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    Nancia, I am glad you have a helmet and pads. Don't want those old bones getting hurt. Sounds like you have enough work to keep you busy all summer. Just be sure and post pics so we can see your progress. Like you said, that wagon space is going to come in handy. And what in the world is a flimsy?
    Nammie...can you post a pic of German Lace...and what does one do with it? I am really curious.
    Emma, Dispensation allowed...no rules here. I think anytime we plan something and need the fabric because we don't have it...that is ok.
    I am walking behind the wagon for a few days as I could not resist and had to buy a tad more of some really cool fabric. I had bought just a FQ to use for the class I am taking this fall of a colorful braided quilt. But then I ended up finding out that it was just perfect for the table runner swap I am in so used some of it. So I bought 2 yards. It is from a line called Return to Atlantis. But I told DH today that I really plan to cease buying for a while until I can get caught up on the 3 quilts I have yet to do this year. I know you all will help pull me back up on the wagon. :-)
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    Here it is, the last day of May. How did everyone do this month? I slipped a bit but don't feel too badly about it as fabric shopping saved my sanity! I've noticed that I seem to be 'good' in even numbered months, and not so good in the odd ones. Great expectations for June.
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    I love reading everyone's responses here.....I only bought enough fabric to help out my sis in law learn applique, a 1/4 yd....so since it wasn't for me it doesn't count right-lol
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    craftiladi, IMO it's okay as long as you used it right away. It's stashbuilding I want to avoid.

    oksewglad, good job!

    Nammie to 7, what are you going to do with the lace?

    Thank you, PaperPrincess, for this thread.

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    Well.....it is garage sailing time. Found almost six yards of fat quarters for $5 plus a brand new rotary blade for a dollar. Then I know that tomorrow I will be using a 50% coupon at Joanns for the quilt I am going to start after I finish my long list of UFO's. PaperPrincess maybe even number months are my downfall. No, no, I think it is just the fun factor. Even with the purchase tomorrow, I will still be under $100 for the ytd total. Twenty dollars a month isn't to bad, or so I tell myself.

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    Not to bad for me...all purchases were for specific quilts I needed to complete. Still under $30 for the year so far, if you don't count batting. Getting the UFO's done and making simple quilts from stash...seems that someone always is ready to take whatever I make.

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    a flimsy is just the top, before layering and quilting. muslin is a great idea!! thanks!
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nancia View Post
    a flimsy is just the top, before layering and quilting. muslin is a great idea!! thanks!
    Thanks for the info Nancia. I have one of those although it is store made. A freind gave it to me over 10 years ago. I may still turn it into a quilt. The top is so lovely. I might post pic of it on here to get ideas as it has lots of cutwork in it, if I remember correctly.
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    ARRGH...I fell! Went to buy thread and came home with 4 metres of fleece. Couldn't resist, it's winter here, it was $2 per metre and our dogs bedding was in dire need of replacing. 2 metres is enough to make 2 dog quilts plus an extra pillow/pad (for the little dog). Got busy and made the first ones....will make the other 2 today - that fleece is not making it into my stash!

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    at $2,00/mtr i'd like 10 yards please! squish it up and send it if you would!! lol i make little beds for shelter beasties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nancia View Post
    at $2,00/mtr i'd like 10 yards please! squish it up and send it if you would!! lol i make little beds for shelter beasties.
    If postage wasn't so crippling I would. Cute fleece, one lot black with dog bones, pawprints and "woof" and the other brown leopard print. They were happy with the ones I made so far, our older cat has today evicted the smallest dog and is curled up in his bed....so, I'm guessing I did ok

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    Last week's quilt show had a booth with $4/yard fabric which would have been great for backings and I didn't buy anything. Now I would like to say that I had a lot of resolve but that wouldn't be truthful. I didn't buy any because the proprieter was gossipping with a friend and they would not move. I simply couldn't get to the shelves.
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    Well.....yet again, I am here to confess. Garage sailing again today. Damage done: 21 yards of top quality fabric for $39. Wish I could claim entrapment but the ad clearly stated "many quilting items". I'm afraid this may be a pattern until the rains start this fall.

