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Thread: Help me make up my mind please

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    Super Member weezie's Avatar
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    Good for you on both the job and the gift card! If it were me.......first I would look long and hard at both quilt patterns and kits. Surely, if you do that, you will see the quilt you love and "have to have", whether it be a kit or a pattern that will require you to choose and purchase yard goods. It should be a lot of fun for you just looking for the pattern or kit that says, "buy me".

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    My vote...fabric

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    Is it possible to get both??? Otherwise, come up with a plan and pick fabulous fabric!

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    I just wanted to add my conrtatsto you for gettign your job back! And for having CHOICES! You go girl, have fun whatever you choose! :lol:

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    First of all, congratulations on getting your job back. That's teriffic news!! Now to spend your $$$$, my vote is for fabric & maybe a book or magazine, to go with it. Whatever you decide to get will be perfect for you. :D :D :D :D

    Happy Shopping,
    Sula

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    Go for the fabric. The cost has gone up and just to know that you can love it and get it!!! Make the quilt you always wanted to do but stopped because you felt , maybe next time, have fun doing something for you!

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    My vote goes to the fabric camp. Congrats on the job too!

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    Congrats on your job. I would get fabric.

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    Hi There,
    I have only bought 12 kit in many years. I think that they are too $$$$$. Make your own kit.
    How fun to go fabric shopping with your bonus. Let us know what you did and please post pix of your fabric. Isn't it great to have that kind of delima in todays age! Happy hunting.
    My husband bought me the most beautiful fabric for Valentines day. I had looked at several days before and I was tickled he payed attention to my drooling!
    Have a warm day,
    alaskasunshine :)

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    OOPS I have only bought 1 kit. Not 12...
    sorry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbm
    WooHoo!!!!! You're employed again! What a great feeling!

    How about some batting and thread- stuff you never can have enough of? And a splurge of some fabric. I say- watch out connecting threads- here she comes!

    (Oh, Joann's online- get a bolt of batting- I got mine for like $165.00 before Christmas.) I figure I will get 20 quilts out of it. About 1 years worth. :)

    Have fun spending it!!!!!

    Barb
    Question: WHERE DO YOU [[[[[[STORE]]]]]] all that batting????? :roll:

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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskasunshine
    Hi There,
    I have only bought 12 kit in many years. I think that they are too $$$$$. Make your own kit.
    How fun to go fabric shopping with your bonus. Let us know what you did and please post pix of your fabric. Isn't it great to have that kind of delima in todays age! Happy hunting.
    My husband bought me the most beautiful fabric for Valentines day. I had looked at several days before and I was tickled he payed attention to my drooling!
    Have a warm day,
    alaskasunshine :)
    How in the world do you get your DH to go into the fabric store with you? Mine sits in the car listening to the radio while I go into the shop. :?

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    My husband has taken me to fabric stores and wants to know "How long will you be"now is that just funny, who knows how long it takes to get inspired for another project so, he walks thru, goes to the car, reads , looks at his watch, see me come out smiling & happy, makes for a great day for both of us. LOL P.S. all the quilts that keep us warm all winter is the out come of being the lucky guy married to a quilter

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    We have been married for 32 years and 10 years ago I said to my husband, "you know honey I hunt with you, hike with you, I fish with you, I golf with you, What do you do with me?" I was really nice, not grumpy at all, just wondering. He pondered and said, "what would you like me to do with you?" I would like for you to quilt with me...you are my best friend, but you don't do my favorite hobby with me. Quickly he said when I get home I will make a quilt! ok? Well I scurried and made a quilt from Mc Calls quilting. It was called "The Smith House". I made it and got the fabric together for him to make one too. Well when he came home 1 1/2 weeks later. I had all his fabric in a pile and he was in shock.OmG he thought! He was so cute! He sat right down and made a beautiful quilt he cut and sewed and took several days to quilt. He got it all made so quick and I only had to rip a few times. Well he took it and put it in a zip lock and for about 8 or 9 years it sat. He was exhausted and said he had no idea quilting was such hard work! He had made the borders and just needed to be put on. He didn't want to do the pieced border but I said that's what make this quilt so pretty PLEASE do it like it shows HONEY!Finally it was time for our 30th anniversary. He asked if I knew where it was and I ran upstairs and got it and he said I want to finish it for you for our anniversary. I almost fell over!!!!!!! He did finish it and like a guy would do he said let's get it to a quilter tonight...we did. He got it back and looked at the magazine and I showed him how to hand sew the binding on and he sat for 3 nights sewing the back on by hand. I sat across the living room bewildered & thrilled. He finished it and gave it to me for our anniversary. It is on our bed now. I will ask him to help me with getting a picture posted!!! How do I do that?

