Wednesday, September 5, 2012

It's Not Like I Need Any


I'm still REBELLING!!
 Not buying fabric 
that is.....
because of the high prices!  

It was 20 MONTHS yesterday since I have purchased ANY FABRIC!!!

From the photo of my stash you can see that I certainly DON'T NEED ANY!!!

Cotton prices are around 70 cents right now, about half the price 
they said it was for the last 2 yrs.  I think fabric prices should  
come down too.....don't ya think???


Remember when I went camping HERE with my friend JULIE???

Well, I also went on a vacation trip with my friend JOANN!  You can go HERE for part 1
and HERE for part 2 and read allllll about it!!


I also want to THANK all my quilting buddies for your well wishes on my recent
SICK SICK SICKNESS!!!  I am feeling SOOOO much better and seem to be on the mend!





35 comments:

  1. OK...now I've got a serious case of stash envy! Look at all those lovely fabrics!! You're so lucky! :0)

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love to see how others store their stash. It looks like you could keep on your buying strike for some time and not have to slow down on projects. : )
    I am buying more and more cotton thrift store clothing. When I browse fabric stores the prices make me choke. I always end up in the remnants and scrap bins.
    Glad you are on the mend.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Ithought I had a massive fabric stash - then I saw your Blog! WOW! But also, well done for NOT buying - that takes some serious control! You have every incentive to make some beautiful quilts with your fabric - and then if you make a big enough dent you can go fabric shopping again! The fabric prices in the UK are about DOUBLE - £12.00 a meter is becoming the norm here - so so bad.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I have to admit I "caved" and sent for some fabric (on sale tho' somehow I convinced myself that "on sale" is ok LOL) for backing on my "Woven Wall" quilt. It is SOOOO hard not to buy when you see all that gorgeous stuff out there---but then, my Gi-normous stash needs to be used. Your "fallen off the wagon" friend Julierose

    ReplyDelete
  5. Good for you! And I totally agree that the prices need to come down. Your stash would make it easy to stay away :).

    ReplyDelete
  6. I doubt we will see the prices decline, it's just how it it. Your stash looks pretty good, I've not resisted purchasing, but I am very selective. Not buying "just because", I've got enough and I'm enjoying scrappier quilts.

    ReplyDelete
  7. are you sure you have been sewing while on a fabric buy ban???
    lol.....

    ReplyDelete
  8. The prices are ridiculous! Good for you for doing your part!

    ReplyDelete
  9. That is some stash! And amazing you are able to control your buying.....I have no willpower, except that I usually only buy what's on sale, and we have a couple of local places that have yardage at $1.99 a yard. I've found some great pieces, even civil war repros in there. So I guess I'm justifying my spending! Yep....no willpower here! lol

    Every time I go into a quilt shop, I'm dumbfounded by the prices.....and can't believe it when I see ladies buying yards and yards of it at $12 a yard! Oy!

    ReplyDelete
  10. You're a good example to us all! What a lovely view of your colourful stash.

    ReplyDelete
  11. so glad you are better.
    what a stash. yeah! I think you can hold off on buying fabric for a while.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh yeah... you'll be able to keep making quilts for awhile without buying more fabric! Nice collection. Glad you are feeling better. What a relief, yes?

    ReplyDelete
  13. That is a wonderfully colorful stash, miss Belinda. I'm really glad to hear you are on the mend! Now, I wish you cotton farmers would make a bit more money, too.



    :-}pokey

    ReplyDelete
  14. I thought I had lots of fabric! Wow, that should last you awhile. I work in a lovely quilt shop, so I have temptation often!

    ReplyDelete
  15. So glad you're feeling better!! And.. wow. That is quite a stash of fabric you've got there. I sure would like to dig through that.. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  16. I wish I had a stash that big. Seriously I do. My stash is slowly but surely dwindling away and not being replenished. I need to win the Lottery!

    Glad you are better. x

    ReplyDelete
  17. Just like mine only much much more. It is so pretty to look at. Most of mine is in tubs, or a drawers. And they are grouped...
    the yellow and greens
    the reds and orange and pink
    the blue and purples
    the brown and blacks
    and the lights to whites.
    Then there is all the odds and ends that are here and there. It doesn't display nearly as nice as yours does. Do you find yourself just sitting and staring at it?

