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Do you buy fabric "just because"

Old 09-28-2012, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
I feel that it is my civic duty to purchase fabric whenever I pass a LQS. I want to keep them all in business. It's purely an altruistic action on my part. Nothing to do with a fabric purchasing compulsion. I can stop any time I want.
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:36 PM
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of course i buy fabric just because...it's pretty! i figure that one day when i am ready to use it, i could find some coordinating fabric to go with it. or, i could make a market bag by using two coordinating fat quarters.
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:22 PM
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I am very much into collections of lines so I tend to buy a yard of each. I'm not good at picking out coordinating fabric so I let the designers do it for me. Sometimes I get so overwhelmed at all I have that it's just easier to buy kits so I have everything (including pattern) I need.
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:28 PM
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If the price is right, I buy!
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:09 PM
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Once in a blue moon, I only have about 3-4 just because fabrics, the rest are for specific projects
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:01 PM
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Guilty! I started liking I Spy quilts and collecting interesting FQ's. Then I joined some swaps, and needed a yard of each, and why not get an extra 1/2 to allow for shrinkage and cutting errors. Then $ was pretty tight, so I'd buy a few yards to stock up whenever there was a Really good clearance sale. Good thing I like scrappy quilts! i was never able to find something when I needed to, which led to the stocking up. Now fabrics are available online if my LQS doesn't have them so while I may occasionally buy some focus fabric I don't feel I need to get coordinates. Besides- I can just shop the stash!
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:49 AM
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I'm mostly a scrappy quilter so I usually buy one yard pieces....and then scraps of it show up in most every quilt for YEARS!
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:59 AM
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Originally Posted by teacherbailey View Post
....and then scraps of it show up in most every quilt for YEARS!
Or until I get so tired of seeing it that I pass it on to someone else
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:51 AM
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Guilty! and proud of it!
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:43 AM
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When I first started quilting I did just that and now have oodells of focal fabric and precious little blenders.
I'm now on a strickt blenders or solids only diet.
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