Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 6 of 44 FirstFirst ... 5 6 7 16 ... LastLast
Results 126 to 150 of 1079

Thread: 2013 Fabric Moratorium

  1. #126
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Michigan's Upper Peninsula
    Posts
    837
    Blog Entries
    1
    Yesterday, I went through 1/3 of a laundry basket full of various fabrics. Some were scrap pieces and I remembered to cut them first because I would have more variety for my quilts. Thanks for the tip!

    DH came into the kitchen today and said you must be testing fabric, again. :-) Yup..... Those pieces with polyester were identified, marked and placed in the donation bag.

    Having done some sorting/ decluttering yesterday I rewarded myself by doing my first scrappy Many Trips Around the World as described on quiltville.com site. I even pieced one square in order to complete the pattern. Years ago, I would have never even considered doing that as everything just had to be exactly perfect. I am so grateful that I have matured in my outlook. :-)

  2. #127
    Super Member dotcomdtcm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    New York City UWS
    Posts
    4,425
    I don't keep a big stash and I have the next few quilts planned. If I need binding or something, no big deal.
    But I will visit my son in Austin in May. I am putting $5 bills aside as I get them- for Hobby Lobby!! There is nothing like them in NYC.
    Dotty in NYC

  3. #128
    Super Member irishrose's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Cadillac, MI
    Posts
    6,579
    Blog Entries
    19
    Help me be strong, my friends. I stopped by one shop yesterday to pick up a FQ for a challenge and the owners have clearanced a third of the store. Stonehenge Sunshine Gardens - the silky ones for $6. I have been collecting those for a Pyramid quilt. Do I have enough of the light greenish one before it disappears. Does anyone have the pattern? How much of the light fabric is needed? Moda florals - a weakness - at least they are not Benartex. Good grief, it's only January 26th. "Stay away from the store, Judy".

  4. #129
    Super Member auntpiggylpn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Michigan. . .FINALLY!!!!
    Posts
    6,916
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    Help me be strong, my friends. I stopped by one shop yesterday to pick up a FQ for a challenge and the owners have clearanced a third of the store. Stonehenge Sunshine Gardens - the silky ones for $6. I have been collecting those for a Pyramid quilt. Do I have enough of the light greenish one before it disappears. Does anyone have the pattern? How much of the light fabric is needed? Moda florals - a weakness - at least they are not Benartex. Good grief, it's only January 26th. "Stay away from the store, Judy".
    No one would fault you if you purchased some of that fabric! It is an EXCELLENT price and you have a plan for it. I would buy it if I was in your shoes!
    No one has ever become poor by giving. - Anne Frank
    Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheQuiltedPig

  5. #130
    Super Member irishrose's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Cadillac, MI
    Posts
    6,579
    Blog Entries
    19
    It's the Labyrinth pattern. I don't know where I got the other name. I have over two yards of that color, so I think I'm covered. It's the really light I don't have yet, but any light batik will do. I will go see if they have a light one in that line - I love the feel of it, but if they don't it's okay. Just get me past the florals.

  6. #131
    Power Poster PaperPrincess's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    10,469
    Blog Entries
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    It's the Labyrinth pattern. I don't know where I got the other name. I have over two yards of that color, so I think I'm covered. It's the really light I don't have yet, but any light batik will do. I will go see if they have a light one in that line - I love the feel of it, but if they don't it's okay. Just get me past the florals.
    Good luck avoiding the florals! I thought I missed out on the White on White from Connecting Threads' Rhapsody of Reds collection. They were sold out, but I checked back and they had restocked. So I ordered some. Enough for one specific quilt. Well, maybe just a tiny bit more, just in case. It arrived today and is really nice. It doesn't have that rubbery feel of some of the WOW's I've gotten in the past. I had hoped to get thru a whole month without a fabric purchase of any kind, but compared with my shopping habits last year, I'm really doing well. I now have my next 3 quilts planned and all the fabrics selected, so that ought to keep me for a while! i'm a pretty slow piecer.
    "I do not understand how anyone can live without one small place of enchantment to turn to."
    Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

  7. #132
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    450
    I have that pattern, Irish Rose. It is currently laying on my dining room table. If you need specifics, I would be glad to help you out.

    I have resisted buying any fabric "just cause". I did buy a yard and a half of some flannel to add to the three yards I already had to use as a backing on an UFO. I was glad I did because the teen girl I gave it to loved it.

