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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    Today is my birthday and I think my daughter and I are going to have a fun day in a neighboring town that has a JoAnn's and several other fabric stores. Wish me luck. I need to delete some more online fabric sites. I received an email yesterday for Kaffe Fassett fabrics in clearance. Ouch!
    Happy Birthday, IrishRose!!! Seems to me there should be a birthday exemption!
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    You can always treat yourself to the touching and feely time with it and then know you did not put yourself thru any guilt of buying. Happy Birthday!
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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    Today is my birthday and I think my daughter and I are going to have a fun day in a neighboring town that has a JoAnn's and several other fabric stores. Wish me luck. I need to delete some more online fabric sites. I received an email yesterday for Kaffe Fassett fabrics in clearance. Ouch!
    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterMomma View Post
    You can always treat yourself to the touching and feely time with it and then know you did not put yourself thru any guilt of buying. Happy Birthday!
    Birthdays ARE for indulging in guilty pleasures!!! Happy birthday and enjoy your day!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat625 View Post
    Where is the Happy Apple??? Although I know I can't go there
    Happy Apple is in Palm Harbor on the Tampa Road. It is a nice, bright shop. Karen, one of the owners, was very friendly and helpful. I bought one tool, one fat quarter and one yard of an interfacing/stabilizer to try out. Grand total for fabric purchases this year= two fat quarters. Not too bad, so far. We are on our way home, now. Hope I can squeeze some sewing time in tomorrow!

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    I just finished a baby quilt totally out of my stash. It ll be given to a little boy that I hear needs a blanket as his family just don't have anything much.
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    Very cute and a wonderful way to use your stash.
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    Isn't that cheerful. I'm sure the family will appreciate it.

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    What a sweet blanket. I think homemade gifts are so nice to receive. Love in every stitch

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    Ok I have to confess, I jumped headlong off the wagon today. Went into town for a spool of brown thread. Came back with 5 pieces of fabric in addition to the thread. Found two gorgeous batiks for $6.99 a yard as well as three other pieces that called my name. All will be used so I don't feel TOO guilty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6 View Post
    Ok I have to confess, I jumped headlong off the wagon today. Went into town for a spool of brown thread. Came back with 5 pieces of fabric in addition to the thread. Found two gorgeous batiks for $6.99 a yard as well as three other pieces that called my name. All will be used so I don't feel TOO guilty.
    Hey, you had to buy the three pieces that were calling your name and the other was on sale!!!
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    I needed a quilt back so off to the thrift store to get a blue sheet for the back. I did find one and it matches the front perfectly. While I was in the thrift store I couldn't resist getting 9 mens shirts and two yards of fabric that match 4 other quilts that I'm making. Our thrift store price is $5.00 for everything you can fit into a paper bag, so of course I just had to fill the bag. This doesn't count against me, right?

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    I say it does not count against you when you need it for something you are making. Of course, we are all supposed to look in our stash before we buy and that is what I have to do soon. Signed up for a Arrowhead block class and need 2 contrasting colors but if I have nothing in my stash that works, I will buy just enough to make a top and then the binding.
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    Um... I suck at this! I bought like 12 or more yards this weekend! But in my defense I only had enough quilting fabric for like 1 quilt.

    My problem isn't quilting fabric (yet), my problem is apparel fabric. I SHOULD be sewing clothing. But I just keep sewing quilts, so I run out, and "need" more!

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    Happy birthday IrishRose! Of course you can have fabric for your birthday!

    Mooshie, it sounds like you need to find someone with the opposite problem and swap some fabric with them, lol. I've never been one to sew clothing. Blankets, bags, wallets, placemats, curtains, etc have always been my thing. I tried making a shirt in replica of another I loved that was about a half size too snug about a year ago, and the neck turned out terrible, so I can't wear it. Thankfully I bought the fabric on clearance, so I didn't feel so bad about it.

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    I did quite well on my birthday shopping trip. I found white roses on black for the back of the quilt on the design wall, but I did purchase on that is homeless for now. Coral flowers on black. Too hard to resist with a 50% off coupon. Happy birthday to me. The other coupons went for notions and beads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DustysMomma View Post

    Mooshie, it sounds like you need to find someone with the opposite problem and swap some fabric with them, lol. I've never been one to sew clothing. Blankets, bags, wallets, placemats, curtains, etc have always been my thing. I tried making a shirt in replica of another I loved that was about a half size too snug about a year ago, and the neck turned out terrible, so I can't wear it. Thankfully I bought the fabric on clearance, so I didn't feel so bad about it.

