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    You know you are a quilter when.......

    You will iron ten yards of fabric but not the family laundry

    You plan your vacation around quilt shows or quilt shops

    You feel your "stash" to calm yourself in stressful times

    You "see" quilts in things all around you


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    You know you are a quilter when.......

    You see someone wearing a gorgeous print, and wonder if you can borrow their clothing (or have it when they're done) because it is just the right pattern/color/shade to go in your quilt.

    :oops: I have actually done this :oops:

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    Moonpi: I've done the SAME thing.

    You know you are a quilter when:

    someone announces a little addition to the family coming in nine months and you immediately start going through your pattern stash to find just the right one for the new baby.

    You know you are a quilter when:

    It takes you the whole nine months to pick the pattern, fabric and actually complete the darn thing! (And all the parents have to worry about is the name!)

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    when your 27 year old son is still waiting for his high school graduation quilt. :!:

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    ...When you will gladly clean and organize your sewing room for hours if necessary, but can only "allow" 15 or 20 minutes for mopping the floors in the rest of the house.

    ...When you lay down at night with a million things from the day causing you to toss, turn, & worry and your saving grace is the calm thinking of a fantasy fabric shopping adventure brings to your restless mind.

    ... You go through your house and wonder what else would look good quilted- couch pillows, seat cushions, etc...

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    You spend hours online looking for just the right pattern. :D

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    You know you are a quilter when....the seasons new styles don't work but you love the wonderful colors and patterns.

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    You know your a quilter when ... you tell your child its time to get their own place because you need their room too for your stash


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    omigosh!!! please don't tell my son i said that, too.

    i always tell him as long as i have a home so does he. but if i had to give his room back to him i don't know what i'd do! :shock: ROFLBO

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    I did give my son his room back in Dec now time to take it back form him I WANT IT NOW

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    [quote=Carla P]...When you will gladly clean and organize your sewing room for hours if necessary, but can only "allow" 15 or 20 minutes for mopping the floors in the rest of the house.

    Been there Carla. I wonder if dust bunnies could be used for batting? Hummmmmm!!!!!! Now that's an idea.

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    :lol: :lol: I'm not sure but when I can allow a couple of extra minutes to gather a few I'll let you know... :lol: :lol:

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    I can't keep them still long enough to catch them. But bet the lint in the dryer trap would work better so thick and soft

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    Honestly, I did wonder about that... but only once... & no, I didn't try it... it fell apart before I made it to my sewing room... :oops: :lol: j/k Sometimes you'd love to though!! :D I do place used dryer sheets in with my fabric stash for a couple of days on occasion, just to give them a hint of the fresh smell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ceannastahr
    I can't keep them still long enough to catch them. But bet the lint in the dryer trap would work better so thick and soft
    That reminds me of a quilt show a few years ago. A lady there had a sewing machine that had about maybe 8 or more needles. Using no thread at all she took different colored dryer lint and sewed the lint right onto plain white muslin. The machine needles actually pressed the lint into the fab creating a soft suttle hue. It was very pretty but expensive. Anyone else seen this? What's it called?

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    Wool felting machine...

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    Thanks Carla. I wondered tho how well it washed afterwards. I'd hate to do all that work and then have all my lint go down the drain.

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    They say the wool, yarns & such hold up pretty well to the process, but I agree with you... that would be awful for everything to end up right back where it started from... which would be my luck! :lol:

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    Debbie, I think what she had was a needle felting machine. The needles use no thread, they just pounce up and down and whatever they go through (felt, yarn, roving, etc) bonds to bottom material. You can do this by hand without a machine. Clover (for one) sells the pouncing needles and pad. It's a fun stress reliever and like you wrote, very pretty :-)

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    http://www.woolcrafting.com/needle-felting.html
    This might be what you are talking about. Hope it helps. 8) Betty

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    Thanks Betty I believe that's it. I guess it can be washed.

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    You know you're a quilter when you're sitting on the toilet at a restruant looking down at the floor tile and thinking "that would make a pretty block" and then do a rubbing with paper towels and a pencil. Been there.

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    Good one Debbie!!!! :lol:

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    Debbie, that's a winner. You definately are a quilter! ROFLMBO

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    Thank you Boo. I'm glad to make you laugh today but it's a true story.

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