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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Shopping for fabric on: January 22, 2013 12:33:40 PM
That's a good idea! Some of the fabric in the misprints are sheer, satin, etc and would be great to practice on before I have a go at the more costly ones. My mom uses the misprint part to crochet, she cuts it in strips and makes rugs an such, so its not a waste if I can't use all of it.
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Shopping for fabric on: January 21, 2013 05:45:01 PM
Thank you both so much! I was looking for a rule of thumb and you both gave good ones! The warehouse that I was talking about a few hours from me actually makes the fabric in the building. They have a $1/yard table and I have scrounged some great fabric there, most of it is misprints but I have dug around and found some really good pieces, I just never know how much to buy. (Do I really need an entire bolt of fabric with snowmen on it, even if the middle of the bolt has the colors off center of the snowmen? It's just $1 a yard!!  LOL!) The rest of the fabric there varies from $2/yard up to $5/yard. So it works very well with my budget. (I save as much as possible for months before I go, since I only get to go a couple times a year) I just never know how much to buy, as I am working to build up my fabric stash.  Most of my quilting comes from scraps of other projects that I do, but I would like to make a few quilts from fabric bought just for that purpose. Thanks again for the great advice! I can't wait to go shopping!!
3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Shopping for fabric on: January 19, 2013 05:55:38 PM
Good evening! I'm a new user here, although I have been lurking as a guest for quite some time. I've searched for an answer to my question but haven't found any results. Sorry if it is a repost.

When shopping for fabric, do any of you have a general rule of how much to buy? I was recently at a huge fabric warehouse and found so many fabrics that I fell in love with, and wanted to buy. I didn't really have a  plan for any of it at the time. I love making quilts and clothes and bags... just about anything, so I knew the fabric would be useful at some point. But I wasn't sure how many yards to buy of each one, so I left with only a few yards of some fabric that they said would be discontinued soon. The place is a few hours from where I live, so when I go again, I want to stock up since I don't know when I will be able to go back again. Thanks for any advice!!
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