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Thread: YOU KNOW YOU'RE A QUILTER IF:

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    I saw Jeff Foxworthy the other day and thought about how it applies to quilting.

    Here is the first one

    You know you are a quilter if "the first thing you think of when you see a neat tile floor in the bathroom while doing your buisness is "how can I make that into a quilt"

    You know you are a quilter if "the first thing that comes to mind while buying your son a T shirt is how it will look in a quilt after he outgrows it."

    I thought of so many the other day and now I am stuck. Ya'll help me out with some of these.


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    You know you are a quilter when the nurse is taking off threads off your pants in the examing room....boy was I embarassed.

    You know you are a quilter when you are on vacation and on a super highway and there is a sign for a quilt shop and you make DH get off at the next exit to look for the store. An hour or more gone from the day's drive.

    You know you are a quilter when UPS delivers a package and DH just assumes it is fabric. He is surprised sometimes when it is medications.

    You know you are a quilter when you have to sneak fabric into the house, so DH doesn't kow how much you actually spend on fabric.

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    You comment on quilts in the background at the movies.

    It's official...I'm a quilter....saw Kit Kittredge yesterday and was wondering what block was on the bed and ooh and aahed over the 1930s reproduction fabrics used for the costumes.

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    You know your a quilter when you make your "sick" husband wait in the car for 45 minutes while you shop at the quilt store- since you were "already out" for that pesky Dr.'s appt.


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    GOOD ONE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachlady
    You know you are a quilter when the nurse is taking off threads off your pants in the examing room....boy was I embarassed.

    You know you are a quilter when you are on vacation and on a super highway and there is a sign for a quilt shop and you make DH get off at the next exit to look for the store. An hour or more gone from the day's drive.

    You know you are a quilter when UPS delivers a package and DH just assumes it is fabric. He is surprised sometimes when it is medications.

    You know you are a quilter when you have to sneak fabric into the house, so DH doesn't kow how much you actually spend on fabric.



    I so have been there. My husband uses the lint roller on me before we go anywhere because I have thread hanging.

    I use to hide fabric in the bottom of my trunk until I was alone at the house and then I would unload the car.

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    Here is a good one. You know you are a quilter if your fabric collection is worth more than your car. LOL

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    got another one.

    I was sewing a shirt he other day and you quilters will understand this

    You know you are a quilter if the 5/8 seam allowance for clothes looks over 2 times as big as you are use to and your UPS delivery man asks if he can deliver your fabric every other day becaue he is tired of driving all the way to your house.

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    You know your a quilter when you have more threads tangled in your vacuum's beater bar than anything else! (me two nights ago).

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    You know you're a quilter when you think of quilts to make for events that are way off in the future. (like for my sister's wedding, when she doesn't have a man)

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    I love this. Keep them coming.

    She does not have a man... that is priceless

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    You know you're a quilter if your kids ask what you bought shopping and when you say fabric, they say 'well, that's a given, what else did you get'

    You know you're a quilter when your sister calls and the only places you can think to meet are quilt shops.

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    You know you're a quilter when you pack for a vacation, you pack an empty suitcase inside your BIG suitcase so you have room for all the fabric you intend on buying.

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    how about hiding you sewing machine in your suitcase so the hubby does not know you are bringing it.

    tricia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tricia
    how about hiding you sewing machine in your suitcase so the hubby does not know you are bringing it.

    tricia
    Oh, I like that one, but since the ONLY mode of traveling I can do at the moment is flying, that's a bit hard. Plus, my machine weighs a ton! lol

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    Yep, I'm a quilter :) last week at work, one of the sales admins was tossing out about 20 of the drivers' work shirts after cutting off the Pepsi label from the pockets. All were in good condition, 100% cotton in a medium blue plaid check pattern. I drug them all out of the trash can, all the time thinking "wow! these will make awsome quilts!" I even went and asked for more :)

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    if...

    the only gift you can think of for weddings and babies is a quilt

    and

    your family and friends all own quilts you have given them (and if they don't, your next projects will go to those still without)

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    Well what do you know. I thought I was odd..... LOL well you all know I am. Loads of the house here in the village have beautiful tiles on the outside walls, I keep looking at them and thinking now that would make a lovely quilt.. :lol: :lol:

    Gosh I have turned into a quilter :D :D :D

    Elle

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    Last year there was a big ice storm and that day if you got to the sote between 9 and 10 am you go and extra 10 percent off the 30 percent off fabric. I made my hubby drive on the ice to get me there on time.

    so. you know you are a quilter if nothing keeps you from a sale at the quilt store

    another time My hubby had just got out of the hospital and you guessed it. He had to fend for himself while I went to the sale LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachlady
    You know you are a quilter when you have to sneak fabric into the house, so DH doesn't kow how much you actually spend on fabric.
    you know you are a quilter when you read that and think "i sure am glad i'm not married!" :lol:

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    You know you are a quilter:

    1. If you buy a treadle machine just in case the electricity goes out :mrgreen:

    2. You call your best friend and the whole conversation is about the quilts you both are working on... 8)

    3. Your husband immediately turns the car around to go to a quilt shop you pass on the road without even saying anything! :wink:

    4. You've been asked, "What are you going to do with all those quilts?"
    (and your answer is - stack 'em up and make a path through the house!)

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    You know you are a quilter--when in church you are copying the pattern from the shirt of the man setting in front of you because you know it will make a great quilt block.

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    You know you're a quilter when you buy yards of beautiful fabric just to cut it apart and sew it back together. But that's okay, because you save every little scrap that's left over til your sewing room would probably be condemned as a fire trap - if the inspector could even get in the door.

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    my husband just said "you know you are married to a quilter when you see a mosaic of somesort and think she could make a great quilt from that LOL

    tricia

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    You know you're a quilter when you are talking about buying a batt and you don't mean baseball.

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