Awhile back I wrote about how much I enjoy fabric shopping. I usually go only occasionally, when I have a specific need for a project. But I was reminded lately that shopping my own sewing fabric can be just as rewarding-not to mention free!
|A blue Moda print I found in my stash.|
I'm working on a quick baby quilt in a black, white, and gray chevron pattern. I want to use a bold, dark blue print fabric for the borders, and thought a trip to my local fabric store was in order.
But I realized first it would be worth perusing a stash of fabric I have stored away. I opened that bin, and found a few nice blues to choose from, that I didn't remember I had. Presto, my border problem was solved, and I didn't even need to leave the house or spend any money.
It was a good reminder that I don't necessarily need to hit the store every time I need sewing fabric. While the exact fabric in mind might not be in my stash, something close may be. And, you never know when you'll come across something unexpected and even better than what you'd envisioned.
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What about you? Is fabric shopping your knee-jerk reaction when you're looking for material for a project? Or are you really good about utilizing your stash? I can't wait to hear.