My name is Lydia...
...and I'm a fabric hoarder.
I always feel really bad when a customer asks what fabrics I have to select from. I know they think I'm kidding when I say, "Just tell me what you'd like; I probably have it and if I don't, I can get it."
I know it causes frustration when you don't really know what you're looking for and I don't offer up a selection of fabrics. I'm sorry. I really do mean well, but it's impossible for me to show a sample of every fabric that I have.
That's also why I try really hard to photograph most all of the applique projects so that you will see different examples of fabric selections. See? I really do want to help!
Fortunately, I don't feel the need to buy everything I like. I also don't buy yards and yards of any one item; just 1/4 yards and scraps here and there (especially if it's on sale!) I will say that I had to go to JoAnn Fabrics today and did not buy a single piece of fabric. And that's not the first time I've used self-control! haha!
So without further ado, here's my main, go-to fabric area....
And then I have smaller scrap pockets on the back of the door....
That basket is full of textured fabrics like tulle and minky...
Miscellaneous fabrics and fabrics from my grandmother's destash!
Let me share an example of the benefit of fabric hoarding. The other day I had a nice girl contact me to order another one of these:
Y'all. That was made in early 2010. I kind of panicked trying to figure out how in the world I was going to track down that same fabric.
Well, I had it in my stash. Go figure! And now baby sister gets a matching pillow!
Fabric Hoarding = Less Stressed Me + Happy Customer
So let me hear it in the comments...do you think I have too much fabric?!