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Thread: 2014 Fabric Moratorium

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    Elisabrat, I don't think it counts. Blenders and neutrals are ALWAYS needed, and particularly if you need them for an ongoing project. Plus you at least sound like you had some twinges over this purchase. lol

    Great job on those quilts retiredteacher.
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    This should be a piece of cake for me this year. #1, I don't have any place to put new fabric and #2, I don't really have money for fabric anyway. As a matter of fact, after tax season I'm going to sort thru what I do have and get rid of the fabrics I'm not likely to ever use.

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    Well, I'm in again this year. I fell off the wagon early in 2013 with a THUD!!!! (Working at my LQS part time certainly doesn't help!) LOL. We are 11 days in and I bought a pattern today -- but NO fabric!! I hope you all will keep me on track this year!

    Linda in Missouri

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    Well, my foot fell off the wagon.

    I went four times to our shop this week for various reasons, to sign up for a retreat, to sign up for a class, to help a friend pick out some fabrics for needlework pillows, to help another friend pick out border fabric for a UFO, and lastly to attend the Border Creek Mystery Quilt meeting.

    There was a huge sale at the shop and I found two lone fat quarters for a quilt I am collecting fabric for. The were the only ones left of the style (reminiscent of old sheets and pillowcases) and they were 70% off! So I spent $2 plus change.

    I couldn't leave them there, although the quilt probably won't be started till 2015.
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    Viv. the fact that you went into the land of temptation 4 times and you came away with only 2 FQs to go with a UFO - my hat's off to you.
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    January purchase and it's only the 12th. 2 yards of a black blender for my batik quilt. The batik quilt is high on the list so I grabbed the sashing while I was at JoAnn's with my daughter. It's 50 miles away so it's grab when you can. At half price, I think I showed restraint getting only what I needed.

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    Still no purchases, but I have to go to a LQS first! Don't do online...that would be a disaster...good thing I'm a touchy feely type of buyer.
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    I have been very good. I think I'm sick. It could be terminal. How long can you go without fabric before it kills you? Food is two days, water is two weeks, how long for fabric? I went to lqs with dh to pick up thimble dots and didn't buy even thread, which, if i had to, i could have woven into fabric. My case is being presented at the medical school of fiber and weave, sometime next month. Drs from all over the world! Hope they an save me! I'm all torn up!
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    I'm in. Too many projects waiting to be started. I'm addicted to beautiful fabric. Time to get those projects started and finished.

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    I just went through about 1/3 of my quilt fabric and pieces, reorganizes and will try hard not to buy more fabric. I want to do more pictorial quilts and found fabric I had forgotten my purchasing them. So no excuses. The only problem will be to find the fabric in my reorganization.
    Lizzy in La.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nancia View Post
    I have been very good. I think I'm sick. It could be terminal. How long can you go without fabric before it kills you? Food is two days, water is two weeks, how long for fabric? I went to lqs with dh to pick up thimble dots and didn't buy even thread, which, if i had to, i could have woven into fabric. My case is being presented at the medical school of fiber and weave, sometime next month. Drs from all over the world! Hope they an save me! I'm all torn up!
    Nancia-my tea just blew out through my nose! You are just too funny! Thanks for the laughs! You've made my day!
    "A woman is like a tea bag-you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt

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    I finished 2 more baby quilts from donated tops. I used backing from my stash.

    I have a teacher 25% off coupon for the weekend and need to look if any fleece is on sale to match with some remnants and bigger pieces that were donated. If any fleece is on sale though, I need to stay away from the remnant bin at Joann's because I don't want to start any new fleece blankets because I have enough to finish for an October event!

