Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 56

Thread: Just about made it thru the month....

  1. #1
    Super Member deedum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bluebell
    Posts
    4,224

    Just about made it thru the month....

    If I can make it thru Tuesday, I will have stayed on my fabric budget. This is worse than staying on a food diet. Wondering how everyone is doing? Hoping this will get easier

  2. #2
    Senior Member scrappy2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    W Ohio
    Posts
    759
    Blog Entries
    12
    I know what you are saying deedum. I've been on a fabric diet 30 days and I can't stand it any longer. Going shopping in the morning and my DH is going too. Not sure if that is a good thing or bad. lol I think for the next 30 days I will go on a food diet instead it will be much easier.

  3. #3
    Moderator Up North's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    North East Lower peninsula of Michigan
    Posts
    6,502
    Since I have no place to purchase fabric within 50 miles and the weather had been iffy I have no problems!

  4. #4
    Moderator QuiltnNan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
    Posts
    42,479
    Blog Entries
    43
    Quote Originally Posted by scrappy2 View Post
    I will go on a food diet instead it will be much easier.
    LOL, if only
    Nancy in western NY
    before you speak THINK
    T is it True? H is it Helpful? I is it Inspiring? N is it Necessary? K is it Kind?


  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    452
    I would have been "okay" if I hadn't been asked to make a quilt for a grandfather to give to his new granddaughter. This involved a trip to a sort of LQS that has a fantastic selection of flannel. I couldn't JUST buy that after driving 40 miles one way.

    I am hoping that with finishing up some UFOs and piecing some backs I will come out "down" for the month. I still have 4 days of sewing to get there!

  6. #6
    Senior Member Aubrey'sQuiltingCreations's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Gaylord, KS
    Posts
    390
    I have been able to stay on track as the only stuff I buy is what I am purchasing to use on a customers quilt. I have had some medical issues this past year and I have nothing extra to spend on fabric. I still get my fix its just buying for others.

  7. #7
    Super Member gramajo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Peotone IL
    Posts
    2,581
    I've stayed on my fabric diet this month I've finished one UFO and am partway through a second one. Yeah for me!

  8. #8
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    1,456
    Blog Entries
    4
    I have the same problem of wanting to buy fabric - and then I take a look at what I have and all the intened fabrics for quilts I have planned and I think NO NO NO!!!But the other day I didmake a trip to a Walmart for lack of having place to get the fabric transfers for putting pictures onto them to insert into quilt blocks... It satisfied my need, and since I could think of no fabric I really needed, did not look at their fabric selections other than walking through and nothing struck my eye as something I could not live without - Maybe, slowly I'm weaning myself off this fabric buying binging... For some time it was nothing to have UPS and FEDEX stopping two to three times a week too - not to mention our regular mail lady... I"m up to my ears in pretty fabric - my sort of resolution for this year- "get the quilts made I have on my list - use up some of this intended fabric for those quilts - and then begin again - if I feel teh need" - and I doubt I will. I have UFO's galore too - so no need to do anything but keep plugging along on the things I have started already whether it be something I bought that was not finished, or whether it is something I personally made and did not get back at it - it's time to finish all the UFO's too - I think I have my 2012 planned out for me! So, in a way, I've created a fabric diet.... I wish you all luck in your diets as well! It's tough - I know!!!
    JO

  9. #9
    Senior Member ragqueen03's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    ohio
    Posts
    970
    Blog Entries
    2
    I have been doing good by not buying from a store - but this board has had some members selling some great fabric -so i did purchase a couple of pieces from one and paid for shipping for a pif on another! i guess i am thinking if i purchase it on line it doesn't count - lol!

  10. #10
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    New Rockford, ND
    Posts
    1,689
    i have been on the diet too. and i have 2 gifts
    certificates for our local quilt shop which is 3 miles away.
    but they are having a super ball sale so cant wait
    to get in there. i think i do better on a food diet.lol

  11. #11
    Super Member luvstoquilt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Yorkville, IL
    Posts
    4,585
    Blog Entries
    3
    I knew better than to sign up to using just stash! However, I am not buying like I was. I have so much and I am determined to finish my projects I have started and the ones I have planned before I really go out and go crazy again. I have only purchased what I needed to finish a baby quilt for my friends new soon to be grandson and a small piece of fabric for the cats on "Nighttime Cats" I am doing for my granddaughter. I do know about a sale that is coming sometime soon ... fabric from a closed fabric store and I will be buying there. I am waiting for the e-mail to let me know the sale is on!
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

    Sharon
    Yorkville, IL

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Posts
    929
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by deedum View Post
    If I can make it thru Tuesday, I will have stayed on my fabric budget. This is worse than staying on a food diet. Wondering how everyone is doing? Hoping this will get easier
    I was just looking over my stash and , whew, do I have a lot. I am going to try and NOT buy any fabric for this whole year. Do you think I can make it. I just ordered the new Singer 160th anniversary machine so that is where my fabric money has gone. I may have to fudge on that a little as I am going to make approx twin size quilts for my 5 grandchildren for Christmas next year and I may need to add to fabric I already have but other than that, I am pretty committed to sticking to this resolution.

