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Thread: When do you have too much fabric?

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    Senior Member ArlaJo's Avatar
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    When do you have too much fabric?

    First let me say I needed more fabric like I nee another 20 pounds. That said I got an e-mail from the LQS that they were having a sale on a close out line of Jinny Beyer. Her reds are so beautiful and I love her golds and yellows,and greens and blues. Well you know what I mean!!! And they had a 20 pack of her fat quarters for $19.95. Well $130.00 later I left there a very happy woman. And stopped at the shop in Tacoma and bought $73.00 worth of fabric for the twin greats coming soon. And I have an order coming from Connecting threads. I am so glad I have a DH that understands and encourages me.

    And shop hop this month!!! My mantra :::: I will not shop::::I will not shop::::I will not shop:::
    Bet that don't work either!!!!

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    When do you have too much fabric??? when you ask that question!!!!

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    For me, it's too much fabric when I can no longer keep it organized enough to find what I am looking for quickly.

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    there is no such thing as 'too much fabric' unless you can not use what you have- just stuff it in boxes in the attic or basement (hoarder) and never part with any...I have (literally probably a ton of fabric) I am in it all the time- when any of my family, quilty friends, crafty people come by & see something they want, need, love I have no problem sharing-as long as it is on the shelves it is 'free game' for anyone who has a use for it- if I am in a current project the fabrics I need are out- anything else they can help them selves to- only rule---they have to use it- not waste it....my daughter, sister, granddaughter's & nephew all love (shopping) in my sewing room.
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    You can never have too much fabric.

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    If I die before I get it all sewed up. Then I guess I had too much fabric. Until then, I will continue to keep making more quilts.
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    You CAN have too much when you can't find what you need !!! Been there, Done that !!!
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    When you can't close the door to your sewing room and the floor is sagging from the weight! For me I think it is a balance between having enough to be able to shop your stash and satisfying the need to buy.

    BTW, ArloJo, what quilt shops did you visit? I used to live in Tacoma, but that was before I took up quilting. I'm hoping to visit my family in the Tacoma/Seattle area sometime this summer and would love to visit some quilt shops.

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    When your floor falls in - YES, it did happen to me about a year ago. We had to take everything out of that room, take out the floor, clear to the ground. Really weird to open that door and step out on the ground, inside. Before I could put everything back in my son and his wife split up and he took over that empty room. I had to buy about $200 worth of plastic totes to put all of my fabric in and shift it around to all parts of my house and garage. But, I keep buying it and buying more totes to put it in. Plus, my BFF passed away and I got some of her fabric.
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    When do you have to much fabric ----- When you are a guest on TV show 'Hoarders'.
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    Pinkcastle.... I was at Ruby Street Quiltworks in Tumwater.

    There are so many great shops in the area that it impossible to go to all of them. Though I will try during Shop Hop. I just wish I had a best friend who liked to quilt as much as I like to piece. I am always behind on the quilting. I have to quilt this week so I can make baby quilts. Have 3 more to make.

    My GF makes the comment that her quilt shop is my sewing room. Love that.

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    You have too much fabric if: You have to buy the house next door when it went on sale so you could convert it to a fabric shed lol

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    Um....never...bwahahaaaa!!! Of course this is said by the gal who has an entire room devoted just to fabrics..
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    It doesn't matter how much fabric you have - you never have the right shade for a specific quilt so you have to buy more!

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    Well, I guess if there is some left over when I go to my reward, then I had too much. My husband tells me I will have lots left over...

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    if you don't have room to store it, then it's too much
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    Why, never! That was what came to mind when I saw the title of the thread.
    There is always that one special fabric you absolutely must have. Or you realise your stash is getting low in certain colours........ Or you have to stock up before....... Need I go on?

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    I do what I'm trying to do now. Work like crazy so I can get my day done (cause that's what pays for all the fabric I buy), and then sew like crazy in the afternoon/evening until my eyes cross. Enjoy your treasures!

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    You never have to much fabric, hence, the reason for another trip for more! Actually at our guild over the last year we have had two speakers that mentioned they go through their collection and give away anything they have not used in the last two years. So if there is anyone out there that feels that same way just PM me and I'll give you my address to accept any part of your fabric collection you want to part with any time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    For me, it's too much fabric when I can no longer keep it organized enough to find what I am looking for quickly.
    I agree. If you cannot see it or even find anymore then I think it may have turned into a compulsion.
    When it seems like the world is falling to pieces remember that the pieces are falling into place. We are nearing closer to the End Times.

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    For me, 'too much' (of anything) is when:

    It is easier to go out and buy more of whatever than to look for whatever that I KNOW I have in my stash.

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    When do you have too much fabric? When you qualify to be on the hoarding shows, where you can't walk thru your house or cook or do anything else because of the fabric. As long as you have bare spaces on your floor, and a place to eat, sleep and cook that is void of fabric and your bills are paid and you are happy, then you are good to go.

    Let me add that I have bought less than $20 worth of fabric since last summer. I put it all on shelves (well most of it) and I was happy with what I had and surprised that I had so much. More than I thought. Before displaying what I have, I always thought I needed more because it was out of site and out of mind. So for me, the one bookcase full, a few cubbies and some in boxes (only a couple) that I haven't went thru makes me happy. Now, I only go to buy when I need something and I no longer roam endlessly thru the store to see what I need. Now, if I could only do that at the grocery store, I might be able to save up enough to go on a real vacation.
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    You are good until your LQS starts calling and asking if you have some of this or a little of that.

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    My favorite LQS is closing. The whole store is 40% off. I said something to my husband that if I go I will come out at least $200 poorer. He said If you have a use for it, go to the shop. I almost 71yrs old and have heart failure. Can you guess who is picking up her sisters and Mother and going shopping today? ME!! My daughter tells me not to put anything in my sewing room in the will, just put her name on the door and mail her the key.

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