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    Nilla, fabric purchases to complete projects are 'free'. It's stash building I know I am trying to avoid. That's why I have avoided going after the 1/2 yard of red I need for my B/W quilt during the month long sale. Sales are such enablers for me.

    Martina, when my children have my final fabric sale, I will be smiling down to see my precious fabrics go to a new home. Around here 'Estate sales' are held when someone downsizes so there isn't always a death involved.

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    Found a bunch of ties at the local thrift shop--does this count for or against my stash?
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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    Nilla, fabric purchases to complete projects are 'free'.
    That makes me feel a little better. What was annoying was that I had specifically set this fabric aside for the binding, then used it in the backing. Luckily, they did still have it in stock. Now I just have to find the time to finish it and get it in the laundry.

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    ok, yep, unless you are going to wear them or sew them into a quilt immediately. Tomorrow's the 31th - the last day of the sale.

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    what sale???!!! about those ties, if you give them to someone ( me, me me!!!) then iy's a pass and you get a gold star for your forehead, and a new friend for life! (me me me!!)
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    Here it is the last day of July, yes, already! Must be having fun, because it just zipped by. Except for the Drive by/Fabric drop incident (where my neighbor left a couple bags of fabric on my doorstep), I did well. I've been deleting my emails about fabric sales, and mailing my JoAnn's coupons to my niece. I already know I'm going to be sorely tested in August. I'm going to the APQS Quilt show in Grand Rapids and will try and stay strong, but I'm not making any promises...
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    Fell down at yet another garage sale. Drat! Okay I am not really that unhappy about acquiring fabric at a really great price. Bought a half yard of pastel batik at JoAnn's for a string quilt that I am still trying to finish. Still trailing behind the wagon.

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    Made it thru July without falling once- makes up for all the prior screw ups! Does this mean I can reward myself with one (?) shopping trip?

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    Pat: You have to think of a justification first. You "need a fix" just isn't good enough and shows an alarming lack of creativity.

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    Reporting back in after my foray into the lion's den (LQS sale). I picked up a yard of the red I need and 1 1/4 yards each of Moda cream and white muslin. My only splurge was a half yard of a hot pink print. That's the good news - the bad news: the sale has been extended another month so I'm not out of the woods yet.

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    Ah Irish, will the temptation never end? Stay strong!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nancia View Post
    what sale???!!! about those ties, if you give them to someone ( me, me me!!!) then iy's a pass and you get a gold star for your forehead, and a new friend for life! (me me me!!)
    LOL so what do you want to do with those ties?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nilla View Post
    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...
    When I made a car seat quilt for my boyfriend's nephew, I didn't buy binding or backing fabric. I'd bought both a charm pack and a jelly roll of Moda Jungle Bungle to make it, and since I knew it would be hard to match it exactly, and the fabric is so fun, I used jelly roll strips for both that matched the strips I used on the front. I just made sure that there weren't any right next to each other that were too close in color and went for it! Maybe you could save your stash after all, if you have enough of the others to make the binding...

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    I picked up a yard of the red I need and 1 1/4 yards each of Moda cream and white muslin.
    Well you NEEDED it, so you're OK and I bet you really needed that pink too.
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    Dustysmomma, That is precious! I've got a new grandson that doesn't have a quilt for his car seat. You've given me yet another project to think about!

    I ended up getting a bit more of the fabric I wanted for binding and it's nearly finished now. It was my "pop" color. I used touches of it throughout the quilt, a small inner border (with a pieced outer border of the other fabrics, and now for the binding. It's just the right amount of color for me so I'm happy.

    It's August now though, a new month with a new budget. I think I'll be able to stick with it this month since I already have projects lined up waiting to be finished and I've got what I need for them.

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    I've been doing really well all year. No significant purchases except for what was needed to finish a project. However, I did buy some batting on sale for half off at Joann's. But I needed it to finish a project so it doesn't count. LOL

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    I am off to help with hanging quilts for our local county fair. Will try to post pics later tonight of my latest small purchases and explain why I bought them. Then MSQC had a sparkly charm pack on sale for .07 so I couldn't resist that and then bought another for the regular price. Even with shipping, I think I am still ahead. There I go, rationalizing again. :-) I have a nice quilt pattern that uses charm packs really well. A sparkly quilt sounds like a great one to have on hand for a gift since I am way behind on wedding gifts. Besides, two 'little' charm packs won't take up much room on my shelf, will they??? Come on...will they??? :-)
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    In the month of July 3 yards of Laurel Birch fabric got used up in a professional tote made by my granddaughter, she also up a classmate bag - 1 1/2 yards, and I'm making another classmate bag using another 1 1/2 yards of stash fabric. I did break down and purchase 3 yards of blue and white star fabric to complete a quilt. The directions on that quilt had the wrong measurements - Two yards of fabric were miscut. The new purchase will allow me to use up those squares so it will be a good thing to use up miscut triangles@!

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    Nammie: Minimal purchase to finish a project, plus use of six yards from your stash. You did good!

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    I picked up a few supplies yesterday at my LQS, where I wasn't even tempted by the fabric. Then I went to a local quilt show. It was fairly small, but had quite a few vendors. Again, I didn't even have an interest in looking at anything other than the quilt displays. I guess I really did finally hit my rock bottom for buying fabric!

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    My grandson is going to a small school that requests that they carry tote bags instead of bulky backpacks..There is little choice out there for boys in totes, so I had to jump off the wagon and purchased 2 yards of marvel comic book fabric, and a yard for lining...I was able to make his tote with a front pocket and a matching reusable lunch bag..Not only that I made a second set for his best friend. Technically this wasn't stash, because it was all used in about 3 hours of entering my home!! Each set total only cost me about $10!!

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    Good job, Pat. I personally am not against buying fabric and using it - it buying it and storing it that is my moratorium.

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    I fell off the wagon. I did plan on spending some at a shop hop as a reward for stop smoking, however, I spent much more than I planned. I added 6 yards of fabric to my stach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nilla View Post
    Dustysmomma, That is precious! I've got a new grandson that doesn't have a quilt for his car seat. You've given me yet another project to think about!
    It was really fairly easy. I found the instructions at the link below and just modified it. I'm doing another one out of the same jelly roll and charm pack, but I'll be modifying the middle section again. Instead of the last initial, it'll probably have the last name, so the parents can use it for future children or pass it down if they choose, which will require a bit more room. The pattern calls for Jungle Bungle fabric, which is what I used, but I think it'd be cute made from the "Ten Little Things" or "Oink-a-doodle-moo" fabric groups too.

    http://www.modabakeshop.com/2012/06/...aby-quilt.html

    Here is what I based the sizing of the finished product on, as well as the placement of the ties:

    http://www.modabakeshop.com/2012/02/...eat-quilt.html

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    oksewglad-- i would make a dresden plate quilt, and/or a crazy quilt. every rime i find a sale on silk i pick some up for "the quilt". what are you going to make of them?
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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