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Thread: Ignorant quilter eating her words

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    Super Member feffertim's Avatar
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    When I was dragged to my first quilting class (protesting loudly, kicking and screaming) by a neighbor, I heard people talking about their stash ( what's that ?) saying they were addicted to fabric, and I thought how silly they were. Who ever heard of anyone being addicted to fabric of all things. Well. a year and a half later, numerous rulers, 3 cutting mats, several rotary cutters, numerous books, special iron, quilt wall, boxes of thread, several gadgets, new sewing machine and special feet, and even two boxes of scraps and a little fabric (ha) I am so addicted, and so broke I don't know whether to love or hate my neighbor. Talk about eating my words !!!!

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    Sorry I cant say much..Iam choking on my own words! Oh well it keeps us out of the bars...lol

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    Welcome to the addiction. LOL

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    Don't feel bad, I grew up with quilting---mom pieced by hand, dad's mom on the machine. I had an older sister that quilted, then another one started doing it. I said, "That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard of. Why take a perfectly good piece of fabric and cut it into tiny piece just to have to sew it back together again. Of course I remember mom using cereal box templates and scissors to cut each little piece. Then I went to a quilt show at Hancock Fabrics, found out about all the new, "make it easier" gadgets, sign up for a beginners class and the rest is history.

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    LOL, I think alot of us are like you!

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    I have done this with every artistic endeavor I have gotten into first it was painting bought hundreds of those bottles of paint tons of brushes all kinds of stuff after 20 years gave it up burned out now its quilting but I have been doing this for 40 years and haven't burned out yet

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    HI, A big smile on my face, you got the fever.... LOL

    People who do not quilt have no idea about us Quilters ...

    Too funny how can we help you now?

    ConnieF

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    I'm beyond help. LOL but loving it

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    ROFL!!! Welcome to the club!!

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    I SO understand. I didn't sew at all about 1 and a half years ago and now it is my passion and I have a serious stash and addiction going.

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    We go to AR every winter for 3 mos and my husband won't let me bring my sewing machine he says I need a break from my quilting and embroidery. I go crazy wanting to quilt so I found this little quilt shop where they do the quilting for people and made friends with the owners mother and daugther
    they let me stay as long as I want and watch them quilt and look at every blot of matertial and get so many Ideals that when I get home I am just dieing to get started He said he is about to give up and buy me a machine to leave here. So yes it is addictive and I love it. And have no intention to going to rehab.

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    Oh, I know that feeling!!!!!! I actually got rid of boxes and boxes and boxes of craft supplies JUST to make room for my stash!!!!! NEVER thought I would do that! the only thing I'm hanging on to is my paint supplies........because, you know....I can paint on FABRIC and make a quilt --- some day!!!!! :) :) :)

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    Join the CROWD!! My DM got me "hooked" on quilting because she said I needed something to do since I'm on disability. Needless to say the rest is HISTORY!! My housework, cooking skills, and gardening(have a landscaper now) have all taken a backseat to my sewing,lol!! I'm NOT complaining and so far my DH isn't either(well not too much anyway)!!!!

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    LOL. when I was younger I hated anything to do with a needle, thread or sewing machine..Even failed home ec because of my hmmm "sewing" abilities.. Now, every chance I get I go and check out the fabrics in stores and I will pick up something..even if it is just thread..I am just starting to learn quilting but so far I am loving every minute of it

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    When you first start it is more of a challenge until you have all the necessary supplies and fabrics to choose from for any givin project. Lord forbid, you have to go out and buy something when you settle on a project. It doesn't end any time soon.

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    I think of it as having my creativity encouraged by having a stash.

    If nothing else, it is way cheaper than psychotherapy. Plus the end results are awesome.

    ali

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    The words go down much easier with chocolate... lots of chocolate :D:D:D

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    Glad to hear that someone else has caught the virus - called stashaholicism - it is a very contagious but lovely disease to have.

    Welcome on board - you should give your neigbor a hug

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    Thank God they don't have quilters rehab.....I'd probably be committed :D

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    Quilters Rehab.... Never thought of that. One thing about it there are alot of people here who would qualify. We would be (could be) a great big happy family just like on here! LOL

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    Oh my goodness, I've had this disease for years, I just added it to all my other isms

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    I have had to eat my words on more than one ocassion! The lesson learned is: be careful what you say! :-)

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    I use to teach beginners quilting & loved it. But I could clearly see who would be "addicted" & who wouldn't. I even taught a girl that was colored blind to quilt. When she brought her 7 fabrics to class that is when she told me she was color blind! So we numbered her fabrics L1, L2, L3, M1, M2, M3 (light 1, light 2, light 3 & so on) She kept saying "I can't do this" & I kept telling her "can't" wasn't an acceptable word in my class! By the end of the class she was clearly hooked & even brought her final quilt top back & had made prairie points! I was so proud of her & she was even more proud of herself. And she was so addicted "thanks to me" she said! Keep the enthusiam(sp) flowing!

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    The first class I signed up for was a "sampler class"
    When I paid, the gal said "OK, now don't forget your stash"
    I was confused because I didn't own any "stash" and must have overlooked that the title was actually "Stash Sampler Class"

    So I bought a lot of stash right out of the gate. I hear ya'

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    At least your words have no calories and wont make you gain weight lol

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