by asterixsew Moderator 02 Jan 2017

A new year a new start? Anyone got any resolutions that are sewing based for 2017? I am seeing how long I can not buy fabric for. I try this each year and the longest I have kept to my resolution is till early April. Maybe I need to embroider something to hang on my wall that says use what you have and don't buy more... Time will tell how long I last this year. Happy New Year to all


by crafter2243 Moderator 07 Jan 2017

I did not make one in the first place. I am too well aware of my weaknesses and do not deal well with guilt which would have followed. If any resolutions I would have agreed with the post about less housework. Oh dear, German Shepherd are know to shed horribly. Better not.
Happy New Year

by killiecrankie 07 Jan 2017

The same as last year .Use the fabric up that I have already, This went reasonably well,used up about 8m of track suit material which takes up a lot of room but this got replaced by more when I found more at a op shop.Husbands fault ,he had a hospital appointment & there is no parking available there so I killed time by visiting op shops & just walked into Spotlight when he rang to be picked up.
Last week while I was looking for a certain piece of fabric ,I found some that I had forgotten about,now husband a new t-shirt & 3 pairs of pants.

by graceandham 06 Jan 2017

Did one of you Cuties resolving to not buy fabric by any chance clean out some of your stash to Salvation Army? Well, I got it. 6 pieces over 2 yards, 49 pieces fat quarters or half yards, clearly a quilter, $11.50. Now I don't have to worry about breaking any resolutions.

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 07 Jan 2017

Good for you.

by spendlove Moderator 03 Jan 2017

No comment.

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asterixsew by asterixsew 03 Jan 2017

Great pic Spendlove

by maleah 03 Jan 2017

My Resolution is to make the Quilt of Valor for one of the gents that served with my hubby in his regiment in the Viet Nam war.

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graceandham by graceandham 06 Jan 2017

Wow! You aim high! Be sure and take pictures of your progress.

by jgwatchorn 03 Jan 2017

Yes , I want to finish my PHD in Sewing & Embroidery. It will keep me busy all year. ( Projects Half Done!!!) LOLOL.......Janette

asterixsew by asterixsew 03 Jan 2017

Good Luck with this one, I think its something I need to get done too

killiecrankie by killiecrankie 07 Jan 2017

I did 2 last year ,hopefully more this year.

by stock 03 Jan 2017

I managed not to buy fabric last year, trying for this one as well, clearing out all my old patterns, since ITH everything is made so differntly,,,,wendy

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by airyfairy 03 Jan 2017

My resolution is to make new cushions for my living room ( have had the material for months) and paint my spare bedroom as my step son and girl friend are coming out for a visit from Brussels at the end of March.
It is just the thinking about it which is the problem.

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asterixsew by asterixsew 03 Jan 2017

Good luck with the thinking then the painting

by katydid 03 Jan 2017

Oh , My we are all addicted here . Let's just admit it. I make one rule. If I can not vision a use for it , I don't buy it and you know I see uses . However , I do restrain on some purchases. Kay

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asterixsew by asterixsew 03 Jan 2017

Hi fellow fabric addict

by graceandham 02 Jan 2017

April?! That's either grounds for sainthood or committal. OR both.

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asterixsew by asterixsew 02 Jan 2017

Committal I think. As my sewing stuff is all getting into my new sewing room I am somewhat horrified at the amount of fabric that I have. Thinking in the past when I haven't bought fabric for so long I was working then and the first 3-4 months of the year were always so busy there was not time to sew. That has changed ;)

by Smokey12 02 Jan 2017

Happy New Year to all. I agree with you to go as long as I can without buying fabric. However, I acknowledge it is an addiction. So, my resolution is to go fabric shopping with everyone and we can all go to rehab in the Caribbean or someplace really warm and sew and relax for a couple of months while we learn not to shop. Anyone care to join me?

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asterixsew by asterixsew 02 Jan 2017

Yes I will join you it sounds great fun

by mops Moderator 02 Jan 2017

That needs some self discipline! But it will solve some 'where to put it' problems. Anyway, good resolutions are just January's to-do-list or so
they say.
Happy New Year to you too.

by AuntAnnie 02 Jan 2017

Impossible! My local JoAnn is having a big moving sale. Can't wait until their new, much bigger store is open.

asterixsew by asterixsew 02 Jan 2017

Are you buying up stock before the move?

AuntAnnie by AuntAnnie 03 Jan 2017

Please don't tell hubby! LOL

by 02kar Moderator 02 Jan 2017

I'm not sure I go a month in between buying fabric. Kudos to you to be able to make that long. I guess my resolution is the same as every year, to try to get as many projects finished as I can. My chronic vertigo slows me down, but I still manage to get something a step closer to being finished most days.

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asterixsew by asterixsew 02 Jan 2017

I also want to get lots of projects done.

by zoefzoef 02 Jan 2017

First thing I did this year going to the fabric shop SMILE .
You know it was horrible...they were closed from 22/12 until yesterday....
Can't wait to start sewing...

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asterixsew by asterixsew 02 Jan 2017

My fabric shop isn't open until tomorrow so its not been a hard resolution to keep - yet. Hope you got some good fabric when you visited your shop

by dragonflyer 02 Jan 2017

Not a resolution, but I always try to use what fabric I already have in a new project...unfortunately even with all of the fabric in my stash, I never have what I need...not sure how that happens...I guess I buy a lot of fabric without a project in mind because I just can't pass it up...somehow it never is what I need for what I am making...therefore, I have a lot of really nice fabric that I do not use...anyone explain this to me???

spendlove by spendlove 02 Jan 2017

Just accept it. It happens to all of us!

asterixsew by asterixsew 02 Jan 2017

I too have this problem

graceandham by graceandham 02 Jan 2017

Thank you Sue. Reminds me of my old refrigerator magnet that said simply "Adjust".

airyfairy by airyfairy 03 Jan 2017

I have the same problem!!!

by crafter2243 Moderator 02 Jan 2017

I do not even try. I am weak, weak, weak.
Happy New Year

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asterixsew by asterixsew 02 Jan 2017

Happy New Year too

by jrob Moderator 02 Jan 2017

I admire your restraint. I have not set up such lofty goals. I learned at a young(er) age that I was just setting myself up for defeat. I do sit and list what I wish I'd do. Happy New Year Caroline.

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asterixsew by asterixsew 02 Jan 2017

I will let you know when I go fabric shopping

by dennis999 02 Jan 2017

A very happy New Year to you Caroline. I wish you well in your venture to hold back on the further purchases of fabric stash. Perhaps if you use the time it will take you to organise the stowage of what you have already got in your new sewing room, that will take you past April and thus achieve your resolution. But then again............................HaHa.

asterixsew by asterixsew 02 Jan 2017

I am surrounded by bags of goodness knows what and a lack of space.

shirley124 by shirley124 03 Jan 2017

I am in the same boat. lol

by carolpountney 02 Jan 2017

Mine to see how much fabric I can buy without breaking the bank my nearest good fabric shop is a brother dealer in Bedford about 30 minutes from where I am there is one In Cambridge but no parking near so its a long walk .

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asterixsew by asterixsew 02 Jan 2017

Enjoy your visits to Bedford and Cambridge, both are places I've not visited for a long while. My friend did buy a machine in Bedford when I last visited