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Thread: A stash ....really?

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    I read about a stash, but really how much is a stash? Do you have a style to building your stash?

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    Style? :) not really.. I didnt have a plan to get a "stash" but I turned into a fabric addict and just buy it cuz I like it! I have so much that I just look at cuz it is too pretty to cut up! I am going to have to stop buying and start using or I won't have any more room for it!

    How much? It can be a little; shoebox? or totes full. (I have both; lots of shoe boxes and lots of totes.

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    As I quilt, my stash slowly builds from each new project. I also will pick up a few yards of to die for fabric when I see it. I don't have a huge stash.

    I think a "stash" is anything beyond what you are currently using in a project.

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    OOOOh thats pretty! Thats how i build.

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    I buy what I need for a project and the leftovers get added to the stash. I also sometimes buy small amounts of fabrics that I really love. I like to do scrappies, so odds are good that what I've bought will get worked into something somehow! :)

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    I have to admit...I am a quilt hoarder...I love fat quarters, 10" squares, charms, and even the 2 1/2" strips...I really started buying more of the precuts when I found out about connectingthreads.com...they have amazing prices, great service, and the fabric is very good quality...I just always think, oooh...that will make a pretty _______.....I also have inherited a lot of fabrics...so, I do have quite a stash...

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    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea
    OOOOh thats pretty! Thats how i build.
    How true, how true......OOOOOH and it's on sale? Then of course you buy MORE!!! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea
    OOOOh thats pretty! Thats how i build.
    you almost made me spew pepsi on my screen! That just cracked me up. I have a feeling that is how I am going to be too. I am finding fabrics that I just love but no idea what to do with it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wuv2quilt
    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea
    OOOOh thats pretty! Thats how i build.
    How true, how true......OOOOOH and it's on sale? Then of course you buy MORE!!! LOL
    Well duhh :roll: :thumbup:

    piney

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    leatheflea hit the nail on the head!!!!

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    Absolutly no rhyme or reason!! I just like fabric and get it in all sorts of places.

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    Im not bashful on buying what I like, love and cant do with out...

    And thats how I got my stash, and its still growing..

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    Style?? Hmmmm Oh yeah it's call,

    MINE MINE ALL MINE!!!

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    Fabric Hoarder Here....Not even sure what I have anymore....I have vowed to finish up my UFOs and then go through it before I start another project :)...well we will see how that goes :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wuv2quilt
    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea
    OOOOh thats pretty! Thats how i build.
    How true, how true......OOOOOH and it's on sale? Then of course you buy MORE!!! LOL


    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Add in a couple of shops that close and have really good sales and Viola! You have a stash of hundreds of yards of fabric (or maybe thousands)

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    I think a stash is when you run out of space and dont have anywhere else to put any more..so you have to start using up what you have, so then you can get more...and that is where I am right now..........

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    A stash is, I think, anything from one fat quarter or less, all the way up to semi-loads of fabric. :mrgreen:

    After all, everyone has to start someplace! :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by COYOTEMAGIC
    Style?? Hmmmm Oh yeah it's call,

    MINE MINE ALL MINE!!!
    Too funny! That is my motto! :thumbup:

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    LOL..here is my style..the 3-B's closet (batting,backing,bags) see the totes there are 53 of them..full of fabric..in another closet..all organized..now this is stash!!
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    I haven't even finished a quilt yet and even I have a stash :) I have two 55 litre tubs full!
    I just buy pretty fabric. So it comes that I have heaps and heaps of all unmatching beautiful fabric and no block colours:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4dogs
    I think a stash is when you run out of space and dont have anywhere else to put any more..so you have to start using up what you have, so then you can get more...and that is where I am right now..........
    Thank you! Now I probably should buy more fabric to add to my stash. I still got cabinets that empty ( a few anyway). That is a shame to waste that space, I think I am a fabric hoarder!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea
    OOOOh thats pretty! Thats how i build.
    Tee hee hee....how true!

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    I was hoping I would be able to buy more fabric by the end of this month. Well son is back. His wife had a truck she was paying for but it was my DH name to help them get a better payment. And now due to medical reason, I now have the truck and payment :-( so I will have to just drool over fabric :-( :-( :-(

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    I keep telling myself "I have enough fabric" then there will be a great sale - good quality fabric for $1.00 a yard - who is not going to buy that???????? so another 25 or more yards gets added to the stash, but it is fun to "shop" from your own store when you get ready to do a project

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    Quote Originally Posted by catladyquilts
    I keep telling myself "I have enough fabric" then there will be a great sale - good quality fabric for $1.00 a yard - who is not going to buy that???????? so another 25 or more yards gets added to the stash, but it is fun to "shop" from your own store when you get ready to do a project
    I agree, when its on sale the 'horder' in me comes out.. :shock: ... Shhhhhhh dont tell anybody.. :-D

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