Well girls, you all convinced and inspired me - I just had to go to Spotlight and bought some more FABRIC!!!!! YEH! Like I need it!! I have so much now I have it in boxes in the other bedroom! Mine are nice and neat thought - I'm anal, you know!!
I just wanted that perfect piece of fabric to make Aqualina a dress to compliment Ophelie's. I bought some beautiful navy and white again and then a hot pink floral with gingham check for a sunfrock for Jasana - I just can't help myself! P.S. the little pink thing is a sample of the thingy Ruth needs for her great niece.
I used to buy a lot of fabric online. I am still on their mailing list but now delete the message before opening it. Don't was to unsubscribe - Just incase??
Oh ! Child we all have it!! I have donated ,mailed , given to a quilt group , thrown away and it still multiplies. We are sick people and " whoever dies with the most fabric wins." my sweetie's son saw this on a bumper sticker and said he thought of me. nice compliment!!!! alright digitizers, gear up , and do a embroidery design that we can wear while shopping for more fabric!!!!
Sorry, I can't off any therapy as I suffer from that and a few other diseases. Such as Sock toys, Pincushions etc. Some of the Fabric I have I think is too pretty to cut up. But I am sure we are not the only ones.
I have friends who are mad on making quilts. When they show you their new one on the spare bed - there could be 6 to 10 underneath. I think this is a worry.
Even better poem here. See the one at the bottom -100 ways to hide your stash, LOL.
that was so funny. thanks for sharing.
I also had that problem. Thought I had to have new and not use the basement full of fabric I have. A friend came over and we were doing some craft projects and when I said lets go to town and get the material. She said why don't you use what you have. Soooo I told myself this summer, nothing new
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and it worked. I have used what I have since.
I just watched an old clip from Alex Anderson TV show. The guest sew all these little pieces of fabric together to make a large piece to cut designs from...so I spent hours and hours sorting colors into plastic shoe boxes. Fabric Phobia....I never throw away a scrap. I just spend my time doing the sillyist things ..But having a blast doing it :D
This is good news for me...I thought it was a problem unique to me! LOL at all the chat in this post! :>) Thanks for sharing and making me feel OK!
* 4 all my afflicted cute friends !!
PS: good thing this disease does not require isolation!;>)
I decided to get organized and after I purchased cheap clear plastic containers with lids finding fabric is quicker and I have used more of my collection. I do have a small photo album with a small snip and the size of the piece if over a half yard in size that I'm not going to keep anymore after getting the clear bins. Some that would never get used I just donated along with left over yarn to the senior center and some trims and they were very grateful.
Me2:D, I fall under the symtoms of: Fabric Phobia Horderholic. Im about to complete my 1st Box of pristine folded stashed Fabric. The "1st box" statement is a common sign/trigger of this devastating disease. :)
Most of the "disease" must have been cured in my area, because all of the fabric stores went out of business. So now I'm careful to choose what I want to use, and what I want to hang on to, for fear that I will never again be able to get it. I think this illness follows another one very closely (hoarding) but that is such an ugly word. Fabric is much nicer. :) Suffer greatly if it pleases you, and keep on stitching.
Found a nice poem to comfort you :)
That was even funnier than the other one.
Loved this poem. Thanks for sharing.
Well, Magpies, Bower Birds, and no doubt lots more do it. Menfolk seem to collect model cars and the like and they don't even use them. They just sit there, gathering dust. At least our 'collection' can be used if we find just the right project. I also have a towel and handtowel collection, among others. Basically just about anything that can be embroidered on. Think yourself lucky if it's only fabric that you collect, I'd say!
I have had this sickness for over 40 years. I have fabric that I made a dress & panties for my daughter when she was turning 2. I also have boxes of wool. I have been saying that I must do somethig with it all. Oneday?
Happily I am like you. I actually 'forget' what I have already bought, see something new and once I get it home, maybe use it.....My duaghter in law to be, has given me a whole bag she decided not to use. Guess she belongs to the group of fabric horders as well. hugs Helen
What a great illness...if I have to be sick this is my illness of choice.
I think we are all the same, the only cure would be don't worry about it and go with the flow.
Me too! Sometimes I just want something a little different...so shopping I go...LOL
So... there you go!!.... and I thought I was unique!!!
I'm having great fun this year delving into my old fabric and creating things. I think there's something fishy going on though, because even though I've made a few things there's not even a dent in the fabric stash.
Oh, hang on. Maybe that's because I keep on buying new stuff - new season's, prettier, different, 'just in case' pieces.......... Oh! Boy!! and have you seen what's coming out for this Christmas's Sewing Splurge!!!!!!
You sure are not alone. Hugs Yvonne
i think it is a world wide epidmic i too will confess to countless tubs of fabric my sewing room has "half a house " in it and now has oerflowed to tubs of fabric under the beds and every time you go to start a project i dont seem to have just the right fabric...lol,,,soozie
There is no known cure to this epidemic!!
Seems to me this is a global affliction, I have it too! Cure???? No this is one illness that can't be cured but has side effects too...anyone else buy embroidery cottons in more than one shade of a colour ..just in case or just to ring the changes? Or just because I gotta have it and then buy 2 or 3 rolls of the same colour because I like it?
As yet another afflicted fabric-hoarder, I find I could not possibly have purchesed all this material?? Instead I prefer the theory that like cockroaches or silverfish that breed in dark places - so too does fabric when left unattended. My theory, and I'm clinging to it...after all, the alternative is too disturbing to contemplate. Cheers fellow addicts.
YANA - a new aronym - You Are Not Alone! Yes we have it - what do we do about it! I fight it with encouragement. I have not broken into my fabric because I am doing FSL -, but the same is true, also my company went from 86 colors to 62 so I will lose the ability to replace! Still, I will myself to believe; 1)It is replaceable in one form or another 2) I can use the smaller pieces. 3) It will be beautiful! 4) SOnSO is gonna LOVE IT! 5) Cut the fabric!!!6)CUT THE FABRIC!! And you cut the fabric! It works try it.. You still may get the "customer dissatisfaction - but you will deal with that then!!
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This disease is AALOF. An Awful Lot Of Fabric!! ;o)
I feel great enjoyment when I go through my fabric and imagine the wonderful things I could make. OCD! My sister-in-law even bought another storage shed so that she could store more fabric! However, I must admit, she does sew alot. I guess she buys more than she sews
Oops, I have the same disease!!! I cannot go passed a fabric shop without going in and BUYING SOMETHING!!!
So glad its not just me, lol! That or after going through ll thoe tubs I have stashed I find I don't have the righ color or blend of colors! :(
One piece at a time, my friend. I think we all have a little bit of the fabric hoarder in us.
It seems there are many of us who are afflicted with this disease! Yup, me toooo! Although, I had had quite a stash once before and when my first husband passed away, I was still able to make things for gifts from what I had and did not have to spend any money for gifts (except at times for a few notions). This was good as I couldn't afford to buy any fabric, so used from my stash and from my scrap boxes. I didn't buy any fabric for quite some time. I now have another stash that for some reason is still there?? What to make??
So, it seems you are definitly not alone.
Not alone, have this disease also. Boxes, cupboards and shelves of it !!
and never the bit you need?
Oh help I am another afflicted Cutie
Thank you. It is comforting just knowing I am not alone. H&*
YOu will be suprised what you can do with what you have and love it I can not niy any fabric now and I just make do with what I have and it comes up beautiful this is from my scrap box' It has not been ironed have to do that but I am going to put on a border first.
sorry my picture must have been to large And I do not know how to make it smaller it is a sunbonnet sue
This is lovely, that is why it is so hard to throw anything away, look what can be down with leftovers.
This is darling. Who is the lucky person that you are making this for? I do like applique...and it is a great way to use up small pieces of fabric. However, I have to cut into my big pieces of fabric in order to get the small pieces. Haha!! Thanks. H&*
This is darling - love the little sunbonnets.
I love that pattern!! My grandmother (born in the 1800's) pieced a full size quilt in that pattern but never finished it. Then my mother finished it & gave it to my daughter! I once asked my daughter what she'd grab after her children if she had to grab & run...without even thinking she said, "My Granny quilt!" I hope the person who gets this will appreciate all the love & work put into it! Beautiful job.
oooooooh. very nice
Thank you all so much .This quilt is for my sister . it is the old pattern I have had fun with it and will have even more fun with the next one I plan to make,
Sorry, there is no cure. Better known as obsessive/compulsive disorder - we just have to accept it and learn to live with it. And of all the disorders there are, this one doesn't hurt anyone just brings great comfort to those that have it.
lol great answer i guess i am sick to:):) hugs carolyn
My daughter has told me for years I have obsessive/compulsive disorder. I have told her she is wrong for years...guess it is me thats wrong. Not sure it brings me comfort. Thanks. H&*
Oh dear!!! I have the same sickness.....
The reason I do not like this sickness is it takes me longer to decide what to make...and it always makes me very happy to give a special person something I have made for them...when I do finally decide Thanks. H&*
I am sick with this disease as well.
Do you have any idea what brings this disease on? Thanks. H&*