Last week I went to this site: http://www.fabricmart.com/
Ok, I got sucked into the clearance area here. One of the lovely ladies from my local sewing guild forwarded an email about some superduper sale.
I found this:
That's crushed velour - sapphire blue. For a DOLLAR a yard. YO! A DOLLAR!
Uh oh, remember rule #1? I got very quickly sucked into the appeal of dollar a yard fabric. I trampled all over rule #1 and 12 yards of variously colored crushed velour is on it's way to my house. I have no idea what this stuff feels like, so I can't say I love it. But yo, a dollar? What's a (Jewish) girl to do?
Um, so, I, um, bought some. In several colors actually. If you have any ideas what to do with it, I'm all ears. And I will probably be willing to share.
I totally just busted rule #1 (don't buy stuff just because it's on sale) BUT - I can still redeem myself! I can't apply rule #3 (buy for a project) because I have no idea what I would make with this stuff. So that leaves me with rule #2. If something comes in the stash, something must come out. SO, when this stuff arrives, I have a decision to make. Either decide I don't love it enough to be "stashworthy" and just give it away, or keep it and give away some other fabrics from my stash.
For a buck a yard, I am cool with this plan.
Either way, to manage the stash, I am going to have to give away some fabric. Either to a friend who's daughter is learning to sew, to a lady who sews her heart out making doggy blankets and beds for rescue animals, or to another sewing friend who doesn't have the same stash rules as me. Regardless, I get to give something away and that always feels good! It's an inexpensive experiment to check out a different kind of fabric, and a new fabric supplier. I'll post about this stuff when it comes in and let you know what happens to it.
Which brings me to me NEXT purchase.
(See, I told you I might be a little bit of an addict)
Whipstitch Fabrics sent me a 10% off coupon. Uh oh. I may have stash rules but I CANNOT RESIST this store.
I bought some more fabric online.
First up are 3 home dec fabrics from the Innocent Crush line by Anna Maria Horner. Check 'em out: