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    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6
    Most of the time its primarily impulse. Color is usually what I notice first then I go for how it feels and the price. If the price is out of line with the quality of the fabric then it will probably not go home with me.

    Sometimes I'm trying to find one more fabric to go with 2
    or 3 I already have but need another to complete the design I have in mind.

    A few weeks ago I had been going through my stash and realized that I had lots of some colors and not many of others that I really liked so I looked particularly for teals and aquas on my next shopping trip.
    This is kind of funny for me. I tend to buy tons of teals and aquas. It is my favorite color by far. Has been for most of my life.

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    It starts with price and what I need and what catches my eye.

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    All of the above,but color first for me.

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    All of the above too!

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    Impulse....

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    Color then pattern/design
    I wouldn't know a Designer's work if it bit me

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    All of the above.

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    All of the above!!
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    color, pattern.....price. then perhaps start over..... impulse buying is another technique I employee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnemily
    All of the above! :)
    Ditto!

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    Color, print, and design of the fabric. It all depends on what I am going to be using it for. I have to have a project I am going to make before I 'just' buy fabric, its too pricey to just buy it because I like it.

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    with money!! ;-)

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    It depends what I am thinking about;often it is color,I love color and I have several favorites. I also have collections of some patterns such as white daisies or strawberries. Then I have to consider price.

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    Impulse ... which is why I have so much stash. Sigh.

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    Color, price, impulse you name it I buy fabric that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Granna of 5
    All of the above.lol
    Ditto.

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    I consider all of the above but right now, unless it's for someone/something extra-special, price wins out in the end.

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    All these ways. I buy sometimes by impulse because I see something that just catches me or by color when I am working on something specific.

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    Pattern, designer and price.

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    I am an impulse buyer. I see something I like and I buy it. Too many times I have walked away from a fabric I loved only to kick myself later on and have to search the internet for it. I do have a stash that needs to be used, so no trips to LQS because I know I will buy more. I figure if I don't see it I won't buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Country1
    I like it, then I look at price. Price is very important these days.
    Have to agree! Price can change the looks of a piece of fabric! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsDesigns
    How do you buy fabric: by color? by pattern? by designer? by impulse?
    all of the above! :)

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    Color, pattern, impulse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsDesigns
    How do you buy fabric: by color? by pattern? by designer? by impulse?
    MsDesigns

    I tend to purchase mine by need, at this point one day I might have a stash built up. However when I do buy my fabric I always buy extra!

    TreeFrog

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    All of the above. Sometimes I buy it because it calls my name over and over again while I'm in the store. I use it all eventually.

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