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Thread: 2013 Fabric Moratorium

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    there's no 'secretly' about it, we're very open about it, i think!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat625 View Post
    We say we are not buying fabric, and secretly we are each others enablers!!
    Secretly? muuuhaha
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    I started on the last round from a round robin last night and my pattern uses a fussy cut. I am - dagnabit - 2 pictures short. So I MUST go buy more. 2 yards should do it, don't you thing? lol (The blocks are 6.5")
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter View Post
    I started on the last round from a round robin last night and my pattern uses a fussy cut. I am - dagnabit - 2 pictures short. So I MUST go buy more. 2 yards should do it, don't you thing? lol (The blocks are 6.5")
    I have a degree in math and based on my fabric calculations, 2 yards should be just enough. I'd probably get 2.5, just to be on the safe side. With the way I calculate yardage, you can see why I'm drowning in fabric!
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    I just thought I would share my formula for calculating fabric.

    Approximate area X 2 + 2 more yards

    I too am drowning in fabric. Wonder why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emma S View Post
    I just thought I would share my formula for calculating fabric.

    Approximate area X 2 + 2 more yards

    I too am drowning in fabric. Wonder why.
    I like your thinking!! Maybe that's why our stash never seems to get smaller!! I always find a better fabric for a project than what I have already..swearing that I will use the stash later on another project...Then I see another fabric for that project...and the cycle goes ON and ON and ON

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    I think I overused the vacation exemption! I have to confess I lost count at 100 meters of batiks. I know we have all discussed the "vacation" purchases... but I consumed every bit of weight that my luggage weight allowed.... and wished I could have had more! I am hopeless..... but happy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S View Post
    I think I overused the vacation exemption! I have to confess I lost count at 100 meters of batiks. I know we have all discussed the "vacation" purchases... but I consumed every bit of weight that my luggage weight allowed.... and wished I could have had more! I am hopeless..... but happy!
    Aren't those batiks from Bali? You could have brought back 1000 meters and nobody would think anything about it!!! Were the prices cheaper than in the states?
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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    Aren't those batiks from Bali? You could have brought back 1000 meters and nobody would think anything about it!!! Were the prices cheaper than in the states?
    Yes they are indeed from Bali! I guess when the addiction is so bad ...you have to go to the source!!! Yes the prices were cheaper ...$2.50 per meter! It was an incredible trip .. I toured the Hoffman facilities were batiks are made, as well as the shipping site where all the batiks are brought and inspected and packaged for transport to the US. Even got to see where the cut the "pre- cuts" and package them.. It was an amazing trip. I can't bring myself to co-mingle my "Bali" stash with my other stash. Maybe I need a special "locker" with a glass front ! For now I just keep smiling when I see them all.

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    if you're in bali getting batiks, i could use some blues and some yellows, please! oh, heck any color would be great! i'll pay postage!!
    i think if we get/buy fabric from someone who is ON vacation then the vacation exemption should be in force ! i took an overnight and bought fleece for 99cents a yard to make dog/cat shelter beds. and some doll size buttons. since it was a sleepover, and away from home, i think it should count as a vacation, don't you??
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    Quote Originally Posted by nancia View Post
    if you're in bali getting batiks, i could use some blues and some yellows, please! oh, heck any color would be great! i'll pay postage!!
    i think if we get/buy fabric from someone who is ON vacation then the vacation exemption should be in force ! i took an overnight and bought fleece for 99cents a yard to make dog/cat shelter beds. and some doll size buttons. since it was a sleepover, and away from home, i think it should count as a vacation, don't you??
    The fleece was needed for a specific project...and the buttons are not fabric..looks good to me!

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    thank you, pat625! i knew i could count on you! 8-)
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    I would love to take a Bali trip, yes just to see the factories and buy. I really think I would have paid the luggage fee and bought another suitcase. Is it at all possible to post pictures. I'll get a towel so I don't drool all over myself.

