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    You know you're a quilter when...

    You know you are a quilter when...

    At the beginning of every month, you mentally balance your checkbook to see how much you have left to spend at the LQS! And then SOME months, (ok, ok, MOST months!) you double that amount and make up excuses for why you were able to do it! LOL

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    LOL!

    You know you're a quilter when you go out to buy a plug for the new kitchen range about to be delivered and end up at the fabric store (only $40 this trip! =D) before you can make it home.
    Being skinny isn't easy, so I gave up and opted for being sexy instead. (aunty acid)

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    You know you're a quilter when: every time you get into the car, your darling son asks if he has to go to a fabric store
    I used to be "hot", now it's just "hot flashes!"

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    You know you are a quilter when your 4 year old asks to go to JoAnn's or Hobby Lobby....and has her own stash to cut on.
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    You know you are a quilter when the very first thing your friends ask you when they haven't seen you in a while is "So what quilt are you working on now?" (And these are your non-quilting friends...'cause your quilter friends already know what quilt you are working on!)

    (My nine-year-old daughter already has an enormous stash as well, Sabrina.)

    Alison

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    Another one: You know you are a quilter when you have a cart full of fabric on several sites and just waiting for the money to come in or when you don't think hubby will notice the $100 on the CC. lol.

    Alison, she knows which is her box. She loves just to cut up fabric. She also likes to play with my bigger pieces if I am done with them for the moment, they make great play blankets for her dollie. lol
    Sabrina
    Mommy to a 6 year old little girl, 3 dogs, 5 cats, and 2 fish. lol Life keeps me busy but when I have a moment, I love to sew
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    Quote Originally Posted by tngal22 View Post
    She loves just to cut up fabric. She also likes to play with my bigger pieces if I am done with them for the moment, they make great play blankets for her dollie. lol
    That's great! Mine started sticking scraps together with Scotch tape (some leftovers from my stuff, some raggedly cut fabric of her own - kiddy craft scissors don't do well on fabric!). A lot of the "blocks" she made were really neat (especially since she was about five at the time) so I carefully removed the tape and sewed the little pieces together. This made her very happy, and about every six months she gives me another one to applique for her. Someday I will assemble all of her blocks into a quilt...

    And next week I am going to do a little at home summer sewing camp for her, and teach her the basics on my old Singer (which belonged to my Mum - this makes me so happy).

    Alison

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    You know you are a quilter and love fabric when you leave your cell phone at home and your daughter can reach you at the fabric store and they know you by name.

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    AND you know when you're a quilter when you send your son to the fabric store so you can keep sewing and they know who he is by sight! LOL

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    You know you're a quilter when:

    you have a quilt magazine in the bathroom instead of a Reader's Digest

    you have duct taped your purse together instead of buying a new one but you can spend $10 per yard for batiks
    Nikki in MO

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    You know your a quilter when your family/friends/guests leave your home with loose threads attached to their clothes!!!
    will quilt 4EVER

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hattie Frances View Post
    You know you are a quilter and love fabric when you leave your cell phone at home and your daughter can reach you at the fabric store and they know you by name.
    Made me laugh.

    Annie

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    you know you're a quilter when your daughter, who's lived in SC for the past 12 years, goes to Hancock's and Hobby Lobby and they ask about me....

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    You know you are a quilter when you call the fabric store and they recognize your voice immediately. Also, you know you are a quilter when you are driving in your car to the grocery store/hair salon and you end up in front of the fabric store instead!
    "Be yourself...everyone else is taken."
    Strong people don't put others down...they build them up."
    "Remember that your instincts are more important than rules"

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    Quote Originally Posted by beadywoman View Post
    AND you know when you're a quilter when you send your son to the fabric store so you can keep sewing and they know who he is by sight! LOL
    Ditto with your DH... LOL!
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    You know you are a quilter - when friends at work pick threads off your clothes and tell you they love the color!
    If life gives you lemons, make a margarita.

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