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Thread: Just when I've agreed to a fabric moratorium.......

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    Red face Just when I've agreed to a fabric moratorium.......

    Moda comes out with a new line of fabric called Audra's Iris Garden. I'm nuts about floral fabrics. I have over 50 varieties of irises in my various flower beds. Needless to say I love irises. These are the most beautiful fabrics I have seen in a long time. They will be available in January. I can almost feel them. Moda's fabrics are my favorites. They sew so beautifully, feel like silk and wash really well. Just google "Audra's Iris Garden fabrics" and you'll see what I mean. I may have to break my moratorium before it even starts. Maybe I could just buy a few charm packs.......

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    If it's that unique - buy yardage! Some prints have such short runs that it is necessary to get it when one sees it.

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    Buy while you can. Fabric collections are here and gone before you even know it. I know I'm not much help with your fabric moratorium. :0)

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    Maybe you can make an exception or start your fabric moratorium in February!

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    Maybe you could just buy 1 piece - your favorite out of the group.

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    If you like it that much, I would buy it. I just saw it on ebay and www.fatquartershop.com so you could buy it now and still do the fabric moratorium in 2013!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raggiemom View Post
    If you like it that much, I would buy it. I just saw it on ebay and www.fatquartershop.com so you could buy it now and still do the fabric moratorium in 2013!
    Now that's an enabler!!!

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    I know what you mean - I have a weakness for Moda fabrics esp pre-cuts. Maybe you could buy a layer cake or jelly roll - that way you aren't spending too much and it will hardly add to your current stash - really the fabrics are only available for a short time - then its impossible to find the fabric later on.

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    My LQS got the precuts (charms, jelly rolls and layer cakes) in on Friday. You are not exaggerating!! It is the most beautiful fabric I've seen for a long (and I'm not even a gardener. I love a bunch of the coordinating fabrics also. I'm sure I'll break 2013's moratorium to buy some!!!

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    Just had a look - very very pretty

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltstringz View Post
    Maybe you could just buy 1 piece - your favorite out of the group.
    I don't think I could pick just one. They are all really pretty. There isn't one of them I don't like. I want 2 yards of each of them.

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    If it calling to you, I say buy it!!!!

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    I think the fabric moratorium does not have quilt police so if something exceptional comes along, I won't be afraid to break my own rules. It is all up to the individual. I will still try to use what I have in my stash and work on my many UFO's but I have two quilts to make in next 18 months and know that I do not have the right fabrics so will have to buy things that will work for them. One will be my own design and one is a Celtic pattern with my own adaptation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by karenpatrick View Post
    I don't think I could pick just one. They are all really pretty. There isn't one of them I don't like. I want 2 yards of each of them.
    Then get it! Sometimes it is impossible to go cold turkey! I have been on a fabric diet since July and I have done very well, even after going to the AQS show in Grand Rapids. I was "told" to buy a FQ bundle that I fell in love with because I had been such a good girl on my diet. I am just making a conscious effort to not buy willy nilly. But if I found a fabric that made me drool and I couldn't stop thinking about it, I would definately buy it!
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    Gorgeous collection...go for it! I know we are no help....sorry.
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    I signed for for the fabric moratorium and I went to all my favorite LQS's this weekend and purchased what I "needed" and informed them I wouldn't be in for a while. I think they all have bets on how long I'll last. I only bought some blenders, Christmas fabric that was in sale and a few other things that I fell in love with. We're going away on the 23rd so no more fabric shopping for me until 12/31/2013.

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    I just did google that collection - not what I expected - my Mom had maybe 100 different varieties of iris in her garden -

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    If you really love it that much buy yardage or you will never forgive yourself after it is gone and you can't find it anymore. Been there, done that.

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    its' like a diet,start next month! LOL that is why stashes keep growing!
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    It doesn't start until Jan. 1st, so you have time to buy!! How's that for enabling?!

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    I understand! Just when I thought I had my spending under control, Connecting Threads sent out their clearance catalog and DH said: "Oh honey, I'm sure you'll find something you like." (He was right.)
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    Well one option is to request this as a gift for Chrstmas ( a pre- order) or some other occassion .. Valentines, Washington's Birthday .... or make reallyeasy ... ask for a gift card!!

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    Awwwwww.....waving my magic wand to erase your moratorium away! There! All is okay!
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    If I remember correctly, your moratorium said you could buy quilt backings and fabric for borders -- or to finish quilts. So order the fabric for a "quilt back" and you can always decide to change your mind and use it for a front (hehe) then you may need a couple of complimentary fabrics for borders and such! I can always find a way in my mind to rationalize it.

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    You guys are so good. I'm convinced. I'm asking for this for Christmas. Thanks for the advice guys.

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