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    PaperPrincess - carry in with you a good sized shopping bag already FULL of fabric that came from your stash and keep it right by your side. Pet it if you feel anxious, listen to it purr and that way your hands will be full and you won't be able to pick up anymore fabric from the sale table. And no, I won't believe that some new fabric just FELL into your bags on the way by...........
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    I'm in too. My problem is DH is planning on retiring the beginning of next year. On one hand I think I need to use up this fabric before we move on the other hand I think, I need to buy more because there won't be money for it after he retires. Such a dilema.

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    I'm in. I went to my LQS's preview party last weekend and bought around 3 yards of Moda's Sunkissed. I already have the fabric for the rest of the quilt, so what I bought was just to have enough to make the pattern I want. It was in their sale room, so I know it most likely won't be there next time I go shopping. I am committed to not buying any fabric this year unless it is to finish something I already have the fabric for. So far I've made it 2 weeks!
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    Still hangin in there!! Of course 2 weeks were lost due to moving...But did actually sent daughter into store to get a thimble to replace the one lost in moving....No effort to restrain myself that way!Will be hand quilting a top I already had done..Then I may need to break down if I don't have what I need for the new grandbabies quilt...BUT I PROMISE to check stash first!!

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    Hey everyone, This is supposed to be fun, right. Let's not make it other than that. I too, am going to try and use from my stash every chance I can but if I need something for a backing or more batting or one FQ of a color to make a mug rug, I won't feel guilty. Hope you don't either. We aren't going to stop quilting at end of the year. I think the whole point of this is to try to use what we have first but if there is a sale and something you really can't live without, and it is a good price..I say get it within reason, of course. With fabric prices being what they are, if I found a sale on FQ's at .50cents each, I would grab some fast....moratorium or not. Any of you want to kick me off? LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SandyinZ4 View Post
    Hey everyone, This is supposed to be fun, right. Let's not make it other than that. I too, am going to try and use from my stash every chance I can but if I need something for a backing or more batting or one FQ of a color to make a mug rug, I won't feel guilty. Hope you don't either. We aren't going to stop quilting at end of the year. I think the whole point of this is to try to use what we have first but if there is a sale and something you really can't live without, and it is a good price..I say get it within reason, of course. With fabric prices being what they are, if I found a sale on FQ's at .50cents each, I would grab some fast....moratorium or not. Any of you want to kick me off? LOL!
    I'm not going to boot ya! I don't think anyone should beat themselves up if they find a fantastic sale or a fabric that they just can't live without. When I started my personal fabric moratorium back in July it was because I was just buying buying buying and not creating at all. I just made a decision that I needed to be more productive! If I come across a great sale or whatever I can't say that I won't indulge. I just haven't come across it yet! I still open my emails from fabric sites and I go to joann's Hancocks Hobby Lobby and my favorite LQS PRETTY regularly. We travel frequently and always stop in the LQS in the area. I know that if I really wanted something I would get it. I will still feed my love (okay addiction!) of fabric; I'm just more selective now. So no one should feel like they have failed if they cave.
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    Congrats on the two quilts from stash. By the way I have done three jelly roll quilts and none are under an hour. Two were hour and a half and one was hours and three quarters. Still that is pretty quick to piece a quilt top!

    I am still working every day and have not had time to even start a new quilt from my stash. Perhaps later today I will get started. Have plenty in mind just need to pull the correct fabrics.

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    You got it Sandy, quilting IS supposed to be fun! I consider this thread kind of like announcing you are on a diet. Just saying (typing) it reinforces your commitment, and garners support. There are no real 'rules', so I hope everyone will do whatever makes the most sense for them. Slip ups will have no consequences, and success will be however you define it. Some folks will be much more careful with purchases, some will strive for cold turkey. Like me. I'm still trying to organize my stash. Even after creating a large pile to gift to various people, I will still have approximately one gazillion yards. nicely folded I hope.



