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Thread: What are you adding to your stash these days?

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    Super Member Edie's Avatar
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    Every time I go to JoAnn's, Hancock's or our local quilt shop, like yesterday, I buy a fat quarter of this or a 1/4 or 1/2 yard of that. Our quilt shop is having their big sale and I got some fabric that was 70% off plus another 20% off. Spent $15.00 and got a fat quarter, a yard of this, two yards of that and a leather thimble (hand quilting). Did pretty darn good! Had a ball too. If something grabs my eyeballs, that's it! I love batik and I love multi colored tonals and I love the prints, oh, heck, if it feels like cotton, it must be cotton and I gotta get it! Edie

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    I am always on the lookout for good browns and off whites, to blend into quilts. I love the browns, but then I like the rest of the colors too.

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    Lately I have been adding solids.Also novelty fabrics.

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    Mostly sale table unless I need a particular color for a project. Hit a batik fat quarter sale for $1 recently so I confess, blew a $20 real quick. But do have a project in mind to use them in. Mostly try to use stash.

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    Funny you should ask because while cleaning out/organizing my sewing room recently I discovered how my taste in fabric has evolved over the years. Right now I find myself transitioning from colorful batiks and geometrics to being seduced by civil war/1800s reproduction fabrics. My GGD is thrilled at my discovery because she was the recipient of a couple of huge boxes of fabric I am no longer smitten with, but fabric which she has recently developed a crush on.

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    Holidays are soon here, SSN $ not working. No buying for me. Yep, Fabric diet; good description.

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    Yesterday, I looked around and realized how much fabric I have (way too much). I went crazy over Kaffe Fassett and bought piles of it on ebay. I decided that this weekend I will sort it and see what I do have (no idea). Unless there is something I need for backing or binding I am on a fabric diet. I even managed to go to HL a couple of weeks ago and did not let my eyes wander to the fabric. Note: I live less than a mile from HL.

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    I am not adding to stash just trying to get material to finish things I have started.

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    Everything I can get my hands on! No really, I Buy some fabrics just bc I like em, right now have 2 tops done and fixin to quilt them. Have bought fabric for several other projects that even I dont' know are!!!

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    Mostly on a stash diet but if I add anything it will be batik. I just love the feel and colors

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    When I just can't stand it anymore, I tend to buy neutrals. I am so drawn to them and after deciding that the next quilt I make will be scrappy, you can never have enough neutrals!! I have heard that at many seminars and from scrap quilters. However, I find that I also need white on whites, but in smaller quantities than the neutrals.

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    I have been mostly buying ties from the thrift stores...have about 300 now.
    My best find so far has been an Elvis tie that my son quickly grabbed.... Elvis on a "bike"... too funny!

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    Blenders. I plan on making a Sampler Quilt and I want to be sure I can use my stash. But only when on sale!

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    Trying to use up some of my stash - as in "scrappy bulls eye"'; that was a ton of fun....no matching!
    However a recent 50% off sale pulled me into LQS and...Oh my! - a treasure trove I couldn't resist. Silky Northcott will always attract me; bought some colors which are different for me: Visual Arts. I don't know what category but, to me, it's not traditional. Love it....how long will it sit while waiting for a project? Who knows!
    As for Christmas: I've plenty left over in that stash.
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    Using up stuff, and adding only what I need for project at hand, however I am sorely tempted when I hit the fabric stores, so I only go when I NEED something!

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    batiks and I am dying my own fabric

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    I need to be on an extreeme fabric diet, but I LOVE scraps and anything I can score for less than 2.99 a yard!

    Rae

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    Anything Christmassy

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    very little! however, when the weakness overcomes me i buy batiks.

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    oops,just added a kit to the list....it was a must have....;)

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    I was told when I started to quilt I had to have stach. Why? After using it up in church quilts. I only buy for the project and still have left over for church quilts.

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    My stash is collecting retro prints that former quilters are giving to me...I'm thrilled! :)

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    where is the thread about the jelly roll. I think I missed it. I only have one jelly roll but don't know what to do with it. Also how do you know what kind of material too buy unless you have a quilt in mind. I don't have a quilt in mind but when I go too Wal-mart there is so much pretty material that if I had the money I would pick up some of it. Also I have tons of old shirts and things my DH brings in from the goodwill and all of them say 100% cotton but they don't all feel a like. Do you go ahead and just use them all together or do you separate the 100% cotton according too thinkness. How do I began too cut the shirts up without an idea or a pattern to go by? Thanks for your time.

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    Same diet here no more room, and saving money to get some larger UFO's quilted by longarm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnajean
    I'm on a stash diet until I use up some of what I have.
    Also on a stash diet -- not visiting my shops as much except the local one. Actually thinking about not even purchasing my cherished Kansas Troubles.

    The economy & our current situation warrants I be a little more frugal. Hard; yes, but I don't feel confidant in the future.

    I'm glad I have purchased quite a bit the past 4 years since I started. It'll keep me busy.

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