    Ooh, now THAT would work very well! I should start looking for someone like that around here.

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    I've been a Baaaaaaaaddddddddd girl...I came across an ad on Craigslist for trash bags full of fabric.....I couldn't even lift them, they were so stuffed..Weighed about 70 pounds each...All for $3 a bag!! Some I didn't particularly like, but cut small enough it will look great in a scrappy or string quilt...I also found 2 of the fabrics I was going to have to buy for a graduation quilt I had been asked to make....I figure buying those 2 fabrics would have cost me more than the $6 I paid for the 2 bags...Oh well..this will keep me busy getting the fabric organized and the small stuff cut for my scrap bins..Oh and she also threw in a bag stuffed with velvet, satin and lace...Looks like the grandbabies will get some new clothes and hair bows!

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    Well irishrose I think birthdays are exempt from moratoriums.(many happy returns!)..and Pat625....you were not "bad"...totally amazing, screaming bargains are exempt too I reckon (I am soooo envious...what great fun rummaging through that lot!).

    I am still firmly on the wagon....managed to drive by Textile Traders when I met up with my youngest son the other day. Went charity shopping yesterday and avoided the fabric pile (just bought a skirt and a blouse as one store had a half price sale). Have been deleting without reading all the amazing emails from my favourite fabric stores....So, am managing to stick with it so far. Don't know if total avoidance is the "cure" but it seems to be working for me.

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    Well I finally kinda got my fabric stored yesterday. I'm not sure if I'll leave it like it is or not. I still really don't have a whole lot of room to buy anymore though. I still have a box full of stuff that wouldn't fit in the 6 drawers I bought, and there's not room to stack another 3-drawer unit on top. I don't think my boyfriend would let me have the whole closet in there either. Where else would his golf clubs, the kitchenaide mixer, and his box of photos (that badly needs to be scanned) from college and his teenage years live? Oh yeah, can't forget the stack of pillows for our house guests that we have 1-2 times a year and our 3 Christmas decorations (we're rarely home for Christmas, so what's the point? The rest, aka my stuff, is in storage.)

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    Confession time. I am going to the Dallas Quilt show tomorrow.....gonna spend some $$$$$. It is, after all, my birthday month!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alikat110 View Post
    Confession time. I am going to the Dallas Quilt show tomorrow.....gonna spend some $$$$$. It is, after all, my birthday month!!!!!
    I am going to the Dallas Quilt show too tomorrow.........gonna spend as much as I can. Have several projects I am working on. have fun alicat
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    Quote Originally Posted by alikat110 View Post
    Confession time. I am going to the Dallas Quilt show tomorrow.....gonna spend some $$$$$. It is, after all, my birthday month!!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by createfourpaws View Post
    I am going to the Dallas Quilt show too tomorrow.........gonna spend as much as I can. Have several projects I am working on. have fun alicat
    You two should meet up!
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    OK, I bought fabric today, but I didn't exactly fall of the wagon! I went to Joann's because I was down to 2 strips x WOF of what I'm using for a swap. Dang it, my calculations said I had enough! Well, I was so happy that they still had some that I bought their last 2 yards, 1 at half price for end of the bolt. I'll have probably 2/3 of that left over, but I know I'll have coordinating fabric leftover too, so it won't be stashed. If I have the time, I may use some of it for throw pillow covers to match, since it's for a living room project.

    I told the lady at the cutting table I was getting out cheap today, as that was the only fabric I drove 45 minutes away to buy (I was going near there anyway though). Her reply was "that's just wrong." I did buy tracing paper and a wheel, and a table runner book though, and more black and monofiliment thread. I still spent $45 even after my two 40% off coupons. I think I did well though. I saw some gorgeous batik jelly rolls that were calling my name, but I left them there!

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    I have been very good and stayed out of the fabric stores. Even though I got gift cards and there is sales going on like crazy. Have made a baby quilt and some receiving blankets out of my stash. Also, some slobber rags which is fun.

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    Just finished reading this thread from start to finish. Enjoyed reading about your triumphs. Honestly thought I had already joined. No fabric purchases since the end of November. Plus I have completed two UFO's this year. Well so much for good intentions, CT trapped me with their sale. So basically I actually joined just to say I fell of the wagon. Can I still play with you guys?

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