Originally Posted by Momofmany
Very cute skirt and absolutely love that print!
You should see my "Auntie Em" room sometime. When I see a fabric that I really like, I don't buy a little bit of it, I buy the entire bolt. I'm guessing that I have about 50 different animal prints, including 2 entire bolts of Laurel Burch. I have a closet about 8 foot long with the shelf filled with bolts of fabric. Then 2 more bins full, then 2 cabinets full.
My mom was a quilter, and she always used to joke: the person that dies with the most fabric wins.
And yes, "Auntie Em" pays for my fabric addiction.
Hopefully my sales (once i start getting down into it, life has been hairy lately, and not cat hair) will help pay for mine as well. I get a nice discount at work, so it helps. I grew up going to fabric stores with my mother, who made nearly all my clothes (no, mom, I've grown four inches since you made those pants, they're floods now). She was never heavily into quilting, but she made Sunbonnet Sue baby quilts (tied, not properly quilted, IMO). She never sold them, though.
I'd love to get full bolts, but I know I don't need to right now. I get the same discount at work as our Wholesale customers do (40%, on everything for us, some wholesale discounts are only 30%, but very few, namely some notions). Someday I wouldn't mind doing full bolts... but I also know I can't afford it... yet.
I've been organizing my fabric... I had hoped to get it all on the IKEA shelves behind my office door... HAH!!! I still have four large boxes of fabric in the walk in closest... not to mention one of fleece under my cutting table, and two small boxes tucked under my sewing machine desk... that's what I get for working in a fabric store for over two years...
Off to sew one more stuffed critter for Christmas... then maybe make some sellable stuff... I keep saying I'm gonna do that, but I have the next two days off... plus Christmas (but will probably going to a friend's house that day, if i can get out of my parking lot without hitting anything)