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BarbO 10-20-2011 05:30 PM

Of course I get a little extra just in case do something wrong and need it--or change my mind as to what I am goint to do with it

Anna.425 10-20-2011 05:35 PM

I think it is a rule. :)

sewingsuz 10-20-2011 05:41 PM

I live rural and fabric stores are 60 to 100 miles so I do buy a little extra.

bearisgray 10-20-2011 05:41 PM

Who? Me???

When I was younger, I think I had the idea that fabric would no longer be manufactured in the New Millenium - so I stocked up big time in the 1900s.

kberry 10-20-2011 05:53 PM

I do. I'm guilty!
I have ran into a few patterns that the measurements were not correct so you have to add more after figuring out how much more you need.
I also do that because I live 40 miles from a decent fabric store and I really don't want to go back for it.
Also I like to get an extra quarter to 1 full yard for stash.

Isn't it wonderful how you can come up with so many projects to do while shopping then put your stash away along with your project idea? Mine usually stay stashed!

grammypat 10-20-2011 07:13 PM

I always like to have some left over. I just love fabric.

Gramof6 10-20-2011 07:26 PM

I do!!! And if I think I can use a lot of it & can afford it, I have been known to buy a full bolt.

Gramof6 10-20-2011 07:28 PM


Originally Posted by kberry
I do. I'm guilty!
I have ran into a few patterns that the measurements were not correct so you have to add more after figuring out how much more you need.
I also do that because I live 40 miles from a decent fabric store and I really don't want to go back for it.
Also I like to get an extra quarter to 1 full yard for stash.

Isn't it wonderful how you can come up with so many projects to do while shopping then put your stash away along with your project idea? Mine usually stay stashed!

It is a heavenly day when it is cold out & you need fabric but do not want to get out soooooo you just raid your stash. Such a great feeling to make something that you had ALL of the stuff for.

SheilaZ 10-20-2011 07:35 PM

An 80 yar old friend of mine, who hand quilts realized too late that the directions were incorrect in her 40 year old quilting book, and she didn't have enough fabric to make the queen size quilt that she promised her granddaugher. So I no longer feel guilty when I buy more fabric than I need.

sammy89 10-20-2011 07:39 PM

always

leiladylei54 10-20-2011 07:41 PM

I do....I've bought exactly how much I need and then cut it wrong and can't get more of the same and have to start all over again. Lesson learned the hard way.

connie_1936 10-20-2011 08:24 PM

i'm guilty and paying for it now. we have to downsize for health reasons. never knew before the fabric sprouted like weeds. some of it i don't even rembember buying. having a garage sale friday and hope some weed eater comes in and wacks it all out of here.

chuckbere15 10-20-2011 10:09 PM

Yep, I just purchased 13 yards of a southwest fabric, and I only think I need about 6 yards to make a lap quilt for my mother in law. I'm fussy cutting.

wanda lou 10-20-2011 10:12 PM

I aways buy a bit extra.

katigirl 10-20-2011 11:13 PM

If I like the fabric I will. Sometimes buy without a project in mind cause I like the fabric. lol.

DebsShelties 10-21-2011 01:22 AM

I do, never know if you can find certain fabrics for a pattern so I always get over the amount in case.

judi43 10-21-2011 03:26 AM

Isn't that a rule? LOL

soccertxi 10-21-2011 05:26 AM


Originally Posted by caquiltingdeb
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 ;)

Deb

You GO girl! I wish I had 'peered' back at my DH. If you need something to say, repeat after me:

#1: it LEGAL. No police wanting to arrest you for your 'stash'
#2: Its cheaper than a private investigator or therapy. My DH knows where I am when he is out of town...and he WORKS out of town!
#3: Making them yourself is ALOT cheaper than paying someone else to make them for you.

I think #2 is my favorite. When I told my DH that (when I had my sewing room torn up pre- long arm), his eyes got REALLY wide! too funny!

JayCee 10-21-2011 11:05 AM


Originally Posted by bearisgray
Who? Me???

When I was younger, I think I had the idea that fabric would no longer be manufactured in the New Millenium - so I stocked up big time in the 1900s.

Sounds like me. My stash really started in the late 80's when a favorite shop went out of business. All good quality and a great comfort when I look at todays prices.

pawebdoctor 10-21-2011 03:06 PM

I always buy extra... especially if it's something I love!

lheizen 10-21-2011 03:30 PM

Me too

Wanabee Quiltin 10-21-2011 04:30 PM

I only buy about 1 yard extra to finish my project. I never know if something will go wrong and I will need at least that much to finish it.

oldbalt99 10-21-2011 09:35 PM

I do, for mistakes and any change I almost always make to the pattern.

AnnR 10-22-2011 05:49 PM

I buy what I think I'll need plus an amount to add to my stash...the more I like the fabric, the more I add for the stash.

jansquiltn 10-23-2011 12:42 PM

Guilty!

ccrow99 10-23-2011 01:37 PM

I love fabrics so I always like to buy a little extra.

dixiebelle162002 10-23-2011 01:39 PM

I do I'm always afraid I will need more.

Annya 10-25-2011 01:19 AM


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

I do if I like it., I don't know what size quilt I will make so I like to be sure to have more than enough for a big one as a smaller quilt. I buy at least 3-5 meters if I love that particular fabric.

pippa45 10-25-2011 02:11 AM

I DO LOL

Texaspeggy 10-25-2011 03:06 AM

I always buy extra, if end up not using it, daughter can for grandkids.


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