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    Martina: The "unfortunately" was a good touch. Maybe an "alas" at the beginning of the sentence?

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    My LQS had their open house last night where they go over the next 6 month schedule. I signed up for "Home is where the Haunt is" - a 4-week Block kit and a cup-cozy class (but that only takes 3 FQs and I have those). At least I have the chance of getting the kit project done. DH wants a Halloween wallhanging for his office. That's my motivation.
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    Back from the Grand Rapids quilt show. Lots and lots of wonderful quilts, including some from board members. There also were lots and lots of vendors, with lots and lots of fabric! I got a 1 yard cut of an unusual leaf print. Many colors, should be able to match colors from my stash... Also caved and bought a fat quarter bundle (well, maybe two). Also got a couple rulers. I think I'm getting a ruler stash! Now off to the cottage, where my non fishing gr niece and I will use up some of my stash making jewelry bags for gifts.
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    I spent the weekend in Atlanta, and I'd planned to buy fabric for my boyfriend's nephew & SIL's matching Christmas aprons, the fall runner swap, and 1 more thing I knew I should have written down. I went to Intown Quilters in Decatur, GA & have fallen in love with that shop. They carry probably 4-5x's what my nearest non-chain shop carries in fabrics. I resisted a couple things, got the fabric for the aprons, then saw some Christmas fabric that looks like gingerbread cupcake houses. My best friend's birthday is next Sunday, so I'm going to make her some new potholders and a couple other little things, and I'm not counting it as off the wagon so long as I don't have too much of the yard and a half left of it. Well, then I was standing at the cutting table and this jelly roll was screaming for me to rescue it from the corner. Yep bought it too. That was my only splurge though. The selection there is great, except for "fall".

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    Oh I was such a bad girl last night. Our guild had their annual yard sale at the meeting. One of the members has a store and she had the most delicious Asian prints. I could not resist. Hanging my head in shame (well, hanging my head to hide my smile anyway).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ladydeluxe View Post
    I'm in, haven't purchased any fabric other than backing for the last 5 years. I enjoy the challenge of coming up with quilts using my stash.


    Oh my lord.....................oh my, I am really at a loss for words, but what a wonderful arranged stash.

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    Is fall when they have all of the fabric sales? Thousands of bolts is having a $3.96 per yard sale and Connecting threads is having their solids and blenders for 40% off. What's a quilter supposed to do? I am horribly tempted, with prices going to $13 per yard these prices feel almost like an investment.

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    I know what you mean. That Christmas fabric I got at the LQS in Atlanta was $12.25/yard. Nope, didn't buy extra this time!

    I got the August FabShop blowout sale list, and there's a couple on there that have some of their fabrics BOGO either 1/2 off or free. SeaWatch Fabrics has all their inventory for $7.25/yard or less, mostly batiks & Asians, because the owners are retiring. I need some solids for my embroidery, and it's so tempting!

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    I'm going home next week and i want to buy some solids, but i don't want dh to get another package in the mail for me! Lol. I bought a brother machine at shopgoodwill.com for $13 and had to tell dh. It was coming so he didn't get all huffy that i was buying more "stuff". I didn't expect to get it. Lesson-- do not bid on something if you don't really want it. Lol. He has started counting machines. Well, if i can't buy fabric, and i have enough clothes-- anybody need some clothes?-- i have to buy something! It's better than buying food-- oops, i did that, too! I need retail therapy!!! Help!!!
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    I was bad Saturday. I bought a little bit though, not a lot. Went to Joann's for fabric to match what I bought the weekend before for Elisabrat's runner swap. I ended up buying solid orange since I couldn't find anything I was happy with. I also picked up 3 yrs of solid white, which I'll use part of for Elisabrat's housewarming gift. Then I went to check out the remnants. I lucked up! There was a 2-tone orange swirl the perfect size for a runner or wallhanging, which will now be the backing for my fall runner ($3). There was also a perfect fabric for the backing for Elisabrat's housewarming gift, again, just enough for the project ($4). But where I fell down was on the 2 extras I bought. I already have this dark, rich blue marble I've been hoarding for our quilt, if I can ever figure out which pattern I want, but I couldn't leave the nearly 1 yard remnant there! I got 1 more...what was it? I can't remember now, but it definitely wasn't a planned buy either. Anyway, I got to the front, and happy days! I had two 40% off coupons to use on the solid fabrics, the remnants of course were 50% off, and then I had a Hobby Lobby coupon I found online too. All total I left the store with about 5 yards of fabric for $20 & some change. 2 pieces plus whatever is left of the orange and the white will go in my stash. With the new embroidery machine, I have a feeling the white will go fast though.

