EDITED to change title....I just didn't like the word "snob". LOL
I wish I could think of a better word, because that one sounds rude. If I think of one before this post is over, I'll change it. (I used to think I was until today) ANYWHO, while working on my organizing, de-stashing, etc., this morning, I've come across fabric that I bought years ago, still love and can't for the life of me tell you who made it. I WILL say that I do love me some Moda. It is my favorite. I love the feel of it, and could just waller in it all day. That said, there are others that are the same way.
Since I've been quilting since the early 90's back before we had tons and tons to pick from, I do have lots of the older fabrics. Some of them I still love. Some of them I think, "what was I thinking?". I think we all have some of those. As Bonnie of Quiltville says, "no fabric is too ugly to use. It just needs to be cut up smaller."....cracks me up. Love her...she is totally the scrap user's queen! So my question is this: "Do you only buy certain brands of fabric? Do you buy what you like no matter who it's by? Would you DARE buy fabric at Hobby Lobby, Joanne's, Hancock's, etc. (I do, and have, and will continue to do so if I like it)?" Seriously, there are those that won't. Why? If the quality is good, it's got a good, tight weave and is 100% cotton, feels good...why would I not if I like it? No judging going on here, so be honest. I truly want to know!
There are so many of my fabrics that don't have word one on their selvages, but I like them. I will keep them and use them. I'm not really one that can remember to tell every single piece of fabric and the designer in the quilts that I make, etc. In my purses, I might could do that, but not with my quilts. I just use what I like, and what fits.
Some of the fabrics that I've run across today are sorta stiff. I know I've used a lot of these for backings for my cross stitch pinkeeps, etc., and they've worked well. However, I will be getting rid of them, as I have plenty of the others I can do the same with. I will never quilt with those, and they are just taking up space that I need. The patterns are pretty....I just have enough others that are pretty.
I will say that there was I line that I would have dearly LOVED to get my hands on: Sherbert Pip. (if any of you have any for sale, holler!) I love that fabric. I would have loved to make a quilt for my grand babies out of that line. I can find one piece here and there, but haven't been able to find enough for what I need. That is one that I wished I would have bought when they first came out. *sigh* BUT, I'm trying really hard not to buy unless I absolutely have to. I could shop out of my stash forever, but gosh....these designers keep putting out all this beautiful, cool stuff, and I just long for them all. Sound familiar? No way can I buy them all. There are a few others, though, that I can see in a project and would love to have. Kind of weird since I'm doing a de-stash, huh? I would suggest to myself not to look. I get every newsletter in the world, and "Like" all these wonderful shops on Facebook, so I'm doomed. LOL
Seriously, when I get in this mood, Bob hides his stuff. LOL He's so afraid that I might get rid of something of his. (of course I wouldn't) Sooo, after all these long, drawn out words, tell me how you feel about your fabric stash. Is it a mixture of different designers/brands? Do you tend to gravitate to certain ones (which is fine, we all do that from time to time). I have GOT to find another word for snob. Tell me what you like and don't like. I love hearing from others and how you feel about things.
Time to get back to de-stashing. I will show you later in a few posts how I am organizing the fabric that I keep. I think it will work better for me. I have found that if I store it in tubs, I have no clue what I have. This way, there is no doubt. Hang in there with me...pictures to follow when I get more done. In the meantime, speak to me, okay?
Love and hugs from Texas,