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    I know we talk about our fabric stash how big it is, organizing it etc but does anyone else also have a problem collecting patterns? I keep seeing patterns I like and buying them or saving them but never use them :roll:

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    Oh ya! I have lots of them! And then there are the free ones like on here.

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    Funny you should mention this topic.
    I almost never buy patterns but have bought 3 in the last month!
    The quilts were made by people on the board and I just had to have the patterns !
    But normally I don't. Hope I'm not starting a new obsession hahah

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    There is only so much time...and way too many patterns to be be able to do them all.

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    I've bought a few patterns early on, that I will never use. I now only buy what I will use right away, and only if I'm to lazy to figure it out myself. Thinking about listing the unused patterns in the classified section soon ;-)

    It's funny how we change and grow.

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    I have been collecting these as well...
    I love to look through them almost as much as my fabric :D:D:D

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    That's funny because when I decide to make a new quilt I nearly always look for a new pattern. I don't look at the ones I already have or the ones I have saved in a file in the computer. Obviously I once like them enough to buy them or save them but they are never good enough for the new fabric I am buying.

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    I have more than a few patterns. I keep buying them too. However I have enough fabric to make each of my patterns a dozen times.

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    I started buying patterns but then I discovered that I don't like to follow a pattern. I just use the general idea of a pattern then do what I want with it.

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    yeessss. that is one reason i've been selling some here.

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    I buy some patterns and look on line, but as soon as it says "cut 100 strips/squares or whatever out of Fabric A, 100 out of Fabric B, etc." I get swirly in the head! So like cjomomma I use the general idea.

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    Well, I have too many patterns, fabric, notions, way, way too much thread and used to have too many machines. However, recently downsized to only two machines - one for home and one to take to class. Now am taking the "I will only shop from my stash" vow! If I can manage this discipline, one day I may be able to stick to a diet! LOL.

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    Yep, I sure do. Still have some from a quilt show several years ago. I look at them now and think, OMG what in the world did I buy this for???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitchnripper
    I buy some patterns and look on line, but as soon as it says "cut 100 strips/squares or whatever out of Fabric A, 100 out of Fabric B, etc." I get swirly in the head! So like cjomomma I use the general idea.
    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    The patterns I collect are doll clothes patterns. If you have the interest,they also can be addicting. My favorites are the 18" American Girl Doll, the 4.5 inch Barbie's sister Kelly, and the Skipper doll 9.5 inch teenage sisiter of Barbie! Sometimes I decelop my own patterns and I do use these quite a bit.

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    Just check out the classifieds and how many people on here sell patterns, books, and fabric. I think you'll find your answer is yes. A lot of us pick up stuff that when we get home we ask ourselves, "Why?" When I first started quilting I was much less selective than I am now. I find the proof of that every time I look through what I have. (O:

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    I'm starting to collect them....hey they take up less room than fabric!

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    Yes, that's my hobby - buying patterns!

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    I have so many patterns, mostly free from the internet, that even if I did one pattern a day, I'd have to live to be 320 or older. And I'm 62 now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindyw
    That's funny because when I decide to make a new quilt I nearly always look for a new pattern. I don't look at the ones I already have or the ones I have saved in a file in the computer. Obviously I once like them enough to buy them or save them but they are never good enough for the new fabric I am buying.
    EXACTLY!!!

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    I have alot of patterns.I guess I think that someday I am going to find the time to do them.Yeah,right!

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    I have them in notebooks! then I can never find the one I want so I buy it again! Only to find the first one later:)

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    I keep mine in binders inside page protectors that you can see through. Still buy them twice!

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    I have patterns marked in books and in magazines. I have a huge file of patterns in a computer file. I have a plastic container full of patterns. My pattern stash isn't a stash - it's a SABLE ..... Stash Accumulated Beyond Life Expectancy. :P

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    yes,yes and yes I have several okay many, many, many. Will take over a hundred years to make them all.

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