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    emma s-- too bad you don't live here! the rains have started with a vengence ! it is part of the andrea storm and if it stays on it's present course we will be floating down to florida by mid-week! impressive amount of water coming down. this should make up for our lack of snow this past winter. here they run yard sales from 8am to 1 or 2pm, and frankly that's too early for me to get up, organized and out. what happened to all weekend yard sales? anyway, i have enough stuff to do yard sales of my own.
    i have stopped ordering over the internet at night. that is my true weakness! i rec's some beautiful, co=ordinated fabric to make a watercolor wall hanging for my dear sister. she saw the design in one of my books so i will happily do that for her, and give the pink ribbon quilt to charity.( she is a survivor of early detected breast cancer, both breasts. my other sister died at 30 from breast cancer, so we were all on the alert. my mom had bc involvement in one breast only. we have all lived post bc, thanks to the ultimate sacrifice of my sister, hope.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter View Post
    Last week's quilt show had a booth with $4/yard fabric which would have been great for backings and I didn't buy anything. Now I would like to say that I had a lot of resolve but that wouldn't be truthful. I didn't buy any because the proprieter was gossipping with a friend and they would not move. I simply couldn't get to the shelves.
    Too Funny!
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    I bought about 10 yards of fabric this week from the online yard sale group that I help admin on Facebook. However, I feel I have to feel a little vindication, or is it justification? I saw the fabric and it screamed "YOU MUST OWN ME!!!" but I bought it with the promise that it will be used to make quilts for Sikesjj's group giving away mostly to children in Moore, OK. These are definitely bright girl colors, all seersucker fabrics. I also got a batch of king sheets and misc pillowcases for $2 that I'll use for for backings.

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    A friend in need... Well here's an excuse I haven't seen before, I'm teaching my friend to quilt and have been talking about Connecting Threads fabrics and their free shipping on a $50 purchase. She called me the other day and was about to place her first order, but didn't have quite enough yardage in her basket for free shipping, so did I want to get a couple yards of something and help her out? Being the great friend that I am I made the sacrifice & told her to order a couple yards of a neutral (beige). OK, I could have gotten thread or a pattern or a book or a notion... but it was only 2 yards. No will power I guess.
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    Is it too late to join this challenge? I have the summer off from babysitting the grands (and I few weeks before my mom comes to stay with us until she finds an apartment). I have been resisting the call of fabric but the call for yarn is so strong these days. Maybe this will pull be back to the fabric!

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    patsisler....maybe this will help you with both. I don't think it's ever too late to join. Get some of yer yarn and tie yerself onto this wagon for sure.
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    Trying to reduce stash..I always cut my scraps into different sizes..Today I am piecing a scrappy top using 5 inch squares, and it seems like I haven't made a dent in my scrap stash!! Forget about getting into the yardage!! going to have to make some simple fast quilts to get into the stash!

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    Paper Princess, what a good friend you are. That was so nice of you. In this case, the purchase doesn't really count coz it falls under the "good deed" category. LOL

    Patsisler, we are the poster children of FA (Fabriholics Anonymous) and it's an ongoing support group. Particularly for when we fall off the wagon. LOL
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    i'm wondering if we should be called " fabric bouncers". we fall off, buy some fabric and biounce back on, over and over and over and over and over and over
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nancia View Post
    i'm wondering if we should be called " fabric bouncers". we fall off, buy some fabric and biounce back on, over and over and over and over and over and over
    That must be where all these bruises came from!! We say we are not buying fabric, and secretly we are each others enablers!!

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    Well folks here I am, Junes example for bad behavior. Yard sales, some people try to find a bonanza, envy the people that do and keep hoping. I fell into two on the same weekend. Quilters grade fabric, 21 yards still on the bolt, three different ones, $2 per yard. Large, really large assortment of scraps and two yard lengths from a quilters estate. (Pat, know just what you mean about scraps.) Total spent $49. I am really off the wagon, can't even see you guys from here in the dust. Worst part, if that ad, "quilting items" shows up I know I will be all over it.

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    My sister was here this week--we "traded" fabrics!! Her DH just shook his head.
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