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Old 12-12-2009, 01:05 PM
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I don't have a budget, but I have been real good this year about not buying fabric for myself. I have a home business, and I buy fabric for that.
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Old 12-12-2009, 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by mumtoliam
I don't know about euros but A$28 is a metre of fabric (just over a yard) and I can buy a yard for US$8 at online fabric stores paying about A$10.
And we bellyache when the price is around US$10 for a yard
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Old 12-12-2009, 01:32 PM
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In the Netherlands we pay about 12 to 21 euro's for cotton quiltingfabs. Thats about 17 to 32 dollars per metre. A yard is 1.09 metre. But most of the time I save my pocketmoney and buy only when there is sale or I go to the market and buy cheap cotton fabrics there.

I do love the Dutch chintzes from "Den Haan en Wagemaker" so much but unfortunailly I can't afford them. Chintzes have prizes from about 28 euro's!
Look over here, they have amazing fabrics!

en then look at Dutch chintzes, aren't they marvelous?!

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Old 12-12-2009, 06:03 PM
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my buget is... whatever I save from grocery money! spare time spent looking for coupons! its amazing how many everyday things I really dont need :) any large quilting/sewing purchase I tell my dh about beforehand. he dosent mind when he knows its a thought out purchase and not a whim spend :)
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Old 12-12-2009, 10:25 PM
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Rose Hall,

For some reason my husband's budget goes a longer way than mine too! I think it's the lunches out with friends that are getting spendy. He usually has money left at the end of the month, where i usually am waiting anxiously for the new month's allowance. I like being on a budget tho, it makes me more mindful of the things I do buy and how blessed I am to be able to have the things I do have. Also makes me mindful of sharing those blessings with those who are not as fortunate. Thanks for all these notes on this topic. Lots to think about.
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Old 12-14-2009, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Rose Hall
Originally Posted by kapatt
My husband and I work together on the household budget. (We are using Dave Ramsey's system of getting out of debt.)

We have been married for 28 years. We use to fight over money but we don't now. Each of us get the same amount and each of us can spend it without explaining to the other one how it was spent. (We both trust each other that the money is not going to be used in the wrong way...like for drugs or for a gambling addiction.)
My husband and I are using the Dave Ramsey plan too!!! It is so freeing not to argue over money!!

I agree! We are working with the same plan. It is freeing not to argue over where the money goes - whether for fabric or fishing tackle!
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:57 PM
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Between hubby's smoke'n & golfing, my fabric expenditures aren't so bad *giggles*
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Old 12-15-2009, 07:44 AM
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Just saw this and I have to say that I could sew for a loooong time on my stash! And this Christmas, all the gifts are from the stash. But I don't charge anything, and I am going to go to my LQS this afternoon! My budget varies, but I am retired, read that limited budget, and single, so I must behave myself!
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