    ReplyDelete
  18. Wow 20 months! Congrats! That is quite an accomplishment :) Stash or no stash, it is hard to resist the temptation sometimes.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Wow nice fabric - and good determination. I am not buying fabric either - because I am not making quilt tops - I have so many that need quilting that I've decided no more piecing.

    Plus I'm having so much fun making doll clothes and knitting for my doll that I don't miss the quilting at all.

    I have even begun giving fabric away - I've sent two HUGE boxes of fabric to a friend in Florida that needs fabrics and given a lot away locally - I've even given away blocks that I don't want to finish into tops - feels great - and still my studio is stuffed.

    Glad you are feeling better!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Good for you! And yes, you are right to work with what you have. I just gave bags of fabric to my quilt guild because they are so good about using the fabric for charity quilts.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I think your stash looks beautiful in that corner of your room. It makes it very bright. I'm impressed that you haven't bought fabric for 20 months but if you keep quilting and using what you have, at some point you'll have to buy more to replace what you've used, right?

    ReplyDelete
  22. Aha! You have revealed your secret--you are a fabric hoarder and are adding to this impressive stash by making your own yardage out of tiny tiny bits, am I right or am I right or am I right?

    ReplyDelete
  23. I agree that I would love to see fabric prices drop. Its so hard when a new line comes out that I love and just want to have some. Then you total up the order and hit the delete button on the order! As long as folks are buying at those prices it will sell I guess.
    Your stash is gorgeous! Love seeing all that color!! Oh...and so glad you are feeling better!!!

    ReplyDelete
  24. I would just love to paw through those shelves to get a closer look. Mine is in drawers and containers, and sometimes it is out of sight out of mind so I come home with more. You have great will power. You are coming up on two years without buying any fabric. Glad you are getting better.

    ReplyDelete
  25. You ave a lovely stash there...it is not a bout need though, is it? Hee!

    ReplyDelete
  26. I'm so with you. I need nothing. But then I come across a project and don't have fabric for it. How does that even happen? Love that you are stash busting.

    ReplyDelete
  27. I agree with every word of Nanette!
    That is what happens to me too. You are incredible! That is an amazing feat not buying any fabric for so long. I also feel fabrics must be making babies while they are quietly sitting on the shelves. They always seem to multiply when we are not looking :\

    ReplyDelete
  28. Stash envy! You don't need to buy any, you can stash-shop! How cool is that!!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests, and mines, and stone quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors Flats in Pallavaram

    ReplyDelete
  30. I just found you and I am now your newest follower. I am delighted that you are rebelling against high prices. There is a reason for some of it, but when one items goes up, every one else gets on the band wagon and raises their prices, too.
    Your quilts are gorgeous! I am not a quilter . . . I have tried it a few times, but it is not where my talents lay. I do so admire those that quilt, it is such a marvelous art and takes such incredible creativity.
    I do enjoy furniture re-dos and yours are wonderful. Great job!
    Please come over for a visit. I would love to have you as a mutual follower.
    Have a great day, Connie :)

    ReplyDelete
  31. Oh my goodness! Look at all that stash!! Wonderful!

    And I'm totally with you on the price of fabric - it's ridiculous. I cringe every time I go into a quilt shop. I probably come out 98% of the time without anything in my hands and have actually been trying to just stash for everything. Unfortunately, I doubt the prices will come down in price - does anything?

    ReplyDelete
  32. Hope you are completely well by now. The camping stories were so cute. Some people have so much imagination.:) Now as to the fabric - it is very organized and beautiful to look at. BUT, you don't have near enough! LOL (Yes, I would love to have fabric prices drop.)

    ReplyDelete
  33. I just did a quick peruse of your blog and declare we are kindred spirits.

    My fabric stash looks about like yours but mine might spill to the floor, all around the edges, too....

    And I can not imagine reading as many quilt blogs as I do, as I am sure you do, and NOT buying fabric for 2 years!! I am impressed.

    Wow! I am blown away impressed. Don't think you are tempting me though...... Well, maybe just a little bit.

    ReplyDelete
  34. I feel much better now for seeing your stash. I have about a quarter and i get guilty lol. Fabric is between 6-16 english pounds a metre now so I am also on a self imposed ban now.

    ReplyDelete
  35. You strengthen my resolve. So far I have made it 2 months and look forward to making it 20. I will shop my stash.

    ReplyDelete

**THANK YOU BUT, PLEASE DO NOT TAG * OR * AWARD * ME **