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    Quote Originally Posted by createfourpaws View Post
    At least you have closets to hide and stuff your stuff in. I have only 1 closet for my clothes....LOL I have no storage space in my apartment. UGH it gets crazy when you have no where to hid anything.
    Have you tried the freezer? Just don't wrap your fabric in white butchers paper!

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    Quote Originally Posted by createfourpaws View Post
    At least you have closets to hide and stuff your stuff in. I have only 1 closet for my clothes....LOL I have no storage space in my apartment. UGH it gets crazy when you have no where to hid anything.
    Actually, in the house the closet space was awful. My son's room had a decent closet, but still not big enough for him in his clothes horse stage. In our bedroom we had one closet the size of a coffin. That actually worked out well as my husband kept his clothes in a very large closet downstairs which also was built to serve as his dresser. Made me happy because he was up at 5:00 am to go to work and not rummaging around the bedroom. On the other hand, it didn't work out too well for him since he had no clothes after the flood. Our house was a little cottage that was originally a beach house and I guess people didn't bring much to wear during the summer in the 1920s! Very tough to adjust to after living with walk in closets for the years before we bought the house. The closets here are a luxury and when we rebuild I will make sure I have tons of them! Or maybe I'll just stop hoarding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BertieD View Post
    Have you tried the freezer? Just don't wrap your fabric in white butchers paper!
    Being single I have no need to hide any of my purchases from anyone. so no need to put them in the freezer. LOL beside I have the freezer full with food.
    Cindy R in Dallas, TX

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    When I was active with a quilting class, we had different project ideas every week. A accumulated a lot during that time hoping to do EVERY project. Now I have a well-organized stash and cannot justify any more fabric until I've made a dent in what I have. Sometimes I am pleasantly surprised to find one I had forgotten about. My sister-in-law is possibly going to begin quilting so I can offer her access.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaiatender View Post
    When I was active with a quilting class, we had different project ideas every week. A accumulated a lot during that time hoping to do EVERY project. Now I have a well-organized stash and cannot justify any more fabric until I've made a dent in what I have. Sometimes I am pleasantly surprised to find one I had forgotten about. My sister-in-law is possibly going to begin quilting so I can offer her access.
    Now you tell me fabric must be justified to buy????? Why didn't sometime tell me that a Looooongggg time ago? LOL!
    Prayers for Robin...
    Luvstoquilt, what a pretty quilt you made!
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    luvstoquilt- the little quilt you made is very pretty.....love all the pinks.

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    Yes, I'm wondering now -- have I been doing it wrong? Buying fabric without it being justified? I buy it when it says "I wanta go home with yewwwwww!"

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    I bought a yard of beautiful orange fabric once and my sister said to me 'now what are you going to do with a yard?' I said I dunno but it's just so purty! About a year later I saw a pattern I fell in love with -- sailboats in a log cabin type setting in teals and cool blues. So guess what my sailboats were made of -- yep, the beautiful orange fabric. If I can find the picture, I'll show you.Name:  Sailboats 001.JPG
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    This is just the top and I think the pattern was called "Smooth Sailing" by Carolyn Beam, from Quiltmaker #133, May/June 2010. I put a really neat aquatic print of fishies as a six-inch border all around the quilt. And then I gave it to my sister who had questioned my orange fabric purchase, haha. Shows her what you can do with a yard of orange!

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    Bertie, your sailboat quilt is beautiful! I love the pattern and I have a similar one that's on my bucket list to do!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rwquilts View Post
    Now you tell me fabric must be justified to buy????? Why didn't sometime tell me that a Looooongggg time ago? LOL!
    Prayers for Robin...
    Luvstoquilt, what a pretty quilt you made!
    I don't like this rule and I'm not doing it.....
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    Bertie, I love your orange with sailboats! I was into mustard yellow, put it aside, started working with toxic green, sitting on my ironing board-now thirties, bet Ms Grace hopes I don't get them colors mixed up with her little DQ! I had such a clever idea today, I thought I would send a pic of little buttons I painted for DQ so I got out my .i phone, thinking ah-ha!!! I'll get a pic to send this way! No dice. Back to the drawing board!

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    Jean D, click on the 3rd icon from right side of bar above where you type a reply. If you just hover over it, it will say "Insert Image". Click on it. Box comes up INSERT IMAGE from either "From Computer or From URL" . You probably want to click on "From Computer" and then "Choose File" as that is where your pictures are stored. Look up at top of screen in the URL bar and if that doesn't say where your pictures are, then look to left side and click on "Pictures" or whatever your pictures are stored under. Select file, Upload it, and Voila! Clear as mud, right. Step by step, it will work, unless your computer is more contrary than mine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brenda21 View Post
    I don't like this rule and I'm not doing it.....
    Brenda, I'm with you, haha. Never did like rules. Aren't they made just to be broken?

