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    Stash

    Well, I found a way to keep DH to stop complaining (he just likes to make noise) about the fabric I have. Just find someone on the boards who has pictured their stash and show him what a "real" stash looks like! I just did that and got a "holy cow, you don't have that much! Is that a quilt shop?" Hehehe!
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    LOL that is so funny!!

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    keep those pictures coming! What a wonderful way to remind him how great you are!
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    Mine thinks I am a hoarder and I don't have a fraction of what most people have. Just think how well off we will be when fabric gets too expensive to buy.

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    I have been TRYING to sort, fold & organize my stash for
    quite some time now.

    After a VERY LONG weekend of setting up my new computer
    (took me a total of 27 hours from Saturday at noon until Monday 3pm)
    I finally made it back into my fabric room to work some more on the fabric.

    My husband who normally doesn't come to my fabric room unless it is to
    ask about when I am planning to make dinner (his way of saying he is hungry),
    well he came to the door leaned on the door jam just watching me, then he asks
    "So you have been in here messing with your fabric off & on for months. I just got
    to ask this question. Does your fabric reproduce? or have baby bundles of fabric or
    something?. It just seems that you are never finished with folding the fabric".


    My reply to him is I have a lot of fabric that I am trying to organize (again), iron
    the F8's & FQ's, cut some into to 5-1/2" squares, 2-1/2" wide pieces, & 1-1/2"
    wide pieces.
    I had a large bin of fabric that needed to be sorted, ironed & folded. After that I
    have a stack about 15 inches tall of FQ's to iron and fold.

    His eyes just got a glassy look.


    After that I pointed out 6 large bins and told him that those were all
    scraps and when I was finished with the organizing I had those to go
    through and sort.

    His only comment was your a gluten for punishment.

    So yeah I can somewhat relate.
    Louise - Ya-ya to Zachary April 13 2015. I collect mugs from the U.S. and around the world. Also collect handmade pincushions, sewing/quilting themed fabrics, and fabric in general.

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    My DH is an accountant: he thinks I should do a photo record if each piece in my stash, file them according to heaven only knows some method,and do a monthly account of what' there! I remind him that the value of fabric I got 20 years ago has gone up more than his stocks and bonds! Any idea of what I'm going to do with him after he actually retires in a month? Too bad he won't learn how to rip seams!

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    [QUOTE=Quilty-Louise;5872553]

    "My husband who normally doesn't come to my fabric room unless it is to
    ask about when I am planning to make dinner (his way of saying he is hungry)....."

    Louise, My babe and I are both retired and he also comes into my quilting room about meals... he comes to tell me I have a 5 minute or 10 minute window and dinner will be on the table!!! It may be because, as I found out years after she died, my mother was famous for being a drab cook (and I never knew it), but my BIL, SIL, sons, best friends' hubbys also all cook. They got bored when they retired, and started experimenting in the kitchen (or, in the case of SIL he likes to cook on weekends). You should encourage your DH to try it. At the very least it will keep him busy while you quilt!!!! LOL
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    LOL...you are my freind one smart quilter ;-)
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    My husband is always rolling his eyes when I bring more fabric home. Last night after my Jo-Ann's trip his comment was "we will be broke by saving so much" after I told how much I saved in their sale....
    Well, seriously speaking, he jokes about my stash but at the same time appreciates the quilts and occasionally asks me to make something for him. Like now I have one of the military quilts work-in-progress for him, made out of his old uniforms and whatnot.

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    Great idea!

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    Sierra,

    We are not retired (or even old enough yet as we are only 48 yrs old). He works
    full time I work part-time (rare occasions I work more then 2 days a week).

    I do not ALLOW him to cook, as I am the one who does dishes (load DW),
    if I let him do the cooking well lets just say for 2 grilled cheese sandwiches
    he will use 4 plates, 1 cheese slicer, 2 knives, 2 spatulas and numerous other
    utensils and dishes, all that just to make the 2 sandwiches on the griddle no
    less.

    He sometimes makes up a pitcher of margarita's just to do that he uses 2
    pitcher's, 4 (2- 2cup & 2 - 1 cup) measuring cups, 3 large spoons.

