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butterflies5518 10-19-2011 10:11 AM

Originally Posted by bluteddi
not me.. I buy only what i think I need.. unless DH is with me.. then he tells them to cut double of what ever I ask for... he knows me so well... and is my enabler!!! LOL

mine does the same thing

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scraphq 10-19-2011 10:23 AM

I do. I need the extra for my stash.

Lori S 10-19-2011 10:29 AM

I do ...as my paranoia about running out runs deep after getting to the final part of a project and not having enough to finish. All it took was once ... and it is permanently ingrained in my memory. I get that anxious feeling about running out every time I start a planned quilt

My fondness for scrap quilts has grown as there is no danger of me ever running out.

Honeynga 10-19-2011 10:30 AM

Growing up my foster mother made almost all of my clothes and she wanted to squeeze out every inch she could and sometimes, actually often times, she would either be short fabric and have to make it up other places; like in seams or hems......when I grew up and starting buying and sewing I always buy a little extra just to be sure ! If the pattern called for 1-1/2 yards she would buy 1-1/4 yd.....and actually she never saved money that way because whatever she made was skimpy......no seams to let out or hems to lengthen....she was raised during the depression and that explains a lot....

ON THE OTHER HAND, she was the sweetest most loving caring person in the whole world...to take in a 3 year old when she and her husband were in their late 40's and raise me with so much love and caring....so what if she was a 1/4 yd short here or there !

new2q 10-19-2011 10:35 AM

I always round up and sometimes add a little more. I make a lot of mistakes.....Measuring, cutting...you name it :oops:

jaciqltznok 10-19-2011 11:59 AM

I only get about 1/2 yd. extra..especially with prices of today fabric..YIKES

EdieClay 10-19-2011 12:16 PM

I always get at least 1 yard of everything (if pattern calls for 3/4 yd, I get 1 yd). If it is near the end of the bolt, I'll get the rest. I have gone to that extra fabric many times to finish a quilt. Plus I just love having the fabric on hand!

mic-pa 10-19-2011 12:19 PM

Always, never want to run out. Besides, it builds my stash

Jennifer22206 10-19-2011 12:23 PM

always. I've been caught short a few times, and I hate that feeling. :) It's a much better feeling knowing that I have more than I really need

Lady Crafter 10-19-2011 12:35 PM

Originally Posted by johanka
How many people buy extra yards when they don't need it to finish their project?

Project? We're supposed to do a project with fabric that we buy? I buy for the stash .... for the collection .... for the fabriholic in me .....

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