October 8, 2016

Catch 22...

... it amazes me that when I'm at home in my sewing room I have the hardest time finding just the right fabric for a particular project.  It makes me feel like I never have enough fabric.  Or, is it that I never have the right fabric?  But, when I'm away from home, away from my sewing room  - all I can think about is all the wonderful pieces patiently lying in wait for my return. Do you think about your stash when you're away???

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  1. I have the same problem. For me I think it's more of choosing one of my loved fabrics from the stash and getting a wadder. Even though there is always more fabric........

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    1. I do understand Eileen. Fear of wadders is always an issue with me to. We need to confidently move forward.

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  2. I think about my fabric collection...all.the.time! Though I usually can find or remember something from the collection to sew when I'm ready to get down to it. However, I have been adding denim to it at an alarming rate since I own so little of it and it seems to have become a stable of my new work wardrobe.

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    1. I thought I was the only one Carolyn. I'll bet you are adding some lovely denim pieces to your collection.

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  3. Yes, same thing here. I sewed up half of it in my head while it was packed up for the move. Now that it's all unpacked, I've been looking at Emmaonesock for the next piece. I think at least some of it is because I worry that if it's a wadder, I won't be able to replace the fabric with another fabric of the same quality. There's too much polyester creeping into everything.

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    1. Everything you make is always so beautiful Alexander, and well fitting too!

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  4. Glad to read that I'm not the only one who does this ... thinks about fabric all the time ... if it's not the fabric that I have at home, it's the fabric that I saw at the store and didn't purchase. At least such an addiction is not bad for one's health!

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    1. Ha ha ha! I guess we all suffer from the fabric that got away- the fabric we didn't purchase and now wish we had.

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  5. All I can say is yes. I even dream about fabric and the next project I am going to start. Most of the time I buy a piece of fabric that I have an idea of what I am going to use it for but sometimes I see a piece and it tugs at my heart. I have no idea why I like it. Then time passes and it is just the exact fabric for a project that I never knew was coming.

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    1. You are quite a talented quilter and have made some lovely projects!

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  6. I love thinking about my fabric and patterns. Instead of counting sheep I pair fabric to pattern in my head. So soothing.

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    1. Sounds like you are a girl after my own heart Catherine.

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  7. Yes I think about my stash all the time and how I can add to it, LOL!! However, like Eileen above, I'm constantly worried about making a wadder, even though I know it's just fabric! The thing is, if you have a really great piece of fabric in your stash...more than likely it's been there a while and no longer available in a store. It would break my heart to ruin a great piece of fabric!

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    1. Myra, not you afraid of a wadder! Your projects always turn out beautiful!

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  8. All. The. Time! Daydreaming about fabric and pattern pairings is one of my favorite parts of the sewing process.

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    1. We both have it bad with this pattern and fabric thing don't we Helene!

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  9. I love project planning so thinking of my fabric stash and pattern collection are always on my mind. My husband and bank account wishes it wasn't (ha-ha)!

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    1. I've been loving your apron Fridays Regina!

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  10. I have a pretty large fabric stash, no where near Carolyn's of a Diary of a Sewing Fanatic. I do find a surprise when I go rummaging through the fabrics, most of the time I know where and basically when I purchased the fabric. I do think about fabric a lot!!!

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    1. Sounds like you are a lot more organized than me Linda.

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  11. Yes, I do think about my fabrics when I'm not home. I'm always planning ahead what I want to make with them :D

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