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    Just wondering... which is more fun for you? Buying the fabric, owning (collecting) the fabric, or working with it?

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    well since I've never really finished a quilt buying is the most fun for me :lol: I shouldn't even buy any because i already have so much :oops: So at this point I am trying to get into the working fun part :wink:

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    buying fabric at a great price when it's on closeout

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    Considering the amount of fabric I have on hand, I've got to say buying fabric is the most fun. The second most fun is planning the quilt. Sewing the quilt must be third but finishing the quilt is the most fun in the end.

    Judy

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    Dreaming up projects while gazing at them... that's never frustrating, at ALL :wink: :D 8) :mrgreen:
    Buying fabric in person, love to touch them, line up bolts, FQ's, rearrange them...hardly ever frustrating :D :shock: :wink:
    Cutting and sewing....love to do that, but the frustration level varies :D :roll: :x

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    Hard question for me. Buying is instant gratification.
    Collecting them is enjoyable for a long, long time.
    But I think pulling fabrics out of my stash and getting to put them together and work on them is probably the best!!

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    hhhmmmm let me think about this .... I would have to say buying the fabric is GREAT :lol: I also love the sewing together part... following patterns, not so much :?
    Sharon

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    i'd rather create any day.

    shopping for the fabric is fun but i don't come across that much fabric that i'd like to own.

    i went on a tour of the quilt shops in lancaster, pa and it was so sad - there was fabric for $2 a yard and i didn't like any of it - i refuse to buy fabric just because its cheap because i won't use it in quilts any way.

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    Buying is a rush for me. I really love creating too, but I can't unless I buy first. :D :D :D

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    I love planning out a quilt and picking out the fabrics. I love shopping for fabric but not so much the "buying" where money has to come out of my pocket. Internet shopping is so dangerous because its almost like not paying at all. At least until I get the credit card bill.

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    I love being surrounded by all my pretty fabric! I love all fabric and may even live long enough to use it all! :D

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    For me, I love to browse at all
    of the fabric in my LQS, then I
    have to buy the one that really
    takes my eye. It has to talk to
    me!! :D Of course, admiring it
    at home can last forever!!
    :D :D :D :D :D

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    buying is fun. paying is not. :lol:
    owning ... not so much fun. all that fabric is a reminder to me of all the things i planned to do and didn't/haven't.
    watching my friends' eyes bug out when they see my walls of fabs ... not just fun ... it's a hoot! then i tell them i know people who have at least twice as much and watch their jaws drop. :lol:
    making is not only fun, it's downright "zen".
    my favorite part? it's a tossup between the last stitch and the first time i get to hang a completed project. :P

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    All three.

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    Since i have a friend that I do alot of my projects with it is always fun when we take a "ROAD TRIP" to the lqs and see whats new, or go to a new lqs. We usually always buy something even if it is only a few fq's for a project we are both going to do some day!! :roll: :?: Then we love to take our stuff home and admire it. She likes pink & I like purple so we are always on the lookout for those colors. I know this all sounds silly but life is short, enjoy what little pleasures we have while we can.
    We are planning to go to Houston and I can't wait.

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    I'd say working with the fabric is the most fun of all :D :D :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics
    Just wondering... which is more fun for you? Buying the fabric, owning (collecting) the fabric, or working with it?
    It all depends on the day, I think.
    I LOVE buying it, but I also love owning it and cutting it up too.....so, my choice is ALL 3!

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    working with it...... but it is fun to own it too and shop for it :D

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    I prefer working with it. I like knowing, I'm creating something that will hopefully outlast me. Sort of like my legacy, but not. My sons are my true legacy.

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    I love shopping and creating but do not like to quilt it since I do not have a long arm. Binding is no fun either.
    The best would be to have all the money to buy whatever I wanted and a sewing room large enough for everything and all the time I need to sew.

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    buying to me is more fun.

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    If I love the pattern and the color, then making the quilt is Nr. 1
    If I don't care so much for the color or pattern (those obligation quilts) then buying the fabric is Nr. 1

    Owning the fabric is both a perk and a curse. How I view it, depends on the day and how badly I need to pet my stash. :lol:

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    Shopping for fabric is fun for me, but I would easily spend WAY too much dough if I did it every day! But, once I start working with the fabric I have, I can work on it for at least a little while every day, and get so much enjoyment out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics
    Just wondering... which is more fun for you? Buying the fabric, owning (collecting) the fabric, or working with it?

    YES! :wink:

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    I think owning it is my passion. I have always said I am a collector of fabric.

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