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Thread: Why I am on a fabric diet

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    Super Member paulswalia's Avatar
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    Why I am on a fabric diet

    I'm trying to post photos for about the fifth time - if this works, story to follow later. WOW!!! I Did It! Only works if the photos are resized in case anyone else is having trouble. Now, my story. Last August my dearest friend re-wrote her will to say that I was to inherit her fabric stash. She died in December from brain cancer. I still don't have all the fabric home, but at last count, I have over 360 yards on bolts. There are 22 "kits" of coordinated fabric with patterns. There are three bins of fat quarters and oh so many scraps cut 'a la Bonnie Hunter system. See why I can buy any new fabric?
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    I agree. No new fabric for you

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    Im sorry for the loss of your friend... Im sure shes looking down very happy knowing you will be putting her fabric to good use... Maybe her and my mom are making quilt together ....

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    What a special friend! She really really wanted you to have fun with her fabrics. Honor her by sewing up a storm!

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    What a sweet rememberance. Kind of having her there quilting with you. So sorry to hear about her passing. Five years ago I had a my dear friend pass away also from brain tumors. Her husband gave their old couch and chair to me. It is now in my studio and I frequently nap on it. It was also my friends favorite nappin place. Eventhough she did not quilt she is now permanently part of my quilting.
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    I am so sorry about your best friend. That was really thoughtful of her to will her fabric to you. I hope you create lots of fun things and enjoy. She will be smiling down upon you. Fabric diet!? Yeah, lol, I think you are ok for now on fabric.
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    So sorry to hear about your dear friend, but what a treasure she left you. You will be near to her every time you choose a piece of her fabric work with.
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    Wonderful gift. My quilting group made a quilt with fabrics left by one of our members when she died of cancer. What a special time it was to remember her while everyone sewed on her fabric. We auctioned it for the church building fund and now the quilt is in the home and loved by one of our friends who doesn't quilt but loved the one who passed away.

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    I am sorry for the loss of your friend. Surely she knew that you would honor her collection of fabrics and all the organization efforts of her stash.

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    Yes, you will be on a fabric diet for awhile.

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    I'm sorry for the loss of your friend, but what a thoughtful legacy!

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    sorry for the loss of your friend. she was sweet to give you her fabric collection. you have quite a stash now. it will be fun "shopping" in your new stash.

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    I am sorry about your friend, but she did you a big favor by giving you all this fabric. I am sure she is looking down and watching to see all the fabulous quilts you will be making.

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    You are indeed fortunate to have such a dear friend. Maybe you don't have to buy fabric, but visit the shops for the inspiration!

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    your friend was very smart to will her stash to another quilter...and, no...I don't think you need anymore fabric.
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    So sorry for your loss... and yes I do believe a fabric diet is now in order. Thats alot of fabric.

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    Looks like there will be many beautiful projects in your future and your dear friend will still be making others happy even after her passing.
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    You have it all! Great organization though. That is what I need to work on.

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    Sorry about your loss, but what a beautiful way for you and her to honor her legacy and bring joy to those she loved or could have loved if given the opportunity.

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    Sorry about your friend, but I can see why you won't need to buy any for awhile.

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    WOW, and so organized!!!

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    Have fun with this! Looks like a small store

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    I had to! No way could I have brought home all her fabric on top of what I had without a major reorganization. Did that all summer and now can actually find stuff!

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    I do feel like I can go shopping in there!!!

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    What a wonderful gift from a Dear friend! This should keep you in stitches for years to come.

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