Fabric Moratorium 2023

Old 01-12-2023, 10:00 AM
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I did a huge purge in my sewing room right before Christmas. I donated a lot of duplicate fabric and fabric i new I wouldn't use.I tend to get in a rut and keep buying the same fabrics over and over. I was bored with it. I need all my fabric to fit in a certain amount of space. Because I have other hobbies that need to fit in that space also. It's a good size room. So, in theory, it should all work. lol I did do a bit of fabric shopping right after Christmas because i do sew other things besides quilting. So, needed a few things there. But, I cleared enough space for it to fit in. But, I am out of room until I get sewing again. I am still having a hard time finding the motivation to sew. But, I will get there. A little fresh fabric tends to motivate me to branch out. I made sure to pick something different. I just want to support and receive support to Not add to it all again. So here I am hoping to get control of my OCD nature. I have done a lot better of staying out of the craft stores and online stores. And, staying within my budget.

And, I am not worried about the stuff I leave behind. My husband and son know my favorite thrift store. Someone will be able to use it. I'm more worried about the UFO's i would someday leave behind. So, off to the UFO thread I go.

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Old 01-13-2023, 05:33 AM
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Sounds like everyone is doing good at controlling stash and having plans not to add more. I finally finished the Cuts and Bolts NYE quilt. The pic is in the thread I started that got moved to links and resources. https://www.quiltingboard.com/attach...b-nye-2022.jpg That makes 5 quilts finished (flimsy stage) this month. The other four are very simple charity quilts. So I'm starting the year out strong. When I have them quilted I'll post pics.
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Old 01-13-2023, 06:05 AM
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Belfreybat, what a lovely traditional RWB/tan quilt. Clean and simple. I did not follow the thread because I just had too many things going on. Now, I wish I had. That would make a charming baby quilt perhaps in another color way or maybe not.
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Old 01-13-2023, 09:49 AM
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Just got bCK from PL meeting and I was a very good girl. Only brought home batting and flannet to finish 2 more quilts. WHEW!!! Did fondle other fab but didn't find anylthing that would work for my cowboy boots block. Double WHEW!! LOL
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Old 01-13-2023, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Julienm1 View Post
Just got bCK from PL meeting and I was a very good girl. Only brought home batting and flannet to finish 2 more quilts. WHEW!!! Did fondle other fab but didn't find anylthing that would work for my cowboy boots block. Double WHEW!! LOL
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Old 01-13-2023, 12:34 PM
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I am inspired by you both Belfrybat and Julienm1!!

When I am stressed I like to go fabric shopping. I am stressed. No looking at stores online for me today. I am housebound for the next few days so the trips to the local stores -- and there are wonderful stores here! -- will stay away for the next few days. I will be reading this moratorium over and over to keep me strong. I do have quilting projects to work on but those are hard when I have too many tasks to do at home like right now. My mantra: I will master my stress and quilt. I will master my stress and quilt.
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Old 01-13-2023, 01:47 PM
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PL tomorrow. I have my quilts and some donations to move into their next home.

I love doing "boy" and particularly teen boy quilts for PL...maybe because I have one of my own. I cant help but look at him sometimes and think "what it"?
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Old 01-13-2023, 04:58 PM
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Belfrybat: Very pretty!

Julienm1: Way to stay strong!

ibex94: You can master your stress and quilt.

Rff1010: ❤️. Good reasoning.

Well, through no fault of my own other than I didn’t say ‘No, thank you’, I came home with a bag of quality cotton fabric today from my sewing group. It was sitting on the chair where I sit at my friend’s house to sew. 🤷‍♀️

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Old 01-13-2023, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Rff1010 View Post
PL tomorrow. I have my quilts and some donations to move into their next home.

I love doing "boy" and particularly teen boy quilts for PL...maybe because I have one of my own. I cant help but look at him sometimes and think "what it"?
I almost always make teen quilts for PL, too It is so easy to think first of younger children but those adolescent kiddos can use the hugs and warmth that come from a quilt of their own. Following your heart is what makes sewing for Project Linus so fulfilling. Well done.
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Old 01-13-2023, 05:46 PM
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Retiredteacher09 - I would have had trouble saying no to that bag, too! Those butterflies!!! I'm sure those fabrics will soon find a happy home in a quilt. :-)

Ibex94 - I'm struggling with the same temptations and challenges right now. I have stuff I can work on for a quilt but also have a lot of other things that have to happen around the house, so what did I do with my time? Looked at pinterest and read the QB forum! Go figure. :-)

That being said, I didn't buy any new fabric and I saw so many great stories of quilts made and temptation resisted! This thread is proving to be such a great place to come to when a bit of inspiration or strength is needed. :-)
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