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Date: 9/27/10 5:44 PM

Anyone want to join me on this not entirely futile attempt to stop buying fabric? I know this will attract the addicts among us, and I know we will sometimes slip into enabling, but, it will probably also encourage introspection, momentary self-control, donations to good causes, stash sewing, and perhaps better bank balances.

Let it be known that I am all for supporting good fabric sources, online and brick. But, for some of us, we must understand that this is not our job alone to accomplish that, and we do need our emergency funds, our bills paid, an ability to donate to charity instead of to our hard to organize and store stash, and to actually do some sewing instead of more shopping and fondling.

Who's in?

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Date: 9/27/10 5:52 PM

I'm in!

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2007 fabric in: 7 1/2 yards; sewn: 7 yds +1/2 yd
2008 fabric in, 23 yards; sewn 20 yds; given away 6 yds -3 yd = -2 1/2 yd
2009 fabric in 41 1/4 yds, sewn 29 yds, given away 22 1/2 yds ; totals -10 1/4 = -12 3/4 yd
2010 fabric in 91 1/2 yds, sewn 27 yds, given away 1 1/2 yds; +63 yd = +50 1/4 yd
2011 fabric in: 55 yd.; sewn: 21 yd; given away: 20 yd +14 yd = +64 1/4 yd
2012 fabric in: 60 1/4 yd., sewn 25 1/4 yds, given away 16 yds, thrown away 3 yds scraps; UFOs completed: 7 ; totals +16 yd = +80 1/4 yd
2013 fabric in: 28 yds; sewn 25.7 yds.; given away 5 1/2 yd.s; projects 8, UFOs 4 -3 1/4 yd = +77 yd
2014 fabric in: 40.5 yd; sewn 33 yd; given away 12 1/2 yd; projects 7, UFOs 10; fabric totals this year -5 yds, since 2007 +72 yds

2015 fabric in: 15 yd
2015 fabric sewn: 13 5/8 yd.
2015 fabric given away: 7
2015 projects: 8 (2 gift bags, tablecloth, 2 gauze chemises, 2 table runners, Poppy vest)
2015 UFOs: 1 (journal cover)
2015 upcycles: 1 (velvet shirt cuffs=zippered bag)
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Date: 9/27/10 5:58 PM

Me too! I was just telling myself this the other day. I have way too much fabric, and I still have a mile long list of what I want. I know I can't stop completely, but I will try. And the ONLY exception is if I'm going to use it immediately.

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Date: 9/27/10 6:13 PM

Define 2010/2011.



I can fast through the rest of this year. Yes, yes, I can do that. Really. I can.

Buying fabric that one needs to complete a gift for the upcoming holidays doesn't count, though...right?

ETA: Yes, as Michelle said, gift fabric would be something that is needed & will be used right away. That's sort of like an extra celery stick while on a food diet.
-- Edited on 9/27/10 6:14 PM --

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Date: 9/27/10 7:14 PM

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Buying fabric that one needs to complete a gift for the upcoming holidays doesn't count, though...right? ...gift fabric would be something that is needed & will be used right away.

I guess it depends on who the recipient is. It counts if you are planning on gifting yourself some fabric for the upcoming holidays I see you were careful not to mention anyone in particular.
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Date: 9/27/10 7:22 PM

golly, yes, you betcha, count me in

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Date: 9/27/10 7:57 PM

Ummm, yeah.....I need to sign up. But.....I don't really want to quit buying fabric.

DH gets home from Afghanistan the end of October, I figure I'll have to quit buying then....or at least pay cash more often. Or at least not buy online so the box being delivered is so noticable....

Yeah......I really do need to slow the stashing rate......maybe......probably.....ought to.....coulda, shoulda, woulda.......!

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Date: 9/27/10 8:00 PM

Also, under a yard doesn't count. Fer sure. Under a yard doesn't even qualify as a snack.

See, I can do this!

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Date: 9/27/10 8:00 PM

I am tempted to join you too... but I may or may not fall off the wagon. We are not in financial duress but recently found out a relative is and we are going to give him money for a while (which eats into hobby funds a little).

Fortunately for me I have quite a bit of stash and was planning to turn lots of fabric into clothes since we are moving next summer and I need to get rid of the weight. Unfortunately for me I live near one of the world's biggest fabric markets *and* a small warehouse even closer to my house that sells name brand quilting fabrics for dirt cheap compared to the US. SO, I will do my best to be good but it will definitely test me. Maybe I will institute a 5 garment for 2 new yards policy? I do like challenges though, and it will be very nice to have the support of PR buddies.

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Date: 9/27/10 9:01 PM

I'm in. That means stay away from fabric stores walmart 1-2 dollar fabric. This is really hard. I can try.

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Ecclesiastes 11:7,8 Nothing on earth is more beautiful than the morning sun. Even if you live to a ripe old age, you should try to enjoy each day, because darkness will come and will last a long time. (CEV)

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