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    I was so thrilled when one of my granddaughters got her an apartment and needed a bed...Yep, you guessed it...I volunteered to give her one of mine in a bedroom that I didn't need...Welll I gave her the dresser, bed and nightstand..but I kept the chest...for what you ask?? OH for fabric of course..I moved my ironing board to that room and 2 stackable plastic drawers to that room.. Set up my keyboard in there...and cleaned the closet out for more fabric storage...so now my sewing room is not so cluttered...Now I have 2 rooms for quilting and sewing....I thought that was a pretty good plan...If I have company, there is always the other bedroom. So got to be careful that room doesn't get filled up..When I was moving stuff into the room, I took a lot of fabric and sorted it by colors and it was all in the middle of the floor...DH says.."You sure have a lot of fabric, what do you intend to do with it all???" I just looked at him, and shook my head like "I don't know" he just smiled and went on....but he is very complimentary when I finish a quilt and show it to him..so I guess I have it pretty good...no complaints...He sees how much I enjoy it...we both are retired so life is good...and the chest that I kept...its full now...but I love fabric....that's my story and I'm sticking to it....

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    HEHEHE... Well I guess you have those gremilins too ! The fabric gremlins run all over my house-LOL guess they are at your house too ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by sue tedebear View Post
    I have the same problem - only hubby goes nuts when buying the fabric - always gets more than needed and I end up with left overs that grow.
    I am just the opposite....I seem to buy (compulsive) fabric that I think is pretty, but it is always just a tad less than I need when I start a project. My husband always asks me "Why don't you buy more???" I guess I should listen, huh, and just get a 1/2 yard more than I originally thought to buy, just in case!.
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    My dinning room has become my sewing room..gives me plenty of space and .this way it can spill over into the living room !!!!....and then today he told me to go pick out some fabric for mother's day....well 57 yards of fabric later....i was saying happy Mothers day to me....

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt View Post
    Thanks Holice ! Ill be sure to omit the gravy from the meal to save the fabric. lol...
    Luv! What kinda Southern girl are you anyway? I keep telling my MD that gravy is its own food group! It is, isn't it? That;s what my Momma done tol' me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt View Post
    SIX TUBS !!!!! are they the 100 gallon ones?!?!?!
    That is amazing....

    Tomorrow my sewing room is next to be 'spring cleaned' Wish me luck.. It was great knowing you all Ill see ya sometime next month!! Nah, Ive got help coming.. lol..
    Cleaning your sewing room?!? Like Dr. Phil says "How's that workin' out for ya?". I need a Bobcat to clean mine with!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b View Post
    My name is Sharon and I am an enabler LOL

    I had started the Spring cleaning thing and then went into Fabric overload Got a lot put into tubs and a few clear spaces so what do I do.... go on a Shop Hop ... Oh my .... LOL yep you guessed it had to buy more fabric , Hey I had some room for it

    Luv if you aren't back in time for the next swap we will call in help to find you
    I wonder if they could train special dogs (that could double as quilt inspectors) to come sniff us out when we get buried in our fabric? Hofffman Hounds? Moda Mutts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthPStitches View Post
    I was a card-carrying member of the QB fabric moratorium from December until the end of March. I fell off the wagon in the worse way and can't seem to get back on. I'm newly retired and still not making even a dent in the ever-growing stash. But instead of hours spent in the sewing room, I find I spend most of my time surfing for more fabric. For instance, when I can pick up a yard of fabric at Connecting Threads for $2.00+ why wouldn't I pick up 10 yards at a time?! It's important to be thrifty :0). What a rush it is to tear into a new order of fabric. I'm on a first name basis with the postmaster. So then what do I do, tuck the new purchase(s) with the rest of the stash and start the cycle all over again. I have two tubs of fabric so full, neither will hold another piece of fabric, plus I almost get a hernia trying to move them around. I'll never live long enough to use it all, but I sure am having fun. Everyone needs to believe in something.....I believe I'll shop for more fabric!
    I LOVE your attitude! "I believe I'll shop for more fabric"... LOL! That should be on our Fabric Addict Nation flag, don't 'cha think? We need a motto...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lindy-2 View Post
    im in the same boat but dont tell
    dh he knows i have alot and i show him everything i get new but i dont think he has any idea how much i have i dont think i even know. its not very organized i cant sew in my sewing room theres no room i barly can get in there to cut ive been known to take over the kichen table for that. my go cutter lives beside my couch and my long arm and sewing desk have pushed everything but the couch and china cabinet out off the living room. come to think off it i have a great DH and i should realy reward him.
    Now, Lindy, you can "rewatd him" all you want to as long as said "reward" doesn't involve you parting with ANY of your stash!

