Monday, October 26, 2009

If I Don't Buy That Fabric I'll Surely Faint!

((Pulled from an email))
Few true sewers, quilters or fabric crafters need an excuse to buy more fabric. We are hooked on cotton. We obsess over silk. We daydream about calicos and ginghams and plaids. But just in case you need to explain to others why you have a million yards of fabric at home, but still need a few more fat quarters and just have to buy yardage of the newest prints ... here's a handy list of reasons you need more fabric! Copy this list and tuck it in your purse for quick reference!

-It is a patriotic duty to support cotton farmers, textile mills and fabric shops.
-"Oh, it's not for me! I'm buying it for MY SISTER . . . . she lives in Arkansas and they don’t have fabric there!!"
-It's on sale.
-It keeps me out of the bars.
-I need extra weight in the trunk of my car for traction on snowy, icy roads. This is important, even in Florida and Southern California, as you never know when the weather will change.
-It's non-fattening.
-Like dust, it's good for protecting previously empty spaces in the house.
-Because it's there.
-It's much cheaper to cover the floor with fabric than new carpeting.
-The devil made you do it.
-It's the only remotely artistic thing I have ever done.
-I can't live without it.
-Fabric is cheaper than alcohol.
-I have new shelves for fabric storage.
-It will go with some I bought last year.
-It's so pretty, and I'll use it someday.
-I want my daughter to have a proper inheritance.
-Without fabric, I would have nothing to do with my rotary cutter and my mat and my sewing machine.
-It does not promote tooth decay.
-It calms the nerves, gratifies the soul and makes one feel good.
-If I don't buy it now, I may never see it again.
-If I don’t buy it now, someone else will!
-A large fabric stash is the sign of a creative mind.
-I owe myself a reward for that half-pound I lost last month.


  1. Gave mee a needed chuckle in the middle of a hectic day - thanks!

  2. I admit I'm a fabric addict. I admit I can't sew or at least follow a pattern but I find so many good uses for it.