Reasons for buying more fabric

I have a pretty wonderful stash of fabric. I have leftovers from projects I have made and random yards of fabrics that caught my eye. I have yardage from projects I never decided to make. I have some marvelous fabrics I’ve received as gifts. But I admit, most of it I bought for myself. You might be wondering why I continue to buy fabric with resources available in my own home. I have my reasons for buying more fabric, I do. Let me explain.

1. New projects – I make new projects when I redecorate or for gifts. I new specific fabrics that aren’t in my collection.

2. Souvenirs – When I travel I don’t really want a t-shirt or a shot glass. I collect fabric as part of our trips nearly always include a quilt shop visit.

3. Selflessness – I want every quilt shop to stay in visit so I buy fabric when I stop in a new one. Yes, I am a giver.1374798_527236134031903_836528322_n

4. Addiction – I am hopelessly addicted to fabric. I love the feel, look and smell of it.

5. Be prepared –  We had a hard winter and I was trapped inside for several days. My stash was ready for this emergency.

6. Hobby – Everyone has a hobby, I have several. I like to sew, quilt and collect fabric.

7. Competition – Hey, I like to be #1 and you have to keep up if you want to be in the top percent in fabric acquisition.

8. Why not – I like it, I will probably use it some day.

9. Bad day – I was having a bad day, this made me feel better.

10. Lifesaving – I. had. to. have. it.

What are your reasons for buying fabric?

Mine make me sew happy!

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