Beating my addiction

I have an addiction to fabric. Don’t laugh, I really do. It needs to stop and its going to.

I have so many ideas and the Internet allows me to fuel these ideas with beautiful fabrics that I can buy from across the world.

The problem is that the fabrics then sit in my cupboard and don’t get to be useful or admired. I do have them all neatly organised and I love to open my cupboard and run my fingers over them imagining all the beautiful quilts and bits and pieces I plan to make. Then I shut the door and get caught up with life and they sit there for a bit longer.

Well no more!!
I am making a pledge to actually use the fabrics I have and to avoid adding to my stash. I have a few pieces on their way through work in March (Little Red Riding Hood, by Tash Noel and Calliope by Cyndi Walker) so with the exception of these I am not buying anymore quilting cottons! I can buy plain fabric to use as sashing and backing for quilts, but only from my local Spotlight store and I can buy winter weight fabric to make clothes for the kids this winter (I have the cutest vintage overall pattern for Miss Tilly). Oh and I can buy batting.

My plan is to start ‘stash sewing’, using what I have on hand already and actually making things on a regular basis, not just for presents!

Wish me luck!!

xx

 

P.S. I will happily accept any gift of fabric or vouchers for Etsy or The Fat Quarter Shop….. Then its not ‘me’ buying the fabric…..