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Karla replied on Fri, Oct 14 2011 10:48 AM

My DH thanks his lucky stars everyday that we have no LQS here and I have to drive 40 miles to the nearest one...but he does wonder a lot about all of the deliveries from UPS and packages that arrive in the mail.  I think I average 20-30 yards per month, at least, sometimes maybe more, sometimes less.  And if I get to actually walk into an LQS, especially if he is not with me, rushing me out the door, I'll easily spend a couple of hundred with each visit.  No need to hang your head in shame, unless it's because you didn't purchase enough of that poor homeless fabric.

 

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mitzs replied on Fri, Oct 14 2011 12:54 PM

lol, you are all funny. And now my lqs thinks I am cheap. I can't stop laughing. You guys are the best.

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Becky S replied on Fri, Oct 14 2011 1:16 PM

Of course you should not!  Sometimes fabric just hollers so loudly from those shelves, it would be like leaving a starving kitten without a bowl of milk...I am sure it will be beautiful and it will save your sanity someday when the "need" to quilt is with you.

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Karla replied on Fri, Oct 14 2011 3:07 PM

The Quilt Daddy:

You need to move so you can get to a LQS. I live about 20 miles from the nearest one and where there is a will there is a way..

QD, I have no problem getting there, the problem lies with getting there with 2 young, rambunctious grandsons in tow.  The LQS would throw all of us out within 10 minutes of our arrival.   My youngest grandson once sat on the floor and unraveled a whole bolt of fabric onto the floor while I was talking to the clerk and deciding how much fabric I was going to need.  I'd rather go shopping by myself and keep my sanity.

 

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Vivian replied on Fri, Oct 14 2011 3:54 PM

funny how that works,  my husband and i quit smoking and that money "Pays" for anything we can't justify any other way.  Lately, i just buy it and thats that.

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Diana replied on Fri, Oct 14 2011 4:05 PM

Ashamed....no way.  I told hubby I'll stop buying fabric when I hit the amount that covers his hunting and fishing gear, boats, hot rods, etc. over the 43 years we've been married.  He's never said a word about the fabric or sewing machines I buy.   He's a Keeper.

Diana in East Tn.  

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Yes, one day I was putting my fabric onto some organizers and my husband was sitting at the computer.  After a few minutes I realized he was watching me very intently.  I looked at him and he said "you know, you do have a lot of fabric."  I said, "go downstairs and look at your tools and your reloading bench and then come back and say that."  He immediately said "I didn't say that it was too much..."  I haven't heard a word about it since!

If I get out of the quilt shop with 4 yards of fabric, I feel like I am being so very frugal!   Don't feel bad!

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Quiltless replied on Fri, Oct 14 2011 8:41 PM

Karla:

My DH thanks his lucky stars everyday that we have no LQS here and I have to drive 40 miles to the nearest one...but he does wonder a lot about all of the deliveries from UPS and packages that arrive in the mail.  I think I average 20-30 yards per month, at least, sometimes maybe more, sometimes less.  And if I get to actually walk into an LQS, especially if he is not with me, rushing me out the door, I'll easily spend a couple of hundred with each visit.  No need to hang your head in shame, unless it's because you didn't purchase enough of that poor homeless fabric.

 

You "average 20 - 30 yards a month, at least!"  Wow!  I received a JoAnn's gift card for $100 in July and I haven't spent that yet.  I'm definitely still in the "Little League."  I'm very impressed, Karla! 

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Carey replied on Fri, Oct 14 2011 8:57 PM

No shame in buying more fabric. I tend to find that the more projects I have been working on it saves from getting bored of the same project or piecing the same blocks over and over again. Always good to break up monotomy. Also 4 yards is really good.

One more thing you just spured your local economy on a little bit now the store that may have been on the brink of not making it can make it a few more days a week a month maybe even longer. :) Good job.

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Susan replied on Fri, Oct 14 2011 8:57 PM

Green Monster, I sure can relate to what you said to your DH. Mine finally realized quilting was here to stay and built me a sewing room in our garage, now he does not have to see fabric etc. all over house. And quit mentioning How much I was buying. Susan

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Carey replied on Fri, Oct 14 2011 9:03 PM

We are much poorer but I used to have anice stash till I took a few classes lol and started finishing up my UFO's lol. Now it is very small and will be making a trip to the local store in the next year after finacnes are caught up some more.

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