I have a friend who works at a seniors centre teaching crafts. When her “students” are downsizing they often bring in boxes of yarn or fabric etc. Hoping that M can make use of it. Some get used, but many times she says she has trouble putting it into hands that will use it when she can’t use it for a class. Enter in a box of cotton fabrics…and M surprised me at soccer last weekend with the huge box! It was as exciting as Christmas. You just never know what you will find in a random box like that.
There were some old prints, not lovely enough to call vintage, some eek!, some not bad, and some really great ones. And about half a box of “other” fabric. I went through it all and built some piles.
Then I went through the piles to rethink my “want fabric, must have/take any fabric” to ” I love this and I can see this being used by me”. That definitely made the piles a bit smaller. I posted this photo on Instagram this morning.
It’s not that I have too much fabric, I am just running out of space. It is pretty disorderly at the moment, as I have been busy and things get half done and plunked back in my sewing area until another day. So I really need to become more selective in my taking of gifted fabric. It is just so hard to say no. Free and fabric combine to be almost irresistible to me. But the realist in me weighed in on some of the decisions.
I did contact a quilty friend to “warn” her that I had a box of fabric to pass forward once I had explored it. She was as excited as I was. We are a crazy bunch of fabricaholics.