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Fabric Hoarder Confession!!

Old 07-28-2013, 04:30 PM
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I live in fear of becoming a fabric hoarder so I do not buy without a project in mind. Even that way little bits creep up on me from the leftovers.
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:28 PM
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I quit buying yardage except for backings. I am making myself use what I have. Now that said.... I pulled fabric to make a quilt and just have to go buy some pale yellow fabric to give it that extra burst of color. No other yellow will do.
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by SingerSewer View Post
This so fits me...do you have trouble cutting a piece of fabric? I am always fearful I will wish I had saved it for later. I think I am ate up with goofy!
Me too! I am sew afraid if I use this I might be 6 inches short for another project! I think it is a disease
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:48 PM
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Yes, I am a collector, shop/binge fabric buyer, HOARDER. I have donated to charity twice. (Big moves! I could only take what I could bring in my car.) Excess fabric had to go. And, this last time I reduced, I saved money from my pay checks and have mailed about 30 lbs of fabric to a fellow QB'r that could really use the fabric.

I probably still have more then I NEED. And still want to get one more box out to this same person. But, I definitely have enough to play with for awhile.

The shame of it, I really regretted passing on very little of it. (Only a piece or two.) I wasted money on fabric that I had outgrown (taste changed). Too many focus fabrics. My new mantra, I will not buy anymore focus fabrics!

I was overwhelmed by my stash. It made it hard to go pick out fabrics for a particular project. Too many choices. Plus, I found that I'm really a scrappy quilter with a bit more modern flare. (Or at least I think so.) I'm still relatively new to the quilting way of life.

I am really trying to police my purchases from now on. And really only buy the amount of yardage I need. I really love working predominately with scraps. (I'm thinking that charm squares are my new best friend.) I also love fat quarters.

But, for now, I really don't need to buy much fabric. I will use all the beautiful fabrics that I really love and saved for myself to play with and make some of the quilts on my wish list.
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:04 PM
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I know exactly what you are talking about!!!!! I have sold several kits I bought and sold well over 50yrds of fabric and still have so much. And let me tell you patterns, magazines and books who in there right mind is really going to make that many or have that much money to do so. My name Christine and I am a fabric hoarder. There I admitted it too. First step done only 11 more to go right to be cured
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:46 PM
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I thought I wasn't hoarding fabric, even thought I don't have much fabric at all. But I just finished moving, and I have 10 good size boxes ( 3x3x4 ft!!)of various fabrics. Thought I didn't have many tools, threads, rulers, bobbins, scissors, pincushion: found 6 scissors, 4 rotary cutters, 10 blades, 4 pincushions and 2 magnetic pin dishes, 3 sets of washable markers: 2 boxes full of misc tools. WOW! All to fit in a sewing room half the size of the one I had.
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:52 PM
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Put me on the hoarder list!! That is why I have joined both the Fabric Moratorium and the stash Buster Challenges..Not perfect but doing better
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:12 PM
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I think that my extras will begin to go down quickly once I use up that 200 meter roll of plaid that I bought. Once you start backing a lot of charity quilts, the yards/meters go down quickly--very, very quickly. I am getting ready to finish up that whole 200 meter roll. I just bought it a year and a half ago--washed it all last summer, and thought I'd never get to the end of it, but am quickly closing in on it.

So, while I have a lot sitting around (a lot was donated, or I found some at thrift stores while in the states in May), I know that it will go quickly once I start using it for backings.
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:28 AM
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Well, like an addiction it is hard to quit, we need a 12 step program or something. How about a thread devoted to destashing our fabrics? Oh, hmmm, wait, that may fill up the whole darn QB since most of us are fabric addicts!
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:54 AM
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I have way too much fabric, and will never use it all, but I have been very good and have resisted buying any this year.My biggest problem is, that I also have too many quilts. I love making them, and make a lot of scrappy quilts, at the last count I had in my cupboard... wait for it..... 39 quilts. All my family have at least 2 quilts each, my grandchildren have quilts for the bed, lap quilts, Christmas quilts haloween quilts, and others. So they do not want any more.I have had a couple of 80th birthday's this year, so they have had a quilt as a present, also there have been a couple of illnesse's where I have given a quilt as a bit of comfort, but they still pile up. Yet at the moment I have another 2 on the go. I will not give unless I know the person is "quilt worthy", otherwise it would only end up in their cupboard instead of mine.
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