So last night was the very crazy Instagram UK fabric de-stash party.
For those who don’t know this where lots of sewing enthusiasts and fabric hoarders have a clear out and sell what they don’t want via Instagram.
There were some fabulous things up for grabs and the excitement was immense.
Yes, I went a little crazy and today feels a bit like ‘the morning after the night before’; As the paypal invoices roll into my in-box I’m struggling to remember what I bought…and no, I didn’t even sell anything to fund this shopping spree!
So lying in bed last night feeling a tad guilty, I decided that I really do have enough fabric to last me the rest of the year, or at least the next 6 months, so I’m going to sign myself up to Fabriholics Anonymous, a group of self confessed fabric buyers and hoarders. I’m committing to 6 months from today, so here are my goals and my commitment.
- Backing: purchasing a backing to finish a quilt top is permissible. However, attempting to use fabric in your possession for a backing is preferable.
- Books and Magazine purchases are allowed as they are not fabric. Notions acceptable too.
- Swap Mama Fabric: if hosting a swap you are permitted to by fabric to execute swap duties, but you may not join a swap simply for the sake of being able to buy fabric!
- Quilts for Publication: if you are making a quilt for a publication and need certain fabric to execute it correctly then that is a major exception – who can blame you?There you go, I think it will be great. I have tons of lovely fabric and I’m really excited about using it!