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Thread: Have you ever fallen in love with fabric you don't want to cut it?

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    Have you ever fallen in love with fabric you don't want to cut it?

    I have fallen in love with a few purchases of fabric I just can't bare to cut. One is just "quilted" using a walking foot.. yes, it is more like a blanket.. but some of the fabric is just BEAUTIFUL !
    Sometimes you just have to sit in a chair and jog in order to get anywhere.
    Ell

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    Of course I have & I have alot of them. However at the same time I don't know what I want to do with some of them.

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    I have some waiting for just the right project, then I will have no problem cutting it.

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    I love pretty fabric! Have a few pieces, just because they are so pretty, no plans to use, just so pretty. Maybe stretch and put on a frame and hang, yes maybe so.

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    This is where I miss the facebook like button.. agree.. have held onto fabric and years .. 5 years later.. the perfect project came up. stretched on a frame.. hmmm.. never thought of that ! how fun ! Thanks for posting !
    Ell
    Sometimes you just have to sit in a chair and jog in order to get anywhere.
    Ell

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    ive got some im hoarding, just waiting for that perfect project someday..

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt View Post
    ive got some im hoarding, just waiting for that perfect project someday..
    That is FUNNY!
    Sometimes you just have to sit in a chair and jog in order to get anywhere.
    Ell

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    oh...like the 300+ civil war FQ's, or the 200+ 30's repro FQ's or the 150+ Asian FQ's....yep..collections....

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    My mother has a whole room full of those. Love ya Mom - LOL
    The one who dies with the most fabric wins.

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    collections are so much fun to add to ... and yes, when the right project comes along, it will be so much fun to make. No, I'm not a hoarder but a collector ... of fabrics, of projects, of ideas, etc.
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    I am just glad I am not the only one...the ones I find hard to cut are my batiks....been collecting a few along for years. I am trying to get up the nerve to start using them. I have used a few in baby quilts for my granddaughter and for my nephew...but that is it. and not very many at that.

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    OH YES!!! I don't feel so crazy anymore!!! I do think that maybe the perfect project may make me cut it, but even if it doesn't as long as it gives me pleasure to own and look at it, I guess that's OK too

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    I've heard some people say thy'll use a large piece of it like a panel and include pieced blocks around it. I have not done this, but think it's a good idea.

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    I have some too. I have cut large pieces and sewed them with a sashing and borders to make them for our bed. Those I keep for me.
    Another Phyllis
    This life is the only one you get - enjoy it before you lose it.

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    Yes, when you find that piece of fabric that truly speaks to you, it's hard putting the rotary cutter to it. On the other hand, if you use it for a project, it has fulfilled its destiny rather than sitting among the hopefuls in the stash/hoard. I've also loved a fabric so much I've ran out and bought more of it, after I've used the original yardage up. Or bought the same thing in a slightly different color scheme and not known it until I've gotten it home (no wonder I liked it).

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    All the time.

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    Guilty, the hydgrenga fabric from 6-7 yrs ago and the lilac flower (Martha Pullen) one too.............needs to be something really special

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    Yes i have been there. There is a pattern called "Just Can't Cut It' that might be of help.

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    Or the sidelights pattern, which I have fabric for. When I get to it. Someday
    I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.

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    Or the sidelights pattern, which I have fabric for. When I get to it. Someday. The fabric I am most unable to cut was dyed by my sister for me. Logically, I know that fabric just sitting on the shelf isn't bringing any joy to anyone, but emotionally, I just can't take a cutter to it.
    I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.

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    Surely! Thats how a stash starts... =)
    A bed without a Quilt is like a Sky without Stars..Sew On!

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    I have my favorites too! The ones that are too beautiful to cut. These lovely pieces have a special place on my shelves, separated from the other fabrics that too are pretty but won't feel like I am cutting off my arm when I cut them for a quilt. They get special attention too. I often take the yardages out, unfold them, admire them, pet them, let them get some fresh air and then refold them and place them back on the shelf. I often will just glance over at them and give them a loving look when I am working on a project. They will probably still be uncut when I leave this earth. They quite possibly could line my coffin or maybe they will be wrapped around me mummy style!!!
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    Oh, ya. I think alot of us have a few fabrics like that. I have started using some of the ones I've been hanging onto for so many years now. It's very hard. Some, I just look at, fold back up and stick it back on the shelf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krisb View Post
    Or the sidelights pattern, which I have fabric for. When I get to it. Someday. The fabric I am most unable to cut was dyed by my sister for me. Logically, I know that fabric just sitting on the shelf isn't bringing any joy to anyone, but emotionally, I just can't take a cutter to it.
    But. . . it brings joy to me!!!!
    No one has ever become poor by giving. - Anne Frank
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    I have way more than I need of fabric like that. I am going to start selling it off soon. I figure that if someone wants to make something out of it it will go to a better home and be used...LOL. Lets see what I actually part with...LOL.

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