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    Super Member hperttula123's Avatar
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    I'm in the middle of trying to get all my sewing stuff organized and in boxes for my new room that's in the making. I don't think it's all going to fit. :( I don't know how I'm going to get this to work. I keep finding more and more fabric. I think I've got a problem.

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    Great problem to have.

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    Well I think the people on this site will help you deal with your addiction!!! You are lucky to have a room!! I have to share mine with the kids toys!

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    I'll be happy to "store" anything that you can't get into your room.
    I live in FL you can visit it anytime you want
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    mine is a combo sewing room, guest room, computer room. Of course I do have fabric stashed elsewhere...

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    Did you ever see the vidieo Elenor burns made bout the fabric problem? It stars her son it is funny ,fabric falls out of some funny places.I for one do have too much fabric, yet discovered a new local shop yesterday and bought more! I am a collector, lol,Today my son walked by and said "Mom I really think you just fondle that fabric and move it from place to place, you need help" lol how right he is, he has been waiting on me to finish him a quilt since he got out of the Marines a year ago lol. Too many projects, but boy was I ready to jump in the car when he wanted to go to the fabric shop to get penguin fabric for his quilt ,that was in sept,lol, maybe if I quilt fondlling I can get it done for christmas. HA HA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by raedar63
    Did you ever see the vidieo Elenor burns made bout the fabric problem? It stars her son it is funny ,fabric falls out of some funny places.I for one do have too much fabric, yet discovered a new local shop yesterday and bought more! I am a collector, lol,Today my son walked by and said "Mom I really think you just fondle that fabric and move it from place to place, you need help" lol how right he is, he has been waiting on me to finish him a quilt since he got out of the Marines a year ago lol. Too many projects, but boy was I ready to jump in the car when he wanted to go to the fabric shop to get penguin fabric for his quilt ,that was in sept,lol, maybe if I quilt fondlling I can get it done for christmas. HA HA!
    lol...ya, I think that's me. I've got fabric every where. I never had a designated spot for it so it took over my house. I'd like to have my house back, that's why I'm turning my attatched garage into my sewing room(lol who needs a garage anyways???) I like my house when it's not cluttered and is clean. I seem to never have that anymore. I had a house fire about 6 years ago and had to start from scratch(luckily my machine were ok, but no fabric made it). I have mannaged to FILL this house up. I now have three sewing machines, 2 sergers, all the stuff to do embroidery, and fabric everywhere. I just found a box that was nothing but buttons and bias tape...I'm never going to use it all. I need to start a pile and start getting rid of the stuff I know I'll never use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Momof3Es
    Well I think the people on this site will help you deal with your addiction!!! You are lucky to have a room!! I have to share mine with the kids toys!
    lol...not only do I sew, but scrapbook, do jewelry and any other little thing that I can learn as time goes on. And I just can't buy what I need, I over buy for all of it. I just can't wait for my room to be done. I want it all in one room and organized. That will make me REALLY happy. :lol: :lol: I have two of the tall book shelves that are stuffed with scrapbooking stuff(not including the stickers and all the punches and stuff that are all in the plastic drawers. It's crazy. I'm addicted to crafting!!!!

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    there is a wonderful section on this board called "classifieds" and there are many fabric buyers that have your same problem LOL We would gladly help you get rid of your overage while we try to find new places to hide our purchases from you :)

    Quote Originally Posted by hperttula123
    I'm in the middle of trying to get all my sewing stuff organized and in boxes for my new room that's in the making. I don't think it's all going to fit. :( I don't know how I'm going to get this to work. I keep finding more and more fabric. I think I've got a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kriscraft99
    there is a wonderful section on this board called "classifieds" and there are many fabric buyers that have your same problem LOL We would gladly help you get rid of your overage while we try to find new places to hide our purchases from you :)

    Quote Originally Posted by hperttula123
    I'm in the middle of trying to get all my sewing stuff organized and in boxes for my new room that's in the making. I don't think it's all going to fit. :( I don't know how I'm going to get this to work. I keep finding more and more fabric. I think I've got a problem.
    I think I might be doing that. I have two small boxes already that I know I don't want. Maybe I can get some pictures up tonight. I think my mom has some boxes too...I'll have to run to her house and take some of hers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUNEC
    I'll be happy to "store" anything that you can't get into your room.
    I live in FL you can visit it anytime you want
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    NO... NO.... I"m closer... I'll store any fabric she needs stored.... smile....

    oh boy!! I smell a sale coming on..... WHEEEEEEEE!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluteddi
    Quote Originally Posted by JUNEC
    I'll be happy to "store" anything that you can't get into your room.
    I live in FL you can visit it anytime you want
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    NO... NO.... I"m closer... I'll store any fabric she needs stored.... smile....

    oh boy!! I smell a sale coming on..... WHEEEEEEEE!!!
    mn isn't too far..lol. But it's cold in mn just like it is here...burr!!!

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    It's simple: You need a bigger room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    It's simple: You need a bigger room.
    Oh trust me...if I had the money I'd be adding on to the house, but we had to many pay cuts in the last two years to afford to do it. For now, I get the garage as my sewing room. I'm counting down the years until my kids move out so I can use their rooms too...lol. I've got a while, my youngest is 3.

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    That is a problem that I wished I had! LOL I am thankful with what I do have though. Good luck with your sale!

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    Quote Originally Posted by annette1952
    That is a problem that I wished I had! LOL I am thankful with what I do have though. Good luck with your sale!
    I never really realized how much I had until now. Everytime I go anywhere, I buy more.

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    Wish I could say that. :D

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    I've been in the process of de-stashing and while it's a big job it's worth it. I don't miss one fabric I passed on to someone else!
    And it I get too low on stash there's lots more to buy lol
    I am seriously on a fabric diet though b/c I want my room to be useful to me and not just a storage room :D

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    pssst. You CAN consider us family and share, hee heeheeee

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    I too am going through years of fabric stash/piles.
    I've decied to post F/S ads on this site,terrific respones.
    Onto mailing the endless stash became another issue,not enough floor to walk on @ times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    I've been in the process of de-stashing and while it's a big job it's worth it. I don't miss one fabric I passed on to someone else!
    And it I get too low on stash there's lots more to buy lol
    I am seriously on a fabric diet though b/c I want my room to be useful to me and not just a storage room :D
    lol, now I know what you mean!!! I seriously, have fabric and sewing stuff hiding everywhere. I have bins to go through tomorrow. I just went through some of it tonight. Glad I have the week off so I can get rid of some of this. I really do need it to all fit in one room.

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    I'm in Iowa...that's down south of Minnesota...a bit warmer here, and I think we may miss the storm rolling in today! That's even better. So post that stash and let the best state win!!! LOL!!

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    You and I have the exact same setup. I do however have a Pennsylvania Blanket Chest in there which has a deep chest on top and a drawer in the bottom. I store in there as well as two plastic tubs in the closet.

    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts
    mine is a combo sewing room, guest room, computer room. Of course I do have fabric stashed elsewhere...

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    Better TOO much than not enough, lol!

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    I think thats why they make attics and storage buildings...:wink:

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