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Date: 12/29/11 7:45 AM

It seems like every time I purchase some fabric to make a specific pattern, when it comes to the time of starting it I end up using the fabric for something entirely different. Am I the only one that does this?



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Date: 12/29/11 7:58 AM

Nope. I buy enough fabric for what I want to make, and then a half yard or so just in case.

I seldom buy for a specific project because of this. Some fabric just wants to be what it wants to be, not what I think it wants to be.

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Date: 12/29/11 5:48 PM

Hmmm....I guess its kinda half and half with me. Sometimes I do purchase fabric with a specific project in mind, and that is what becomes of it. Other times, once the fabric is home and I start playing with it, it just seems to want to be something else. Of course, I also have plenty of the "it was just too pretty/too good of sale to pass up" yardage that sneaks into the stash.

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Date: 12/29/11 6:50 PM

I am fabric driven person. I do buy fabric with a project in mind, but I often change my mind That's one of the reasons I ended up with a relatively huge stash

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Date: 12/29/11 7:12 PM

I purchase with a certain garment in mind and buy yardage accordingly. Two yds. is enough for a long-sleeved knit shirt; it's just a matter of which pattern I choose and whether it's l/s or s/s in the end. A lot of times I'll buy 100% cotton fabric just because I like the look of it. I don't necessarily have anything specific in mind, but eventually it becomes something. I'll admit that maybe my way of doing things isn't the best because my stash is getting larger and larger. One good thing about it is that when I plan a garment, I hardly ever have to buy anything for the project except matching thread or other inexpensive notions.

I've joined the Fabric Stash Contest that starts January 1st with the intent to use up a good bit of my stash collection. Wish me luck!

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Date: 12/30/11 9:46 PM

I admit when I get the fabric home I start pulling out all my patterns and think this fabric would look great out of this pattern and I end up not using the original pattern. I guess I'm not the only one that does this!

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Date: 12/30/11 10:19 PM

I often buy fabric with a garment in mind, but not the specific pattern.

A long sleeve knit T.
Blouse.
Knit pants
PJ's
coat
camping clothes
etc.

Some fabric I buy in bulk, because I consider it to be utility fabric. Wicking knits are made into long underwear, underpants, t-shirts, PJ's and more.

Plaids will eventually be pj bottoms for ds or if light weight short sleeve summer shirts.

Navy fleece is another fabric I will buy in bulk.

I will buy 5+ metres of these sort of fabric.

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