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Thread: What's your weakness

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    Junior Member G-Maw Wilda's Avatar
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    I have trouble with passing up fabric in any store that has it, I have to look at all of it. I usually end up buying some before I leave the store. My worse problem is quilt books, I didn't realize how many I had until I got ready to put them all together. I think that I have a book with every pattern in print. Just ask, I probably have itl.

    Lately, I have been taking cake decorating classes, so far I love them.

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    Books, books, and more books! They can't seem to print them fast enough to satisfy my need to find new combinations! My second vice would be 3 yards of a fantastic print. I'm such a quiltiholic!

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    I always have to check out the new books when I go to the LQS, also, but I have no more room to put them when I come home! :(
    I have discovered the library at my guild and the public one also! :lol: I can get my fix, and give them back! :lol:
    Juneeloonee, are you new? Welcome to the board from St. Louis! :lol:

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    Thanks to this board I have found a new obsession... fabric on eBay. I was browsing posts and read someone mention buying fabric on eBay. I never thought of it, never realized that there were sellers of fabric.

    So.... I took a look. Bought a 8 FQ set of beautiful blues and yellows. Then when I decided what I was going to do with it I needed a yard of two of the fabrics, bought that. Then another yard of a green for vines. Then 5 yards for a background fabric. Then a pattern I liked and of course, 31 FQs of Civil War reproduction to make the pattern.

    I am VERY SERIOUSLY eyeing a set of 140 FQs for $149!! I almost hit that button last night and I really don't think I will be able to resist for long.

    I never really had a stash, only bought as I needed it but wow... they are all so beautiful and I can just imagine the cubbyhole shelves in my sewing room filled with fabric.

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    LiveToQuilt....we NEED to see your crazy quilts with the embellishments.......we might want to have another "weakness" after we SEE what you are doing with yours. :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-Maw Wilda
    I have trouble with passing up fabric in any store that has it, I have to look at all of it. I usually end up buying some before I leave the store. My worse problem is quilt books, I didn't realize how many I had until I got ready to put them all together. I think that I have a book with every pattern in print. Just ask, I probably have itl.

    Lately, I have been taking cake decorating classes, so far I love them.
    Watch out !!!!! It has just begun !!! The more you have, the more you want. I have spent most of this week, cleaning out, re-organizing my "cake closet." It's addictive. And books -- well, you just can't have enough. CDs, too. And then there are the pictures of beautiful cakes on line. I'm a duck that doesn't know how to store things in the computer, so I PRINT everything I want to keep. I have volumes. And it goes on, and on, and on, and on, and..................

    Happy baking.

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    My weakness is remnants. Somehow I can justify spending if it's reduced to less than half of its original price.

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    GailG: When you see something on the Internet that you like and want to come back to all you have to do is add it to your FAVORITES . At the top of your computer screen you'll see file/edit/view/FAVORITES/tools/Help. Click on Favorites and it'll take you to another screen that asks if you want to ADD TO FAVORITES. Click on ADD to FAVorites and it'll ask you where you want it saved. You can create a new file such as (Cakes on the Internet) then hit OK. You now have that site in your FAVORITES. Good Luck! I use to print everything too until it became crystal clear they don't make a house large enough for everything I was interested in saving so I learned to use the FAVORITES and I love it. I have files : Recipes then under recipes I have subfiles with cake, pies, candy, etc. I've done the same with my Favorites for Quilts with subfiles for Applique patterns, Quick & Easy Patterns, Rag Quilts, Dresden Plate Quilts, How to TIPS, etc. Works great.

    Good luck,
    Feathers

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    Hmmm, 6 pages of weakness confessions so far......

    My current weakness is applique patterns. I have accumulated enough for several lifetimes but still covet more.

    I still have a soft spot for old sewing machines, but my husband convinced me sell off my collection about ten years ago. He had a point. I loved them, but I never used them because I prefer my modern Bernina. They were collecting dust. At least I found a fellow collector who I'm sure has loved them as much as I did.

    Now I satisfy my craving for old machines by purchasing inexpensive ones at thrift stores and fixing them up to donate. A local non-profit conducts quilting classes for the disabled, and many of the people would like to sew at home but can't afford a machine. I've donated a lot of fabric, books and magazines to that non-profit too.

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    Prism, what a wonderful way to have your cake and eat it, too! How nice to help others! :lol:

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    Feathers, thank you sooo much for the mini tute. I will try. My kids have tried, but I'm so lost in the fifties.... I have registered for a computer class at the public library in March.. Perhaps then I will be able to do a little more. Thanks again. :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    Hmmm, 6 pages of weakness confessions so far......

    My current weakness is applique patterns. I have accumulated enough for several lifetimes but still covet more.

    I still have a soft spot for old sewing machines, but my husband convinced me sell off my collection about ten years ago. He had a point. I loved them, but I never used them because I prefer my modern Bernina. They were collecting dust. At least I found a fellow collector who I'm sure has loved them as much as I did.

    Now I satisfy my craving for old machines by purchasing inexpensive ones at thrift stores and fixing them up to donate. A local non-profit conducts quilting classes for the disabled, and many of the people would like to sew at home but can't afford a machine. I've donated a lot of fabric, books and magazines to that non-profit too.
    Congratulations. What an awesome thing you are doing. You will be rewarded.

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    My DH says my weakness is this Forum! (oh, and fabric!)

    K x

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    I agree with k3n. I could get alot more finished if I could stay OFF here.. ha ha ha But I love all the pictures and all the good advice and suggestions.....

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    I've decided not to close the closet doors that hide the fabric. If I have it in my face, I will not buy it. Must not buy anymore, I have way too much fabric!

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    Prism: Good for you for donating to the folks who want to learn but don't have a machine. I'm sure they so appreciate having the machine available to use. The only way we learn and increase our skill is by doing so your donations are furthing this along. Bless you.


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    Absolutely, and it's such great inspiration. When you work alone you can get in a 'rut' and kkep churning out the same sort of stuff; I've never really got into machine piecing and would NEVER have thought of Izy's d9p in a million years but I've really enjoyed doing it.

    This forum is like being a part of a huge quilting group, there's a real sense of community. I love sewing with my laptop at the side of me, then i here the little bing bong that someone's posted on a topic I'm watching and go have a 'look see' - it's like you guys are all here with me!

    k x

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