    I am also helping my destashing along. I just gave my sister some fabric, some blocks from a long ago on line exchange and orphan blocks that I had for her to practice with. She was happy and I was glad to see them go - along with a stack of magazines, some old June Taylor squares and a QIAD book I had a duplicate of.

  8. #133
    Super Member auntpiggylpn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Michigan. . .FINALLY!!!!
    Posts
    6,916
    Blog Entries
    1
    I faltered just a smidgeon . I have been searching for a certain fabric from the Moda Ruby collection. It was one of the popular prints and most places are sold out or want $11+ per yard plus shipping. I stumbled across a shop while doing the FabShop Hop and they had it in stock for $6.99/yard with a flat rate of $5 for shipping!!! I needed it for backing for a quilt for me so I ordered enough to do the backing plus 2 extra yards. So, I adhered to the rules of only buying backing for a quilt in progress but then pushed the envelope ordering the extra 2 yards. Oh, well. I have been on this fabric diet since July 2012 and have only added 2 fat quarter bundles to my stash since then. I think I will be okay!!!!
    No one has ever become poor by giving. - Anne Frank
    Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheQuiltedPig

  9. #134
    Super Member mom-6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    6,487
    Sounds like lots of success stories on here! I also have been on more or less a fabric moratorium for about a year. Still buy some when it catches my eye, but mostly in only one or two yard lengths instead of the whole bolt, unless of course it is extra special &/or there isn't much left on the bolt. Discovered DD is a bad influence though. She insisted I get all they had of the blue and purple background with white butterflies. Guess that means I have to make her another quilt. LOL! Besides the pajama pants she wants. I'm trying to get her started doing her own with the machine I got her for her birthday, but so far no luck.

  10. #135
    Super Member irishrose's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Cadillac, MI
    Posts
    6,579
    Blog Entries
    19
    I was successful last night, but I'm still wishing I had caved. I ordered batting from Connecting Threads and looked at the white fabric in the Rhapsody in Red line. It is very pretty and I don't have much white. But then, do I use much white? I only ordered batting. I didn't try to get to $50 and was surprised how reasonable the shipping was.

  11. #136
    Super Member Vanuatu Jill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Ramona, California
    Posts
    3,057
    Blog Entries
    1
    Well, I have been priding myself on my restraint so far. Last week, I had to buy a yard for a jeans bag for a customer. I stuck to it, and only got that yard, but then remembered I needed backing and border fabric to finish my McKenna Ryan quilt, so I bought only what I needed, and nothing else. Then, I just got an order for two jeans bags with themes I DON'T have in my stash, so, with resolve, I ventured out to find them, after shopping on-line and not finding anything that struck me. I found one at Joanns, the other at my LQS, and since I only needed a yard of each, THAT IS ALL I BOUGHT!! I must say, though, if it wasn't for DH waiting in the car for me, I think I would have been in trouble, especially, at the LQS! There was a whole bookcase of gorgeous blenders and prints on sale for $5-6.00 a yard. Unfortunately, the yard I got was not on sale and ended up paying $12.00 for it, but it is perfect for what I wanted. Now, checking through my stash of jeans, I didn't have a pair that suited (wanted brown denim), so off to look for a pair at the two second hand shops in town. Still didn't find brown, but ended up with a black pair that will be perfect, with light brown stitching and embroidery on the pockets. Anyway, I also walked out with 5 other pairs!!! Does that count as fabric??? I already have fabric I'll use for them. These will be added to my inventory of jeans bags for sale. Any leftover pieces of denim will go into my denim quilt, and I will be making I-Pad covers with them as well. I still feel I have been quite good, not buying just to add to my stash!!!

  12. #137
    Super Member paulswalia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Vermont
    Posts
    1,102
    Blog Entries
    3
    Jill, you have indeed been tempted by so many trips into fabric stores, but you held firm!!! Good for you!
    We are here to learn how to live in heaven - I'm still learning.

