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Thread: When do you buy the least amount of fabric?

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    Is there a month of the year, or season, when you do NOT buy as much fabric as other times?

    Just wonderin'...

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    During the winter when the heating bills are the highest, I rarely buy anything.

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    Right now because I am on a tight budget. It is not looking like that season is changing anytime soon.

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    February 30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom
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    Good one!

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    I like that DogHouseMom!

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    When I have the Least amount of money!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom
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    Oh, that was funny!

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    I was going to say I'm pretty satisfied with what I already have.... then realized I'm trading some patterns for fabric!!!!!! That has kept me out of the stores for the past month or so.. other than that I don't think there's a particular time when I buy less....

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    I buy the least in January and Feb. I am usually coming down from the fall and Christmas stuff I have sewn... and I need a bit of a break... plus I have all the scraps from the Frenzy of it all.
    I try to work on the "put aside "project that I may have purchased fabric but just did not get to during the "frenzy time".
    The January sales may occasionally break my hibernation or if I just need to have a nice bright fabric in my collection to pick up the dark days.
    It seems even the LQS are not getting to much in during Jan.. maybe ... and inventory issue?!!

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    I buy the least amount when there are few or no sales. Just me. I need a bargain or I don't spend. I have too much to just buy more at the regular prices.

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    I agree with Lori S. January ad February are my low fabric months. I've been shopping and sewing and wrapping for a couple months previous and I want to do something else all together. I'll do some crocheting and then start a scrappy quilt or finish one of those UFOs. I'm starting to itch now.

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    Depends on my mood (not time of the month thing) but I am an emotional shopper when the mood hits the CC runs and hides

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    When I am overwhelmed with projects!
    Still have to use the eagle fabric I bought from you....it's next in line after I finish the current quilt.

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    During the summer when the kids are home on vacation. All the extra money goes to having extra food in the home.

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    When I run out of money :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    During the summer when the kids are home on vacation. All the extra money goes to having extra food in the home.
    So true! Plus I am out in the garden.

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    Yeah, I don't seem to have a specific time of year either. Seems I am a feast or famine buyer. I go on massive splurges then abstain for several months, then splurge again then fast again. I do tend to save splurge time for specific events like if I know I am attending a quilt show I will save up purchasing to blow on show specials. But if I stumble across a too good to pass up sale (like the recent fabric depot blowout of batiks for $5 PY) I will not hesitate to stock up. If I am on a serious buying fast I avoid temptation and won't go looking at any sites that may tempt me.

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    After January to about June I think. In January I may spend a bit using gift cards I've gotten as gifts, but then I'll realize how much fabric I have and how much I spent on fabric before Christmas to do gifts, and I'll resolve to use up my stash. I'll do really good until about June, and then once my resolve breaks, I'll buy like crazy, and then it will be time to start thinking about Christmas gifts again...

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    I teach so the beginning of the school year and the end are super busy for me. I tend not to buy much then because I can't find the time! Other than that, I buy in spurts too.

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    I think Summer too, just because I am in the garden so much there is less time tosew, quilt or even shop!

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    i think it would be the summer time when there is too many things going on in the house and i mean a lot of happy time things family wise love it.

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    For me it's January and June-Sept that I don't buy. I teach so the summer is sewing time, and January I'm recovering from Christmas.

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    Summertime! Quilting goes to the wayside when the weather is beautiful out! I live in Western WA so we have more milder summers than a lot of you. We tend to spend the summer outdoors fishing, camping, gardening and just enjoying the sun once the rain finally stops!

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    I buy the least amount when I don't go to the LQS.

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