Draperies: Fact or Fiction?

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Re: Draperies: Fact or Fiction?

New postby DorothyL on Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:05 am

My husband is pretty supportive of my sewing. He bought both my machines and sometimes he'll by fabric. And he knows when we move -- something we've done a lot lately -- he knows I'm going to take the best room for mine.

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Re: Draperies: Fact or Fiction?

New postby Mule on Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:35 pm

Marty and Dorothy, I'm so impressed. My husband is supportive, but I couldn't in a million years imagine him taking a sewing class! As for buying fabric, he ended up at Joann's with me once when I was buying fabric for a Halloween costume since we were going to dinner across the street. I thought he would go completely crazy! He doesn't like being in any type of store, and I think Joann's was a real test of his patience. :lol:
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Re: Draperies: Fact or Fiction?

New postby sewingmom on Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:06 pm

My DH considers any sewing machine acceptable for sewing and the less spent the better. He does go to the fabric store on the way home sometime if I ask him and If I can be very specific as to what I want. He has helped me out this way many times. I just don't tell him the cost of equipment If I can save the money to buy it. He has enough debt and I don't want to burden him with more.
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Re: Draperies: Fact or Fiction?

New postby DorothyL on Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:49 am

Beth -- Wally doesn't usually get past the cash register to pay. He doesn't browse through the aisles or anything like that.

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Re: Draperies: Fact or Fiction?

New postby Mule on Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:15 pm

Dorothy, if he doesn't act as though there is a bomb threat and he must get out of the store immediately or he will die, then I am still impressed. My husband starts pacing and asks "are we about ready?" every 2 minutes or so....

But, I spent 45 minutes at the motorcycle dealer this morning while he dropped his bike off for service. I'd say he owes me a trip or two to the fabric store! :lol:
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Re: Draperies: Fact or Fiction?

New postby DorothyL on Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:24 am

Beth, he usually waits in the car. He just stood outside in the ally in New York city. There was a small fabric and yarn shop in Ithaca he would stand in front and flirt with the owner.

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Re: Draperies: Fact or Fiction?

New postby MartySews2 on Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:19 am

At the fabric store, hubby waits in the car sometimes up to 2 hours so I can shop. He just smokes his pipe & when I finally finish, he'll ask if I got everything that I needed. He didn't even bat an eye when I told him I spent over $100 for fabric for new kitchen curtains. One of these days, I'll get them made.
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Re: Draperies: Fact or Fiction?

New postby lendube on Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:47 am

MartySews2 wrote:At the fabric store, hubby waits in the car sometimes up to 2 hours so I can shop. He just smokes his pipe & when I finally finish, he'll ask if I got everything that I needed. He didn't even bat an eye when I told him I spent over $100 for fabric for new kitchen curtains. One of these days, I'll get them made.
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What on earth kind of fabric was that for kitchen curtains, Marty? You have such a tiny house too. :shock:
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Re: Draperies: Fact or Fiction?

New postby MartySews2 on Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:09 pm

It was to make panel curtains w/valances for 2 windows & the back door which is half glass. One window is over the kitchen sink & the other window is in the laundry room. The fabric was a quilting cotton @ $12.99 yd & I bought 12 yds based on the pattern requirements for lined curtains. I also bought a few other items that were on sale. I think the total bill was around $150 after the tax was added. Hubby's only question was "did you get everything you needed?". I don't carry credit or debit cards & only carry a blank check to make whatever purchase I plan to make. I rarely carry more than $20 cash at any given time. We don't do any online banking & I don't order online that often.
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