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Fabric Moratorium Update - Feb 2011

Old 02-01-2011, 11:31 AM
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We are two months into our fabric moratorium and it would be great to hear from everyone to find out how you are getting on.

Last months progress was fantastic - everyone is doing so well. I’m really proud of you all. There were a few small slips - but nothing major :)

What have you been working on? What have you (or have not) purchased? If you have used a variant of the original rules, please share with us your guidelines and your progress.

The original thread can be found here: http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-79756-1.htm
January’s updates can be found here: http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-86351-1.htm

The original rules/guidelines are:
* no fabric purchases to start a new quilt top (till 1 November 2011)

“Allowed” purchases include any item required to finish an existing project (either WIP or UFO), including but not limited to:
* batting
* backing or binding fabric
* fabric (if nothing in your stash will work)
* thread or notions
* fabric purchased on a plan prior to 1 December 2010 (e.g. block of the month)

Some people have chosen a variation of the rules/guidelines to suit their circumstances, e.g. a 3 month moratorium, or commitment to use 1 fabric from their stash each month.

Anyway, I look forward to hearing from you all and seeing your work.

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Old 02-01-2011, 11:44 AM
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I did buy fabric Sunday, BUT it was to go with the quilt I am making for my DD best friend's wedding. I am using most of the fabric from my stash.
Although today I ordered 3 patterns to round out the Joined at the Hip Button Up series I'm working on.
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Old 02-01-2011, 12:49 PM
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I think I'm hopeless, UNLESS purchasing fabrics for 2 commissioned baby quilts is exempt from the moratorium :) :) one of my friends asked me t make a baby quilt for her grandson that is turning 1 in March so I purchased fabrics from "Favorite Fabrics" and Bethfranks here on the board for it so maybe I'm still within the guidelines. And DD1 asked me to make a baby quilt for her husbands nephews first baby. So I had to purchase fabric for that, I had no baby fabric in my stash.
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Old 02-01-2011, 12:59 PM
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I think you're still in since it was for a specific quilt. That's the story I would use. :lol:
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I couldn't in good conscience commit to the moratorium because I knew I wouldn't be able to stick to it! However, I have been mostly using what I had. I think the only new fabric I've bought was for a purse.
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Old 02-01-2011, 01:19 PM
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I bought half a yard the other day to go with six others from my stash to make a quilt for my niece. The seventh I had in my stash was too blue. Turned out pretty cute. So I think I'm still okay.
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Old 02-01-2011, 03:16 PM
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I've purchased fabric but it's all been for projects I'm working on, mostly backing. And I've actually conpleted one quilt top and started two from my stash. So I think I'm still in, but just barely. I keep looking at the Hancock's of Paducah and Keepsake Quilting catalogs and it's very tempting.
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Old 02-01-2011, 03:31 PM
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So far so good. I've looked but the closest I've come to buying is a couple new sheets from Goodwill for backing for charity baby quilts. Now we may have a problem in a couple weeks, our club is making an outing to a LQS and she is offering 25% off everything in the store. I do have to make 2 girl quilts for twins due in the spring and my Great nephew needs a "big boy" quilt. I've decided to do a bug jar quilt for him. It has been fun stretching my color senses to make things go together from my stash.

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Old 02-01-2011, 03:54 PM
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I am holding strong after a minor slip. But I need a backing fabric... and ... and it means going into the ... store!!! Oh I need strenght. But on the up side I did complete a whole queen quilt top out of scraps! I 'm feeling pretty good about that.
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So far so good for me. I have just purchased backing fabric for my charity quilts. I pieced seven single bed tops during December and have so far quilted 4 of them. I had 8 extra large plastic tubs of fabric in my store room (not counting what I have in my sewing room) and yesterday needed more room in the store room so I ended up with only 5 tubs. Wow did I use up all that fabric.

Will be turning off the computer shortly as we have Cyclone Yasi off the coast and we are within her landfall area. It is already a Category 5. DH has prepared the house and yard and I am cooking dinner for tonight as we are due to lose power and water shortly. Hope to talk to you all soon
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