Making do. It's what our grandmothers did. It's what our great grandmothers did. It's time I did it, too. The more boxes I unpack, the more fabric I realize I own! Did it multiply while in storage???
It's not that I can't afford to buy more. It's that I already have plenty! More than plenty!
The last time I went for a year without buying fabric, some told me I should continue to shop to stimulate the economy. I'm all for supporting local quilt shops and on-line shops when I need something, but I don't NEED anything.
So today I'm starting my MAKE DO CHALLENGE. I will not buy fabric for 6 months. I may extend that to one year - we'll see as I go along. The exceptions:
1. Large cuts of fabric for quilt backings (if needed) - I'm going to try to make do without.
2. Batting, as needed
3. An occasional new book or Accuquilt die.
4. Sewing machine repair, new needles, etc.
My plan is to make a ton of quilts in the next year. Now that our move is over and we're almost settled into a new routine, I'm ready to get to quilting!!!!
Are you game? Want to join me? You can set your on personal rules and exceptions and timeframe. I will create a button for you if you're interested.
I am a wife, mother to two daughters, an avid art quilter, cooking contest entrant, and dog lover. My book, FABRIC PHOTO PLAY, AQS, 2005, demonstrates my original technique for making portrait quilts. My second book (with Peggy Rhodes), Quick and Easy Hexie Quilts was recently released.