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    Old 12-09-2009, 01:15 PM
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    yes to all of the above---interesting to see how inventive i have become. it always works out for me in the end. betty
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    Old 12-09-2009, 01:34 PM
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    I'm doing a lot more of Bonnie Hunter's patterns. The quilts always sew up great and I use up scraps I have had sitting for years. If I run out of one red I can use another red, no fabric rules for her quilts except light, med, and dark.
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    Old 12-09-2009, 04:04 PM
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    I get to splurg maybe twice a year. DH is Retired and his ss helps out but my salary is really all we have. Oh, and DH now does the bills, etc since he has retired... Oh my, that is a trip... anyway... I am hoping that starting 2010 we both can have a monthly allowance since one of the large bills will be paid.
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    Old 12-09-2009, 05:21 PM
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    We have 2 in college right now and it seems like there is always a bill...car maintenance, appliance repair, gas, etc. I try to be watchful and not spend more than $50 a month at my LQS. I am also trying to use up some of my stash and now that my sewing room is organized (yep, you read that correctly), I was amazed at some of the kits/projects I had bought fabric for and totally forgotten about! Yikes! Right now I am debating on whether to join in on my LQS BOM for next year. On one hand, it is a good way for me to get 'energized' by the other gals...on the other hand, should I instead just try to finish my UFOs? I have to decide pretty soon.
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    Old 12-09-2009, 07:41 PM
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    i'm trying to use up some of my stash. which i have way too much off. i've been telling myself for 2 years to use up, don't buy. that way, i don't buy toooooo awfullll much. just l thing maybe once a week. is that okay?
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    Old 12-09-2009, 07:47 PM
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    I have no quilting budget, I pretty much am a loose cannon when it comes to buying anything quilting related, whether that's fabric, books, magazines, patterns, notions, machines, ....on and on. But I don't feel bad about it, this really is pretty much my only hobby, and I do deserve to have some peace and enjoyment in life, right?
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    Old 12-09-2009, 08:11 PM
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    Well, here's my take on that....if it's on SALE, then all bets are off and buy, buy, buy....as you won't see it at that price again. Prices are going up every day, I just can't believe what started out as a 'frugal' artistic hobby for most, has skyrocketed in price. Long gone are the old 'feedsack days' where our grandmothers got the feedsacks for free, saved them up, and then they made them into quilts! So if you can get good quilt quality fabric on sale, then go for it!
    Now that being said, once you have a good stash built up, then you've got to be true to our grandmothers, and use it up!
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    Old 12-09-2009, 08:13 PM
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    Originally Posted by Eddie
    I have no quilting budget, I pretty much am a loose cannon when it comes to buying anything quilting related, whether that's fabric, books, magazines, patterns, notions, machines, ....on and on. But I don't feel bad about it, this really is pretty much my only hobby, and I do deserve to have some peace and enjoyment in life, right?
    Ok Eddie, I'm fairly new and I've got to ask as I've had a friend named Eddie, who was a woman....so are you the man or the woman in the photo? Just had to ask!
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    PS. I love your quilts!
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    Old 12-09-2009, 08:16 PM
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    Originally Posted by MaryAnna
    Originally Posted by Eddie
    I have no quilting budget, I pretty much am a loose cannon when it comes to buying anything quilting related, whether that's fabric, books, magazines, patterns, notions, machines, ....on and on. But I don't feel bad about it, this really is pretty much my only hobby, and I do deserve to have some peace and enjoyment in life, right?
    Ok Eddie, I'm fairly new and I've got to ask as I've had a friend named Eddie, who was a woman....so are you the man or the woman in the photo? Just had to ask!
    Kindest Regards,
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    PS. I love your quilts!
    Hehehe...definately the man! :D
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    Old 12-09-2009, 08:24 PM
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    My DH and I each get an allowance every month....no questions asked on how it is spent. Mine goes mostly to quilt related "stuff", DH 's goes mostly to tractor bits. He teases me that quilting is my "porn"...I tease him back that tractors are his. LOL Sure helps to keep the peace. ;)
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