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Thread: What Techniques have you used to HIDE-N-SNEAK fabric in the house?

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    Now, there is some serious denial issues here I know. None of us want to really admit that we do this.. hiding and sneaking fabric into the house. I will begin and then perhaps you won't be so apprehensive to share your techniques. LOL

    1. In the trunk, under the spare tire, inside a bag of things I was sending to my mom's house.. that was a solid colored bag of course.

    2. In the sleeves of my coat as I carried it in.

    3. In my backpack, luckily I go to college and can stop on the way home at a fabric store and stuff some more in.

    4. In my lunchbox... no kidding...

    I would like to hear from others. LOL

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    lol...Really??

    Wow, you must have/ buy a lot!

    I don't buy much so no one at my house cares. They just laugh and shake their heads. lol

    By the way, I love #2.

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    No sneaking here. My husband and I make no comments on how we each spend money. We are both frugal people who don't spend above our means.

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    LOL Most of the above...except for the spare tire. ;)

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    Hubby is gone all week so there's no reason to hide it coming in...however...he NEVER goes into the room where it's piled...think he's afraid...and he should be, lol.

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    i used to bring the same bag back and forth with me so no one knew what was going or coming
    hang fabs under pants in closet,
    say i was holding for a friend so her dh wouln't know.
    my dh doesn't care now, i have a sewing room.

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    I don't hide mine. I leave it out in the open and he never says anything or just doesn't notice. I'm not sure he really cares because he knows I will use it.

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    Don't need to hide it - DH helps me shop for it most of the time.

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    I don't hide fabric. My husband is fully aware of how much fabric and everything else there is in this house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssgramma
    Don't need to hide it - DH helps me shop for it most of the time.
    Oh My.. You are so lucky. Mine just doesn't go look at the shelves anymore. He knows it is growing and just shakes his head and walks out. Then he goes to order more climbing gear!!

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    No hiding here. I pay for everything with plastic. He pays the bill at the end of the month. Great deal!

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    I don't sneak fabric because it is a given that I will come home with fabric. If I don't bring any fabric home, they ask what happened. LOL

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    My DH is an enabler, He is always telling me to go buy, I often say no because I already have more than I can catch up on. He gets pushy though, and I buy to keep him happy. THEN in a short time a package will arrive for him, he buys a little or big something for himself!!! What's good for the goose....

    He tells me to buy To shut me up when he shops....Gotta love it


    Come to think of it, My DH is probably using some of YOUR hide and sneak methods!!!!!!

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    My DH doesn't care how much of my money I spend (we each have our own allotted amount for spending) or how much fabric I buy, as long as I don't let it clutter up the house. Clutter he objects to.

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    My husband is an enabler. He always finds things that he thinks I MUST buy. No sneaking necessary. But I think Lisa BOyer has a wonderful story about where to put the stash in her "Stash Envy" book. Only a true quilter will understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shequilts
    No hiding here. I pay for everything with plastic. He pays the bill at the end of the month. Great deal!
    Does he have a brother? Just kidding, my husband doesn't care....happy wife, happy life....I have enough stash guilt for both of us.

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    My DH doesn't care either, he spends his money on what he wants and I spend his money on what I want. lol

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    Mine just looks at me sadly and looks at my already large stash and shakes his head. I guess he doesn't understand that the 5 shelves of fabric I already have doesn't contain the right combinations.

    Since I use most of my stash for charity sewing, he just says, "save the receipt"

    But I don't want him to be bothered by what I spend so it tends to come into the house in the grocery totes-the fabric ones you can't see through.

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    I just buy when I have a project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatquarters
    My DH is an enabler, He is always telling me to go buy, I often say no because I already have more than I can catch up on. He gets pushy though, and I buy to keep him happy. THEN in a short time a package will arrive for him, he buys a little or big something for himself!!! What's good for the goose....

    He tells me to buy To shut me up when he shops....Gotta love it


    Come to think of it, My DH is probably using some of YOUR hide and sneak methods!!!!!!
    This sounds very familiar. Husband just told me to buy the hutch I want to go with my other one in the kitchen for $100. I called the guy and am leaving shortly to pick it up for my birthday. Then, I get out of the shower and hear his voice come from the livingroom. Hey, I am placing an order on Amazon for some climbing tools... they are probably gonna cost over a $100. LMAO...

    "Fine, I say... sounds good, do I get to add to that order?"
    Sure he says, I am looking for your PT step thingy...
    And I am laughing in the Bathroom, I was thinking 2 books on Dating Fabrics I have been wanting. Ba ha ha ha

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    No hiding here. As long as I can find a place to store it & he isn't crushed by fabric & yarn in his sleep, he doesn't care.

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    My husband enables and supports me. So no sneaking. I guess I would have a hard time being in a relatiosnhip I would have to do that.

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    Dang, should I have not posted this. I am starting to feel like a loner here. All my GF's in Alaska use to hide it just not to hear the comments or see the LOOK of Disgust on the face. I do have to add though that since husband has seen some of the quilts I have made recently, he is not so concerned with my fabric purchases anymore. I just think I enjoy the secrecy or fun of it all. He he he

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    My DH has a 24 x 36 workshop with all the whisles and bells I dont hide anything just moan alot how I want a workshop like his.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatquarters
    My DH is an enabler, He is always telling me to go buy, I often say no because I already have more than I can catch up on. He gets pushy though, and I buy to keep him happy. THEN in a short time a package will arrive for him, he buys a little or big something for himself!!! What's good for the goose....

    He tells me to buy To shut me up when he shops....Gotta love it


    Come to think of it, My DH is probably using some of YOUR hide and sneak methods!!!!!!
    If you ever get tired of him maybe I could borrow him for a couple of days? I will need a little notice though so I can send mine fishing....

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