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    Fat Quarter collection

    Here is a picture of my lovelies! I do use them occasionallyName:  image.jpeg
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Size:  281.5 KB but mostly I just open the drawer and stroke them. Anyone else have this problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Here is a picture of my lovelies! I do use them occasionallyName:  image.jpeg
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Size:  281.5 KB but mostly I just open the drawer and stroke them. Anyone else have this problem?
    mine are displayed on top of my scrap storage dresser. i just love looking at them.
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    Very pretty. I don't buy fat quarters.
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    I have so many that I had to "protect" them in a couple of large tubs & right now I need another tub! In the meantime, the ones that won't fit in tubs are being sung to, talked to, & prayed for! Thanks for posting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by djmat View Post
    I have so many that I had to "protect" them in a couple of large tubs & right now I need another tub! In the meantime, the ones that won't fit in tubs are being sung to, talked to, & prayed for! Thanks for posting!
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    Unfortunately, I think my stash gets more affection than my family members.

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    yup! me too. love the B&W one with the symbols on it. lower first column
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    oh yes, i was given many fat qtrs and fat eights and still have four small drawers of them.. i do have them sorted in colors, prints, etc. one day I will get on them.

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    Not exactly but I have sorted and RE-sorted what I have trying to decide what to do with them.
    It can be an addiction!

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    I keep pulling them out and chomping them into little pieces, but they multiply when I turn the lights out. Those naughty fat quarters!

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    Yep! My problem too

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    I don’t have very many FQs but there are several in the bunch that are safeguarded from cutting until a special occasion comes along.
    attitude is everything...the rest will fall into place.

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    Fat quarters and brownies are my down fall. Lol..... Lovely collection. I made fabric baskets (Camden Bowls) and roll my FQ to place in them.
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    Because if I use them, I won’t have them. If I don’t have them, I can’t use them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingle View Post
    Very pretty. I don't buy fat quarters.
    neither do i. they just find me ...and i now have several boxes full
    the rogue quilter - in from wandering in the sun and snow with camera in hand.

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    I have trouble cutting up my batiks

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    OH yes!!!
    Your FQs are lovely.

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    I have an old curio cabinet which hold my FQs. For some reason, they are so much harder to cut than other fabrics...

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    Ha! You're an amateur! I have so many lovely fabrics stashed in so many places that sometimes I'm surprised when I run across a hiding place I forgot I had. Just last week I came across a shoebox full of red fat quarters at the back of an armoire. I know exactly what you're talking about - just looking at the stash gives a feeling of satisfaction and reorganizing the stash is a relaxing pastime. Probably has something to do with the "gathering" women are supposed to do instinctually. At least that's my excuse.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    I never like FQs until I found I could use them in a med.pumpkin seed pattern....I used to always buy (I hate to admit) 3yds of fabric when I didn't know what I would make with it....at least I knew I'd have enough. But buying like that left me with a LOT of material for scrappies. I've bought FQs when JA has them on sale and I too just like looking at them on the shelf!!! (Nasty habit!!!) But I am seriously trying to get around to using them up---not easy!!! LOL!

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    I have an old card catalog cabinet full and two large containers that slide under a bed full and I do use them. I recently made a quilt that used 45 fats..didn't make a dent! I wish I would quit buying but the fabric is so beautiful I can't help it. It is really my only vice!
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    I had (have) a complete dresser filled with fat quarters. Each drawer was for a specified color and had dividers to separate the rows of fabric. After years of petting the fabric I realized what a waste it was not to use them. Finally spent a month cutting each one up into a 10 x 10 square, charm squares and a left over strip that I can cut 2 l/2" pieces from. The 10 x 10 are in plastic containers, I have 8 cube containers of charms, and I'm currently pairing the neutral strips with color strips to later use for a 9 patch quilt. I can finally see me using my material up!

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    What a great selection.

    I don't buy fabric just to buy fabric. I have been known to mis-calculate the yardage I need for a quilt (mostly because I do not want to not have enough). Last time I looked I had a small pile about 2 feet tall. (yes I know 2ft not worth mentioning here (LOL)).
    Mike

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    My sister gave me about 52 of them a couple of years ago. I have no trouble using them though.
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