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    That's why I have a room full of stash. Absolutely would I buy it. Word of warning - it can get out of hand and eventually, you may want to actually use some of those fabrics. lol
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    LOL! This is exactly what I was thinking about today when I found a vintage pink and white quilt for sale online. I thought it was lovely and exactly what I'd have liked as a little girl - and still do! I'm going to a LQS tomorrow "just to look" at fabrics. Apparently there's still a little girl in me even though I'm the other side of 50!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Have you ever had a baby quilt of your own? Make yourself, your "little girl self", a quilt, label it as such and enjoy every moment under it! We ALL have a part of ourselves that has never grown up.

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    i guess i am the dissenter here. i would be madly looking for a pattern or trying to come up with a specific idea for the fabric before buying it. there are several fabric lines that i look at all the time, but cant bring myself to spend the money until i at least have a plan. part of me would love to just stash, but i just dont do it

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    I woul buy it but then again I have no willpower.

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    I saw a quilt kit in Houston that I fell in love with - looked at it for 6 days - when I decided to buy it they were out of stock. Ended up calling that shop a month later and ordered it then. I never stopped wanting that kit and am so happy I bought it. It has all been washed and ironed and is waiting for me to cut into it. Buy it - you are worth it.

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    Yes because when you decide you want it for a project it will be gone, ask me how I know. it is so hard to find discontinued fabric without paying an arm and a leg
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    Buy it! I bought a whole bolt of a fabric I totally loved and then bought coordinates for it. I'm now happily making quilts from that fabric. I predict that you will regret it if you don't buy it and you won't regret it if you do buy it.

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    Why not make a quilt for yourself with your daughters name on.
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    Buy what you will need to make what you want with it. You may not get to it right away, but when you eventually decide to do that particular project, the fabric will probably no longer be available!! Nothing worse that walking away now and not finding it later on.

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    You could always get it and make little girl quilts for way down the line grandchild. Or just to have on hand if the need arises for a little girl quilt. Also you could get it to just have it for future use. Go for it and enjoy looking at it until you decide to use it.

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    I rarely buy collections but rather buy individual fabrics. If something speaks to me I get it for my stash and it is rare that I don't find a use for it in multiple projects. I don't think that most of the fabric in the collection mentioned looks juvenile so not having a little girl in mind wouldn't stop me from buying something I loved. If you can afford it and really love it get it. You will find something to use it in and in the meantime you can love looking at it.

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    Most of the time when I shop for fabric, I buy it because I like it....at least I used to. I have so much fabric now, that I am making myself use it and pretty much only shop for borders, or sashings or backings. If I want to shop otherwise, I try to have a plan. Or at least know that it will go with something I already have.

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    The response on your question tells me there are some lovely stashes out there . Buy it or you will start losing sleep over it and it might even make you ill. Buy it and enjoy the pleasure of deciding which something to make that is worthy enough to use that piece!!

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    Go for it... I purchased some whimsical charm squares online because I fell in love with them and I just used them in a table runner. I'm sure you'll find a great project for the Posey somewhere along the way.

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    A few days ago a member shared her quilt "Welcome Spring" free pattern from Moda Bake Shop, she did a slight variation - I just love it. Now, after reading about your infatuation with Posy Fabric I see a connection! Go buy it for pete's sake before it's all gone!
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    I'm like you in wondering if I would actually use little girl fabric since my family runs very much to boys. Like one girl or possibly two per generation. And I'm not an "I love pink" person and neither is my daughter or most of her friends. But my SIL is a great lover of pink (even had her Jeep painted pink). And then all of a sudden friends started having little girls and either the mom or the little girl wanted pink. So now I'm glad I didn't totally ignore those cute girly fabrics and wish I had gotten more because now I'm doing a lot of shopping my stash as there's not a convenient neighborhood fabric shop close by. Plus I'm finding that I'm making more and more quilts for people who have been having surgery or injuries or just going through a hard time. Some of those "need" that lovely fabric I bought just because it was gorgeous. Right now I'm hoping I have enough of my focus fabric for recutting the pieces I cut too small for the quilt I'm making for a friend's daughter who was injured in the fertilizer plant explosion.

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    LOL......its like asking a room full of druggies if you should buy drugs.
    Yes...if you love it...buy it...and then just in case buy whats next to it cause that looks nice too...and ohhh pretties look at this...just a touch of this...wait....a little of that too because it looks good with this LOL...but wait...stop...this ones pretty...pet it for a moment....consider putting it back...nope...buy that too : )))

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    I'm sure most of us would agree that are far fewer fabrics we regret buying then NOT buying! If I love something, I get several yards. And if all of us knew what we were actually going to do with the fabric we buy, I'm afraid the fabric industry would tank! Here's how I think of it - if you get 4 yards of a fabric you love, it probably will not cost you more than $50. You can easily spend that going to dinner and a movie ( maybe even just dinner!). Dinner's digested the next day. But you can love and enjoy your fabric - even if you never do anything with it - for a long time. I often get out my favorites that I want to save for something special ( anyone's else?) and see what new friends I can find for them to play with. Then I put them back till the next time I don't cut them! Advise: GET THE FABRIC!!!

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    That is how I buy all my fabric -- no idea what I want to use it to make. It is always just the right fabric for a future project. It never fails that once I use some of the fabric for one project, I realize that I should have bought more.
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    I certainly do. I know what sorts of things I like and will use. When I see them and have the cash, I buy.

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    If you fall in love with a fabric buy it for sure.

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    YES.. depending on how much I like it will determine if I buy a Fat or a yard

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    I say buy it. You'll regret it if you don't.

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    Whether or not you've purchased it, go ahead and do it. You never know what the future will bring. Even if you don't do anything but display it on the wall you will be happy you made it. It's going to be one of those that will just make you smile (and that will keep your blood pressure down). I don't know what you look like but I can see the smile on your face already and that makes me smile

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Have you ever had a baby quilt of your own? Make yourself, your "little girl self", a quilt, label it as such and enjoy every moment under it! We ALL have a part of ourselves that has never grown up.

    Jan in VA
    Exactly what I was going to say!

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