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    Look at you, girlfriend! Giving techie instructions to our members! Good for you!

    Bertie, I love the sailboat quilt. The orange is just so perfect with the sea colors. You've got a good eye.
    And now to upload pix of the gorgeous quilt I got from Wanda Lou. Join me over at April!

    Quote Originally Posted by BertieD View Post
    Jean D, click on the 3rd icon from right side of bar above where you type a reply. If you just hover over it, it will say "Insert Image". Click on it. Box comes up INSERT IMAGE from either "From Computer or From URL" . You probably want to click on "From Computer" and then "Choose File" as that is where your pictures are stored. Look up at top of screen in the URL bar and if that doesn't say where your pictures are, then look to left side and click on "Pictures" or whatever your pictures are stored under. Select file, Upload it, and Voila! Clear as mud, right. Step by step, it will work, unless your computer is more contrary than mine!
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    A perfect way to use your orange fabric, Bertie......love the sailboats and all the other colors with it.

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    TY all for the compliments on the "Smooth Sailing" quilt. I never realized until I was about halfway thru that none of my blocks were made the same, haha. But I love it anyway!

    Krystyna, your apron is even the same color gingham as the one I made my Mother. Hmmm? Wonder where I put that? My mother passed away in 2006 but it's because of her that I sew and make quilts. The first small quilt I made was "America". Bottom row -- music notes to first line of America. One row of 'spacious skies' above a 'row of amber grain' and then a row of "purple mountain majesties" above a row of 'fruited plain' (little print of different fruits) surrounded by 'from sea to shining sea!' border and an American Flag waving proudly over quilt from L.H. side.

    See what I mean? My mother and my sister said I'm nuts! It sold at Quilt Show silent auction for $17 and I had the last laugh, haha. Someone else must be nutty, too.

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    I am sitting here grinning from ear to ear reading all your little blurbs ladies. I first got caught on the word :JUSTIFIED. My mind was going omg! no one told me! how did I miss that one??? I think fabric is like.. buying chocolate or something else decadent (diamonds for you non choc. eaters).. its an internal need... a gift.. something to sooth your soul and if its grand enough to make you get all warm and fuzzy inside when you hold it just for that moment... ok yeah it ends up in a bin or on a shelf but the deal is.. it was sooooo good when you got it right? no justification needed. I don't hide my fabric. Granted I have a small amount relative to some of you (you know who you are) but my husband knows how much it means to me.. every so often he throws 40 on the table (this is big for us) and says go get yourself some fabric or order yourself some fabric and he smiles.. cause he knows I will smile even bigger. I buy 20.00 most of the time as a BIG splurge and boy do I like it. clothes? pah who needs those. you buy undies once a year a new pack or some socks.. your golden. but fabric? oh yeah. my kids don't buy me presents they send me certificates for fabric online now that is love.
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    Linda, I remember you sent me some GORGEOUS silkly fabric embroidered with gold. It was almost like sari fabric. Well that survived and yesterday I finally cut it!!! It is now several beautiful scarves edged in silky gold thread.
    Krystyna
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    Elisabrat, did you threaten to feed that cat dog food? Makes me smile every time I see your avatar!

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    You girls are crazy! Funny. I know what you mean by justified...don't worry, no judgment here. My husband just retired a year ago...watching our pennies now. Love the orange fabric. About a year ago...I did do one small quilt. There is a man that quilts, calls himself the man Arkansas quilter. Really nice guy. He had one posted on FB so I asked him about. It was difficult locating those cheddar oranges...my absolute favorite. After I finished the quilt I started grabbing up more oranges, especially the cheddar, now have a bunch for another project. Love your sail boats! Orange is such a clean and exciting color! BTW I have an avatar that shows up when I go to my page but it doesn't come up where I post. Does anyone know the secret?

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    gaiatender, go to top of page. Click on My Profile. Click on Edit my Avatar (on left side of page) Add photo you want and save it. Hope this helps. I'm trying to help our Krystyna a little, haha.

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    gaiatender, go to top of page. Click on Settings. Click on Edit my Avatar (on left side of page) Add photo you want and save it. Hope this helps. I'm trying to help our Krystyna a little, haha. PM with your snail addy, Krystyna. I have some labels for you! (saved for that quilt I'm never going to make--someone should get to use them.)

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    OMHAIYs Outta My House And Into Yours

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    For anyone who's interested ... I just uploaded a few wedding pix http://www.quiltingboard.com/members...bums18320.html
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