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Thread: Fabric stash

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    When you see a fabric that you love --just don't know how you would use it -- how much do you buy? I'm new at this and at first I was just buying fat quarters but it is not enough for some of my needs.

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    I usually get a yard.

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    1/2 yard

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    It depends on what the fabric is for.If it is to be the focus fabric or to be used as border that I get 3 yds. Of others 1yd. this is really true if I do not have pattern in mind. If you REALLY like the fabric then get 2 yds and it can be used in other projects. I was told by a shop owner she get 4 yds and puts left over in her staqtch for later use.

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    1 yard, usually!

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    anywhere from 1 to 6 yards. If I can see it in a border, I buy a minimum of 3 yards. I cut my borders lenghtwise so I need the yardage.

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    A yard unless I absolutely love it then I buy what I can afford.

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    If I really love it or if I have a plan for it, as much as I can afford or need. If I just see it and like it and want it, I stick to one yard usually.

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    Any amount I can afford depending on the fabric and the price. If it's to be used as a focus fabric usually 2 or 3 yds, a backing at least 6, to add to my stash 1 yd. If it's clearanced and really reduced and I like it a lot I'll get whatever is on the bolt. Sometimes if I'm wanting to use it for backing, borders and sashing I just get the whole bolt if the price is right. I have two sisters that quilt and I share a lot with them.

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    I buy as much as I can afford at the time :)

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    I was buying yards (sometimes more!) but I've realized I like a scrappier look than a matchier look, so a 1/2 is plenty. Because if I have a 1/2 of yellow, I choose another 1/2 of yellow in a little bit different pattern, or little bit different tone to make it work.

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    If I love the fabric....three yards or more.

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    If I like it buy a yard, if I love it buy 3 yards, and if I can't live without it, buy it all!! Thank god there's not too many I can't live with out!!!! :lol:

    although if its on clearance or a super great buy- Ill buy the rest of the bolt regardless of like/love/or cant do with out..

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    I always buy 3 yards and if it is a fabric that I think is spectacular, I buy 5 yards so I can use it in more than one quilt. and...I usually still have more left over to make a scrappy quilt.

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    If i like it a lot, i will buy as much of it as i can afford. The ideas always come later on

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    My mother told me to always get 2 yards just in case - she felt that most of what you would want to make would take a hair over a yard so better to be safe than sorry.

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    3 yards

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    I used to only buy FQ and now I am trying to buy 1 1/4 yard for borders to go around those FQ or to make sashings. i also need way more creme/white for back ground then I have in the FQ. Never mind backing 6 yards a piece. so now I look for good deals and try to buy some larger pieces to use my FQ. Anna

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    Quote Originally Posted by lorniki
    When you see a fabric that you love --just don't know how you would use it -- how much do you buy? I'm new at this and at first I was just buying fat quarters but it is not enough for some of my needs.
    If it is multiple colors I can use as a border I buy 3 yards. the same for a baby/child fabric, 3 yards will give me borders and the focus fabric in the quilt with maybe FQ pulled from stash.

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    I would usually get 2-3yds. :roll:

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    I would buy 2-3 yards.

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    2 yards, I dont like buying any smaller than that.

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    minium 1 yard..
    if i have a coupon..2 yards!

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    A yard if I like it a lot. 3 yards if I think it will be used for a border.

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    I buy at least 3 yards if I really like it and at least a yard if it appeals to me.

    Sometimes when I buy collections I will buy more of one fabric so it can be the focus and then 2 or 3 others of lesser yardage--so they can work together real good.

    That's why I have tubs and tubs of fabric.
    Most of the time I buy because I like it and not because I have a project in mind.

    Chris

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