Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Fabric... One of My Favorite Things

As far back as I can remember I have loved fabric. I love the way it looks, feels and I love the smell of it as you walk into a fabric store. A piece of fabric holds so many possibilities, and several pieces put together... well there is no end to what you might create, and it's often called a quilt!

You cut strips, sew some together, cut again and you're on your way! These lovely flannels will make a warm and cozy quilt for the cold weather that is on its way.
But sometimes the buying of fabric gets way ahead of the sewing of fabric, so what to do with it while it waits its turn? If it's a yard or more it gets wrapped around these boards - it's like a library of fabric!
Smaller pieces get to live together in totes - some of these are fat quarters that I've purchased, but a lot of them are left over from an earlier project or pieces that were intended for a project that never quite got done (you know how that goes).
And the lucky ones will get pulled out, and paired with other pieces as they audition for an upcoming project. These are hoping to be used for a small wristlet bag. I tried downloading a pattern I wanted to use, but am having difficulty - guess they might have to wait till tomorrow.

It's probably a good thing that I don't have much room to store fabric, or the purchasing could get totally out of hand! There are so many wonderful choices out there.
Till next time...