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    Help Me from shopping!!!

    Hello everyone, our local Fabricland store is closing and this week all the quilting material, actually everything in the store, went on sale for 75% off!!!! Oh no....everytime I go out to finish my Christmas shopping, I end up going back and fabric shopping!!!!!!
    Please give me words of "encouragement" to keep me out of the store!!!! hahahahahahahahahahaha
    (I'm sure evryone else would finish their Christmas shopping first!!! ) LOL

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    Isn't that kind of like asking a junkie to help you get off drugs?
    The only way that I can do it is to give myself a cash allowance every payday and that's all I spend. When it's gone, shopping is done until next payday. Also, if I can become excited about a project that I already have the stuff for, it keeps my mind more focused. Honestly, most of us have that same dilemma. So, I wish you good luck
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    question..... where in southern ontario is fabricland closing?? i am in southern ontario also, and if it is close enough, i would like to check it out.

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    You'll probably never have the opportunity again to buy at 75% off so I say "go for it'!
    Buy it now and use it later!
    Sorry no help to stop you from buying!
    Maybe they have things useful for Christmas giving!
    Scissors?
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    Um, I am a newbie so maybe I justdon't understand, but aren't you SUPPOSED to stock up while it is on sale? I say, buy some of everything!!!! :GRIN:

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    BUY IT NOW!!! I have been more sorry about the things that I have not bought than the things that I have bought.
    Nikki in MO

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    I cannot, in good conscious, tell you to NOT go and buy! How often are you able to buy fabric for 75% off? If you can fit it into your budget, then do it. I have been on a fabric diet since July 2012 and have only bought one 6 piece FQ bundle since placing myself on it. I would definately feel okay falling off the wagon to get stuff for 75% off!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cad_queen_2000 View Post
    question..... where in southern ontario is fabricland closing?? i am in southern ontario also, and if it is close enough, i would like to check it out.
    Woodstock Fabricland is closing and moving to Tillsonburg. Fabricland wanted a larger store in Woodstock and say they couldn't find one, so moving to Tillsonburg. I wonder if it has something with Len's Mills moving into town. The store closes Dec 29. No thread left and very few notions. I did get a Olfa cutter for 75% off and about 15 yards of material so far.

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    When my local Fanny's Fabrics closed I went through the Kwiksew drawer and bought dozens of patterns for about 75 cents each.

    I have not sewn them all up yet, but they are great basic patterns for the whole family.
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    At 75 percent off... I would fall off the wagon in a big way! Get the basics.. stuff that is timeless.

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    I have bought a TON of fabric when 3 of the local JoAnns closed and moved into larger stores.....75% off at first, then 80 and durning the last few days, it was all 90% off but they did not cut anything, you just bought was was left. I bought what I really liked first, then chose fabric that was OK and even bought a few yards of ''what was I thinking!!" fabric......I am still using it and feel like I have struck gold every time. $9.99 a yard fabric, marked down to 99 cents!!!! I would have been a fool to have passed it by and I am so grateful I did not!!!! If you can afford it, then go buy buy buy!!

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    When Hancocks left our town I went everyday and bought whatever was marked down. I got Guttermann thread 10 spools for a $1!!!!! I bought about every spool they had. The other shoppers there during the morning were mostly knitter and crafters. No one cared about sewing thread. I bought fabric for 85% off if I bought what was left on the bolt. I went for the fusible interfacing, all Pellon on the bolt products, silver heat resistant fabric, all the basic stuff. I'm still using what I bought and I know I'm saving major dollars by buying what I did. You can't go wrong stocking up when it's dirt cheap.
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    You wouldn't see me for dust! This is my kind of sale & I'm not THAT far from Woodstock, but sadly I'm working too much now until the 27th. I guess that's good for my wallet!
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    Another way to look at it, 75% off, that is 1/2 of 1/2. Prices really look good!!!

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    75 % I would be there where will you get another chance anytime soon. So enjoy. Not much help to not buy but when you get the chance you must take it and then go on the fabric diet the store will be closed soon. Sue

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    75%????? and you want us to stop you....heck nooooo go for it and pet and feel and BUY whatever you like and get us some....lol
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    Sorry, but I can't help you stay out of the store. If I was closer, I would drive you.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Good luck with that! It has been my experience, that I am more sorry later for not buying when I could and didn't.

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    I'm an enabler. I would be right there with you buying more fabric than I would ever get sewn.
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    No help here. I say buy it while it's on sale. 75% is a pretty good discount.

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    when our Fabricland closed up before I quilted, I bought lots of Christmas fabric to make present bags instead of using wrapping paper. I also bought ribbons, some buttons etc. for dirt cheap. I am still using some of the fabric and never regretted it.
    I do regret that I did not quilt at that time. Now that I do, the Fabricland just south of me closed up over a year ago and I have to go down into Toronto or up north to get to a quilting store. There is no close quilt store near me at all so go for it, you won't regret it. lol
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    75% off, I'd be right there, sorry cant help you!

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    Stop you??? I'd be there before you!!

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    Hope you have a big truck. Go for it , you know Cotton has gone up in price.
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    No help from me........buy as much as you want and then some more.

    You need to do your bit for the economy

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