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Old 12-10-2010, 05:49 AM
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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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Old 12-10-2010, 06:00 AM
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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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Old 12-10-2010, 06:29 AM
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1 yard, usually!
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Old 12-10-2010, 06:31 AM
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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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Old 12-10-2010, 06:33 AM
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A yard unless I absolutely love it then I buy what I can afford.
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Old 12-10-2010, 06:48 AM
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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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Old 12-10-2010, 06:54 AM
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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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Old 12-10-2010, 07:22 AM
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I buy as much as I can afford at the time :)
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