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    emma, there's a quilt tour company that goes to bali! wish i could go too, but dh thinks we should have enough money to retire instead. what the heck, there are plenty of bridges and cardboard boxes! if we move south i can even share quilts with my neighbors in the box down the row. doesn't get tooo cold! we had kids, isn't that our retirement plan?
    my sister lived in singapore and often invited us to join them in bali for a vacay. sure, housing $5 a night. flights for 5, $5000. yup, housing is very affordable!!! lol, never could make it happen.
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    Nancia: You make it sound like a great idea, except the part about under the bridges. I think the having kids part isn't kids and retirement it's kids or retirement. Well thinking about Bali is still fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    I have a degree in math and based on my fabric calculations, 2 yards should be just enough. I'd probably get 2.5, just to be on the safe side. With the way I calculate yardage, you can see why I'm drowning in fabric!
    Thanks for the help. Just to be safe I got 3 yards. lol I decided to use the same fabric to make a DP9 for my BIL - his 60th is coming up and he is a bald eagle fan. So I can justify the purchase. It will all get used up having to fussy cut.
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    First and I hope only purchase for June was 3 yards of Iowa shop hop fabric yesterday. Just a bit of the colored fabric left in a kit; bought the gray/black color--once it's gone it's gone.....so had to buy.

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    well, i just rec'd word that i won the bid on a shopgoodwill.com item. this is the same site where i bought my featherweight. this time i have bought a red and white quilt that requires restoration. it will be fun to research it and try to get a working date. it is in indiana and will soon be shipped to me. i don't think this should count toward my moratorium since it is already a quilt, right? i will post pics when it arrives and as it gets restored! i'm excited!!
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    Moratorium, what moratorium, we don't need no stinin moratorium. Love seeing and hearing about the purchases. Martina, think you made a really wise decision, if two is good three is better. OKsew, love the fabric, your right that is ssure to be a collectors item. Nancia, show us pictures when it arrives. This is one of my favorite threads but I'm not sure it's for the right reasons.

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    you know, i think this brings out the 'bad girl' in each of us. ( in my case she's standing next to the thin girl that wants to get out) lol. no wonder i'm overweight! there's at least 3 women in this body! divide my weight by 3 and they are all seriously underweight! i knew that was my problem so i'm eating for 3!
    now, let's remember we all came here to manage our fabric addiction. i am trying very hard not to buy anything--also, dh has told me i'm shut-off until further notice (around 2020, i think). i have so much to play with and i spend all my time looking at patterns and reading qb posts! no wonder i get nothing done!! my performance may be poor, but my intentions are genuine! i really DO want to stop buying!
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    Joann had their 50% off sale so I bought a complete set of quilting supplies for a friend at work who is getting into quilting. So I shopped but none of it stayed at my house. YEAH!
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    I was on this except for finding great, great deal at a thrift store (big bag, at least 10+ yds for $8, lots to iron) & buying 1 yd each of 6 from a fellow Texan on this site - I have been good this year!!!
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    I may be in trouble. I just received the latest catalog from Connecting Threads. There is sooooo much I want.
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    OK, I need a big shot of will power! CAUTION! DO NOT DO WHAT I DID! I just looked at the new Christmas fabric collection from CT. Lovely prints, plus metallics!! The entire collection would go perfectly with all 7 zillion yards of Christmas fabric in my stash already... I will be strong. Well, maybe some fat quarters. then there's the issue I've mentioned about the $50/free shipping. I think it would be most cost effective to order the minimum... No! I know I can do this... (but they sell out so soon...)
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    get it, or forget it! that's my motto! and also why i am on this thread, lol. i am for once making a quilt for me! woo hoo! and i am using all stash fabs. don't know about the back yet, will get back to you on that. i have 3 sets of fabrics. 1. batik fq's, trying turning twenty for the first time. 2. breakfast at tiffany's, and three matisse's ladies. i guess i will do them in that order. oooo, i want them all done NOW!! and i'm also making 2 dresses for my dgd who turns 2 on august 3rd. big doin's! we're gonna have a big ole time!! all from fabric i've already bought. then there's the doll clothes. burning a hole in the sewing table my machine's so overheated!!
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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