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    I want to thank those that turned me on to the shop hops, I am amazed at how many quilting fabrics, patterns, BOM, notions and everything that is out there for quilting. Last night I was up until 4AM hopping, hopping, hopping and almost hit all the stores.

    Question is--How do you go to all those stores and risk the temptation at buying all those great sales, bargains, and beautiful items out there? LOL, I believe this board has created a monster--LOL

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    I, too, love shop hopping. I make a rule that I try to live by when shop hopping. I try not to buy too much. Some stores I force myself to buy a fat quarter. Others I absolutely love a design and purchase 5-6 yards assuming that I'll use it as a backing.

    Where on earth do shops stay open until the wee hours of the morning. Where I live in NY, some will stay open as late as 8pm! Even during shop hops! What is the average number of stores that participate in your shop hops? Here it's a big one if there are 12 shops, and a small one if there are only 6.

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    This is the one from online--- fabshophop.com its free and you have to visit and find the bunnies!!

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    Uh oh! I've never heard of a shop hop on-line... One of the women I work with only buys on-line. I'll have to check it out! Thanks Lisa!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LisaGibbs
    I want to thank those that turned me on to the shop hops, I am amazed at how many quilting fabrics, patterns, BOM, notions and everything that is out there for quilting. Last night I was up until 4AM hopping, hopping, hopping and almost hit all the stores.

    Question is--How do you go to all those stores and risk the temptation at buying all those great sales, bargains, and beautifu l items out there? LOL, I believe this board has created a monster--LOL
    Yes, I agree, but when I was on vacation I found a couple of quilt panels, but when I went back they gone. I found them on the quilt shop. So it pays to look at the item on the shop hop. My computer is bouncing all around so if something doesn't make sense, sorry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LisaGibbs
    I want to thank those that turned me on to the shop hops, I am amazed at how many quilting fabrics, patterns, BOM, notions and everything that is out there for quilting. Last night I was up until 4AM hopping, hopping, hopping and almost hit all the stores.

    Question is--How do you go to all those stores and risk the temptation at buying all those great sales, bargains, and beautiful items out there? LOL, I believe this board has created a monster--LOL
    Here's a hint for you: If the site doesn't give you a good clue, I've usually found the bunny either on the "sale" link or the "newsletter" link. I hadn't done a hop for about a year until I did this August one, and I think the shops have started giving much better clues!

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    I am doing my first Bunny Hop and I have completed 154! Wheww! I can not find the bunny and Bug Fabrics.com...lol...I just need to find this last one...any advise??

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    WooooHooooo!! I visited all 155 sites!! YEAH for me. Now I have "mouse-thumbitis" from looking for them all in the last 24 hours!! Time for nap--

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    Goodness!! I finally found the last bunny!!! WhooHoo!! Good luck, LisaGibbs!!

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    My pocket book dictates what I can buy. Unfortunately, I'm only able to window shop to find bunnies, so far.

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    I just bookmark sites, and visit later. I try not to buy the first time I see something -- if it was important enough to stay with me 100 shops later, it's worth investigating!

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    Quote Originally Posted by orangeroom
    I, too, love shop hopping. I make a rule that I try to live by when shop hopping. I try not to buy too much. Some stores I force myself to buy a fat quarter. Others I absolutely love a design and purchase 5-6 yards assuming that I'll use it as a backing.

    Where on earth do shops stay open until the wee hours of the morning. Where I live in NY, some will stay open as late as 8pm! Even during shop hops! What is the average number of stores that participate in your shop hops? Here it's a big one if there are 12 shops, and a small one if there are only 6.
    I love the fab shop - Do not love the temptations it presents - However, my credit cards are in my purse, which is locked in my car. The car is parked in our garage. If I want to buy something, I have to get my car keys, go to the garage, unlock the car - to get my credit card. This give me time to debate whether I really want it or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonnieLoree
    My pocket book dictates what I can buy. Unfortunately, I'm only able to window shop to find bunnies, so far.
    I am the same way right now.

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    I love to window shop, check out the freebies, videos/tutorials while looking for the bunnys :D:D:D

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    I managed to nearly buy a few items, put them in a cart, but left without a bag. I was thrilled that the very small town in Montana that I was born and raised in was on my trip. Unfortunately I have to retire before moving back there but what a shock to see it on the trip. Got lots bookmarked and maybe next month if those things are still there I might reconsider. I just did the ebay thing and several at this board and my clean sewing room I need to finish my stash first before the beautiful fabrics I have whittled myself down too end up ruined.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzzzquilts
    Quote Originally Posted by LisaGibbs
    I want to thank those that turned me on to the shop hops, I am amazed at how many quilting fabrics, patterns, BOM, notions and everything that is out there for quilting. Last night I was up until 4AM hopping, hopping, hopping and almost hit all the stores.

    Question is--How do you go to all those stores and risk the temptation at buying all those great sales, bargains, and beautiful items out there? LOL, I believe this board has created a monster--LOL
    Here's a hint for you: If the site doesn't give you a good clue, I've usually found the bunny either on the "sale" link or the "newsletter" link. I hadn't done a hop for about a year until I did this August one, and I think the shops have started giving much better clues!
    And if you don't find it in Sale or Newsletter try What's New. :)

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