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Thread: If you had Just $30.00 to spend...

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    OK, you walk into this huge QS, I mean beautiful fabs everywhere! Batiks to take your breath, Calicos to take you back to days of yester year. Sparkling jewel tones to feast upon, just everything more beautiful and wonderous than you've ever laid eyes on:shock: ...AND you came in there for an important piece of fabric you neeeeeded! What would you do? Go ahead and get what you need :cry:or throw caution to the wind and shop, look, explore and get a few beauties to take home for yourself!! :XD:
    I know what I would do!! What would you do, how would you spend your $30.00!??

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    Random surprises are the best. "Ooh, lookee over there..."

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    I would only get what I needed because if I didn't then I would regret it. $30.00 bucks isn't easy to come by in my house hold.

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    I would pat all the fabric but get what I needed first.

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    I have learned I only get what I need. I went in with a particular fabric in mind, if I find it that day, fine, if not, save money for another day when I will find it.
    In todays economy, I cannot afford to be willy-nilly with my money. Besides, why have more fabric sitting around that I will probably never get around to using? Fondle, ooo and ahh over the fabric, and leave it be. Not worth the hassle.

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    If I went in specifically for something I would have to get that....but I might have to make a fast trip back for other goodies.

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    I would get the piece I needed and hope it would be under the limit so I could spend the rest on surprises!! :D:D:D

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    hmmm, i would walk around and around and around and get very dizzy at what to pick up first. Love notions and anything new. :)

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    My $30.00 and so much more would go to buy fabric and thread.

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    I'd get what I needed and thats it. But, would make mental notes of things I'd like to get later.

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    Do I have $30.00 in one hand and a 40% off coupon in the other one? Then I could get twice as much lovely fabric.

    (I'm not mentioning the fact that I'm bad at math, not when I have FABRIC to buy)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    I would only get what I needed because if I didn't then I would regret it. $30.00 bucks isn't easy to come by in my house hold.
    Me too!

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    I would be so distracted at all of the pretties and the ideas just whirling - confusion would set it and I wouldn't buy a thing! Sometimes I just can't make a decision!

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    I would likely got with what I came for.

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    Good Answers Ladies! You're much stronger than I!

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    I would walk in, turn right around and head to Joann's with my 40% coupon and get twice as much. And still have money left for a Happy Meal....LOL

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    I would only get what I came for and window shop the rest :D

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    Chances are if I only have $30 to spend I'm not going to be in a quilt store to start with. When I am in a quilt store I always have at least $50 to spend. We're not rich but I do budget for my quilting and I can save it up for a couple of months and then go to a LQS. There are times I'll save my quilt budget for several months at a time and then go spend it all at once.

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    If they had what I was there for initially, I'd get that and then see how many other goodies I could get with the rest...which is how I normally shop anyway!

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    it'll be gone in five min.. I have no will power...

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    I'd be too overwhelmed so I'd go to Mexican restaurant get lunch and a big Margarita LOL.

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    I do that every day anyway, only without the thirty bucks and with 20% off. :-D I bought fabric today for a new baby quilt...we just got some BEAUTIFUL batiks in, and I snatched some of that up. Found this wonderfully adorable print with little hearts on a tan background, but the colors just didn't work. Will have to figure out something else to do with it. Those of us that work there have the advantage of each having a space where we can cut off fabric for ourselves and ferret it away until payday, so we know it will be there when we can finally buy it. And every one of us (barring the couple in the store that don't sew or just really can't afford it) catches the 'gotta have it' bug at least once every other week. It's a wonderful thing. I told my husband that the moment we can comfortable afford all the bills and groceries, etc. on just his paycheck, I'm going in there with one of mine and splurging. :-D

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    If I'm shopping for something specific and i can't finish that project without it, and i have only a specific amount of money to spare, then i shop for that something specific and drag myself past everything else.

    mind you, it's traumatic and i usually need three days to recuperate, but a quilter's gotta do what a quilter's gotta do. :lol:

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    I would get only what I needed. I have a good stash now, so the will power is there to say NO! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    If I'm shopping for something specific and i can't finish that project without it, and i have only a specific amount of money to spare, then i shop for that something specific and drag myself past everything else.

    mind you, it's traumatic and i usually need three days to recuperate, but a quilter's gotta do what a quilter's gotta do. :lol:
    Ditto!!!! But, I'd definitely check to see if I could find some extra $$$ somewhere that I didn't think I had. ;)

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