After griping about how much fabric I have and not enough sewing time–yet again–one of my friends asked me what my ultimate goal for the fabric is. That really made me sit back and think.
Certainly it’s not going to go into the trash. It’s good quality new fabric for the most part.
I’m waaaaay too
cheap thrifty to give it away, even to my guild charity sewers. That’s simply not an option for me.
It all came into my house because I love it, every piece, and thought I would use it.
And I really want to use it all up and make wonderful art.
But really, what IS my ultimate goal for all of it?
I want it to be gone so that I can make my art from fabric that I have created.
Yep. I am a fabriholic. I cannot resist it. I am definitely a hoarder. But I’m not getting it used and that’s a crying shame. What to do…what to do…what to do…I’m really thinking hard on this one. The best I’ve come up with so far is to block out some time on my calendar and make quilt tops, all day, every day. And then keep using the fabric to make quilt backs, all day, every day. Even if they never get quilted by me, that way there would be a chance for all that fabric to be useful rather than just sit on the shelf. Someone could quilt them or give them to charity after I’m gone–I won’t care then!
Are there better ideas? I’d love to hear them. I DO have a goal now and I’d love to think that it really is attainable…but I’m getting older fast so I have to work quickly now!
Wait–a goal without a timeline is just a wish, right? Then I’d like to have it mostly done by September…sufficiently far away that it sounds possible. Ready–aim–go for it!