    I know what you mean about DHs not knowing how many goodies we have. One day mine was looking at my PILES & he said (with a perfectly straight face so I assume he was serious) "I'll bet you have a couple of thousand dollars worth of stuff there". I nearly spit my teeth out... LOL! Uh yeah... in that one pile I prolly do have that much. But shhhhhh... keep it on the DL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by barny View Post
    I just love this board and you people who write these things. I can't stay off of this computer. I never get anything done, because in my free time I'm on here reading about you addicts! ha,ha.
    Hey, as my Mother used to say, it keeps you off the streets! LOL! Unless you're on your way to LQS!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandy l View Post
    Well as it's been said "stuff expands to meet the existing space" whether in our case fabric and related items, or tools in the garage
    Or my "fat quarters" in my mom jeans... woo hoo! I'm bringing sexy back!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem View Post
    Hi, my name is Gayle and I am a fabriholic too......
    Most of my stash is in my sewing room or the garage right next to it but my rubbermaid tubs full of fabric seem to be multiplying. I don't know how this is happening......
    Y'know, if we had half a brain (which in my case would be a half more than I have now), we'd buy stock in Rubbermaide cuz I dunno about y'all but besides "real" quilt stuff, I spend mondo $$$ on Rubbermaid storage things for said quilt stuff.

    Your DGD's name is fabulous! If I can ever get my kids to get with the program & have kids (what's wrong with kids these days? Did they start making them without hormones or what???, I'd love to have a DGD or two with such beautiful names. Tho, knowing my luck, I'd get said DGD & they'd name her "Toenail" or something "trendy". Sheesh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ljptexas View Post
    Oh, by the way, Gayle. I have 2 GD with similar great names!!! Hannah Grace & Naomi Olivia. My daughter gave all 5 of her kids names from the Bible (altho don't know about Olivia).....
    My Mother used to always say that if you couldn't think of a name for your baby, to look in the Bible (thus I'm Rebecca).
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildyard View Post
    I just don't understand when people (who are not quilters, btw) comment on how much fabric I have. Don't they realize that I am barely keeping ahead of the fabric famine that is sure to hit the moment I fall below a certain level of stash? Is it my fault I don't know what that level is so must work constantly to keep the stash healthy and stave off fabric doom? I, too, can resist highly priced materials. LOL, can? make that must, as the budget doesn't allow. But man can I hit the thrift stores and stretch that budget dollar. Show me a fabric bargain and I see my duty and I do it!! Of course it's not an addiction, not a lack of control!! I'm a grown person acting responsibly and taking my obligations seriously. Yeah, that's it!
    Y'know... now that you mention it, wasn't there something about a SEVERE WORLD-WIDE fabric famine in those Mayan writings that say we're all toast this December? I think so... quick! To LQS!
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    Quote Originally Posted by EllenwoodGa View Post
    I also have my fabric in plastic bins, I only have four. The problem is that I never use that fabric, I buy new fabric each time I start a new project. What is that about?
    It's about NEEDING that new fabric to keep your old fabric company -- y'know, show it the ropes around the sewing room.