    Connie

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    Quote Originally Posted by nancia View Post
    I have been very good. I think I'm sick. It could be terminal. How long can you go without fabric before it kills you? Food is two days, water is two weeks, how long for fabric? I went to lqs with dh to pick up thimble dots and didn't buy even thread, which, if i had to, i could have woven into fabric. My case is being presented at the medical school of fiber and weave, sometime next month. Drs from all over the world! Hope they an save me! I'm all torn up!
    I'm sure though they can sew you back up and make a new you!
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    Oh, no! My pulse is thready!
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nancia View Post
    Oh, no! My pulse is thready!
    Maybe "thready" is just quilty enough. Be strong!
    Martina
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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    I'm sure though they can sew you back up and make a new you!
    Patch you up?
    Courtesy is not optional.

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    Last night at guild we stated New year's resolutions for roll call. I might have mentioned my fabric moratorium and fessing up to how many yards I had purchased last year. As if on cue, a friend strolls over with a huge bag of scraps--mostly sips of this and that--cut off triangles and the like and told me I should be set for a while. Little later--another friend also had a sack full. Another round of ! They know me too well and they all expect to see some mini's out of their scrap bags!!! Which of course I will make.
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    I'm being very good this year. Two weeks in and I've only spent $15 on trim and buttons - no fabric! Turns out to be a good thing since we had a pipe burst, replaced the windshield on my car, and are now replacing the busted shower faucet (a little bit of a rough month, yes?)

    @oksewglad, congrats on all the loot!

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    I'm a bit late, But I'd like to join,
    My name is Teresa and I'm a....an....a.....fabricholic. There first step is done!
    I've done quite well this year so far. I've only purchased 2 small pieces of fabric needed to complete my round on a round robin. I've reorgnized my new found sewing room and looked through all of that beautiful fabric and the many, many UFO's. I've sworn to not start anything new until my Ufo's are done. Ugh, that may take me until mid 2015. I also swear to only purchase fabric "needed" to finish these projects up. Wish me luck!

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    You are in good company, Teresa. I realized that I don't have enough backing for the next project (it is 90" square). Since it is for a gift, I asked the new owner to help me pick backing fabric. Yes, I KNOW that backing doesn't count but I had really hoped to stay out of the fabric store for a bit longer.
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    Teresa, I am with you on this one for sure this year. I told hubby when package arrived today from CT that this was it! No More! He just laughed (imagine that) and said "I've heard that before!" But really folks, I have enough projects and fabric (including tons of scraps) that I think I can sew for 5 years and never run out of something to do. Help me be strong!
    She who dies with the most fabric, didn't sew fast enough!

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    Okay, I am in. I am in the process of creating a quilt using only the fabric I have in the stash. I found new techniques to make jelly rolls work (after I washed them and they shrank to 2 1/4" and the pattern called for 2 1/2") with the Lone Star and the blocks that go with it. I went to my stash and found enough leftover backings to make the backing work. It is looking good and then, and then, no fabric in my stash would work for the borders soooooo, I had to buy 3 yards of fabric for the borders (but hey they are perfect!) Whew...I think that was legal. Will post picture when done, am hand quilting/machine quilting combination. I promise I will not buy any more material this year unless....it is an emergency ;-)
    Busy in Ohio

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    Ok I'm. in. Im determined to only have as much stuff as I have room for. I've been selling or donating books and patterns and cutting and sewing scraps. I figure if I don't buy more fabric then I can make that happen much faster. After all its much faster to buy 10 yards of fabric than to sew it.

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    We will see how long my resolve lasts. I'm going to my class at the LQS in a few minutes. Their sale table is like a magnet for me! Due to crummy weather, head cold and lots of Football, I've managed to make 3 tops so far this year, all from stash. Downside is, ran out of fabric in top #1 for matching border. Came up with something, but I think my original design would have been better. Top #3, won't have enough for binding in my color choice, again ran out of fabric. I guess I'll just have to plan my future designs better and make sure I have enough fabric before I start.
    "I do not understand how anyone can live without one small place of enchantment to turn to."
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    Paper Princess, I'm running into the same thing. I think that's why my UFOs are UFOs!! LOL So maybe the UFOs will be tummy time size or lap quilts. That's okay. I just want them done.
    "A woman is like a tea bag-you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt

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