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Thread: when does your stash become hoarding

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    I have to tell you I lied. I've lived for years with the rule of never having more supplies than were needed for the project that I was working on. And then only one project at any one time. But Quilting has defeated me. I now have a stash of 5 fat quarters and I'm looking to add an oriental panel and some coordinating fabrics. This is addicting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkhooper
    I now have a stash of 5 fat quarters and I'm looking to add an oriental panel and some coordinating fabrics. This is addicting.
    Looks like you still have it under control. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    Quote Originally Posted by tkhooper
    I now have a stash of 5 fat quarters and I'm looking to add an oriental panel and some coordinating fabrics. This is addicting.
    Looks like you still have it under control. lol
    just a little addiction ... whew! I was worried when she started her confession! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by omak
    I admit to NOTHING!
    I am so glad I looked at this one. I can't stop laughing. I admit to nothing either. Maybe I'll admit to being a packrat. I don't so much save stuff but I have a thing for fabric and sewing and craft stuff. There were a few years that I had no income and clung to stuff I could make or sell. I knew someday I would retire and bought fabric at yard sales and on sale and put it away. Then I got apple boxes at the grocery store and sorted the scraps/yardage by color. When I moived from Ga to Ala I brought more fabric than anything else. I had a job this time but still couldn't resist a sale. It's not all cotton. But now I'm retired and enjoying the nuts I squirreled away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvstoquilt301
    I am coming late into this discussion. I think it is VERY selfish to hold onto all that fabric. There are many people who would love to use this for charity quilts.

    It makes me think of the fairy tale about King Midas....or the toddler who gathers all his toys around him and then cannot play with anything because his hands are full.
    I think she is definitely helping the local quilt stores stay in business. What she does with her purchases really is her choice. Now if the space was needed for something else and she was using it for a stash she wasn't going to use, I would think that was selfish. If she got the fabric for free and didn't share with others, I would consider that selfish too. However, it seems she is buying this fabric with her own money.

    I have a very large stash, most of which I purchased myself. Mine is getting reorganized because I had to move it three times in the last few years, but I would be very distressed if I was called selfish because I wasn't willing to share my stash with others. I am mostly a dreamer right now, but I have plans for so much of my stash that I wouldn't want to donate mine to charity just because right now I am not using most of it.

    (I have given away a bunch of the fabric that was given to me, but only when I believe that it will be used in a project and not just re-stashed into another person's "someday" collection.)

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    Just so everybody knows I have gone back to WM several times hoping to run into the lady who has the extremely large stash but I haven't seen her yet. I am extremely curious as what she does with all of the fabric. I am dumbfounded by the whole thing.
    I also want to thank each and everyone of you that have posted on this thread. I have read every comment. You all are such interesting ppl. Thank You Carrie

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrs. fitz
    I went back and looked at the picture and sure enough, I used to have one when I made a lot of my clothing. I think it was a large portable surface for laying out and pinning fabric and patterns which folded into nothing when not in use. I think (think being the key word) pattern pieces could be lined up accurately for placement of darts, etc. by using the marked lines.
    I agree; it looks like a portable area for cutting out patterns. I used one for years when sewing. I either used it on top of my dining table to protect the surface or on the carpet so I wouldn't cut the fibers and/or pin the pattern to the carpet.

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    Hi,

    If you have clothes to get rid of please take them to nursing homes as those people really appreciate it. I took 6 bags of clothes, purses, shoes, shavers, hair dryers to them and the manager of the nursing home said wow, wish more people would donate to them.

    She also sent me a thank you note! I have some more things to take to them! Cleaning out the closet for spring cleaning!

    Karen
    Quote Originally Posted by Barbm
    after reading this I realize I am not a hoarder but I have a lot of fabric and it's time to let some go. I have boxes to mail to my 2 DDs- I use fabric as "bubble wrap". They will love it- they are both new to sewing and don't have a lot of stash.

    And I guess I will take the 4 bags of clothes to Salvation Army tomorrow- then I won't be "hoarderlike" in my formal living room. :)

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