    2 packages that I'd ordered from MO Star came today & when DH "looked" at me, I explained that my fabic was such a mess that I couldn't find what I needed & if you can't find it, it means it doesn't exist. Yes, that's what we call "magical thinking" & it works like a charm! Try it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by leggz48 View Post
    I am just the opposite....I seem to buy (compulsive) fabric that I think is pretty, but it is always just a tad less than I need when I start a project. My husband always asks me "Why don't you buy more???" I guess I should listen, huh, and just get a 1/2 yard more than I originally thought to buy, just in case!.
    Linda, sweetie... I can't believe I'm about to say this, but I am... listen to DH. OMG! Did those words just come outta my mouth! Eek! But he's right. My theory (about fabric & just about everything else) "Too much is better than too little" (tho I may reconsider that position as it relates to my thighs).
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    I have had a great deal of fun reading all of these posts.
    I did (operative word) have all of my stash in my sewing room. Then we bought a freezer. Didn't want it in the bedroom or guest room ( the noise wakes people up) so it ended in the sewing room. Soooo... some of my UFO's ended up on the guest room and bedroom shelves. I keep hand projects by my chair in the living room - there are now 7 of those. Since I am chair of our guild's charity quilt project my carport storage has 20 tubs of fabric in it that isn't even mine.
    My kids keep asking if I'm a hoarder. My answer is "only fabric". I have a list of quilting friends to give my stash to if I die anytime soon.
    I recently had a friend who had cancer. She had a 3% chance of living for 2 weeks, a 10% chance if living through surgery. She was telling me she wanted me to have her UFO's. Fortunately, she made it through surgery. Since I helped her set up her sewing room I know how many she had (over 200). I probably wouldn't live long enough to finish hers and mine. Now she can work on her own.
    I'm currently trying to finish UFO's to make more room for? new fabric?
    I just bought some of the thermo batting to make hot pads with my orphan blocks. They will go in my "gifting" stash. I started a place for them since I was always forgetting where I put gifts that I made or purchased ahead of time for Christmas and other gifting times.
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    One daughter-in-law has a perfectly neat, don't-leave-dirty-dishes-in-the-sink house. My house is like yours, Luv. And we have a lot more fun!
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    Ah to have that problem would be heaven. My DH keeps asking me why do I need more,and telling everyone I have more than a fabric store LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt View Post
    Ive decided to take one tub- cut and slice them and make scrappies- one tub at a time... Cut them into 1.5 all the way up to 3.5 strips, 2x2 all the way up to 5x5 sqs, who knows I may even pull out the GO tumbler or apple core die to spice things up a bit...

    I know im not alone in this 'epidemic' .. [/I][/SIZE]
    This is a great idea. let us know how your project is coming along. Actually cutting up yardage seems faster than cutting up scraps as it is neater, but you will have sooo many strips!

    I happen to love fabric, too, so I can sympathize. I don't have the bolts of fabric, though, and I do know where I got most of the fabric....

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    I put myself on a fabric-buying moratorium that I didn't stick to last week. As I mentioned it to my DH (who is really an enabler) he said: "Don't worry honey, it's still cheaper than jewelry" - so that is my new motto. lol I think when you buy fabric in bolts, that kind of says it all. Enjoy your space (or spaces). The kids will move out soon enough and then the toys can be exchanged for quilting real-estate.

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    There is never enough space , is there?

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    [QUOTE=kateyb;5213663]I have had a great deal of fun reading all of these posts.
    I did (operative word) have all of my stash in my sewing room. Then we bought a freezer. Didn't want it in the bedroom or guest room ( the noise wakes people up) so it ended in the sewing room. Soooo... some of my UFO's ended up on the guest room and bedroom shelves. I keep hand projects by my chair in the living room - there are now 7 of those. Since I am chair of our guild's charity quilt project my carport storage has 20 tubs of fabric in it that isn't even mine.
    My kids keep asking if I'm a hoarder. My answer is "only fabric". I have a list of quilting friends to give my stash to if I die anytime soon.
    I recently had a friend who had cancer. She had a 3% chance of living for 2 weeks, a 10% chance if living through surgery. She was telling me she wanted me to have her UFO's. Fortunately, she made it through surgery. Since I helped her set up her sewing room I know how many she had (over 200). I probably wouldn't live long enough to finish hers and mine. Now she can work on her own.

    Proof that having a fabric stash and un-numberable UFO's gives us incentive to LIVE!
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