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    Should I?

    Our local fabricland has a sale on right now buy 1 meter get 2 free on a lot of their fabrics. Normally they are super overpriced but this is a good sale. However I promised my oh that I wouldn't buy more fabric until I've finished the quilts I'm working on, but I really want more fabric! Should I go ahead and get some??? What would you do??

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    I would look through my stash and see if I needed any backs for my quilt UFOs. Backs don't count on fabric moratoriums, right? Buy 1 get 2 free is too good to pass up for me!

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    I'd have to buy. . .just sayin'! I agree that backs don't count.

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    Buy buy buy!!!!!

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    I did!!! think i have enough fabric for quite a while....but who can resist a good sale!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by meldmac View Post
    Our local fabricland has a sale on right now buy 1 meter get 2 free on a lot of their fabrics. Normally they are super overpriced but this is a good sale. However I promised my oh that I wouldn't buy more fabric until I've finished the quilts I'm working on, but I really want more fabric! Should I go ahead and get some??? What would you do??

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    Thanks for the tip, MeldMac ... if you "need" it, it's a great deal. If you don't and it's "inventory" then, perhaps stick with your moratorium.

    I'm starting to think of my backing for my PC quilt, so this could be a good deal ....... IF I can find something I like.

    How long is the sale on for?
    And ... is this at Southern Ontario Fabriclands?
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    Agree - look to see wht you need backs for and see if they have anything that will work!!!

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    They're giving it away for free, tske it.

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    I've been on a fabric feeze since July 2012. I would break my non buying fabric streak in a heartbeat if I had this opportunity!
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    I have bought a lot of fabric on these sales at Fabricland. If you need or want it- go ahead- just be choosy about which fabrics you pick. Not all of them are good quality there, but you can find gems too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I would look through my stash and see if I needed any backs for my quilt UFOs. Backs don't count on fabric moratoriums, right? Buy 1 get 2 free is too good to pass up for me!
    this was my first thought, too
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    Buy 1 get 2 free? Quilt Backs!!!

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    You need to ask? Even if I had to borrow the money until payday, this is a good deal if they're selling the first yard at their regular price and then adding an additional two yards for nothing. I'm no math whiz, but isn't that like getting a 66% discount?
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Thanks for the tip, MeldMac ... if you "need" it, it's a great deal. If you don't and it's "inventory" then, perhaps stick with your moratorium.

    I'm starting to think of my backing for my PC quilt, so this could be a good deal ....... IF I can find something I like.

    How long is the sale on for?
    And ... is this at Southern Ontario Fabriclands?
    I am in Winnipeg but if you are a member do they send you emails for sales? Not sure if all of them have the sale going, it is on until Fen 14 here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meldmac View Post
    I am in Winnipeg but if you are a member do they send you emails for sales? Not sure if all of them have the sale going, it is on until Fen 14 here.
    Thanks MeldMac ... I called the two closest FLands to me ... both have a few of buy 1 get 2 free, but it doesn't sound like many. Wonder if they had it here earlier? and what is there now, might be what is leftover from the sale?

    I'm currently not a member, so not haven't been getting the emails. Wasn't in the store the first month or two of the new year .... and I resent paying for a full year, later on. I don't understand why they don't pro-rate after a few months.
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    I agree with Carolinepaj. BUY-BUY-BUY. Me and my wife, are going on my quilt guild bus trip, in April. And I told the wife, I'm not on planing on buying fabric. Just tool & notion. I know what will happen. I'll buy fabric. And I really dont need more fabric. Don-isewman

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    I would take par tin the sale ... but I would make a list of colors, themes, or otherwise area of the stash that need some addtions to work into quilt. Make the list ... if you can't come up with a list... than thats a good sign not to participate.

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    Not sure what you mean by you promised your oh, but to me a promise is a promise. I would talk to the person I made the promise to and see if we could come to some agreement, but if not then get busy finishing that quilt you're working on.

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    I would buy some fabric. As much as I could afford. After all, free is free. That is great for backings since they usually take so much fabric. Go for it.
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    To good a deal to pass up - go for it!

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    Do they have this sale often? If not, I would go quickly and at least see if they have something you must have? I love to shop - doesn't necessarily mean you have to buy.

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    I think you should at least look and see if there is any you can not live without!

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    I think as much as you have made an agreement with your husband I would stick by or talk with him about the fab sale and work it out together.

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    That is why my car has a trunk; otherwise, known as a temporary storage unit. It use to hold that pair of shoes I couldn't live without, now it has graduated to a TFSU (temporary fabric storage unit).
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    Oh Boy! wish I could find a sale like that...I too, have stopped buying fabric...trying to use from my stash..but for this kind of sale I would load up !!!If Canada wasn't so far, I make a road trip!

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