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Thread: Fabric Moritorium Challenge

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    Fabric Moritorium Challenge

    The idea of this moritorium is to clear out your stash and save money.
    It will also clear out some space in your sewing area and you may discover treasures you forgot you had.

    The rules are simple: No new fabric purchases until November 2012.
    You can buy:
    batting
    backing and/or binding
    fabric - if NOTHING in you stash will work. (Consider trading with a friend)
    thread and notions
    fabric purchased on a plan (example - block of the month)

    Some can do variations such as only 3 months, or a GREAT sale.
    Anyone can join.

    Come on and clear out some of that stash and make room for great new fabrics next year.

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    I just got back from Mary Jo's ... I knew a few months ago I would get to go while visiting family for the holidays . I need to do this ! My suitcase could hardly be lifted!

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    I'm in but not sure how I'm going to do, Sew Expo is comming in March and my Quilt buddie and I have plans for some weekend trips this summer. I have to get my stash under control!! I'm tired of having to run all over the house to see if I have something that will work, and moving an pawing through all these bins is just not working for me. I have an old china hutch, 5 shelves 5 foot long,and some wall cabnets, 4 shelves 6 foot long full to. would like to get it worked down to just them. Oh ya and I hav 2 LG chest drawers upstairs in guest room I'd like to get empty of fabric too. I WILL NOT BUY FABRIC, WILL NOT BUY FABRICK, NOT BUY FABRIC, BUY FABRIC,---wait a min. let me try that again!!!!! LOL well I will try.

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    I am in. Clearing out the UFOs (especially the ones for ME), cutting up stash pieces with Accuquilt membership I bought in 2011, and getting the stash under control. Fortunately, I have a nice setup and space (according to some) but when I can't find a tool, a pattern, or a project,... Well let me just say again, I am in.

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    For me, I would like to add,

    Buy fabric, notions, quilt books, rulers, only if I have sold, donated, traded, regifted the same quanity of fabric, notions, quilt books, rulers. I would like to have 4 free (forgiveness) passes when I fall off the sewing pile and the UPS/FEDEX/USPS angel leaves packages on the side porch (internet junkie). If I can add these, I will join the moritorium challenge.

    Quote Originally Posted by kateyb View Post
    The idea of this moritorium is to clear out your stash and save money.
    It will also clear out some space in your sewing area and you may discover treasures you forgot you had.

    The rules are simple: No new fabric purchases until November 2012.
    You can buy:
    batting
    backing and/or binding
    fabric - if NOTHING in you stash will work. (Consider trading with a friend)
    thread and notions
    fabric purchased on a plan (example - block of the month)

    Some can do variations such as only 3 months, or a GREAT sale.
    Anyone can join.

    Come on and clear out some of that stash and make room for great new fabrics next year.
    If life gives you lemons, make a margarita.

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    I tried this last year at the request of my son.
    I lasted the 6 mos; but immediately went to one of my favorite shops and spent $400+ - defeated the whole purpose.

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    I would do this but I know of a sale that is happening soon in Yorkville. 2 ladies have closed their shop and they have a lot of fabric at $2 a yard...I don't know about the rest of you but I simply cannot resist! They told me it would be sometime after the 1st of this year and promised to e-mail me. I will forward it when I get it if anyone is interested.
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

    Sharon
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    No NEW fabric until I have used up all of my accumulated scraps for scrappy quilts. BUT, that does not includes thrift store fabrics. Last year I paid an average of $1.00 per yard for my thrift store finds. The one other resolution was NO MORE VINTAGE SEWING MACHINES. Well that resolution just got shot down big time. My DD called my last night to say the Mother of a friend of hers has a White Family Rotary Sewing machine for sale with all the original attachements, manual and the purchase receipt of July 24, 1918. AAARG, fabric is easier to store (hide?) than sewing machines. DD is such a great enabler.
    Sweet Caroline

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    i'm in- i have so many ufo's to finish up- and stacks of fabrics/projects i really have no excuse to shop- and this is the year i would really like to do some upgrades on my machines & other things- in order to do that i need to not (waste) my money on things i do not need- no matter how good a sale might look-...i might have to start out buying some solid black though- it is for a quilt back- and i will get enough extra to cover what i need for my star backgrounds i'm doing for the Carol Doak (50 paper pieced stars) beyond needing solid black i should be able to make it till November for this
    i am starting the new year on such a Positive Note
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    I will try! I am to the point I have so much I am overwhelmed, it is mostly scraps so I need to get them sorted and organized.Then sew,sew,sew!