  13. #13
    Super Member Caroline S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Sierra Vista, AZ
    Posts
    3,972
    Fell off the wagon yesterday BIG time. BUT it really wasn't my fault. My DD made me do it. It's all her fault I was so weak.
    Sweet Caroline

  14. #14
    Senior Member pacquilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    648
    I've been doing good on my diet, too, but only by staying out of the local LQS's. I cannot be trusted!

  15. #15
    Super Member kathdavis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Blue Springs, Missouri
    Posts
    2,499
    Blog Entries
    2
    Didn't last! I'm sitting here looking at my big bag from JoAnn's. Ooops!
    Kathleen

    Remember, people will see your quilts long after you are gone....NOT your housework!

  16. #16
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Utah
    Posts
    1,202
    I have done pretty good. I bought backing I needed for 2 quilts that were UFO's and I finished 1 table topper from a kit I had. I haven't bought just because I liked it.l
    Lorraine

  17. #17
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    175
    Blog Entries
    9
    I'm doing ok haven't strayed off the straight and narrow...but why do I see so many more cute fabrics I would like to have than before this fabric diet.
    As I have grown older, I've learned that pleasing everyone is impossible, but pissing everyone off is a piece of cake.

  18. #18
    Super Member raedar63's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    4,045
    Quote Originally Posted by Up North View Post
    Since I have no place to purchase fabric within 50 miles and the weather had been iffy I have no problems!
    I am in the same boat as far as shops (30 miles is the closest except walmart) but oh this danged internet gets me lol.I havn't bought any this year though! yea for me!

  19. #19
    Moderator Up North's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    North East Lower peninsula of Michigan
    Posts
    6,502
    Quote Originally Posted by raedar63 View Post
    I am in the same boat as far as shops (30 miles is the closest except walmart) but oh this danged internet gets me lol.I havn't bought any this year though! yea for me!
    Our closest Walmart is 50 miles and since Unemployment ran out I can not use the credit cards so I will not be buying I guess!

  20. #20
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    175
    Blog Entries
    9
    Quote Originally Posted by MOBRIDGE MOM View Post
    I'm doing ok haven't strayed off the straight and narrow...but why do I see so many more cute fabrics I would like to have than before this fabric diet.


    I also just found out that I'm going to be Grandma for the 2nd time in 13 years...so this really is a trial!
    As I have grown older, I've learned that pleasing everyone is impossible, but pissing everyone off is a piece of cake.

  21. #21
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Southern Indiana
    Posts
    5,040
    Well I was doing real good, till my quilting buddies called and said "Road Trip" Thats all it took. We left early this morning, before daylight, stopped and had breakfast, then headed for Indy. We went to Quilts Plus, "side note here" if you spend $150.00 you get this really nice large canvas bag. Well we all 4 left with one. After we left there we went to The Back Door. We had a wonderful time. We are all meeting next Sat. for a day of sewing and friendship. No Regrets.

  22. #22
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Ocala, FL
    Posts
    564
    Well, I blew my fabric diet and my food diet. I've had a cold for over a month now so my eating habits tend to want sweet things, carbs, not veggies or fruit. The fabric diet, well, I "neeeded" some fabric for valentine projects so I bought a little bit of red and some pinks. The printed stuff goes on sale at 50% off tomorrow at JoAnn's, how can I pass that up?

    Rhonda

  23. #23
    Super Member sewbeadit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Washington
    Posts
    3,999
    Well I haven't gone anywhere to buy fabric either, but my computer is just too easy to use! Didn't make it more than a week.lol

    Quote Originally Posted by Up North View Post
    Since I have no place to purchase fabric within 50 miles and the weather had been iffy I have no problems!
    Sewbeadit
    W. Washington

  24. #24
    Super Member deedum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bluebell
    Posts
    4,224
    My DH said "don't you have some gift certificates to use up at some fabric stores"? In other words, he was ready to get out of the house! So I did! I spent no more than my gift cards. Still within boundaries. The material and thread I bought is for the backing to a wedding quilt so that is reasonable I am thinking.

  25. #25
    Super Member deedum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bluebell
    Posts
    4,224

    What fun!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jackie Spencer View Post
    Well I was doing real good, till my quilting buddies called and said "Road Trip" Thats all it took. We left early this morning, before daylight, stopped and had breakfast, then headed for Indy. We went to Quilts Plus, "side note here" if you spend $150.00 you get this really nice large canvas bag. Well we all 4 left with one. After we left there we went to The Back Door. We had a wonderful time. We are all meeting next Sat. for a day of sewing and friendship. No Regrets.
    What fun! Glad there are no regrets, we don't ever want that. This is our enjoyment!

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.