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Thread: Fabric Moratorium Update - Feb 2011

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    I've fallen off the wagon, but with mostly good intentions. I'm making a jar quilt for my great-nephew so bought black Kona today at Hobby Lobby with my 40% coupon. However on Tues. went to a nice shop with my quilt group and we got 25% off everything. Started out good with only some fabric for the jars, but we went back after lunch and I got 2 1/2 yds of a pretty asian print that I want to make a jacket out of. Don't know when the jacket will get done. My mind is swimming with ideas of things I want to make and I'm getting nowhere fast. It helps knowing that you are all here to support my slips.

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    Well I am still here and hanging in there, only one purchase since we started this Moratorium and that fabric was for a specific purpose and only fat quarters.
    Since Cyclone Yasi decided to pay us a visit I have decided to reorganise ALL my fabric, so far I have about half of it done, all the fat quarters are together, the scraps have been colour coded and all in wire baskets, anything over 2 yards I am rolling onto cardboard and making mini bolts, now to start on the one yard lengths. the best part is I am finding fabric I forgot I had and I have a really tidy sewing room. Have not sewn for 3 weeks now and am in serious withdrawal mode.
    Will set my machine back up tomorrow I hope, I have a few projects I have to get finished

    I think the best part of this "challenge" is that we actually think before we buy.

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    I have been doing very well. Our LQS is having 40% off all fabric so it has been a challenge. I have a list compiled of fabrics I need to complete projects or for backings...so far I've found it liberating knowing that I've committed to not buy fabric, now if I could only get that to work for not eating junk food.

    Marie M.

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    So far so good. :)

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    I have a new great grandson arriving soon so dug out a cute fish panel and added a couple of borders, put in fleece for a batting and found a piece of a red/white mini stripe for backing. Did have to buy a spool of thread to quilt it, but that is allowed, so hanging on for now. The top is so busy with fish, seahorses, seaweed, crabs, and stars that I needed a varigated thread for quilting. It's going to be real cute!

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    I just found your moratorium tonight and joined although I will say I've been working really hard in this direction since Dec. I've been asking myself, "Do I really NEED this?" My SIL owns what used to be my DM fabric store, and the only thing I bought was sashing for a quilt. I was proud to say, "No, that will be all."
    My sis bought material for curtains for her new home and I sewed them up in couple hours. A couple weeks later, in Jan, I asked my DH if he thought that material would be suitable for us for curtains and he gave me approval to make the purchase. The material was on clearance and I went to 2 stores (one 70 miles away) to get the 23 yards needed. I've fixed up the hall to the upstairs and the kitchen, now to my youngest son's bedroom and then the livingroom before making the curtains (by May's graduation).
    I haven't been on the web much or out shopping (weather and work had a hand there too) so everything went smooth until yesterday. It was a beautilful day, I got out of the house (without a leash). I finally bought a chenielle cutter I've waited 3 months+, and fabric marking pencils (all at 50% off). Then I went to Mill End Textiles, bought background fabric for a baby quilt, and failed to resist the Boyd's Bears fabric which lead to coordinates and backs for 3 more baby blankets. I bought batting elsewhere yesterday, the rest of what they had at two stores, discontinued.
    Although some of this was needed, and is allowed, I feel guilty for that which was impulse spending. I'll try to post my WIPs Mon. (earlier if we get the snow and ice that's predicted). I'll have to start making Xs on the calendar or making sure my guys are with me to keep me accountable.

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    I broke my last needle the other day and had to go buy some more. While in the store I looked around at fabric for about an hour. I found a couple of fabrics I liked but resisted the temptation. I keep remembering I need to create space in my sewing room. I do NOT want to expand my sewing into other rooms of the house. I left with only the needles. I have several WIP's that I am working on. I am behind on baby quilts for the little ones that my nieces and nephews are having. Once I finish 2 more I will be out of batting and it is looking like I will need a backing for at least one of them. So far so good.

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    Good for you! That's the idea, "only what you need."

    Here's one of my WIPs
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    And the 2nd WIP, pieces were are all cut 4 months ago.
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    Finally, 56 piece balloons for a baby quilt.
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    This quilt was a guild round robin 2009 - 2010. Each member provided the fabric and the boxes were exchanged during the guild meetings. It was a no peaking exchange so we couldn't see our blocks until after they were all completed. I used scraps left over from the quilt to assemble the top and for the back. Since I've not been buying fabric I sent it out to a friend for quilting on her Statler Stitcher. I LA at our LQS but I wanted one quilted by my friend and since all the blocks were made by guild friends.

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    MarieM,
    Your quilt is very nice. Now you have a memory provided by all your friends. I like the pieced back.

