Saving a few pennies is not only something we all LIKE to do, but for most of us saving is a top priority. I am highly aware of where every penny is going, there isn’t a piece of copper that isn’t accounted for in my life. The orthodontist, car, mortgage, yadda, yadda, yadda the list goes. That list goes on UNTIL you get to my six letter word….FABRIC!
And BAM, just like that my money starts flying away! I wouldn’t consider my self a high maintenance girl, however, I love good fabric. That being said, the one thing I will not skimp on is the quality of my fabric. You will never find me purchasing material other than the high quality quilt shop fabric. The hand of the fabric, the way it feels and drapes. I could do an infomercial using a piece of really good fabric. There is nothing like QUALITY FABRIC for me.
So the idea of saving pennies, nickels or dimes when it comes to quilting is not easy for me. I wish I could say that I am as disciplined with my fabric money habits as I am in every other area of my life; but that is not the case. Maybe not keeping a large stash is my saving grace. Can you imagine if I had a HUGE stash now knowing I only commit to quality fabric?! Holy piggy banks I’d be in big trouble!
I need a few quilting friends to make me feel better about my fabric habits. Please share with me in what aspects of quilting do you find yourself saving and spending?