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Those of you near Morgantown, WV
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Date: 11/30/12 8:34 AM

I traveled to Morgantown, WV yesterday to visit my elderly aunt. I got there early so I used my iPhone app Quilt Shops to see if there was a quilt shop nearby. Sure enough there was! The Sew Inn is a lovely quilt shop on High Street and it has a great variety of fabrics; some I had not seen elsewhere. Since I am making quilted table runners as Christmas gifts this year, I bought a piece of Robert KaufmanInside Japan and a piece of Stonehenge Ginko which coordinates with it. I love to visit shops when I travel - do you make a point to do so also?

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Date: 11/30/12 10:31 PM

Yes. It is bad enough that when I say, "Oh, look, a quilt shop" they all groan.

I am embarrassed to tell you how far out of the way we have sometimes gone...

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Date: 11/30/12 11:38 PM

Well at least my hubby doesn't balk when I say there is a fabric store nearby wherever we are going; he just follows my directions. He is so patient......

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Date: 12/1/12 9:18 AM

Since I am a hermit and rarely leave my house, I don't have the opportunity

Turns out there IS a quilt shop not too far from me, but I have not been to it yet. I sent hubby, twice. He picked up thread for me once and then I sent him back for needles.

It's MUCH safer for our bank account this way! I can't resist the temptation if I see fabric!

I will have to go soon, it's making me crazy, but I need to leave my debit card at home

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Date: 12/1/12 3:03 PM

I do really have to limit myself to fabric for only one project when I go to a quilt shop. It is so much fun to buy at shops out of town however. Generally I do not have a fabric stash hanging around since I limit myself to purchases only for projects I am actively working on.

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Date: 12/1/12 3:21 PM

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I do really have to limit myself to fabric for only one project when I go to a quilt shop. It is so much fun to buy at shops out of town however. Generally I do not have a fabric stash hanging around since I limit myself to purchases only for projects I am actively working on.

I don't have much of a stash of quilting fabric, which is one of the reasons why I am MIGHTY tempted when I see lots of it!

So far I mainly buy only for a specific project, but do buy stuff when it's on sale, especially things like neutrals, solids, for sashings and borders. I like it when I have things like that on hand, so I can concentrate on the pretty prints when I have a project in mind.

Now that I am making Project Linus quilts and blankets, I buy fabric for those when there is a sale too.

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Date: 12/1/12 3:32 PM

My husband is slowly getting used to the idea of me wanting to find a shop when we travel. I already have checked before we left, so I know the name, and address of the store and the location. Some I even email just to be sure they are open when I want to visit. DH patiently sits in the car, watching Netflex on his phone.

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Date: 12/1/12 3:36 PM

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DH patiently sits in the car, watching Netflex on his phone.

Oh the joys of being hubby to a quilter!

My hubby stands in line at the cutting table and gets my fabric cut for me. Means I have more time to shop.

I knew he was a keeper!

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Date: 12/1/12 8:31 PM

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Well at least my hubby doesn't balk when I say there is a fabric store nearby wherever we are going; he just follows my directions. He is so patient......

Yah, the husband is not the problem. It is the rest of them.

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Date: 12/1/12 8:38 PM

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My husband is slowly getting used to the idea of me wanting to find a shop when we travel. I already have checked before we left, so I know the name, and address of the store and the location. Some I even email just to be sure they are open when I want to visit. DH patiently sits in the car, watching Netflex on his phone.

You have troubles with your upper back and neck. His job is carry the bolts of fabric for you! This is why my kids always complained - they knew that I was the brains and they were the brawn and they were going to be carrying the bolts for me.

DD at least was somewhat interested in the fabric, because she knew that if she saw something she loved I might be persuaded to make her something out of it. (Like some cute jelly bean fabric which made a nice summer skirt.) DS was REALLY NOT interested, and still isn't, although I just made him a pillowcase out of some truly horrid skull fabric and he was very pleased. Not pleased enough to go to the fabric store, however. I keep hoping that he marries a quilter,

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