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Thread: How many years did you spend stocking up on fabric before retirement?

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    Super Member franc36's Avatar
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    Dec 2010
    I didn't start quilting until 10 years after I retired. I buy fabric as I need it so I still do not have a stash; but I do have lots and lots of left over scraps which I need to sort out and make into scrap quilts. Once I started quilting, I bought lots of gadgets to use in quilting so I feel I have a well equipped sewing room and have really enjoyed making and quilting my quilts.

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    Senior Member maxnme01's Avatar
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    Oct 2011
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    You NEVER have enough fabric!!!! There's always something new to catch my eye....I could open my own store. Honest...
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    Super Member Becky Crafts's Avatar
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    I haven't officially retired yet, but my back surgeon retired me on disability. I didn't start quilting for over a year & a half after I finished chemotherapy & had enough strength to collect the fabrics & get some cut. I worked my way up from there. I take a lot of breaks, so am a slow quilter, but I have fun with it & I always seem to have something more to work on. I buy little bits of this or that & fat quarters get me through a lot of projects. I buy yardage when I can too! Lots of projects for a huge family who all love the hand-made gifts. They all try to see it first so they can comment & maybe have it gifted to them! LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mucky View Post
    I don't think you have to try to stock up as it will happen. I've I ly been quilting 15 years but find my taste in fabric has changed since I started so my advice is don't stock up-- just buy it as you go along.
    I say "ditto". I have fabric I don't think I will ever use. Now after being retired 12 years, it is out of date.
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