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Thread: Why I NEED to go fabric shoping

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    Why is it that every day as I sit and check out the message board I'm planning my next shopping trip in my head - I don't really NEED more fabric right at that moment, but I'm feeling I better go soon! - Like in about a half hour...

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    You Go Girl! just be sure to share pictures of the finds! lol

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    'cos it gives you a buzz.

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    I completely understand.. I have enough fabric to last me 10 lifetimes but there's days when i NEED to hit a fabric store and come back with 10+ yards more of fabric that I have no more space for in my sewing room.. But then there's days when I just want to sit and play with my fabric....

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt
    I completely understand.. I have enough fabric to last me 10 lifetimes but there's days when i NEED to hit a fabric store and come back with 10+ yards more of fabric that I have no more space for in my sewing room.. But then there's days when I just want to sit and play with my fabric....
    That must be it - my destination today is Mill End Textiles - very good prices - lots of flat folds off the bolt, piled up about 2 feet deep. They are always a mess, and for me to find what I don't realize I need, I have to straighten it all up - I should just get a job there..... (DISCOUNT?!?!)

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    I know the price of fabric is going up again so I;ve been buying up the colors I like.Then when times get hard I wont have purchase much,maybe some tone on tones to go with what I have.Probabaly spent $500-$600. in the last month but I caught it on sale for 4.99 yd for Moda

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjnesler
    my destination today is Mill End Textiles - very good prices - lots of flat folds off the bolt, piled up about 2 feet deep. They are always a mess, and for me to find what I don't realize I need, I have to straighten it all up - I should just get a job there..... (DISCOUNT?!?!)
    I worked there right after retiring... really built up my stash :)

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    I only needed a yard but that would have the swipe $6.oo on my bank card. So what to do but find more fabric that will be needed later. Ha Ha :mrgreen:

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    Whenever I am feeling blue or cranky, I will go to the fabric store. If money is tight, I just buy a fat quarter. My other half has told me on ocassion, "you are in a mood, you need to go look at fabric". And it works! I get ideas, not that I don't already have a million, and I get to see what is new. If I go to my favorite LQS, there is somebody to chat with!

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    Quote Originally Posted by charisma
    'cos it gives you a buzz.
    Hahahaha :thumbup: :thumbup:
    AND we are all enablers- okay I just fessed up.
    Anyone else???? hee hee

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    here's when you know it's bad - did anyone just text their message to the board while on the way to the fabric store?????? Not sayin' - just wonderin'........

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    I'm planning a trip to Marshall's Dry Goods with my quilting group in Oct. I'm eager to be immersed in fabric for a day! DH asked if I needed the luggage rack attached to the car. Good idea!

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    I can totally relate...my weakness is Connecting Threads...and Ebay...lol

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    I feel you all the way.It's so hard going through fabric withdrawl.

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    ha- I ended up going yesterday... came home with probably 15-20 yards... :shock: ..

    See what you started!!! :mrgreen:

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    I love to just look at fabric. But, I usually end up buying some.

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    It's still cheaper than therapy

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    Lol....there are lots of enablers here

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn
    Whenever I am feeling blue or cranky, I will go to the fabric store. If money is tight, I just buy a fat quarter. My other half has told me on ocassion, "you are in a mood, you need to go look at fabric". And it works! I get ideas, not that I don't already have a million, and I get to see what is new. If I go to my favorite LQS, there is somebody to chat with!
    I'm going to have to try that.

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    Sometimes a bit of fabric is just what the doctor ordered :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Quote Originally Posted by charisma
    'cos it gives you a buzz.
    Hahahaha :thumbup: :thumbup:
    AND we are all enablers- okay I just fessed up.
    Anyone else???? hee hee
    Yesterday I "felt the need" to go touch some fabric. I went to Hancock's and the lady there asked if I needed help with finding something. I told her, "no, I just need to touch some fabric". She laughed and said, "Go ahead and touch it all if it makes you feel better". I said I would. I did end up buying 3 fat quarters.

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    I caught the Connecting Threads Warehouse Sale here in Central Ohio. Now I have just re-arranged my fabric into file cabinets - several file cabinets in my new sewing room, (half of my basement). Connecting threads contributed 16 lbs of fabric to the stash. I have to put together some projects to clear space in the cabinets to store the new fabric. $2.96 a lb, which is about $1.00 - 1.50 a yard. Great Haul!!!

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    I caught the Connecting Threads Warehouse Sale here in Central Ohio. Now I have just re-arranged my fabric into file cabinets - several file cabinets in my new sewing room, (half of my basement). Connecting threads contributed 16 lbs of fabric to the stash. I have to put together some projects to clear space in the cabinets to store the new fabric. $2.96 a lb, which is about $1.00 - 1.50 a yard. Great Haul!!!

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    Well, this weekend hit three different quilt shops, two new that I had never been to before. It felt good, I felt good. And I maybe picked up 4 yds of fabric total but I did buy 4 patterns. (but that doesn't mean I won't go back for something I saw!)

    So it was a good weekend, I got out of the house, saw some new fabric, got some new ideas and was able to finish a project at home. Life is good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KwiltyKahy
    It's still cheaper than therapy
    Amen

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