- New items that I don't need can go to my guild as door prizes
- Fabric that is not 100% quilting cotton will be sold
- Fabric I can't sell will go to Salvation Army (someone else can wash and use it in charity quilts)
- Fabric that is not good will go into the trash (okay, don't judge--it is fabric)
- Fabric that I don't like (but is quilt quality) can go into a backing stash or be sold
I have no idea how this crazy happened but it probably began many, many years ago when I could barely afford anything for sewing. And it continued for many, many years while I worked and could afford almost anything I wanted. I was very good at bringing in fabric under the guise of other shopping. Do you have ways to sneak fabric in?
|pegboard of thread in my studio|
He is such a sweet husband: he'd bring scraps home and my mom and grandmother would make quilts from them. Then the factory closed. Rather than incur the costs of shipping items overseas, the company sold thread, huge pieces of fabric, and other items. Anything that was left was to be thrown in the trash. And so I got quite a few Garan gifts, especially thread, fabric, and elastic. And buttons, hook and eye fasteners, and snaps. And fabric. And thread.
It's time to edit and let some of it go. I hate doing that because it seems as soon as I do, I find a need for some of the things I tossed. Friends tell me I'm silly but it's true, don't you think?