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So sad, I was good yesterday. Can't have garage sales where we live so the city rec centers have sales with tables you can rent. DH & I had two tables and got rid of 11 copy paper boxes full of stuff. Mostly his stuff! Part of that is the items that were left for donations too. What you don't sell, you can leave and it is donated to an organization, this time Good Will.

I was good as there was a lady with 3 TABLES of mostly quilt fabric. One table was rolls and the other two fabric folds. Most was $2 a yard including batiks. I bought only what I needed or have a project that needed the piece for and just spent $5.25. Saw several people carrying bags with fabric I would want, especially one bolt I saw. There sure were a lot of pretties that I would have liked, but I keep telling myself, I DO NOT NEED ANY MORE FABRIC. Especially for my stash... Chris
 
Posts: 6162 | Location: Tampa Bay | Registered: Jan 10, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Wow, Chris! I'm proud of you. Of course, I seem to remember that at a certain quilt shop in Pennsylvania you were very good -- at helping ME find a bunch of fabric. You bought hardly anything.


"Laughter is timeless; imagination has no age, and dreams are forever." Walt Disney
 
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I just love spending others money... Chris
 
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I have been very good for quite awhile. I keep telling myself the same thing. Proud you could hold yourself back. I am trying to use my stash that will take me 200 years to get rid of.
 
Posts: 15326 | Location: Harford county, MD, zone 6 | Registered: May 10, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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ditto the 200 years.

I bought my DGD a little brother sewing machine for Chr!stm@s. The first thing we are going to practice is eye/foot petal coordination. We are going to practice on my scrap bin. I have her some 7 inch squares of muslin cut out and I am going to let her make crumb blocks until she gets her seam allowances down pat. I am hoping with her help I can make some kind of dent in my scraps.

I have gone 18 days now without buying any fabric. But I must admit that there was several times this week when I caught myself wondering if I had time for a trip to ragmans!
 
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OMG, warmbuns, what is ragmans? I have a feeling I don't want to know but lay it on me sister.
 
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I've been good- the only fabric I've bought since the day after thanksgiving (when I bought tons of flannel) is buying zombie fabric for DD for pillowccases.

Holly
 
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WOW! I don't think I could have stayed away from THREE tables of fabric! Especially since you wre there all day with your items to sell. Nope, I couldn't have done it!
 
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My bad! My bad! I was BAAAAAADDDDD on Saturday. Had to get more Carol Doak's paper piecing paper...walked past the cutest fabric with little tree frogs.... I was a gonner. Those cute little guys just had to come home with me. Bad Bluesnail!


Sometimes I laugh so hard tears run down my leg! Lois
 
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If I saw 3 tables of fabric,I would have been drawn to it like a fly on honey. No way could I have been good. I do not need 1 more ounce of fabric however I can not resist temptation.You were more than good....


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Posts: 10119 | Location: Michigan,up North,the west side of Perfect | Registered: Sep 14, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I'd have been at the table too Smile Since the table I have designated as the "fabric waiting to be put away" is overflowing I'm not sure where I would have "put" it once I got it home but that's never stopped me before....
 
Posts: 6628 | Location: Great Midwest | Registered: Oct 29, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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18 days


Wow. Impressed.


"It's bad to supress laughter. It goes back down and spreads to your hips."
 
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You are just so good! My friend and I went to our LQS after lunch. I bought some fabric for my SS so that was fine. On the way out I saw the clearance stuff and just had to buy the end of a bolt and batiks I have no plan for. One step forward and two or more steps backwards!
 
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Chris, that's impressive! I woulda been at the table before setting my table up...lol...and no I don't need more fabric, but I do love a bargain, and more times than NOT, justify buying more fabric, because it's on sale...I'm a fabric addict Smile and not ashamed!

Trish


" Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile.. "
 
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After all the clean-out work I went thru last week, I'm deleting incoming sale alerts from fabric stores for awhile! Eek I probably have enough fabric to make every scrap quilt on Bonnie Hunter's site, x 4.

But I sure would have been tempted to look at those sale tables, in case I saw something that someone else might need.... Wink
 
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I was doing well until I saw pink and white stripes on sale at fabric.com. I can't seem to resist blue and white stripes or pink and white dots, either. sigh. Guess they will be my signature fabrics in every quilt. Like pinwheels.


"It's bad to supress laughter. It goes back down and spreads to your hips."
 
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hA, ha. GOOD FOR you. silly keyboard, acnt' type again. anyway, I'm trying to use up my stash also.


CC

 
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Chris: I applaud your self-restraint. My friend and I are often telling each other "Do you really need that? Remember your stash!!"
 
Posts: 164 | Location: Lombard, IL USA | Registered: Sep 23, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Anytime I've walked away from something I really liked, I've regretted it later. One time I didn't buy some wide backs at a real good price in Lancaster and I regretted it. DH couldn't stand the whining and brought me back (3 1/2 hrs each way) a week later.
 
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Missmommy: I learned that with antiques. If you see it,love it,can't live without it, it's a good price, buy it. Hate living with regret and can exist for awhile on peanut butter.


"It's bad to supress laughter. It goes back down and spreads to your hips."
 
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Nancy, I agree with you, if you see it,love it, can't live without it, and when the price is right, go ahead and buy it!

Mary
 
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My Shop Hop $10 win arrived today, so I have bought some fabric too.
Found out DD#1, had a bed spread that was quilt squares in red & white she really liked. I just don't remember it (we're talking 38 years ado). Said it had paisley which she loves and other prints. Want to try to recreate something similar, but red & white paisley? Where was I going to find that? The shop I had the credit with had 3 yards on a clearance for $13.99. Couldn't believe it. Was under $10 shipping included. Now I need to start collection red on red, white on white and red on white of white on red scraps.
Are looking for a picture with the bedspread in it without any luck. So I guess it will be just squares... Chris
 
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Janet, you didn't make DH take you back did you. Wow! Hope you bought more to make the trip worthwhile???? Chris
 
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Chris, I didn't make him take me back. It was his idea and I said OK. and, yes, I made the return trip worthwhile.
 
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