    So that is how I got my husband to care about quilting. In all honesty he has always gone with me to fabric shop. But I also have always gone with hin to gun shows and bought what he was looking for. It goes two ways!

    Have a warm day...& Happy fabric shopping. Maybe ask your husband to go with you after a romantic dinner first! oooh la la la! Heck skip the fabric and get a couples massage...You gotta celebrate your job back!!!

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    Gail- it stands in the closet. I just slide it out, roll off what I need and slide it back into the closet. Sometimes as I'm trying to figure out what to do I stand in front of it and stroke it. It's so soft.

    It looks cool along side the tubs of fabric. And it's a bit of a testament to my "saving"- I couldn't buy it unless I had the cash to back it up so it shows me if I want something bad enough I can do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbm
    Gail- it stands in the closet. I just slide it out, roll off what I need and slide it back into the closet. Sometimes as I'm trying to figure out what to do I stand in front of it and stroke it. It's so soft.

    It looks cool along side the tubs of fabric. And it's a bit of a testament to my "saving"- I couldn't buy it unless I had the cash to back it up so it shows me if I want something bad enough I can do it.
    In my mind, I am picturing this huge bolt of batting. How big is this thing? I don't have a closet big enough (rather, empty enough :lol: ) to house a bolt of batting. Thanks for the reply.

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    Congrats on both "good fortunes". Have you thought about buying a lottery ticket? Looks like your luck is changing.

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    Joann Hussey wrote:
    My husband has taken me to fabric stores and wants to know "How long will you be"now is that just funny, who knows how long it takes to get inspired for another project so, he walks thru, goes to the car, reads , looks at his watch, see me come out smiling & happy, makes for a great day for both of us. LOL P.S. all the quilts that keep us warm all winter is the out come of being the lucky guy married to a quilter.


    Joann, I like the way you think, and your hubby sounds a lot like mine! We have this ongoing thing about who is the luckiest too, and years ago...many years ago, I started telling him on the phone...you love me, and he answered, you love me too! We do that A LOT! we don't even think about it, until somebody hears us and chuckles.

    Barb, a roll of batting big enough for 20 quilts, wow, that must be some closet! lol! smart woman to stock up, though :wink:

    alaskasunshine, that's a great story! My hubby calls my sewing room, "The Cave", lol. That's a really great story, so romantic, aww!!!

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    i would shop for fabric, get the best price you can to make taht money setch, have fun with it :lol:

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    Loving fabric, the way I do, I say buy Fabric! to me fabric is like the colors on a palate for an artist, the possibilities are endless!

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    teetee wrote,
    ...to me fabric is like the colors on a palate for an artist, the possibilities are endless!


    i agree 100%! :D

    I am dying to know what you got. Been shopping yet? I was only able to afford some 6" pieces, and a couple spools of thread this week. Hurry, that was yesterday, need a new fix! :wink:

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    I say fabric. !!!You can buy the same fabric that you would get in a kit and you will get a lot more for your money.I learned that the hard way
    Have fun shopping !!!
    I love those gift certificates.My husband gives me a "universal gift certificate" (money) so I can use it in any quilt shop I want.That way, you can buy quilting gadgets as well as fabrics :-)

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