|fabric drawers, select a color|
|detail of fabric selection|
I work by color mostly. If I want a yellow, I pull the drawer and take it to the cutting table. If I want a batik yellow, I pull that drawer. There are an equal number of drawers on the other side of the closet.
I've been collecting fabric for 30 plus years. I come from a long line of fabric hoarders although they were for clothing.
Every time I dig through the fabric drawer, the question hangs there... "Is this project fabric worthy?
Will I use the best or something else because it's not a vital work of art. Will the project at hand turn out really good, so I'll wish I used the best fabric or will it just be okay and I should use the okay fabric. OMG!
Only the true fabric hoarders among you can relate to that. I can FEEL my friend Mary's eyes rolling while reading the my questions.
I have so much fabric, and friends, this is the tip of the iceberg! There are other drawers, and the scrap bins shown earlier, and there is a hidden pile in the studio that needs putting away if I can squeeze it back in. I could cut and sew willy-nilly from now til the cows (in my collection) come home and not use it up. Doesn't matter... once a fabric goes out of print, it's now 'special' so I weigh the possibilities. Plus, truth be told, it's fun to dig through and see it all again and again.
You know what? Most of the time I just LOVE my fabric so much, I simply don't care if anyone thinks it's excessive, grinning ear to ear! Can you relate?