    Quote Originally Posted by SandyinZ4 View Post
    Hey everyone, This is supposed to be fun, right. Let's not make it other than that. I too, am going to try and use from my stash every chance I can but if I need something for a backing or more batting or one FQ of a color to make a mug rug, I won't feel guilty. Hope you don't either. We aren't going to stop quilting at end of the year. I think the whole point of this is to try to use what we have first but if there is a sale and something you really can't live without, and it is a good price..I say get it within reason, of course. With fabric prices being what they are, if I found a sale on FQ's at .50cents each, I would grab some fast....moratorium or not. Any of you want to kick me off? LOL!
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    I have been playing with my stash as I am reorganizing...helps to fondle it and pick gruops to put together for future projects!

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    I'm not going to boot ya! I don't think anyone should beat themselves up if they find a fantastic sale or a fabric that they just can't live without. When I started my personal fabric moratorium back in July it was because I was just buying buying buying and not creating at all. I just made a decision that I needed to be more productive! If I come across a great sale or whatever I can't say that I won't indulge. I just haven't come across it yet! I still open my emails from fabric sites and I go to joann's Hancocks Hobby Lobby and my favorite LQS PRETTY regularly. We travel frequently and always stop in the LQS in the area. I know that if I really wanted something I would get it. I will still feed my love (okay addiction!) of fabric; I'm just more selective now. So no one should feel like they have failed if they cave.
    Thank you for saying we haven't fell if we cave, because I caved kinda. I have been trying to use up what all I can, but then I found beautiful fabric in a antique store of all places for a dollar a yard! So I limited myself to just $10 and then kicked myself for just not buying it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedum View Post
    Thank you for saying we haven't fell if we cave, because I caved kinda. I have been trying to use up what all I can, but then I found beautiful fabric in a antique store of all places for a dollar a yard! So I limited myself to just $10 and then kicked myself for just not buying it all.
    Were they vintage fabrics?? Oh, I wouldn't have been able to hold back as I am soooo in love with vintage fabrics. I would get rid of some of my modern fabrics if I had to!!! I probably would have bartered for a good price on a huge chunk of it!!! (if you were standing here beside me, I would kick you for not buying more of it! )
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    This is so much fun reading everyone reasoning and ideas. I too am still sticking to my guns on the no fabric buying...ok backing doesn't count right-very seldom do I buy the backing until I am almost done w/ the quilt top, unless of course somebody somewhere is having a to good to pass up sale..lol I did manage to finish 8 baby quilts in record time over the last 2 weeks and new living decor for my DD as a surprise.
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    Well, so far so good. I haven't done any impulse purchasing, which was my downfall. I did go by the LQS because I needed a certain colour for a mystery quilt I'm doing. I was so proud of me as I only purchased a yard of sale fabric. My personal definition of the moratorium is not to buy fabric "just because" and to add to my stash. But only buy what I need to fill in on a certain project.
    As someone else said, this is supposed to be a fun project, not a burden.

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    I must admit to a stumble - our local Joann's is closing in one location and moving to another so all fabric still in the old store was cheap, cheap, cheap - so I bought 6 yards for a backing for my grandson's baseball quilt. No stash building because I have an intended use for it but if the truth be known, I could have made the back out of something already in stash. But it said All Stars!!!!! And other baseball Stuff!!!! AND it came out to $2.79/yard. Okay - now back on the fabric diet.
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    I had a delightful time getting out of the house today and riding to Escanaba with quilting sisters who were going to shop the current sales at Joanns. DH gave me twenty bucks toward the flannel I was planning to replace. I did stay within budget and picked up a couple of notions at half-price. Then, we went out to eat lunch at the Swedish Pantry. Thanks for supporting me on this fabric moratorium. I will zigzag the cut edges and preshrink the flannel first thing in the morning. I need to have a few burp pads made by the end of the week. Happy days are here again....

