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Thread: hard to walk out of a quilt shop with only the one thing I went in for

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    hard to come out of quilt shop for "just stopped for one thing."

    Like that new car smell.. almost intoxicating..

    So typical to walk away with a bag in hand and think. "Nope , should have picked that up too".

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    And even funnier to find that you already bought one and it's at home..........
    You are so right........almost get glazed over with the toys that I must have and need.........not

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    well...youre not the only one...lol

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    Count me in!

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    I know just what you mean. I can never walk out with just one thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    I know just what you mean. I can never walk out with just one thing.
    Me Either!!!

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    Just like going to the grocery store to get JUST MILK. Does it ever happen?

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    That's funny.....I just had that conversation with the owner of our quilting shop.....Of course, she loved it!!!!

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    I know the feeling! I go to $5 quilt club on second Sat. of each month, & I always grab a few new fqs & see what else there is to be had. Any place else I go play with fabric, same problem. Hard not to buy something, right! LOL! We could have worse hobbies, or habits, right! Love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by happymrs
    I know the feeling! I go to $5 quilt club on second Sat. of each month, & I always grab a few new fqs & see what else there is to be had. Any place else I go play with fabric, same problem. Hard not to buy something, right! LOL! We could have worse hobbies, or habits, right! Love it!
    that is why they have the quilt club. ha ha

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    Just the other day, I went in to Quilters' Destination in Arlington Heights IL for ONE THING with my loyalty program coupon, and came out with SO MUCH more. I'm not usually like that, but they have great selection, displays, and warm, expert service. Had just gone to a different shop with my mom to buy 108" backing fabric at 30% off, the selection was pitiful, just used the sale coupons for two cuts of batiks and left. I swear, part of it is the service/attitude. Relaxed, helpful, friendly= extra sales.

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    HEY! Can I help it if a fabric just SINGS to me??!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maia B
    service/attitude. Relaxed, helpful, friendly= extra sales.
    absolutely,
    and yes, I wanted to say the fabric sings first thing, but was afraid people thought I was "hearing" voices and not reply .. ha ha

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    I don't think I've ever walked out of a fabric store with just one thing ! We have 2 really nice ones near me that I try to avoid for just that reason.. LOL

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    One thing? Not possible for me :D

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    It's even harder when you can't find exactly what you're looking for. "Well, since I'm already here..." ;)

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    I don't go anymore because I can't walk out without spending $100

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    Isn't it amazing how fabric and toys in quilt shops just call your name? Luckily my quilting friends all have the same problem - like Lay's potatoe chips I think.

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    I admire anyone who can walk into a quilt shop, buy just the one thing, & walk out with just the one thing.

    I almost lock up with the tool section. now I know what men think when they go through the Craftsman section in Sears. :P

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    Redkimba - unfortunately I understand about both craft store and tools. I am "letal" in fabric stores, tool stores, and oh my gosh how much money I could spent at a "Hardwood" lumber place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by callie
    Isn't it amazing how fabric and toys in quilt shops just call your name? Luckily my quilting friends all have the same problem - like Lay's potatoe chips I think.
    Yes they really do call your name. Sis (cizzors on this board) and I went to Vegas for some shopping. I took my Hubby's truck. He drives one of those really big Rams that it seems like the ground is a mile away. I pulled into a parking spot and all Sis could see was the shop. She opened the door and fell out! I never laughed so hard. (Still am) She was so intent on getting into that store she wasn't paying attention. Then she was embarrassed thinking the people in the shop saw her. It took us a long time to try and compose ourselves before going in. So yes, everything in the shop calls her name to the point she has tunnel vision.

    Sorry Sis, just had to share. :lol:

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    One thing leads to another, ya know!

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    My excuse is 'I am only here once in a while so I should go ahead and pick up a few extras pieces of fabric becaue I might not get back for a while and that fabric just might be gone by that time'. That's my story and I am sticking to it.
    That is why I can't go anymore this year. (did I just say that!!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by winterpromise31
    It's even harder when you can't find exactly what you're looking for. "Well, since I'm already here..." ;)
    exactly ! or even at the check out! "Oh, this is great! I'd like that too!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by callie
    Redkimba - unfortunately I understand about both craft store and tools. I am "letal" in fabric stores, tool stores, and oh my gosh how much money I could spent at a "Hardwood" lumber place.
    oh wow ! your a mess ! ha ha hardwood too? ! ha ha

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