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    Super Member chuckbere15's Avatar
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    I went looking for fabric for my brother's quilt that I need to get started on. $180 later this is what I came home with.

    I think that we should have a dedicated day that people post pictures of their stash.

    I can not afford to keep up with some of these stashes.

    background fabric for my brother's quilt
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    stash building, I love roses.
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    red for a block exchange that I am in
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    white to go with the red/white block exchange
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    I bought this fabric a couple of years ago and just love the design, so I found it again and bought some more.
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    I want to do a quilt for our soldiers and found this red, white and blue stars. Dont have a pattern, yet. Ideas?
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    The first one is wide enough for a lap size backing for my military quilt. The second one is red, white, blue with gold sparle; good for a border.
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    Chuck, I hear ya!!! I am capable of being unbelievably frugal on some things but when it comes to quilting forget it! lol

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    I had to "straigten" up all of my material today before I can justify going and buying more...especially since I am waiting for almost $90.00 worth to be delivered. After doing that - I still can't justify going and buying more matieral...which is sad! Cuz I love fabric shopping!

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    Fabric shopping is therapeutic; it makes me happy!!!!

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    Nice haul. Your fabric #5 - I love that fabric, as well. I also bought it more than once. I love it.

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    Chuck, it's me again. I didn't see all the pics! I was kind of wondering how you spent that much but I figured maybe you bought a lot of yardage in the first 2 pics :D
    Yes, the best therapy out there!!!!!!! :D:D:D

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    I read here that it's not "stash" building.....it's "fabric collections"
    :lol: :lol:

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    Wow! They are all wonderful.
    When I go fabric shopping, it makes me happy all day.

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    You shop like me!
    I went shopping for 2 yards of something pink and came home with a whole bag of pretties. Budget? What budget?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckbere15
    Fabric shopping is therapeutic; it makes me happy!!!!
    I agree and it's cheaper then a doctor.

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    In your 6th picture - I bought the blue material about 3 weeks ago - used it in my husbands Philly's quilt - but our JoAnn's didn't have the coordinating white or red - I wish they had...where did you buy these?

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    Yes, fabric shopping lowers blood pressure. It is a medical fact !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pamkasperi
    In your 6th picture - I bought the blue material about 3 weeks ago - used it in my husbands Philly's quilt - but our JoAnn's didn't have the coordinating white or red - I wish they had...where did you buy these?
    I bought these at Joanns. Had coupons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckbere15
    Quote Originally Posted by pamkasperi
    In your 6th picture - I bought the blue material about 3 weeks ago - used it in my husbands Philly's quilt - but our JoAnn's didn't have the coordinating white or red - I wish they had...where did you buy these?
    I bought these at Joanns. Had coupons.
    Well dang - if my JoAnn's doesn't have any I may come begging you to get me some :) love the pattern and wanted the matching colors because I only bought 3.5 yards of the blue :roll:

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    Quote Originally Posted by pamkasperi
    Quote Originally Posted by chuckbere15
    Quote Originally Posted by pamkasperi
    In your 6th picture - I bought the blue material about 3 weeks ago - used it in my husbands Philly's quilt - but our JoAnn's didn't have the coordinating white or red - I wish they had...where did you buy these?
    I bought these at Joanns. Had coupons.
    Well dang - if my JoAnn's doesn't have any I may come begging you to get me some :) love the pattern and wanted the matching colors because I only bought 3.5 yards of the blue :roll:
    Let me know, tomorrow I will be going by that Joann on my way to a guild meeting. The Joann closest to my house did not have it.

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    Nice! I really like all of the red, white and blue fabric.

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    For the Red, White, and Blue - a pattern with stars, of course.
    Friendship stars is one choice.

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    Great fabric Chuck!
    For your militaty quilt, how about a Star block!
    Alternating the blocks in your blue and red star fabrics,
    solid white background in your blocks.
    Use your white star fabric for a narrow border and the sparkle star fabric for a wider border. :thumbup:

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    Great build :)

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    In McCall's quick quilts - Feb./Mar - there is a quilt called Stars for Josie - that would work great with those colors - just my opinion - but I just started making this pattern, love it and am biased!!!

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    I call it my fabric collection, too.

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    I love your "crackle finish" fabric & have bought that one a couple times in the past as well.

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    I like your red, white and blues and here is an idea for your soldier quilt...

    http://www.unitednotions.com/fp_flag-of-valor.pdf

    I hope you like it. Good luck and keep us posted on your progress! :)


    Quote Originally Posted by chuckbere15
    I went looking for fabric for my brother's quilt that I need to get started on. $180 later this is what I came home with.

    I think that we should have a dedicated day that people post pictures of their stash.

    I can not afford to keep up with some of these stashes.

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    I am trying to reduce my stash so I am on a "fabric diet" but if I find something I canont resist it goes home with me. I have been pretty good.

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    My son is in the Navy and I made him a quilt when he graduated boot camp. I used a pattern called "Hidden Stars" by Sweet Pea Designs. It would work for your military quilt. You have enough different fabrics and the stars would be fun in a Hidden Star quilt pattern.

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