    I love him dearly but I don't like spending any more time in the kitchen than
    is wanted much less needed to spend in there. LOL




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    "My husband who normally doesn't come to my fabric room unless it is to
    ask about when I am planning to make dinner (his way of saying he is hungry)....."

    Louise, My babe and I are both retired and he also comes into my quilting room about meals... he comes to tell me I have a 5 minute or 10 minute window and dinner will be on the table!!! It may be because, as I found out years after she died, my mother was famous for being a drab cook (and I never knew it), but my BIL, SIL, sons, best friends' hubbys also all cook. They got bored when they retired, and started experimenting in the kitchen (or, in the case of SIL he likes to cook on weekends). You should encourage your DH to try it. At the very least it will keep him busy while you quilt!!!! LOL
    Louise - Ya-ya to Zachary April 13 2015. I collect mugs from the U.S. and around the world. Also collect handmade pincushions, sewing/quilting themed fabrics, and fabric in general.

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    lol that is too funny!!!!
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    My Hubby doesn't understand either. He tells me I have a problem. I tell him he should be glad it's fabric and that I'm not addicted to drugs or alcohol. I tell him way more expensive and the effects don't last as long before I would need even more, and one quilt will last a lifetime. :O) He just nods his head. I won't even get started on his hunting and fishing stuff.

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    My hubby and I both have "our" rooms. His is full of his collections (I don't look or ask) and mine is full of fabric and quilting stuff. We both have our allowances to spend as we please. We never argue about money and we have a household account that pays the bills. We live in a 3 bedroom house and have no guest room!
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    I got the same comment from my DH recently when I showed him a pic of a stash. LOL

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    My advice to all you newbies is ORGANIZE FROM THE BEGINNING,

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    I have a sweetheart for a husband - when we go on trips he will find the quilt shops and stop so I can look - he takes more time looking than I do. When I talked about needing a bigger room to sew in he thought I should take over the family room. He never blinks an eye at what I bring home - He's a keeper!

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    I don't have a huge stash (compared to some of the photos I see on here) but I am grateful for what I have. A new quilter has joined my local group and signed up for a 6 month friendship swap and has no stash so for most months I will be providing her fabric. (If anyone asks for civil war repros we will both be in trouble).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dingle View Post
    My Hubby doesn't understand either. He tells me I have a problem. I tell him he should be glad it's fabric and that I'm not addicted to drugs or alcohol. I tell him way more expensive and the effects don't last as long before I would need even more, and one quilt will last a lifetime. :O) He just nods his head. I won't even get started on his hunting and fishing stuff.

    LOL! I should have mentioned that hunting and fishing stuff to DH this morning! Good point!
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    Here is another picture to show him. I am in the process or organizing this. And this isn't all. When you are a fabriholic, never go to work in a fabric store. I have given away a lot of it and this is not all the pictures. I am soooo ashamed of myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltin-nannie View Post
    Well, I found a way to keep DH to stop complaining (he just likes to make noise) about the fabric I have. Just find someone on the boards who has pictured their stash and show him what a "real" stash looks like! I just did that and got a "holy cow, you don't have that much! Is that a quilt shop?" Hehehe!
    Last edited by twinkie; 02-20-2013 at 04:14 AM.

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    That's funny.
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    We had only been married a year when we moved from Ohio to Indiana. I just started buying fabric again. DH says whats in that tote, fabric, and that tote, fabric, and is there fabric in that tote, no that has my sewing notion. He then replied you do not need all that fabric do you? Yes just like you need all those screw drivers. He then smiled and gave me a nice kiss. I am new to quilting and love this board.
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    My husband usually comes and asked if we are eating today.... or is
    just a fabric day...which means "I am hungry and its after 2pm way past lunch time ".
    I like the idea of doing a quilt out of his old uniforms , he spent 37 years in the Army
    so we have a stach of uniforms . Cathy

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    I have a theory that chaos is the natural state of my stash. Sure I can organize it but it will always revert back. So unless I want to play with my fabric I leave it in its natural state. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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    My hubby used to complain about my fabric collection but the past few years he just says what fabric store do you need to go to today? Then he sits in the car and waits while I shop. When I tell him I will hurry he just says take your time I am going to take a nap. Then I sit in the car while he shops for tractor parts for the tractor he is restoring. We have a pretty good system.
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