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    I signed up for a Sashiko class in March and it required Sashiko fabric which I didn't have. Now I have lots (and a frame and needles and thread and patterns and .....) lol
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    Irishrose: Yes CT had Mirage and solids on sale for $4. something the second of week in March and I have the invoice to prove it. I really like the Mirage "sueded look ". The worst is I am not quite happy with the purple I purchased, so will probably have to place another order for a deeper purple. Oh woe is me!

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    Got over my first hurdle for the month. I received a gift card to JoAnns for my birthday, which was burning a hole in my wallet. I went today and got a book, a ruler and a couple yards of interfacing, but no fabric.
    "I do not understand how anyone can live without one small place of enchantment to turn to."
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    tomorrow I begin making my daughter's prom gown...most of it came from stash!!

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    Well I fell off the wagon, again! My dh and I were on vacation in TX and on the way home we stopped at one of my favorite stores that is too far from home. Well of course I had to stop! I bought solids which I don't have much of and she gave me some old quilt magazines and patterns that she had in her store she was clearing out! So I bought some fabric for a baby and rickrack and a few odds and ends. I love to support the independent stores where I can. I felt good about it. Really got to stop buying now and start using it up some.

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    On a good note, yesterday I made some baby items for a shower. Everything came out of my stash for that. Also, I made a few mug rugs yesterday out of my stash.

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    I don't get to LQS very often - the closest one is over an hour away, so when I do I don't feel bad about making a purchase. I have gotten better about the amount I buy when I do go and have been using up a lot of my stash this winter. Haven't been to a LQS since Christmas! I think I am over due! Have been buying backing fabric via the internet in order to finish up some "stash quilts".
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    Quote Originally Posted by deedum View Post
    Well I fell off the wagon, again! My dh and I were on vacation in TX and on the way home we stopped at one of my favorite stores that is too far from home. Well of course I had to stop! I bought solids which I don't have much of and she gave me some old quilt magazines and patterns that she had in her store she was clearing out! So I bought some fabric for a baby and rickrack and a few odds and ends. I love to support the independent stores where I can. I felt good about it. Really got to stop buying now and start using it up some.
    If you bought it while traveling on vacation, it counts as a souvenir!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    If you bought it while traveling on vacation, it counts as a souvenir!
    I like your thinking!!!
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    Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    I have a helpful hint to keep you on the wagon. Shelve your stash. Spent two days puting fabric in two book cases that measure approx. 3 X 7 feet. They only held my greens, blues, reds and pinks. Then using wire racks on cement blocks I lined a walk in closet with the rest of my stash. UFO's and scraps have no home, plus I have a plastic storage container of fabric that won't fit on the already full shelves. Trust me, the last thing I want to do is buy more fabric. The up side is I can really see what is in my stash for the first time, but is it good to plan a quilt based on how much space you have on that shelf?

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    I just joined a side swap on the table runner swap. The theme is "tropical splendor" and I'm tempted to snatch up some batiks for it. It sounds like my stash is small compared to some people, but I really don't have a whole lot of tropical prints or bright colors except the leftovers from a mini-bundle of FQ's I bought to make mug rugs for my boyfriend's office staff for Christmas.

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    Wish I could join you. I have so much fabric; some I bought two years ago because I just loved it and have not used it yet. I am trying right now to use up all my scraps then start using the stash I have.

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    well, March was troublesome - there was that Shop Hop in the middle of it. But I showed great restraint! And April, well, you know............there's always an excuse! But the fabric I bought for a baby quilt will be in and out of the stash within the month. She specifically asked for jungle theme and I had nothin' in the stash. And the 3 yards of batick I bought today was the ONLY possible choice for setting triangles for the block swap blocks I just got at guild last month. the good news is that the second block swap will be sashed, backed and bound all from stash. And I get extra points since I used stash for the blocks I personally put into the swap, right? I think I'm going to be able to stick to this for the rest of the month. Really, I do!
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    You're doing fine, Paula - you're buying needed fabric and thinking about what you are doing. That's all any of can do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    If you bought it while traveling on vacation, it counts as a souvenir!
    I do like the way you think! Will have to remember this.

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    has anyone seen my wagon? i fell off so long ago, i'm not sure i even remember what color it is! i'm pretty sure it has wheels. ya know, as soon as i said i won't buy fabric i went into panic mode! it's like a huge anxiety attack-- like-- i will run out of stash between now and next january! oh, please! if i live to 101 i will still have enough for my kids to inherit! most of it will probably be the fabric i was going to make something for them out of anyway. i can't go on a moratorium, i'm sorry. it has the reverse effect, making me driven to buy! all i can do is stay out of joann's, and delete all the e-mails from retail sources, and stay away from garage sales. this means i have turned into a hermit!! i'm afraid to leave the house, there's fabric out there and it's calling my name! i am no longer on the moratorium. now maybe i can stop buying fabric! am i the only one?
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    oh, goodness! i just read the remark about fabric bought on vacation is a souvenir and doesn't count. i'm sunk! i'm going to be in dallas for a month! do you know how many great fabric/quilt stores there are in the dfw area???? just shoot me now! or throw a sewing machine at my head, it could be a hit and run! help!!
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    Just swung by to see how you are doing. Is this an enabling group?!!!
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    Hubby and I were near a JoAnn's yesterday and he asked me if I needed anything. I told him I wasn't going in as I was trying to use up what I had. I think he was surprised but pleased that I could stay 'strong'! I told him that when I needed something that I did not have, I would then make a foray into the store. Trying to stay on the wagon, at least for this year. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by SandyinZ4 View Post
    Hubby and I were near a JoAnn's yesterday and he asked me if I needed anything. I told him I wasn't going in as I was trying to use up what I had. I think he was surprised but pleased that I could stay 'strong'! I told him that when I needed something that I did not have, I would then make a foray into the store. Trying to stay on the wagon, at least for this year. :-)
    If we are driving by a quilt shop and I tell DH I don't want to stop when he askes me, he thinks we need to go to the hospital to have me examined! LOL
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    I fell off the wagon and went to the store and bought a fat quarter bundle plus 1 yard of batiks for a table runner side swap yesterday. I was so focused on not buying fabric that I didn't get any solid to go with it, and I think I'm out of black or close to it. I'm trying to decide whether to break out the white I have to go with it instead, since that's what the quilt that inspired the runner design uses. I'd not decided on a design when I went to the store though, so I guess I have good reason. I usually let the fabric tell me what design it likes, if that makes sense.

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    Nancia: Thanks for being the bad example. We want you to stick around and support us whenever we stray. Remember my sister, one day at a time, maybe in your case hour by hour.

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    Hi, nancia, glad to see you're still well and buying fabric. Just don't forget to use a little so you'll need to buy more. A month with your granddaughter? How lovely. I think my second GD was 10 days old when I drug her through fabric stores in Phoenix - so many to visit when you live in the boondocks.

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    I did a return to Joanne's today, I did real good. Didn't buy a thing! It helped dear hubby was in the truck waiting on me! LOL

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    I was not too good this weekend! I bought 2-2yard pieces of children's fabrics that will make beautiful tote bags for Sadie's Dream for a cure...Each piece was reduced to $5, and I can get 4 totes out of each..I am pretty sure the solid and liner is in my stash

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