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    I'm in and doing well so far.....I have a disgraceful amount of scraps/unsorted fabric stacked in bags on the floor....Only needles, thread, notions and batting for me. I have found deleting emails from my favourite vintage fabric supplier is helping immensely

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    Sigh...I stayed strong but it is difficult. I loved the new Rhapsody in Red from Connecting Threads but resisted. Then my MIL came over this evening to ask me to order it for her to give to her daughter. I discovered it is selling out already! That is probably good. It allows me to resist but it is hard. Red IS my favorite color and I do not have a red quilt.

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    Kay, what a lovely way to spend a day and you got just what you needed for your bibs.

    Mary, I liked the Rhapsody in Red, too. We can be strong together.

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    I did it!!! I had to go into the fabric store as one of my machine embroidery hoops broke, and I took it in to get repaired. I did NOT buy any fabric! I did not even go look at fabric!!! I walked right by it like it was not there. I was STRONG! A freaking amazing experience!!! (is it December yet)

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    Good for you Velawyn - I'm ever so proud of you! Do you have to go back to pick up the hoop? will you have to be strong again?
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    Irishrose, yes I did have a wonderful time yesterday with my quilting sisters. Just think, before I began quilting....I was an only child!

    This morning I was reading a grocery ad special to DH. I ended up saying that the economy pack of bone-in sirloin pork chops was $1.39 a YARD. I was sitting next to DH. He took my hand and laughed with me. This is something that we will laugh about for years..... Yes, he made a fresh pot of coffee!

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    I have been so good for 11 days - then on jan. 11, I heard about the clearance sale at contemporary cloth - omg I fell off the wagon big time. They had such a great selection, 29 yards later, oh well. I will be better, I will be better, I will be better ,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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    Um... a question. I would like to join you this year, however, I do not have a whole year's worth of quilting fabric in my stash. I could go on moritorium until I run out of quilting fabric though. I figure I have enough for about 8 quilts, and a few scrap projects that may require small purchases to finish. BUT I have a LOT of apparel fabric! Like 200+ yards! I'm bound to have scraps from these, but some are satin, some are knits, there is just a large variety. I was wondering if it would be worth it to cut the scraps from these fabrics into squares and strips as I finish my clothing items and use them for a scrappy quilt? Or would it be too big of a pain to be worth it? Has anyone here ever done something like that? I could go longer w/o buying any fabric (except for backings) for quilting if I can use my apparel fabrics in quilts as well, but if it won't be worth it then I don't want to waste my time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mooshie View Post
    Um... a question. I would like to join you this year, however, I do not have a whole year's worth of quilting fabric in my stash. I could go on moritorium until I run out of quilting fabric though. I figure I have enough for about 8 quilts, and a few scrap projects that may require small purchases to finish. BUT I have a LOT of apparel fabric! Like 200+ yards! I'm bound to have scraps from these, but some are satin, some are knits, there is just a large variety. I was wondering if it would be worth it to cut the scraps from these fabrics into squares and strips as I finish my clothing items and use them for a scrappy quilt? Or would it be too big of a pain to be worth it? Has anyone here ever done something like that? I could go longer w/o buying any fabric (except for backings) for quilting if I can use my apparel fabrics in quilts as well, but if it won't be worth it then I don't want to waste my time.
    The multi fabric quilt you are describing is a (victorian) crazy quilt. It is pieced from all kinds of fabric, then embellished with stitching, lace, ribbon etc. If you have a machine with decorative stitches you are half way there. Google it for amazing examples!
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    I meant to say the "fabric galore" online. I got the fabric today, beautiful, all I needed to make my quilt for kids quilts this year, and a bit for me. No more fabric buying now, I will be good.

    Quote Originally Posted by nhweaver View Post
    I have been so good for 11 days - then on jan. 11, I heard about the clearance sale at contemporary cloth - omg I fell off the wagon big time. They had such a great selection, 29 yards later, oh well. I will be better, I will be better, I will be better ,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    If life gives you lemons, make a margarita.

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