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Thread: Quilting Sayings and Adages

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    My favorite - There is NO SUCH THING as too much fabric!

    I heartily agree and will gladly help anyone who has a problem with too much fabric. Just send it on over and I promise to take good care of it. :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    I make a sign that says" I can have all the fabric I can hide."
    My girlfriend has that sign in her quilt room. Makes me laugh every time I see it! :D

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    For the longest time when I first got into restoring vintage and antique sewing machines and then I started quilting my most popular saying to all of my friends and family was...."Yes I quilt and no I am not gay!!"

    And one of our friends that is gay keeps telling me that I am finally coming around. :roll: :lol: :lol:

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    For the longest time when I first got into restoring vintage and antique sewing machines and then I started quilting my most popular saying to all of my friends and family was...."Yes I quilt and no I am not gay!!"

    And one of our friends that is gay keeps telling me that I am finally coming around. :roll: :lol: :lol:
    Billy
    If you look throughout history, most tailors and those sewing have been men. Heck, most of the men I know who quilt are amazing. Their minds work differently (no, not trying to be funny here) and they tend to be able to do new techniques and patterns that we gals never would have thought of. I sure wish my hubby wanted to quilt, not because I want to share my stash or anything but because I know he could come up with some amazing patterns for me. And most male quilters I know are married - to women. :wink:

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    I wonder if the stigmatisms on men who sew and do other handwork, were started by jealous women??? :D:D:D

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    I wonder that myself, or is it that women tend to find men who appreciate their hobbies and interest very attractive so the men are jealous.

    I know there is not a shortage of women flirting with me when I go to the fabric store by myself.

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    I wonder that myself, or is it that women tend to find men who appreciate their hobbies and interest very attractive so the men are jealous.

    I know there is not a shortage of women flirting with me when I go to the fabric store by myself.

    Billy
    Heck, the ladies at my LQS flirt with my hubby when I'm there. I don't mind at all. Heck, it might put him in a better mood because I'll ask for a quarter yard of something and he'll tell them to just cut me a yard. Maybe I should call ahead and tell them to really flirt with him & see what I can get then. :lol:

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    Every fall for our anniversary, my husband and I stay at a beautiful Scottish inn in the Hocking Hills of Ohio. Before we went this year, I did a search to see if there were any quilting shops in the vicinity, and found Honey Fork Fabrics in Logan. For the first time in 12 years, we wandered afield from our cozy cottage, and drove through the beautiful countryside in search of the shop. It's way out in the country, next to the home of the proprietor, Ellen. When we pulled in the driveway, there were two signs on the building warning against parking there (neither of them serious). Her husband had posted the first one (can't remember what it said). I took a picture of the one she posted cause it was so funny! Can't remember exact wording, but it said something like "Parking for Quilters Only. All others will be drawn, fat quartered, pieced, and stitched in the ditch." The owner, Ellen, is a lovely lady, and has a lovely shop. She sells online, too, so visit her website:
    honeyforkfabrics.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    I wonder that myself, or is it that women tend to find men who appreciate their hobbies and interest very attractive so the men are jealous.

    I know there is not a shortage of women flirting with me when I go to the fabric store by myself.

    Billy
    I think a man taking an interest in creating, is very attractive.
    Since my DH has gotten interested in this board, and noticed all that it takes to make a quilted project, he has been helping me around the house more, so I have time to get some quilting done. I think that is REALLY attractive!
    Be careful when you go in the fabric store, Billy,...I think fabric is quite the aphrodisiac for some women.
    What woman wouldn't want a fabric appreciative man?
    customer to fabric employee: "oh, and you can bag him for me too!":wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiffany
    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    I wonder that myself, or is it that women tend to find men who appreciate their hobbies and interest very attractive so the men are jealous.

    I know there is not a shortage of women flirting with me when I go to the fabric store by myself.

    Billy
    Heck, the ladies at my LQS flirt with my hubby when I'm there. I don't mind at all. Heck, it might put him in a better mood because I'll ask for a quarter yard of something and he'll tell them to just cut me a yard. Maybe I should call ahead and tell them to really flirt with him & see what I can get then. :lol:
    Sounds like a GREAT plan, Tiffany!:mrgreen:
    woo hoo...be extra good to that man! :wink:

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    ERhausfrau....part of your first poem is part of an Irish blessing.

    I am enjoying this thread. Thx everyone. :D

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    If I canít remember where I put it, do I still have to count it as part of my stash?
    My sewing machine is smarter than your honor student.
    Always trust a quilter. She knows her way around the block.
    I only quilt on days that end in ĎYí .
    How can you say Iím fabric obsessed when I still have space in my closet?
    Addicted to fabric and proud of it.
    Take life one square at a time.
    I didnít lose my marbles. I traded them for fat quarters.
    Those arenít thread bits. Theyíre debris from a creative explosion!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltncrazy
    Be careful when you go in the fabric store, Billy,...I think fabric is quite the aphrodisiac for some women.