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    BevF,
    It looks like your WIP's will be pretty. I am intriqued by the baby quilt with the hot air balloons.

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    I love the paper pieces balloons w/ the bears. Where did you get the pattern?

    Marie M.

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    I've slipped up a few times. But nothing compared to way I would buy fabric previously. I am almost ready to put a binding on a charm square quilt-using 7 of the ten packages of Wrapped in Paisley that I bought last year. I'm also taking a mystery quilt class this Friday and am using fabric from my stash. I'm doing the Farmer's Wife quilt along on this board, and using fabric from my stash. I have to admist, it feels really good.

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    I just got back from my LQS (had to snowmobile for part of the trip) I stuck to my list to complete some projects, nothing to start new ones. I did have to leave the fabric in my vehicle, it won't come home until I can drive back to my house. Since everything was 40% it was worth the trip.

    Marie M.

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    I've completed some WIP's. Everything to complete them came out of my stash.
    They are at:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-102458-1.htm#2605394

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    Marie, The pattern is called "Balloon Bears" by Spring Creek NeedleArt. I bought it through Clotilde a while back. It says it's easy enough for a beginner, but I question if I would put one up to it. It took me roughly 6 hours to piece one balloon. (Maybe I don't know what I'm doing.)

    I just laid the template over the bear. I'm going to put some batting behind the balloon for dimension.
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    Bev F. Thanks, I'll see if I can find the pattern. I don't have a baby to make one for but it is so cute I may make it just to have on hand...a baby has to come along sooner or later for somebody I know. Fortunately I'm too old for that.

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    Still working on a UFO. No fabric bought in Jan. Had a hard time in Feb as we were in Florida & went to Joannes. Thank goodness we were off to Universal Studios so I knew I would not have the room to take any any back with me.

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    Needed to get batting for 6 - 8 baby quilts, backing for 2 baby quilts and 6 spools of thread this last week. I did resist getting more fabric other than what I needed. Batting and backing was on sale. Even at that I spent $50. I found a fabric I really liked but refrained. Don't need it right now.

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    I bought five yards of muslin today to use as quilt backing today. I'm thinking I can get my husband's birthday quilt done and a wall hanging done before I need to get more.

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    Everyone is doing a wonderful job. Well done :)

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    How about makig one gift for friends (I am making my son's dogs their own little couch quilts from left over materials) or to donate once a month from left over material from other projects. Now I could commit to that...But to stay out of stores..Nope...I tried that did not work. I like to make quilts with a person in mind. Themes..so may stash would not work for that.

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    I have failed.
    My nearest Walmart that had the best fabric department in town was closing. I bought fabric. I didn't need fabric but I bought it. I am hanging my head down low - but it was 50 % off then I had to go in to get milk and bread and whatnot and it was 75% off. I didn't buy much although had there been more on the racks of decent quality I might have bought more. I have to say that in my defense I bought mostly blender materials. I did get a few yards of some canvas for making bags and also a few yards of a brown sunflower print that had caught my eye for months and I never broke down and bought it...

    Sigh. I was weak - but it was really a great bargain. I am back on the straight and narrow again though. I almost bought some fabric from ConnectingThreads when I placed my last order (joint order with friends for mostly thread so we didn't have to pay shipping) but I deleted it at the last minute. I do feel better now.

    My name is Deb and I am a fabricholic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yarn or Fabric
    I have failed.
    My nearest Walmart that had the best fabric department in town was closing. I bought fabric. I didn't need fabric but I bought it. I am hanging my head down low - but it was 50 % off then I had to go in to get milk and bread and whatnot and it was 75% off. I didn't buy much although had there been more on the racks of decent quality I might have bought more. I have to say that in my defense I bought mostly blender materials. I did get a few yards of some canvas for making bags and also a few yards of a brown sunflower print that had caught my eye for months and I never broke down and bought it...

    Sigh. I was weak - but it was really a great bargain. I am back on the straight and narrow again though. I almost bought some fabric from ConnectingThreads when I placed my last order (joint order with friends for mostly thread so we didn't have to pay shipping) but I deleted it at the last minute. I do feel better now.

    My name is Deb and I am a fabricholic.
    Too funny Deb! I haven't read all the rules, but I think discounts like that should earn you a special exemption! Uh oh, I sound like either an enabler or a fellow fabricholic!

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    It really was extenuating circumstances.
    I passed by tons and tons of fabric and only chose ones that I really thought I would use - no wild prints or things that were just cute. I was very picky. There were others there that were buying everything that wasn't bolted down - no pun intended but it does sound kinda finny.

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