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Just What A Fabric-A-Holic Needs-- More Fabric

I have been collecting fabrics for as long as I can remember and one thing that some might say is "don't give her anymore fabric"

I belong to a quilting guild and we trade fabrics once in awhile. One of our members brought a stack of upholstery to one of our trades and no one wanted them. Of course I said "I will take them" you can't let good fabric like that go to waste, right.
I looked at the fabric for a couple of weeks and decided to make some tote bags with it. The next meeting I bought the bags for "show and tell" Well everyone loved the bags and several of the ladies asked me if I wanted some of the fabric that they had cleaned out of their stash. I said yes! Because I am thinking that if they are anything like me they probably was getting rid of one or two pieces at the most. Well they told me to open my trunk and they filled it with bags of fabric. I thought "Oh My, what will Bobby say"
Well I kept all the fabric, I am still making bags and whatever else I can think of. Who can say no to fabric? I sure couldn't.
I used to worry that I won't use up all my fabric before I die. But then I started thinking about how happy I am to have such beautiful fabric to work with. I think I will just continue to create beautiful items and not worry about what someone else will do with it after I am gone.

What a mess!

Now I do know every single piece of fabric I own.

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Comment by sue in ne on July 25, 2010 at 3:28pm
LOL, Yours is way neater than mine. I have large bins , not clear like yurs. It helps look neater but I am clueless twaht is where sometimes. My DD does not sew so it may end up on Craig's list - or just wrqp me in it instead of a coffin !
Comment by Cathy on July 22, 2010 at 12:00am
Love your pic's. I started sewing about 10 yrs ago. Within a year I was working at a fabric store ( had to pay for my sewing machine). the only problem was it took me about 5 yrs to start bring home any money. lol. My room looks like yours. People think i'm nuts when i tell them i added onto my house so i have room for my fabric. The new sewing room is bigger than my master bedroom. And guess what. I have no more room for fabric. lol
Comment by Mary on July 21, 2010 at 7:03pm
I thought today that its a good thing I am not a millionaire. My house would be stuffed with fabric!!
Comment by MsV54321 on July 21, 2010 at 5:54pm
For some reason I feel like I have to justify why there is so much fabric here. My favorite reason is because we live in Ohio, where the winters can be tough, and when I stack the fabric along an outsie wall, it's merely insulation.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it
Comment by Peggy M Spivey on July 21, 2010 at 2:53pm
Haven't you all heard the saying "She who dies with the most fabric wins" ?? I'm trying to win...
Love your attitude, Stormee !!
Comment by Elizabeth Smith on July 21, 2010 at 11:37am
I too have been bitten by the fabric bug. I recently said that if anything happens to me my husband won't know what to do with it all. But, I'm sure that my girls will figure it out. Just can't pass up beautiful fabric.......and many of the pieces have been exactly what was needed......and I didn't have to run around looking for the perfect piece, it was in my stash.
Comment by Lyn on July 21, 2010 at 6:55am
Love it!!! I have tons of all kinds of fabric too, including some left from my mom's fabric shop stash that was stored in her upstairs for a decade. She closed the shop, but never got rid of the fabrics and yarns, and I inherited it all! My favorite time of year is when my friends and I go on the fall shop hops. Now, there is a stash enhancing experience!!
Comment by Robbie on July 21, 2010 at 6:55am
Just had to laugh at those pictures and posts!! I too have the fabric addiction, but also embellishments. When I go into a fabric store, I see so many possibilities, but the really funny part is that I'm not that experienced, so I tend to buy it with the best of intentions and then just like looking at all that fabric,
Comment by Melanie Brummer on July 21, 2010 at 6:36am
You are not alone. There are SCORES of us who share your disease ;)
Comment by Brandy R. Samuels on July 21, 2010 at 12:32am
Like I said I understand your illness, and I too don't care anymore. That's my addiction. You are not alone. I've just begun, and I really hate parting with any fabric because I figure I can do something with that! I've truly found my folks..........anyone who collects fabric is a friend of mine. I'm just gonna look at you and say: "I understand"

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