    Somehow I believe you on that one, because the girl that cuts my fabric told me that since we both were married that a "friends with benefits" thing would be perfect for us. :shock:

    That one ranks up there with the time when my wife and I were dating, the waitress sat down beside me and took our order and when she dropped off the check there was a napkin with her phone number on it.

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider
    If I canít remember where I put it, do I still have to count it as part of my stash?
    My sewing machine is smarter than your honor student.
    Always trust a quilter. She knows her way around the block.
    I only quilt on days that end in ĎYí .
    How can you say Iím fabric obsessed when I still have space in my closet?
    Addicted to fabric and proud of it.
    Take life one square at a time.
    I didnít lose my marbles. I traded them for fat quarters.
    Those arenít thread bits. Theyíre debris from a creative explosion!
    These are all wonderful, but the "My sewing machine is smarter than your honor student," made me laugh out loud, literally! I'm still chuckling and I wonder how I can get a bumper sticker made up with that saying. Too funny!!! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider
    If I canít remember where I put it, do I still have to count it as part of my stash?
    My sewing machine is smarter than your honor student.
    Always trust a quilter. She knows her way around the block.
    I only quilt on days that end in ĎYí .
    How can you say Iím fabric obsessed when I still have space in my closet?
    Addicted to fabric and proud of it.
    Take life one square at a time.
    I didnít lose my marbles. I traded them for fat quarters.
    Those arenít thread bits. Theyíre debris from a creative explosion!
    These are all wonderful, but the "My sewing machine is smarter than your honor student," made me laugh out loud, literally! I'm still chuckling and I wonder how I can get a bumper sticker made up with that saying. Too funny!!! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninnie
    Just a few,

    A family is a patchwork of love

    Anytime is Stitchin time

    As ye Sew, sew shall ye rip

    Behind every Quilter is a huge pile of fabric

    Blessed are the piecemakers for they shall quilt forever

    Good friends are like quilts, they age with you, yet never loose their warmth

    My husband lets me buy all the material I hide!

    and one of my favorites!
    I got a new sewing machine for my husband, Good trade huh? :lol: :lol: :lol:
    MUWAHAHAHAHAHAHA depends on the sewing machine but I would think about it ;)

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    Not exactly a saying, but a very old fashioned thought my grandmother used to tell me. She would say.... "you should NEVER sew on the Sabbath or you will have to pick out all of the stitches with your nose when you go to heaven." I spent a lot of time as a child trying to figure out how that could be accomplished. Perhaps that's why I like hand stitching to this day...lol...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tippy
    Not exactly a saying, but a very old fashioned thought my grandmother used to tell me. She would say.... "you should NEVER sew on the Sabbath or you will have to pick out all of the stitches with your nose when you go to heaven." I spent a lot of time as a child trying to figure out how that could be accomplished. Perhaps that's why I like hand stitching to this day...lol...

    I heard the same thing from my grandmother :lol: :lol: :lol: :shock:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltncrazy
    Be careful when you go in the fabric store, Billy,...I think fabric is quite the aphrodisiac for some women.

    Somehow I believe you on that one, because the girl that cuts my fabric told me that since we both were married that a "friends with benefits" thing would be perfect for us. :shock:

    That one ranks up there with the time when my wife and I were dating, the waitress sat down beside me and took our order and when she dropped off the check there was a napkin with her phone number on it.

    Billy
    zowie, Billy! What kind of aftershave do you wear?:wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiffany
    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider
    If I canít remember where I put it, do I still have to count it as part of my stash?
    My sewing machine is smarter than your honor student.
    Always trust a quilter. She knows her way around the block.
    I only quilt on days that end in ĎYí .
    How can you say Iím fabric obsessed when I still have space in my closet?
    Addicted to fabric and proud of it.
    Take life one square at a time.
    I didnít lose my marbles. I traded them for fat quarters.
    Those arenít thread bits. Theyíre debris from a creative explosion!
    These are all wonderful, but the "My sewing machine is smarter than your honor student," made me laugh out loud, literally! I'm still chuckling and I wonder how I can get a bumper sticker made up with that saying. Too funny!!! :lol:
    I love the, "how can you say I'm fabric obsessed when I still have space in my closet?"...I can kinda relate...but there's no room in my closet:oops:
    So, if I build a new closet.... :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Friends are like fabric, you can never have enough :D:D:D
    I love this one.

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