  13. #138
    Super Member ljptexas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    NE of Fort Worth
    Posts
    2,428
    Hope you will have a good time when you visit your son in Austin!! Suggestion: go to garage & estate sales then. During spring time there are gillions.... Also try thrift stores. I made a resolve 2 yrs ago not to buy any more fabric (this made more strict with $ going up). My stash/s are sufficient until the Lord calls me home. Don't know what my 2 kids will do with it all but I'll have to give them directions...
    Last edited by ljptexas; 01-29-2013 at 05:24 AM. Reason: Was intended for Dotty in NY
    ~ I'm a Blessed Nanna to 2 Grandsons & 5 Granddaughters ~
    ~ I'm a Blessed Mom to DS & DDIL, DD & DSIL ~
    ~ Mom to 3 cats, Callie, Buddy & Daisy ~
    ~ God Bless the USA ~ ~ God Bless Our Troops ~

  14. #139
    Super Member ljptexas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    NE of Fort Worth
    Posts
    2,428
    Hope you will have a good time when you visit your son in Austin!! Suggestion: go to garage & estate sales then. During spring time there are gillions.... Also try thrift stores. I made a resolve 2 yrs ago not to buy any more fabric (this made more strict with $ going up). My stash/s are sufficient until the Lord calls me home. Don't know what my 2 kids will do with it all but I'll have to give them directions...


    Quote Originally Posted by dotcomdtcm View Post
    I don't keep a big stash and I have the next few quilts planned. If I need binding or something, no big deal.
    But I will visit my son in Austin in May. I am putting $5 bills aside as I get them- for Hobby Lobby!! There is nothing like them in NYC.
    ~ I'm a Blessed Nanna to 2 Grandsons & 5 Granddaughters ~
    ~ I'm a Blessed Mom to DS & DDIL, DD & DSIL ~
    ~ Mom to 3 cats, Callie, Buddy & Daisy ~
    ~ God Bless the USA ~ ~ God Bless Our Troops ~

  15. #140
    Super Member Pat625's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    North Pole
    Posts
    1,640
    Quote Originally Posted by Vanuatu Jill View Post
    Well, I have been priding myself on my restraint so far. Last week, I had to buy a yard for a jeans bag for a customer. I stuck to it, and only got that yard, but then remembered I needed backing and border fabric to finish my McKenna Ryan quilt, so I bought only what I needed, and nothing else. Then, I just got an order for two jeans bags with themes I DON'T have in my stash, so, with resolve, I ventured out to find them, after shopping on-line and not finding anything that struck me. I found one at Joanns, the other at my LQS, and since I only needed a yard of each, THAT IS ALL I BOUGHT!! I must say, though, if it wasn't for DH waiting in the car for me, I think I would have been in trouble, especially, at the LQS! There was a whole bookcase of gorgeous blenders and prints on sale for $5-6.00 a yard. Unfortunately, the yard I got was not on sale and ended up paying $12.00 for it, but it is perfect for what I wanted. Now, checking through my stash of jeans, I didn't have a pair that suited (wanted brown denim), so off to look for a pair at the two second hand shops in town. Still didn't find brown, but ended up with a black pair that will be perfect, with light brown stitching and embroidery on the pockets. Anyway, I also walked out with 5 other pairs!!! Does that count as fabric??? I already have fabric I'll use for them. These will be added to my inventory of jeans bags for sale. Any leftover pieces of denim will go into my denim quilt, and I will be making I-Pad covers with them as well. I still feel I have been quite good, not buying just to add to my stash!!!
    I would love to see pics of your bags!!

  16. #141
    Super Member Vanuatu Jill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Ramona, California
    Posts
    3,057
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Pat625 View Post
    I would love to see pics of your bags!!
    I have posted many here on the Board over the past year, but most are on my Flickr site www.flickr.com/photos/vanuatu_jill or on Facebook under Bag-Sationals. Pm me if you want any more info.

  17. #142
    Power Poster PaperPrincess's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    10,469
    Blog Entries
    2
    First month is almost over! I did purchase some white-on-white for a specific quilt, and I admit I bought a bit more than needed, but you can always use white, right? I was pretty successful in organizing my stash. I used the ruler fold method. Now I know what I have and can actually find it. My goal for February, along with no fabric purchases, is to organize and purge my quilting books and patterns. Now that I know what fabric I have available, I can look for patterns that will utilize it.
    How did everyone do? Should your update post be titled "I stuck to my diet!" or "True Confessions"?
    Do you have any specific de-stashing plans for February?
    "I do not understand how anyone can live without one small place of enchantment to turn to."
    Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

  18. #143
    Super Member paulswalia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Vermont
    Posts
    1,102
    Blog Entries
    3
    My fabric diet during January amounted to what came in went right back out. Had to buy some flannel to enlarge quilts I made my grandsons several years ago (Grammy....my feet hang out the end and get cold!!!) but also used up all the leftovers that I had on hand from the original construction of those quilts. So that was a net loss. Oh, well, then again, ......there was the fabric I bought to make a quilt I saw in a magazine......but I didn't put it in the stash - instead it's half cut already. But I know, I should have worked on "kits" I already have put together from the stash. Well, its a process, right?
    We are here to learn how to live in heaven - I'm still learning.

