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Thread: New Year's Resolution 2011

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    Senior Member LastGrandma's Avatar
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    I hereby resolve to buy no more fabric for quilting until my stash is down to two plastic tubs. :roll: :thumbup:

    The above is my resolution for 2011! I plan to stick to it. [NOTE: I have over 16 plastic tubs of material and don't seem to be able to put a dent in it.]

    But recession or no, I am going to the fabric store only for supplies (I am down to my last bottle of spray adhesive!) not material.

    Anyone else willing to take the pledge!???

    BTW -- yesterday I was crazy enough to ask my husband (outloud, mind you) :? if we could go to Fabric Depot so that I could fondle some material. The look I got from him was startling! What was I thinking! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by LastGrandma
    I hereby resolve to buy no more fabric for quilting until my stash is down to two plastic tubs. :roll: :thumbup:

    The above is my resolution for 2011! I plan to stick to it. [NOTE: I have over 16 plastic tubs of material and don't seem to be able to put a dent in it.]

    But recession or no, I am going to the fabric store only for supplies (I am down to my last bottle of spray adhesive!) not material.

    Anyone else willing to take the pledge!???

    BTW -- yesterday I was crazy enough to ask my husband (outloud, mind you) :? if we could go to Fabric Depot so that I could fondle some material. The look I got from him was startling! What was I thinking! LOL
    Are you crazy Never!! 8-)

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    LOL! You already have your own Fabric Depot right there in your house! :D

    I would take the pledge with you, but it would be broken before it was spoken - I just pre-ordered Eleanor Burns' newest line a few days ago and it will be shipped some time in January. :oops:

    The saddest thing about this stash is that I don't even like piecing tops very much! I keep buying tops on eBay so that I can get to the quilting! :(

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    thepolyparrot, you're the opposite of me. I love piecing the tops but don't care for the quilting part! I know there's no point in my making this pledge. I would never stick to it. I do resolve to try and only buy fabric when there's good sales! (unless I really need something right then....)

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    I cannot make that pledge - I'm a newbie and definitely do not have enough stash to last me all year! lol

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    LastGrandma, I'm shocked that you have so many full bins! Reason?? You always seem to be posting pics of more and more quilts~! I always envy your productivity lol
    Happy Holidays, my dear!!
    I'll let you know my decision later- while it's tempting I don't know if I can do it LOL :D

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    search "fabric moratorium" because some folks are doing this!

    (including me)

    The link in my siggie is my blog about it. So, if you're in need of motivation or a laugh, feel free to start following!

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    Oh my gosh! your last comment cracked me up! Im sorry, but I cant make that commitment, not for a few more years anyway. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by icon17
    Quote Originally Posted by LastGrandma
    I hereby resolve to buy no more fabric for quilting until my stash is down to two plastic tubs. :roll: :thumbup:

    The above is my resolution for 2011! I plan to stick to it. [NOTE: I have over 16 plastic tubs of material and don't seem to be able to put a dent in it.]

    But recession or no, I am going to the fabric store only for supplies (I am down to my last bottle of spray adhesive!) not material.

    Anyone else willing to take the pledge!???

    BTW -- yesterday I was crazy enough to ask my husband (outloud, mind you) :? if we could go to Fabric Depot so that I could fondle some material. The look I got from him was startling! What was I thinking! LOL
    Are you crazy Never!! 8-)
    WOW! I wish I had that much fabric. My resolution to work on finishing UFO's.

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    I really want to join in but the minute i do, i will get that "feeling" again that i need to shop. So far i am doing okay. Was online looking at thread and ALMOST hit the button! At the last second, i logged off........I was SO proud of myself!!

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    I RESOLVE TO NOT MAKE ANY NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS. I think this is one I can stick to. lol

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    I can resist everything in the world but temptation.

    Chew on THAT for a while, so I can run down to my LQS for some
    thread I need, and of course I'll just pass by the fabric and look at it. May have to touch it to make sure the pattern goes all around it. May have to buy...no, not me. Never. Well, maybe just a yard or two. Unless it's on sale. Or unless I have a 40% off coupon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    I RESOLVE TO NOT MAKE ANY NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS. I think this is one I can stick to. lol
    I can agree with that! ;)

    At a recent holiday lunch with my charity sewing group, I was made to repeat 5 times "I will use up a bag of scraps before working on anything else for this group". :lol:

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    Can't make that resolution, because if I find great buys I will stock up for the future. Fabric will always go up in price... and I hopefully have many, many years of quilting left in me :D:D:D

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    My resolution is to use at least one piece of fabric from my stash in each quilt I make.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    I RESOLVE TO NOT MAKE ANY NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS. I think this is one I can stick to. lol
    What she said!!!!!

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    I could make that promise, but I don't like to lie! :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryb119
    My resolution is to use at least one piece of fabric from my stash in each quilt I make.
    I like this one, I can do that.

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    Last year my resolution was to finish all my ufos, that didn't work out so good. So I am going along with MadQuilter.

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    If I had one third as much fabric as you do, I WOULD make that resolution, but as of now, my whole stash fits in maybe one big tub along with the scraps and FQs. I want to participate in the mystery quilt here and I didn't have enough yardage of certain colors to make a full size quilt. G figure, I NEEDED (never mind wanted) to buy some fabric:)!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryb119
    My resolution is to use at least one piece of fabric from my stash in each quilt I make.
    Now this is doable and is what I've been doing with my little stash, get the quilt started from stash fabric, and then buy more to make it. Of course, I can still buy more for the stash too, as I need to replace the stash pieces I use :mrgreen:

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    Does this mean that if there are no matching fabrics in your vast stash of fabrics, you can't make that specific quilt??? I notice that no matter how much fabric I have (not quite as many but close to the amount of bins that you have, I always seem to find a reason why I need to buy MORE) and usually it's because nothing in my stash will match perfectly. What a great excuse!!! :)

    Quote Originally Posted by LastGrandma
    I hereby resolve to buy no more fabric for quilting until my stash is down to two plastic tubs. :roll: :thumbup:

    The above is my resolution for 2011! I plan to stick to it. [NOTE: I have over 16 plastic tubs of material and don't seem to be able to put a dent in it.]

    But recession or no, I am going to the fabric store only for supplies (I am down to my last bottle of spray adhesive!) not material.

    Anyone else willing to take the pledge!???

    BTW -- yesterday I was crazy enough to ask my husband (outloud, mind you) :? if we could go to Fabric Depot so that I could fondle some material. The look I got from him was startling! What was I thinking! LOL

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    I resolve I'll address my UFO's and only buy what is necessary to finish these or the ones on the design list. That should keep me busy all year...HA

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    There are some really ginormous tubs out there.....I bet if you put your mind to it, you could get your fabric into two tubs now........then you could shop without breaking your resolution!!!

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    Wish I had to make this resolution. I just started quilting and have no stash. Just a few remnants from the 2 quilts I've made. We're on such a tight budget that when I go to the store to see what's on sale...I don't know where to start. I keep thinking that if I buy just to buy but don't have something specifically in mind...then it wouldn't really be saving money. I don't want the fabric just to sit there. I know this may sound silly but I really need help knowing how to start a stash without having an exact project in mind. Help!

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