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Thread: I am a pathetic fabric and notions addict!

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    I was cleaning out and rearranging my sewing area and I kept finding more and more fabric, patterns, etc. I finally decided I was more than addicted. I think I might have to go to a 12 step program to stop this madness! LOL

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    Join the club!

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    LOL another one gets bit by the bug (quilting bug that is) :D:D:D

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    Some quilters plan a quilt and go out & buy their stuff. Others collect fabric & think "what can I do with this". Both styles work!!

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    You're one of many
    I like to think all the money I spend keeps America safe for democracy

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    Me Too! I was thinking about getting rid of some stuff. I'm having anxiety just thinking about it..but I'll NEVER get thru it all.

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    Im really bad too!!!!!

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    Your not an addit. You just collect fabric and notions. At least thats what I tell DH. lol :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    I'm right there with you..I cleaned up my room this weekend- Hubby got me more storage and new lighting so I had to clean up and move stuff around.. I found at least 8 packages of OLFA 45mm Rotary blades the 5 pk ones.. five of the 60 mm, 5 pks..Three un-opened rotary cutters.. Man o Man, my list goes on.. Found templates I never new I had.. Yikes!!

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    I'm part of the club too! And it doesn't help when folks on this board post sales they've seen.

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    We all have lots of things in the quilting books, fabrics, notions, gadgets, you name it we have to have it!

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    I am glad that I am not alone. The really sad thing is that I had given my two sisters and niece each a huge plastic bin full of stuff. I guess I better get busy.

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    Is there a cure for it? The adds at the bottom of my page is Become a Drug Counselor, Drug Rehabilitation, and Drug Rehab Treatment... It does not mention our sickness. I am overloaded with fabric and love every piece of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbernie
    I'm part of the club too! And it doesn't help when folks on this board post sales they've seen.
    YES!! I guess we are just a very co-dependent group who all need a 12 step program we know we'll never do :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by gollytwo
    You're one of many
    I like to think all the money I spend keeps America safe for democracy

    Oh my GOSH! What a GREAT way of thinking!!!

    I never knew I was so PATRIOTIC!!
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    I had to find a way to keep myself organized. Sometimes it takes me forever to get the right fabrics I want for a certain project so I made a book to carry with me. It was a small photo album from the dollar store that I covered (Michelle's quilts in progress). I keep swatches that I have grouped or fabric I love and am looking for coordinates. Others are pieces of paper with a projects type and measurements that I am looking to find a fabric family. I also keep a wishlist, a must have list, pattern numbers I want when they go on sale plus coupons and such. It has made a big difference on what I get accomplished.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmonohon
    I had to find a way to keep myself organized. Sometimes it takes me forever to get the right fabrics I want for a certain project so I made a book to carry with me. It was a small photo album from the dollar store that I covered (Michelle's quilts in progress). I keep swatches that I have grouped or fabric I love and am looking for coordinates. Others are pieces of paper with a projects type and measurements that I am looking to find a fabric family. I also keep a wishlist, a must have list, pattern numbers I want when they go on sale plus coupons and such. It has made a big difference on what I get accomplished.
    There's always one show off in the family! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbernie
    Quote Originally Posted by mmonohon
    I had to find a way to keep myself organized. Sometimes it takes me forever to get the right fabrics I want for a certain project so I made a book to carry with me. It was a small photo album from the dollar store that I covered (Michelle's quilts in progress). I keep swatches that I have grouped or fabric I love and am looking for coordinates. Others are pieces of paper with a projects type and measurements that I am looking to find a fabric family. I also keep a wishlist, a must have list, pattern numbers I want when they go on sale plus coupons and such. It has made a big difference on what I get accomplished.
    :)
    There's always one show off in the family! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    There is no program for us quilters...just more fabric sales!!

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    I do it to prop up the economy. It's the least I can do.

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    A while back after I cleaned up my quilt room, I determined I had enough fabric to make quilts continuously for the rest of my life (especially if it's a long one).
    I decided I wouldn't buy any more fabric until I had reduced my stash by a lot. Ha Ha :lol: All it takes is to see a really good sale and find fabrics I like, and I buy, buy, buy!!:mrgreen:
    But, all I have to do is look at the overwhelming volume of fishing supplies my hubby has, and I feel fine. He has never said one word about me buying fabric. He even bought me a new sewing machine for Christmas last year.(One I would never have spent so much money on!)
    All in all, I don't consider myself an addict. I am a well supplied hobbyist! :D :D

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    I like the well supplied hobbyist label, Ditter! The organizer is a good way to have fabric samples with you. Very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gollytwo
    I like to think all the money I spend keeps America safe for democracy


    :lol: :lol: :lol: :thumbup:

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    Hello, my name is Suzan and I'm a fabric addict.

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    Hello Suzan........I'm Patti and I'm a fabric addict. And I love it.

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