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    Senior Member johanka's Avatar
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    How many people buy extra yards when they don't need it to finish their project?
    Joan

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    I do!

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    I do too. I am so afraid I won't have enough.

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    I do.

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    I definitely do, you just never know if you will cut something wrong and need more fabric. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaQuilter
    I definitely do, you just never know if you will cut something wrong and need more fabric. :)
    ditto
    or for when the pattern has it planned out nip and tuck for quantities
    or for when I decide to make a change to the original pattern, fabric A instead of B etc.
    or when I want it to be a little larger!
    or ... or ... or ... or ....

    Of course, there's a limit as to HOW MUCH extra!

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    Depends on what pattern/color it is and how much it costs.:)

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    It depends on how much I like the fabric. But I usually will add a smudge for the mistakes I make cutting it seems all the time.

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    I'm afraid so

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    I always add 1/4yd over what a pattern says I need -- more if I like the fabric. If I am simply buying randome fabric I tend to buy enough to make uncut borders.

    That said, I have been trying to be good so I only picked up the extra 1/4yd for a piece of Halloween fabric I needed -- now I need more and it is gone. Sigh. :(

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    Another reason ..... to allow for the change in yardage, when it shrinks in the pre-wash!



    And as I often say ... it's for my inventory aka stash! :)

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    me too

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    not me.. I buy only what i think I need.. unless DH is with me.. then he tells them to cut double of what ever I ask for... he knows me so well... and is my enabler!!! LOL

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    I buy for stash, not for a specific project, so it's all extra yardage. :)

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    ALWAYS, that is how we get "stash". :thumbup:

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    I do for sure...been there to many times of not having enough fabric and finding out the fabric is no longer availble. I always buy an extra 6 inches. If I don't use it I have that much more to add to my scrap tote. When I get enough scrap I sew them into scrappy quilts.

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    I don't normally but I have had patterns where I wondered if the designer had ties the fabric companines. I have made 2 just in the last couple of months that the fabric requirements were considerably more than what I needed to make the top.

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    I do. I have come up short in the past and do not want to be caught short again.

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    I DO! Otherwise, I wouldn't have 6 plastic tubs and some cardboard boxes chock full of fabric to enjoy looking through, unfolding and refolding, reorganizing into a new storage system I've thought up, transferring from one location to another, etc. It's a GOOD thing, though. And among quilters, I don't think I'd stand out as a weird-o. lol

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    I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluteddi
    not me.. I buy only what i think I need.. unless DH is with me.. then he tells them to cut double of what ever I ask for... he knows me so well... and is my enabler!!! LOL
    mine does the same thing

    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I do. I need the extra for my stash.

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    I do ...as my paranoia about running out runs deep after getting to the final part of a project and not having enough to finish. All it took was once ... and it is permanently ingrained in my memory. I get that anxious feeling about running out every time I start a planned quilt

    My fondness for scrap quilts has grown as there is no danger of me ever running out.

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    Growing up my foster mother made almost all of my clothes and she wanted to squeeze out every inch she could and sometimes, actually often times, she would either be short fabric and have to make it up other places; like in seams or hems......when I grew up and starting buying and sewing I always buy a little extra just to be sure ! If the pattern called for 1-1/2 yards she would buy 1-1/4 yd.....and actually she never saved money that way because whatever she made was skimpy......no seams to let out or hems to lengthen....she was raised during the depression and that explains a lot....

    ON THE OTHER HAND, she was the sweetest most loving caring person in the whole world...to take in a 3 year old when she and her husband were in their late 40's and raise me with so much love and caring....so what if she was a 1/4 yd short here or there !

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    I always round up and sometimes add a little more. I make a lot of mistakes.....Measuring, cutting...you name it :oops:

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