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    Senior Member tsnana2000's Avatar
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    I am having fabric buying withdrawal symptoms. I just want to rush to a quilt shop or an online store and buy some fabric!!! I don't need it for anything in particular and really don't have a place for it and really don't have the extra money. But I still wanna buy some fabric!!!!

    Ok I can get through this. I can do it. If I keep telling myself that I just might believe it. NOT!!

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    go sew something and take your mind off it.

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    yup or play in your stash might be suprised at what you find
    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK
    go sew something and take your mind off it.

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    Definitely check your stash. I had to redo mine when my shelving collapsed and I found things I'd forgotten I even had! Cured me of wanting more fabric - well, maybe not cured but at least calmed me down some~!

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    Do-it! Do-it! Do-it! Do-it! You wanted motivation to do it, right?

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    Assuming you have a stash.... Shop your stash. Reorganize it all. It is just as satisfying if not more!

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    Really? I can't buy fabric on a whim. I have to have a plan in mind for it before I can make myself buy. Scraps are the exception and I have quite a collection of those. I go to lots of garage sales, auctions and the like and always find lots of cotton scraps. Usually by the bundle. Then I go home and sort them into color controlled containers until I'm ready to use them. Go sort your stash and I'll be you'll be able to put together a project from what you already have.

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    I feel your pain, I have been guilty of impulsive fabric buying - Every time I start a new project - I have to have more fabric - or I see the fabric I love and have to buy it because it may not be there if I wait too long. It really is an addiction...and I am not looking for a cure yet..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0tis
    I feel your pain, I have been guilty of impulsive fabric buying - Every time I start a new project - I have to have more fabric - or I see the fabric I love and have to buy it because it may not be there if I wait too long. It really is an addiction...and I am not looking for a cure yet..
    I;m not either,having to much fun

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    Call a quilty friend and swap some fabric, that way you still get the thrill of something new without having to spend cash. If that fails, eat some chocolate! (haha!)

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    You could sale some on here and then use that money to shop for new stuff.

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    Sometimes even just taking fabrics out and resorting them is comforting. I do that with my jewelry when I want a new necklace!
    Chin up, you can do it!

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    I agree with the many who've posted to check your stash. Sometimes you forget what's in your stash!

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    go play in your sewing room and organize your fabrics, you will be surprised to find things you forgot about

    have fun!

    Quote Originally Posted by tsnana2000
    I am having fabric buying withdrawal symptoms. I just want to rush to a quilt shop or an online store and buy some fabric!!! I don't need it for anything in particular and really don't have a place for it and really don't have the extra money. But I still wanna buy some fabric!!!!

    Ok I can get through this. I can do it. If I keep telling myself that I just might believe it. NOT!!

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    Yes i agree...when i get that urge, i shop in my stash piles. Most of the time it works..........good luck!!!!

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    Go look at all your fat quarters. Open them up and refold them in uniform sizes. Organize them in colour families and see if you really NEED anything.

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    Hahaha - I am right there with you!! I really don't like shopping in general (hubby is glad of that I am sure!! LOL), but put me in a fabric shop you can literally see my eyes glaze over and I get lost in there. There is a wonderful fabric wholesale store about 2 hours away from me and whenever we make that trip is when I try and get my fix.....but I am feeling the urge again myself......

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    Plan a project, and then go shop in your stash and don't come out until you have fulfilled every need for your project from your own stash. I did that when I was in the grips of a "need to buy fabric" addiction symptom, and we were broke. I also wrote down how much I figured each piece of fabric I took from my stash likely cost. Then I added it up and added the sales tax and something for shipping, for no doubt I'd have bought some on line. And then, believe it or not, I looked at that total amount and felt so much better! I had in fact just done some shopping, started a new project, acquired new fabrics (new again to me), and I hadn't spent a dime! What a marvel!

    You have my most heartfelt sympathy for the pain you are feeling, and I offer that most sincerely.

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    I "have" to go to JoAnn's tomorrow to get some batting and am hoping I can just walk in, grab what I actually need, and not look at any fabric. If I went to my LQS for the batting I would surely be doomed and come home with spontaneous fabric purchase!

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    If you feel you absolutely must buy something use this urge to check out thrift stores in your area. Set an amount you can afford like $5 or $10 and only take that with you. No cards,checks or extra cash. See if you can find any great bargins.

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    breathe deep and go snuggle with your current stash with your favorite beverage-it will be all right

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    When this comes over me I go play with the stash. Then I see I already have so much fabric!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsnana2000
    I am having fabric buying withdrawal symptoms. I just want to rush to a quilt shop or an online store and buy some fabric!!! I don't need it for anything in particular and really don't have a place for it and really don't have the extra money. But I still wanna buy some fabric!!!!

    Ok I can get through this. I can do it. If I keep telling myself that I just might believe it. NOT!!
    I agree with the others. Play in stash. You may find some great fabrics that look wonderful together and want to be a quilt.

    Scrap quilts are dynamic and colorful. Bonnie Hunter has a website that's chock full of scrap quilt patterns-- free.
    http://www.quiltville.com/

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    Totally can relate.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsnana2000
    I am having fabric buying withdrawal symptoms. I just want to rush to a quilt shop or an online store and buy some fabric!!! I don't need it for anything in particular and really don't have a place for it and really don't have the extra money. But I still wanna buy some fabric!!!!

    Ok I can get through this. I can do it. If I keep telling myself that I just might believe it. NOT!!
    Go get some of the fabric from the bottom of you stash (or the bottom of the stack of boxes or the back of the closet ) and revisit them. The'll look new to you and it might help with the buying bug. I know I have fabrics I don't even remember buying, so that stuff is all new to me!

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