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    So its my turn to confess. I tried to resist, I really did. Thousands of Bolts had a sale for under $4 a yard. I went "pretend" shopping, putting items in the cart. A couple days went by, I actually hoped they would sell out of my choices. No such luck. So out came the ole debit card. Now the rest of the story. I moved about two years ago. Who knew I hadn't ordered since? The good news is my daughter is living in my old house. The bad news is she now has a very large box of fabric and lives almost 80 miles away. Now here is my question, do I get fewer demerits for my purchase since I havn't been able to pet it. Since I won't actually receive it should it count against Sept rather than August?

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    Emma- That is called credit for pain and suffering...can your daughter at least take a picture for you to pet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emma S View Post
    So its my turn to confess. I tried to resist, I really did.
    I bet you are nodding rigorously to emphasize that statemene too. (I understand coz I have pain in my neck muscles from the same exercise, lol).

    No demerits at all - how could you resist such a great sale? IMPOSSIBLE!

    I've been turning my solid FQs into HSTs and a wall hanging (ready to be quilted) and a small community quilt (almost assembled).
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    Pat: Great minds, I came very close to asking her to open it up and text me a picture but my family already thinks I'm wonky where fabric is concerned. Didn't want to add fuel to that fire.
    Martina: At last you've helped me locate my justification muscle, it is clearly located in my neck where it gets plenty of excercise from saying yes to fabric. Congrats on the project. Show us some pictures!
    I knew I could come here for some heart felt sympathy. Thanks guys.

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    Add 2 yards to the stash purchases for August. I went to the LQS to get a border for a church quilt - I did, but I also bought 2 yards of a gorgeous black rose on red for my b/w quilt. Trouble is,that quilt is way down on the list so the fabric was unneeded at this time. Thank goodness the sale ends this week. I did resist looking at the batiks so I deserve some credit.

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    Irishrose, your a woman of steel. If you waited on the the rose fabric it would not be there when you wanted it. Seems to me having it on the shelf waiting will keep those creative juices flowing. Verdict: no demerits.

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    Emma, it may have more to do with having guests coming for my ex husband's funeral service so there's no room for any more fabric. I can see it now - "You have to stay at a motel because I went batik shopping and the guest room is full of fabric." I squeezed the two yards in a decorative box in the living room - this week end I will gift someone with the vintage dishes that are currently in there to free up some space. Devious, eh?

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    Irishrose: The expression on there faces might have been worth it. My kids probably would just say they knew it would come to "no room in the inn" someday.

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    I like that idea of gifting some 'vintage dishes' to make room for more fabric. I think my almost empty top shelf of hutch might look lovely with stacks of fabric in it now. Hmmm...I like that idea. Now...who can I 'gift' to all the unused dishes in the bottom?
    She who dies with the most fabric, didn't sew fast enough!

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    So Joann had a 60% off coupon for regular priced fabric. I had to go check it out and the Kona Solids were not on sale. Then a lady gave me her 60% off coupon and I ran into a gal from work who passed on hers. I stocked up on red and black (5 yards each) and a bit of green for the solid wallhanging border. Hey - at 60% discount I must say that I lept off that wagon!
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    When everything else is on sale at JoAnn's the solids usually are not. A 60% coupon makes the Kona $3.20 per yard. Really can't beat that. Martina, don't know if you have been on the JoAnn's web site but they have a ton of colors in the Kona. The most they ever seem to have at my local store is about eight.

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    I had to go to JoAnn's and get a part for my machine from the in-store Viking dealership. I saw a friend and gave her my 60% coupon, as I had already slipped a bit this month. I also 'pretend shopped' last week for the Connecting Threads 40% off Quilter's Candy sale. Put a bunch of yards in my basket, but did not make the purchase. Yay.
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    So that's where all those sneaky pieces came from! P'princess, yours were put in my cart by mistake! So who gets their hand slapped ( figuratively, of course!)? I had to buy some fq's of fabrics my ddil likes. She has very quiet, but old fashioned taste in colors and design. Then she threw me a curve ball! She wants me to design a quilt with colors she can draw from for her guest room. Might as well use colors i like since i just spent a month there. Lol and only bought some strips to make a quilt top that went totally wrong!! Serves me right for getting off the wagon at the wrong stop. Didn't see a quilt shop all month! Will try to post pictures of my dgd in her birthday dress. I had ordered the polka dot a long time ago and bought the net and ribbon , too. Not a quilt, right ? So it doesn't count. Also made my ddil a tiered apron in red and white polka dots and solids to co- ordinate with the Minnie dress. All very fun! And at least semi-legal. 8-)
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    I've seen the lovely colors Emma but I'm trying to stay off the website. Been bad enough lately. (she says with a grin on her face.) .....and there better not be any hand-slapping going on here. That would cause stress and stress makes me buy more fabric.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nancia View Post
    So that's where all those sneaky pieces came from! P'princess, yours were put in my cart by mistake!
    Yep, that's what happened. I think they got their Nancy's confused!
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