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Thread: 2013 Fabric Moratorium

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    My idea of roughing it is a 3-star hotel. lol ...and yes, I AM used to the weird looks by now.
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    roughing it is any day with my kids!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nancia View Post
    .. thanks, sandy! does z4 stand for a car?
    LOL! Nancia...no... I took a Master Gardener course some years back so am always aware of what zone is best to grow flowers in for where I live. Right now, I live in Zone 4...hence Z4. My only vehicle since 1965 has been a Ford of one version or the other. Hope that answers the ??? p.s. You made me smile!
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    I've been going back and forth on whether or not to go to the Hershey show this year. It's a nice day away and gets my creativity flowing, but I know I'll spend money in the vendor's mall, probably not on fabric, but certainly on notions. I'm really trying to cut back and I just bought a few books and some thread over the weekend. I was thinking maybe I could use the day that I'd planned to go to Hershey as a "quilt all day" day and not let other obligations take me out of my sewing room instead.

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    Nilla: Understand your dilemma. We just had the Sisters Quilt show here in Oregon. People come from accross the country to see it. Hundreds and hundreds of beautiful quilts on display. About 200 miles each way and no quilting buddies to go with. Opted out this year. Kind of sorry but there is always next year.

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    distance is one of the hardest to solve problems we have. on board we can talk to each other like we are next door neighbors, when we could be in separate countries or across the continent from each other. it would be so much fun to get together and usually way too difficult or expensive to actually do it. i'm going to hershey (i think) with dh, most likely on the week end, about a 2 hr drive. i'll be going past my quilty friend sue's house (about 1.5 hrs from home). pennsylvania is a big state, not as large as texas, but it was rare for me to travel 2 hrs or more to see a friend in texas. speaking of texas, i will be there from july 30th thru aug 27th and have already made plans to meet with some qb'ers while there. looking forward to it big time! back to pa., sue and i try to get together once a week, but it stretches out to 2 or 3 weeks between visits sometimes. we have so much fun! talking a mile a minute! yes, we get more talking done than sewing, but it's worth it! we had a slumber party with another quilter and had a blast! those parties are more fun with wine instead of kool-aide! just one glass, no drunkeness, too much equipment that would be unsafe under the influence. but just relaxing! then saturday we headed to the pa. dutch country (quite close( and did some looking and a little buying-- i bought itty bitty doll buttons, and the 99cent/yd fleece for dog beds, which i don't think falls under the moratorium. unfortunately, sue and sunnie found burkholders and that could be a whole 'nother story! batiks for less than $9/yd. and hundreds, if not into the 1000's to choose from! yikes!! that will have to wait for september or october for me! see, that's another place where it would be fun to meet!
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    Wish I lived closer to all of you! It would be so much fun to actually meet you in person and hang out and quilt and shop and all that. Oops we aren't supposed to be shopping are we? Oh well anyway...

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    Mea culpa--Took DDIl and kids to the airport today and had to go through a town with a really nice LQS. Oh a nice 8 yd and 4 yd piece of Judie Rothermal fabric for half off if I bought the rest of the bolt as well as a KTrouble 4 yd piece and then a couple of 1 yd pieces for 30%. Oops. Next a trip to JoAnn's to find fabric that matches DGD #2's new curtains to make a pillowcase for her 4-H fair. Came up with 3 pieces so GD #1 and #3 can also make similar pillowcases--teaching Grands to sew that's my excuse!!
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    I saw this today and thought it was fitting here...

    “Fabricologist Resource Center”…..that sounds more impressive than "fabric stash”

    I had to have a morbid giggle over this one too...

    She who dies with the most fabric, dies. When is the estate sale?

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    Ah yes, the estate sale. I figure someday I will make multiple quilters deliriously happy.
    OK: I though any sale that is over 25% off should be automatically exempt from the moratorium. Plus you were ensnared, you did not activly lured out and entrapped in the course of helping out your family members. What else could you have done? Training the next generation of quilters? There clearly should be no restrictions there.

    I will just mention in passing there was a quilters garage sale last weekend. Enough said.

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    Thanks Emma--here's what GD accomplished today! Her next project is sewing simple curtains for her bedroom with the butterfly fabric on a blue background.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...w-t226484.html
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    Well, the Hershey show starts today and I've decided not to go. I'm not only cutting back on the fabric I buy, but also on notions etc., basically anything quilting related, and that would be my downfall if I went to the show. Instead, I'm going to stay home and work on a few projects that are piling up. I feel good about my decision and I'm looking forward to a day in my sewing room.

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    Nilla: Enjoy! Let us see what you work on.

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    Ok..since my sewing machine is in for a cleaning (they were offering a sale on doing it for half of what they usually charge) and it won't be done for TWO weeks!!!!!....I am off tomorrow with one of my guild friends to a local shop (50 miles away) that is having a sale with some 65% off fabric. Of course, by the time we get there, there may not be much selection since sale has been going on for 2 days already...but I might have to buy a few pieces if there is something I 'really need'. Just telling you ahead of time that I plan to jump off just for a little bit. :-)
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    Well Sandy, if you can't sew fabric what can you do but buy fabric?

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    I see that I am among great rationalizing folks. Feeling right at home. lol
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    Rationalizing?? There's nothing rational about any of us!!

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    I'm not rational i know that lol!! Where is that estate sale?????
    Never met a scrap of fabric or vintage sewing machine I didn't like!
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    I missed out on a sewing yard sale day due to a schedule change in a friend's dialysis. She probably saved me from myself. I know last year at that sale there was a Singer 15 in a cabinet for $15 that didn't sell. Haven't checked out the sale at the LQS yet. This is the last week so I'll have brave to it to get my red fabric at the sale price. Even if I don't buy too much, I'll get to pet the fabrics.

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    Ok, didn't we say anyone buying fabric to teach others gets a free pass? i could swear i read that!
    i have just made the underdress for 2yr old Minnie Mouse impersonator, olivia. her b'day is 1 wk away and i am making a red sparkly tulle overskirt. mom is responsible for ears and shoes. i'm hoping it fits!!
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    I hope I can join in 2014...still am not sure I could stand it...especially if I went to an Estate sale...yikes! I think I am a hopeless case!
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvstoquilt View Post
    I hope I can join in 2014...still am not sure I could stand it...especially if I went to an Estate sale...yikes! I think I am a hopeless case!
    You can join at any time- no need to wait for 2014..and no worries about being able to stand it...It seems that creative members of this challenge can come up with an excuse for every purchase!!

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    So far I have stayed away from estate sales because they usually revolve around someone having moved on and I find the sales very sad.
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    Martina: I agree, estate sales can be very sad. The reason I do go to them is that in their place I would much rather my treasured stash go to someone to enjoy, then into a land fill. I went to one not to long ago, it was being given by the women's two sons, both in their 60s. They told me their mother had been in her 90s when she passed. She was still living in her own home and had a group of ladies over every week to quilt and talk. The "boys" had over eighty of her quilts. Hard to feel sad for a woman that lived such a rich and full life.

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    Well, in my enthusiasm to use extra fabric on scrappy backings, I accidentally used the fabric I specifically needed for binding on a quilt I just finished. Of course I realized this when the quilt was about 3/4 quilted, so I've got a scrap of it and I'm heading to the LQS this morning, hoping they still have some in stock. I'll only need 1/2 yard though so I'm giving myself a pass. The worst part is, I could have used the leftovers of maybe 10 other pieces of fabric that were in that quilt. I guess I really am drawn to that particular fabric...

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