  19. #144
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Michigan's Upper Peninsula
    Posts
    837
    Blog Entries
    1
    Well, I have no intentions of going out today so this is appropriate for the first monthly report.

    I have been working on clearing out numerous household items from our basement and workshop. These items were reviewed last weekend and we have received/accepted a fair offer. The bonus is that our storage area is much more in order and the final pushes will show more positive results.

    No miscellaneous fabric purchases were made during the month. I did need flannel for burp cloths, purchased it and made up several items. The remaining cloth has been cut and will be assembled in sets of two for chain piecing. These are priority items for gifts and charity donations.These kits will be finished before I start another project.

    White Kona has been ordered for background to complete another quilt design. This is strictly basic stock.

    Scraps are being used for scrappy sample blocks and a lap quilt. Sample blocks will be displayed next Monday at guild. Small groups are to be working on quilt block rows for quilts to be shared in our community.

    Today, I ordered superwash wool sock yarn for myself. I have made two pairs dress socks for DH and one pair of casual socks for myself this month. My closet and dresser drawers have been cleaned, with several items purged.

    DH has been reminding me that the local quilt shop is having a Super Bowl Sale today, tomorrow and Saturday. The tip of the subject is that he gave me fifty dollars this afternoon and told me that I was to use this at the shop tomorrow! (He doesn't know about this 2013 fabric moratorium.) This is pulling me from side to side. We should all have "decisions" about generousity....

    It is definitely time for me to leave the board and sew! Blessings to all...
    Last edited by kay carlson; 01-31-2013 at 01:38 PM.

  20. #145
    Member ladydeluxe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Wind Lake, Wisconsin
    Posts
    83
    I spent sometime organizing my fabric and it was almost as much fun as shopping. One month down and I'm doing great!
    Wendy

  21. #146
    Super Member paulswalia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Vermont
    Posts
    1,102
    Blog Entries
    3
    Hey Kay Carlson - maybe there's a sale on thread or notions???? I would hate to have to return a gift like that from my DH. Maybe even a pattern or two to help use up your stash!
    We are here to learn how to live in heaven - I'm still learning.

  22. #147
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Michigan's Upper Peninsula
    Posts
    837
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by paulswalia View Post
    Hey Kay Carlson - maybe there's a sale on thread or notions???? I would hate to have to return a gift like that from my DH. Maybe even a pattern or two to help use up your stash!
    I can't believe that I hadn't even considered that! Dah..... Thanks, paulswalia. :-)

  23. #148
    Power Poster earthwalker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Perth, Western Australia
    Posts
    10,309
    After much searching through my stash and head-scratching, still couldn't come up with a suitable backing for my DIL's string quilt. Went to Textile Traders Midland (is that ever a trap for those on a fabric moratorium!). Purchased just enough pale blue gingham for the back and a metre and a half of plain white. I bought some Procion Dye at an art supply store that morning....so I needed the white for my first foray into dyeing since the age of 15. Steered myself away from all the bargain/sale tables and resisted all entreaties from the staff to look at all the exciting new stuff going on (whizz bang machines and lots of fabric). Don't plan on going to that part of town for a couple of months, so hopefully I'll stay on the straight and narrow.

  24. #149
    Super Member irishrose's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Cadillac, MI
    Posts
    6,579
    Blog Entries
    19
    One month down, ten to go, though I would like to go to the end of the year, not Nov 1. I purchased only enough for the back for a baby quilt and mailed it out, so nothing went in stash. I've completed a stash buster quilt, but, somehow, it didn't make a dent.

  25. #150
    Super Member SandyinZ4's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Southeast Idaho
    Posts
    3,158
    Blog Entries
    9
    I was really good and did not order (much as I wanted to) from the Connecting threads Red collection. I did find some green fabrics on sale so bought 2 yards of each of 3 green colors but this is for my '3 okay to buy for' quilts for this year. This one will be for the quilt our guild members will do at our retreat in Sept. I did but some turkey red and dark blue for border fabric for my Americana quilt. I had neither of those colors in my stash. But I am using some orphan blocks in the backing for it so feel good about that. I look at all the sales and then discard the catalog or email. One month down!
    She who dies with the most fabric, didn't sew fast enough!

Page 6 of 44 FirstFirst ... 5 6 7 16 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.