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Tuesday, April 3, 2012
I got an email from a reader a while back -
She was talking about some fabric that she was going to use - but didn’t -
It read - in part -
...Really, I love it so much I'm kinda glad I didn't get to use it. I feel the same way about the green I'll be using for the border and one of the yellows, but my stash of fabrics is never going to get any smaller if I keep hoarding it and this quilt will go to someone I like and be used and loved, so I keep telling myself it's okay...
Do you do that?
I KNOW that I do -
And then I got to thinking -
Why do I hoard my BEST fabric?
What am I saving it FOR?
Then I remembered the old joke -
USE your stash -
because your husband’s next wife is going to sell it for 50 cents at a yard sale -
My BEST fabric should go into my BEST quilts -
And my BEST quilts are the ones that I am making RIGHT NOW** -
Not the ones that I may NEVER make -
Because there are sure to be plenty of quilts that I won't “get to” before I die -
And that BEST fabric will still be sitting on my shelf -
Just waiting for a yard sale -
New rule -
Use your BEST fabric - while you still can!
Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -
**Hopefully (full of hope) I'm not making my WORST quilts RIGHT NOW - ;))