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  1. #76
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    I had a lot of "It was a good idea at the time" fabric that had not become quilts, mis matched,remnant, odd pieces etc. I got the pattern for "Little Dresses for Africa" online, and used a lot of them! The dresses were easy and look so cute, and I was able to work down my stash a bit.

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    I really don't have that problem, as I cant afford to by the fabric. God bless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by homecaregiver
    I'm here I am raising my hand and I could give it a good home
    LOL I like to just look and feel and sometimes that is enough
    I would agree. I read this about another stash item- yarn. " Why can't I just collect it. Other people collect things that they don't do anything with..." She put her pretty yarns out in baskets! I don't know if you could do that with fabric..but why not? The stores do it- so we'll buy it!! LOL.
    Seriously though, I have been reading the articles about hoarders too and it's a little scary. 2 points that were made; were that they felt "things" could be trusted, not people. And many of them were depressed and anxious about other areas of their lives. I'm sure many of us can relate to "shopping therapy", but it really doesn't work. Things don't make you feel better. It's finding that balance - enough but not too much. Best wishes to all of us!!

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    Yes, I've had the problem for years. It started watching my mom tear apart old clothes to make something for us kids to wear. Maybe that is why it is so hard to resist nice new fabric. I have in my life(75) bought so many yards!! Now I get my 'fix' by looking at it on the 'net. I do that until the word quilt make me sick! It fixes me for quite a spell. Maybe this can help someone. That and knowing, there is no way it will ever be sewn up by 'the buyer'. :) :)

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    I have a group of ladies that quilt on Monday nights. ALL of them, except me, had not sewn or anything in the past. I remember when we first started, the other employees here teased them about "getting old" because they were going to make a quilt. That was about 6 months ago. Now on Mondays, the first thing we do is look at all the "great pcs" each found over the weekend. These gals didn't know what a "stash" was, now they all have one!! every spare minute is spent talking, sharing and laughing. OCD? YES!

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    Yes. There are times I know I have "too much" stash. Problem is it isn't all quilt stash. Some is for clothing some is for re-creation clothing/costumes and so on.
    Currently I usually only buy for something specific. And that is usually samples for classes I am going to teach.(the shops prefer to have current fabrics/colors on display. Not always, but generally.)
    Right now I am also doing some work for the shop where I teach most. New owner, new shop arrangement and such. I am trying to sort/arrange/organize the pattern section of the store. sigh. and getting paid in Store Credit. That will cover most of my new fabric buying for the next several months. )



    Oh, BTW, you all need to check out Connecting Threads. New website, and some wonderful new lines of fabrics... at low prices. Solids and "mirage"(sort of marbled) colors that will be around for a while. New batiks. and new pricing. Sorry, but I had to get some one else to drool over the "not-now-because-I-am-trying-to-not-buy-fabric" fabric. <
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    I dont have a huge stash.. but give me time :) I did add to mine the other day with the cutest material .. that I did not go into my local Fabric and Quilt shop for , of course not. lol
    I saw two bolts and said I have to have some of each. One fabric had bolts of fabric on it... the other had spools of thread.. now how could you pass that up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrammaNan
    The lady behind me gave me heck for giving in to an "Obsessive behavior". Turns out she had a real problem with fabric obsession and now she only keeps enough fabric etc. for one year.
    I like that idea, and once I get down to a year's worth I think I'll do that! LOL

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    I have gotten myself into quite a mess too. By some people's stash, I do not have that much, but it is really bugging me. I have eleven projects in various stages. Also I have a large drawer full of kits and projects that I have not even started. I told myself that I am not going to the qs unless I really need something for a current project. I have done very well. Oh I do get the itch from time to time, then I take a look in my sewing room.

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    I am trying to grow my collection of cottons, patterns and kits, I am going to start quilting for a charity here in the city that gives the quilts to the hospitals and such. If you have cottons, patterns or kits you would like to donate to me for helping out with this that would be greatley appreciated.
    Thanks so much!

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    Stash makes me happy and that's all that counts. DH tells me this.

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    MY cousin was a big collector of fabric to the extent of not having room for company or herself. Well she passed away a year ago and I got some of her fabric and so did her fiends and church. Anyway I promised myself I would not do this. I found out if is easy to buy fabric and it is hard not to buy.I will have some stash but not over board. It is addicting but it is better to collect fabric then alcohol or gambling. We have a nice product to show off!!

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    Yes it is and yes I have.

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    I have just washed my last installment of fabric all 25+ meters of it. Now I am fighting the wind trying to keep it on the line long enough to get it dry.

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