I'm starting off the year with a bang. Normally at the beginning of the year I make a promise to myself to only purchase fabric if needed for a project. Well I'm over denying myself of fabric. I love fabric, I want fabric, and I need fabric. Below is my Merry Christmas to me Prim fabric, my Happy New year to me Vintage Farm Girl fabric and my Happy Valentines day to me Granny Chic fabric. All Lori Holt Bundles.
Sure I have more fabric than I could ever use in my lifetime. But does a woodworker say no more wood? Does a gardener say no more seeds? No and no. So why should I or you deny ourselves fabric. It may seem silly to those who are not quilters, like Mr. Podunk. But he has a garage full of what I consider useless tools. And lets not forget the endless supply of fishing tackle and hunting equipment. The justification for those items is..... they are useful and needed for when we need to off grid due to some type of fall of the U.S. Seriously?
Ok if that's your(his) argument then think about the past year and the crazy run on toilet paper. Was I stocking up and worried about TP? Heavens no, I have a huge cabinet full of fabric I really don't like. It could be used as TP, napkins, sanitary napkins, clothing and of course quilts to keep us warm when we don't have electricity. That's also a good reason to keep moms treadle sewing machine. So no more guilt for quilters. We are stocking up for the Apocalypse. You'll thank us when you need a coat of many colors and something more than a poison ivy leaf for your bottom end.
And just so you are all prepared to make a coat for your loved ones here a great tutorial by Laundry Basket Quilts that makes it quick and easy.