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Thread: True Confessions

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    Super Member fleurdelisquilts.com's Avatar
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    Okay, get ready for this one. What is the one thing that you have too much of? If it's fabric, be as specific as you dare......in my case it's blue fabric. I re-bought (don't you love that word) some fabric that I'd already purchased only a few months ago. Blue, of course, because having twice as much blue as any other color is not something I should consider before making a purchase. I guess if there's still some of that same blue at the LQS, I'll probably buy some more. If it's on sale, I'll buy a full yard!

    Your turn.....what do you have too much of?

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    flowered fabric-but I didn't buy it-I inherited it. I'm just not a flowery-sort of quilter!

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    peices lots of small peices, i have walmart bags full i know i have 4 just at my cutting table alone, quilting sharps i have more on my wall than Hobby Lobby has.

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    Maybe small pieces of batting. I should find a project that uses small pieces in some sort of quilt as you go quilt. Then again, they are stored on the top shelf out of the way in my fabric room, so there's no hurry!

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    I absolutely could not believe how much blue fabric I had stashed away when I did my big destash earlier this year. I gave away several banker boxes full of fabric and more than 50% of it was some shade of blue!! My other problem--yellow quilter pins...I can see 5 big boxes, 1 tomato and a red magnetic holder full from my chair. There are probably some in the x-sewing room upstairs as well but can't climb stairs for another couple of weeks.

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    Ideas. I have more ideas than I'm ever going to get to in my lifetime!

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    Hideous print corduroy. Two different prints. I should start using them as backings for wall-hangings or table runners. Hey, I think my mom gave that stuff to me. Would that be considered re-gifting?

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    I have an issue with insomnia and when you mix pain pills with it my mind is well lets just say I tend to get a lot of surprises. I have ordered the same fabric books etc all the time. So I have duplicates of some! I also buy seconds of fabrics because if I like the fabric to the point I don't want to cut then I can keep it and cut the seconds!!!

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    Quilt books. Some going back to the 60's. I don't want to get rid of them, they were my Aunt's. She gave up quilting a few years ago and they are Dear to me.

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    Too many fat quarters. I have hundreds and hundreds.

    I find when I'm making a quilt I usually need more than a quarter yard of the same color. (But I can't give up the FQs because I just never know when I will need that particular one!)

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    batiks well over 800 yards in my stash

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunny148
    peices lots of small peices, i have walmart bags full i know i have 4 just at my cutting table alone, quilting sharps i have more on my wall than Hobby Lobby has.
    Me too, more cutting patterns, more pieces......!

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    Quote Originally Posted by S D G
    Quilt books. Some going back to the 60's. I don't want to get rid of them, they were my Aunt's. She gave up quilting a few years ago and they are Dear to me.
    That too (the older books),..... thinking of getting rid of some, but not sure yet.

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    Too many 30s and hunting for more of them too.
    It's like a personal obsession.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose L
    Ideas. I have more ideas than I'm ever going to get to in my lifetime!
    Me too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonnieLoree
    Hideous print corduroy. Two different prints. I should start using them as backings for wall-hangings or table runners. Hey, I think my mom gave that stuff to me. Would that be considered re-gifting?
    You could try stitching them into children's coveralls (find a cute pattern) and donate the finished pants to a homeless shelter or to a pre-school. Pre-schools need extra sets of pants for when little ones have accidents. If the fabric is truly hideous, the pants will find their way back to the school. And moms in a homeless/abuse shelter will gladly take anything to clothe their babies.

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    Free quilt patterns online. I must have printed a thousand patterns, templates and embroidery patterns that I got for free online. I'm OCD about it. If I can't get on the computer every day or two, looking for patterns, I start getting itchy.

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    Reds, I can't resist a beautiful red.

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    Patterns. I gutted my magazines and transferred them to binders. Good grief, how many 9-patch variations are there....

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    Magazines (mainly second hand), lots of florals (not buying any more this year) and a lot of corduroy/velvet cord.

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    I have too many bright novelty fabrics. I keep making kid's quilts but the pile is still substantial. Many of these were gifts or picked up at sales and cost very little sp I am not agonizing about them. I'll probably end up sharing more of them at Community Quilts which makes quilts for all sorts of great causes.

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    I also have too much blue....Splain something to me-I hate blue. No blue in the house, don't wear it (except for jeans), I even had my boy dog on a hot pink leash (don't ask)!. Why is it that when I start a new project, If I'm not looking for a green, I'm always reaching for a blue before any other color?

    BTW-I hate blue!!! :roll:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose L
    Ideas. I have more ideas than I'm ever going to get to in my lifetime!
    Me too!

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    UFOs I MUST get some of them finished up.

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    Sewing machines. I have 14 counting my serger!

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