go to the site, add a bunch of stuff to a design wall, consider all my choices, then empty the wall and go on about my day. Of course if I'm in the mood to spend money - then into the cart it goes. I'm the same way in a retail store. Will walk around clutching some prize for an hour, then put it back and leave the store. Sometimes I just can't pry open my wallet (then again, once open all my money fights to get out) Completely unpredictable.

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    I, too, got the email and couldn't resist the tempation, even tho I really don't need any fabric. I only spent about $85. My DH and I went out to dinner at Outback Sunday and we spent $45 on two dinners. I just figure I won't go out to dinner a couple of times and it will pay for the fabric I bought. That's my justification and I'm sticking to it.
    I don't want to brag but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school.

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    myself you made me smile guilty here

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    I spent some enjoyable time putting about $100 in my shopping cart, but there it sits - no extra money right now, but it was fun picking it out. Kind of like window shopping. :-)
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    To find fabric at a good price for project you have in mind it makes great sense to make the purchase. Just think what it would have cost you if you bought them one at a time at top price.
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    They got me for 85 (dollars, not yards! ...I wish!) The fabrics are very nice for that price. I figure it's okay to build a stash of fabs you like. Then when a project surfaces, you have fabrics you really like, not just one's that work. Am I bad???

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    Well considering when I was back in Canada last year and had to buy fabric for the back of the quilt I made for my niece at $18 a meter, I say if you can get fabric at that price go for it!

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    considering you are in Canada, the price of fabric at a quilt store or even Lens Mills is at least 12$ yard. So you did good.
    don't forget to show us your quilt finishes.
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