You've heard the saying, "she who dies with the most fabric wins?" I've read a variation that says, "she who dies with the most fabric...wasted a lot of time."
I tend to go with the second choice. Although I like to sew when I do have fabric, I don't keep a lot on hand. I don't have a handy, inexpensive source of new fabric (even the mill-ends store can be very expensive); I'm not a quilter, or much of a clothes-sewer, so I don't have ongoing large needs for fabric; so it wouldn't make sense for me to stockpile much more than we can easily use. One carton, maybe.
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that yard sale back in June) to make a ribbon bulletin board. If you think it looks a bit lumpy, you're right. I wanted it up so badly that I kind of jerry-rigged it together with a lot of safety pins. But I'm planning on taking it apart and straightening it up a bit.
A thrifted piece of red print, plus some white sheeting and eyelet, became a new dress and pinafore for Dollygirl's Abby.
The fabric carton is now about one-third full, and most of what's left, I don't think even Aunt Sarah could make much use of.
All photos by Mr. Fixit and Dollygirl. Copyright Dewey's Treehouse 2012.