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Thread: So I went out to get a yard of fabric for a binding ...

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    So I went out to get a yard of fabric for a binding ...

    In an earlier post I mentioned how wonderful I have been doing getting my UFOs finished since I broke out of my post holiday slump. I needed a yard of material for making binding for the last one I'm finishing. Well ... 10 yards of fabric, 3 spools of thread, a pattern, a magazine and some trinkets from the notions wall later ..... I believe I was possessed.

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    I know the feeling. I get blind sided every time. You would think I'd wise up...nope! The fabric demon got me again!

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    Can't help but laugh. This sounds like me.

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    I don't think throwing holy water at this one will expunge the demon. lol You did good!
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    Blame it on chemicals/drugs they pump into the fabric shops. Odorless, colorless....

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    You sound exactly like me! Hehehe

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    I only go to a local QS if I really need something. Have yards and yards of fabric and really don't need more but there is always that one fabric (at least) that pulls my eye. I really have to have a garage sale and sell some of this stuff. I don't quilt by hand anymore and I've got all those quilting needles still in packages and I think I have every color thread there is after 78 years.

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    I've probably gotten more stuff when I wasn't looking for it than when I was!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyDav View Post
    In an earlier post I mentioned how wonderful I have been doing getting my UFOs finished since I broke out of my post holiday slump. I needed a yard of material for making binding for the last one I'm finishing. Well ... 10 yards of fabric, 3 spools of thread, a pattern, a magazine and some trinkets from the notions wall later ..... I believe I was possessed.
    HaHa-I like that excuse-think I will use it next time! If that don't work, I'll try the drugged by chemicals theory!!

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    Its kinda like when you run out of milk.. You walk in the store to grab it but you see other things you need along the way... then to walk out without what you came for in the first place..

    I cannot tell you how many times Ive done that in the fabric store- only to have to run back in to pick up what I needed in the first place..

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    YOU FINISHED ALL YOUR UFO'S? You deserved that reward!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teddybear Lady View Post
    Can't help but laugh. This sounds like me.
    I started laughing as soon as I read the title! I knew what was coming .... and knew it sounded just like me too!

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    I've recently started working at a quilt shop, and ooooh the temptations...

    I was doing a price-sticker check today and had added to my mental list of quilts-that-must-be-done by about 10 by the time I was halfway round...

    Quilting is my vice



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    I have been putting off going to Joanne's for that very reason. One step inside, and it's like a drug that I need badly!

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    No matter where I go when I leave the house I have to drive by JoAnns many times I have been know to stop to just look I am so happy when I just keep driving but than sometimes on the way back home I just have to stop after all their are lots of cars there and I don't want to miss anything I am getting better about not stopping beecause I usually end up buying something when I go in to JUST LOOK

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    Perfectly normal behavior.

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    I had to laugh when I read your post; so like me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanuatu Jill View Post
    HaHa-I like that excuse-think I will use it next time! If that don't work, I'll try the drugged by chemicals theory!!
    Ok, so I went to Joann's today to kill time while DH did some errands. "Just pick me up in an hour, I don't plan to buy anything" I said to him. Ha-2 1/2 hours later (no, he didn't wait, he left and got gas and went to CostCo) and--$145.00 poorer, I walked out!! Didn't help that the Quilters Showcase fabs were 50% off, and novelties were 30%-not to mention a few homespuns from the clearance table (still don't know what I will do with those yet). I also had 2 x 40% coupons so used those on 2 Susan Winget fabrics I couldn't stop fondling! I tried the excuse that it was the toxic odorless fumes emitted from the fabrics that drugged and seduced me to buy, but DH didn't buy that one. The manager, Jean, however got a laugh out of it! I bought all of it for purses/bags/totes and coupon caddies and matching coupon wallets. Guess I am going to start attending "fabricaholic's Anonymous" to try to cure my addiction - anyone want to join me? LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyDav View Post
    In an earlier post I mentioned how wonderful I have been doing getting my UFOs finished since I broke out of my post holiday slump. I needed a yard of material for making binding for the last one I'm finishing. Well ... 10 yards of fabric, 3 spools of thread, a pattern, a magazine and some trinkets from the notions wall later ..... I believe I was possessed.

    Join the club, I'm like that too.
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    It sounds like so much fun!!!

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    I haven't been to JoAnn's all week. That is a record I believe. My husband said that they will be calling to check on me soon.
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    I'm guilty too! Has to be the fabric dyes - so addictive!

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    do you have a pattern for the coupon wallets? coupon caddies? i need to start getting organized here....

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    IT'S EVEN WORSE WHEN i GO TO MARY JO'S!!!!!
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    Funny thing, same thing happened to me about a week ago. Best part is that I stopped to get one little piece of backing to finish a project and came home with a whole kit and no backing!!!
    Michelle

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