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Thread: No need for JoAnns anymore.

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    Smile No need for JoAnns anymore.

    Working on a quilt and decided I need bias strips. Good, found fab that coor w/quilt. No need for JoAnns.
    What about thread for quilting. Yes Yes have a full spool of thread. No need for JoAnns.
    Ready to sandwhich. There's more than enough batting in my stash. No need for JoAnns.
    Hmm..so far so good. Now how about backing. Digging digging...there THEY are three hunks of fab to choose from. No need for JoAnns.

    Ya need somethin? Come on over to Julie's. Maybe I'll change my name to JoAnn!

    Haven't been to JoAnns in three weeks. Used to go every Sunday to shop and just for fun. Girls probably think something bad happened. Nope...my house is like their store. No I lied. Their store is tidy and organized. I'm a quilter. I rest my case.
    If you don't work on it you'll never finish it.

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    Sounds like shopping in your own supplies has worked out for you. Do consider an upgrade in your home shops name ... Jo'anns is not quite fitting ( LOL ) !
    Back in the day before stores were open on Sunday's ... it was amazing the improvising that took place so you could keep going .

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    Shop Julies Stash Closed on Mondays, LOL
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    The problem with going out to get something is that I usually come home with more than I meant to get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    The problem with going out to get something is that I usually come home with more than I meant to get.
    That's what happens when I go to the grocery store - - - -

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    Valley, you're right. Sometimes on Monday to tired to sew after work. LOL You know me too well!
    If you don't work on it you'll never finish it.

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    Julie, I must say that I commend you on you're resolve to find what you need within your home. I've been pretty much begging Brownie to go to JoAnns or Hancock so I could find some appropriate trim for his new "man" pillowcase I made him for Fathers day. But without success, I have to take him with me so he can limit my purchasing of items. I have no control, I love everything and if I could I would by 5 yards of everything just in case.

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    Funny, I to spent the day trying to find a good reason to go, just could not come up with one!!!!

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    Miss seeing you at JA on Sundays - now I have to go all by myself. Although I've been very controlled and just look for the most part.

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    I've been doing the same thing recently.

    DH is amazed at how much money I've SAVED when I give him the debit receipt from Joann's. It took him a long time to realize that everything is always on sale at Joann's and that you can't use your 40% off coupon on non-sale items because there are none! ugh

    Now I try to only go to Joann's to buy remnants for my stash, unless I NEED something...oh, BTW, DH...the light bulb blew out today on my sewing machine...you know, the machine I just paid over $100 to have serviced? Oh, well, Joann's might have it, but they also might have some really good remnants on Monday mornings!
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    Haven't been to JoAnn's in over a month, since I had knee replacement. My husband said that he can't believe JoAnn's hasn't called looking for me since I was usually there at least twice a week. I told him, "Think of all the money I've saved this month." I'm venturing out tomorrow for the dentist and JoAnn's is at the top of my list.
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    Our Joann's is supposed to be moving to a larger location this fall. I can't wait. Their location is too small and it's kind of creepy feeling maybe because it's so crowded. I was in one in San Jose CA and was amazed at the difference.
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    Gee whiz I thought we were getting a new store instead of having to go to Joanns! Shoot. I pray for some competition in our area!
    Sewbeadit
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    I, too, have been shopping my stash and really haven't needed anything recently. I do have to go to Joanns sometime this week to buy some black twill tape or 1" gross-grain ribbon for a project I'm working on. I'll send your regards...LOL
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    You could shop at my house too......if only there were signs to the right section!

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    I wish I had someone to shop in my stash. I have so much fabric I will never be able to use it all. I will stay open 24/7, LOL.

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    My car definitely knows the way from my house to JoAnn's. I think there's probably a groove in the road now; just put the car in neutral and it'd probably roll there all on its own! It's funny...I regularly find myself helping other shoppers find stuff - I think I know the store's layout better than some of the employees do!

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    I live within an hour's drive of Mary Jo's. One day My husband came into my sewing room and commented, "I didn't know that Mary Jo's had moved here."

    So; I rest my case. One of my greatest pleasures (and weaknesses) is fabric and notions. We moved to a retirement home 2 years ago and I refused to go if I couldn't take my cloth. We were lucky to find a cottage there with 2 bedrooms, one of which is a wonderful sewing room. However, my husband had smoked cigars for years, so I washed, ironed, and folded all my precious cloth, adding soda to the water to remove all cigar odor.

    There was almost an "oops" as we, with the help of our children and sons-in-law, were packing up to move. One day I noticed several black garbage bags out by the garbage can. At first I just shrugged my shoulders, but something told me to investigate the contents of he bags. Thank goodness I did---they contained my sewing notions, interfacing, etc.!
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    I'm always amazed when I clean and reorganize my sewing room. It's like I've out shopping as I always find something I'd forgotten I had! Glad you're able to find what you need to finish your projects. Makes you feel like you've saved money by not going.
    Heather

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    Good job using your stash, I have been avoiding all stores that have fabric, due to me not having room anymore in the sewing room. I really am attempting to use my stash...so far so good.
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    I too haven't been to Jo ann's in awhile. However, I cleaned the sewing room saturday and immediatley couldn't find anything when it came time to sew - no machine oil, no pattern, nothing! UGH! Should have gone to jo ann's then I would have found everything!
    Quilting makes me happy!..

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    My oldest DD and DH would tell you the same thing, your invited anytime to the "Henhouse" in North Dakota.
    "We can never have too much fabric" and "May the Fabric Fairy always keep your stash filled".

    Robinlee

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    Don't you just love it when everything all comes together like this. I usually have to go back to the store for something forgotten. Right now I need rotary blades and white thread.

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    funny, but true blue quilter, enjoy it.
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