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crafterrn1 10-20-2011 07:06 AM

I do and I just found a green print I used in my quilt from 11 years ago in the stash. I am putting it on as the last border and binding. I am so happy I bought a lot of that fabric. It is a grey green and very hard to match today!

Covered in Threads 10-20-2011 07:26 AM

I'm as victim of this addiction! What more can I say!

TennStitcher 10-20-2011 07:34 AM

Oh yes, what if I run out? Seems like someone at quilt club is always holding up a piece of fabric and asking if anyone has any of this, because she is short on fabric. That just reinforces the need to buy more. Hope you never see my stash!

jgriinke 10-20-2011 07:43 AM

Me, Me , me!

glenda5253 10-20-2011 08:00 AM

I do this all the time - hence my out of control stash! :oops:

LindaMRB 10-20-2011 08:09 AM

I do because I ALWAYS make a mistake.

So I have lots of stuff for a scrappy quilt.

jad1044 10-20-2011 08:27 AM

Better too much than not enough to finish a quilt - and then you have something to add to your stash

IdahoSandy 10-20-2011 08:35 AM

I buy extra of every color needed to make a quilt because I have been known to make a mistake cutting, so this insures I have enough to finish. The left overs are used in scrappy quilts.

stoppain 10-20-2011 09:10 AM

Yes, all the time

Joan Gaddis 10-20-2011 09:42 AM

i do

BarbaraSue 10-20-2011 09:59 AM

Is there a limit of how much I should buy? I'll still use it!

JayCee 10-20-2011 09:59 AM

If I really love something, I'll buy extra but my worst habit is buying more of a favorite after I've used it all in a project.

rexie 10-20-2011 10:06 AM


SherryW 10-20-2011 10:15 AM

I always buy extra, just in case I mess up.

Judaline Jane 10-20-2011 10:37 AM

I always buy extra. I'm afraid if I run out I won't be able to find more. Sometimes when I find fabric for a quilt it may be months or a couple of years before I get started. Guess that's why I have so many UFO's!

georgiaclark 10-20-2011 11:04 AM

I usually do, but I am making a swoon quilt right now, and I didn't. What a mess. I had to go back to the store and buy quarter yards of all the fabrics, because my rotary cutter "slipped" just a hair, but just enough to mess it up. Has anyone else had to buy more while making Swoon? It is a gorgeous design, but I hope the cutting is the hardest part.

Tinabug 10-20-2011 11:09 AM

Always, I add to my stash!!

Jean in Ohio13452 10-20-2011 11:33 AM

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

i am looking for Bargains and if its on sale in a color I like , I get it... I always have ideas for projects ....

traumaRN 10-20-2011 11:36 AM

Always buy at least 1/2 yd extra in case of mistakes.

sunnymom 10-20-2011 11:37 AM

I always buy a little more in case I make a mistake! :)

Stitchit123 10-20-2011 11:56 AM

ME-- I start out at 4yds and if the bolt only has a couple more yds I'll finish the bolt -I just bought a 30yd bolt at 72w of heavy cotton- its white but at 50cent a yd I couldn't pass it up I'm sure I'll find some thing to do with it :-) -Thats what I like the most about "left-over" fabric it never goes to waste :thumbup:

fien777 10-20-2011 12:11 PM

Quiltfabrics are very expensive here in the netherlands.
When I was going to buy it here I wouldn't get extra's because of the price.
But now that I order online in the USA I usually buy generous.....and that's more comfortable because I need not be afraid to make a mistake with cutting or so.....

SMR 10-20-2011 12:15 PM

When making anything larger than my smallest craft type projects always get extra for mistakes or a new small project. I always take that end of bolt remnant at Joanne's and I'm prety good at fold count so sometimes use it to my advantage.

aronel 10-20-2011 12:29 PM

I do, especially if it is a fabric I like.

momto5 10-20-2011 12:29 PM

Raises (both) hands....

joyce888 10-20-2011 01:29 PM


acjacques 10-20-2011 01:37 PM

I always buy at last 2 yards of fabric, and 5 yards if I know it's popular or 'end of the bolt'.

scrappy2 10-20-2011 01:39 PM

I most always buy a little over sometimes if I love the fabric I will buy alot more-quilting or sewing.

alfosa421 10-20-2011 02:20 PM


Nancy O. 10-20-2011 02:33 PM

I do !!!!!

Olivia's Grammy 10-20-2011 02:46 PM

Always, I buy more to be sure the cutter has cut right. To be sure I have enough in case I don't cut right. Or in case I change my mind about what yardage I actually need.

Landers 10-20-2011 03:54 PM

In every project I try to get anywhere from 1/2 yd to 1 yd.

Sunnye 10-20-2011 04:05 PM

Always in case of mistakes and I make plenty of those!

goosepoint 10-20-2011 04:07 PM

OH - are we not suppose to!!!! HE HE Of course I do.

DonnaB 10-20-2011 04:26 PM

I thought that was the rule, buy extra yardage.

soccertxi 10-20-2011 04:35 PM

I usually buy more if the price is right or I REALLY love it. I usually use more than I planned...I can always make binding and love to piece the rest into the backing. Oh..and there is ALWAYS a hungry stash!

conniescretions 10-20-2011 04:42 PM


QandE2010 10-20-2011 04:56 PM

Count me as a yes.

sharin'Sharon 10-20-2011 05:01 PM

Guilty!! I never get the quilt put together right after I purchase the fabric, so if I err in cutting or decide to make the quilt larger or WHATEVER, I am sure I won't find the fabric again when I finally get to it and don't want to spend a lot of time searching the internet to find same.

caquiltingdeb 10-20-2011 05:29 PM

I started quilting about 18 months ago. My local quilt shop has 1 day a month where the owner designs a quilt and shows how to cut, sew and put it together. She also hands out the patterns which can usually be made from 8 fat quarters. They bundle fat quarters in 8s. So that's what I did for almost a year, my husband kept peering at me every time I bought more fabric. I started buying yardage about 9 months or so ago. I was tired of never being able to make something from my stash because I had no stash.

I started out buying a couple yards here and there when it was on sale. Mostly in neutral colors or as blenders. I would add a half yard or so to the amounts I was buying for pieces I was working on. I've finally gotten to the point where I can start working from my stash. Not entirely, but every bit helps.

My husband still peers at me when I buy more fabric, but I don't think that's ever gonna change. Doesn't bother me too much either ;)


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