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    I'd love to say I could do that - but I know myself only too well. I just have no will power when it comes to fabric. Most of the time I just try to stay out of the quilt shops. Once I'm in the door all bets are off.

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    I'm in with a few free passes as well. I'm planning to separate my stash soon into a "for me" pile, for family gifts pile and for charity pile. Want to make some pillowcases for some nursing homes with the pretty fabrics I've picked up on sale here and there. I have two or three baby quilts to make.
    My very supportive husband has been asking questions like " when you buy, do you have a project in mind?" a few times lately. It would be great to get some fabrics cleared out.
    My problem has been finding the time to sew. I love it when I allow myself to but with work, am often too tired to cut with a rotary cutter at night or to sew a straightish line.
    lots2do

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    Quote Originally Posted by AUQuilter View Post
    I am in. Clearing out the UFOs (especially the ones for ME), cutting up stash pieces with Accuquilt membership I bought in 2011, and getting the stash under control. Fortunately, I have a nice setup and space (according to some) but when I can't find a tool, a pattern, or a project,... Well let me just say again, I am in.
    What is an AccuQuilt Membership? I recently purchased a Go!

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    I'll try but may have to go through a 10 step program to detox from fabric shopping

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    I could use just my stash with no new fabrics and still not use it up for at least 50 years. And who could go that long with buying new fabric. No me.

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    I'm also in. Have several projects ready to go and several that just need a little tweaking and will be ready for the quilter.
    As I have grown older, I've learned that pleasing everyone is impossible, but pissing everyone off is a piece of cake.

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    Lori S I totally understand Mary Jo's. nhweaver I like your adds. I too will try for 2012. Kateyb thanks for the challenge!
    Linda

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    I'm going to try again this year. Last year I made it till Feb. I've just spent 1 1/2 wks. cleaning my sewing room. Found fabric I don't even remember buying. I have enough kits and UFOs that I could sew all year just to get them done (and that doesn't leave any time to sew purses for my craft shows). I'm almost embarrassed at the amount of fabric I have.
    JUST BECAUSE IT'S ON SALE DOESN'T MEAN I HAVE TO BUY IT!!!!!!!!
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    You lost me on the first rule! No new fabric until November 2012!
    Last year I tried it, and I lasted 3 days.
    BUT I did pull out my 3 large boxes of UFOs and started working on 2 of them.
    Hoping I can keep at it all year.
    I know everything I WANT to know!

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    My quilting friends and I are trying to get healthy, walking and watching what we eat. We are not buying fabric until we loose some weight. For each 5 pounds an individual looses, as a reward, she can and will buy $25.00 of fabric.
    With quilters for friends, I will always be warm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheaha39 View Post
    my quilting friends and i are trying to get healthy, walking and watching what we eat. We are not buying fabric until we loose some weight. For each 5 pounds an individual looses, as a reward, she can and will buy $25.00 of fabric.
    love it!!!

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    I like that idea too!!
    Quote Originally Posted by cheaha39 View Post
    My quilting friends and I are trying to get healthy, walking and watching what we eat. We are not buying fabric until we loose some weight. For each 5 pounds an individual looses, as a reward, she can and will buy $25.00 of fabric.
    If life gives you lemons, make a margarita.

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    I'm in, I don't know if I can last but I am going to try to follow all the rules
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    to QUIT buying fabric is harder than to quit smoking!
    I am really going to try...but with so many shops closing, it is going to be hard!

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    I was in last year's Moritorium and did quite well. I purchased batting twice and fabric for a friend once, and some from a fellow board member to complete a quilt(which still isn't finished) once. Even though my stash took a terrible hit last year, I am joining again, because I still have alot of stash. I will have to buy batting and thread at some point, but otherwise will try to honour the Moritorium. Good Luck Everyone.
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