Sunday, February 3, 2008

overcoming fabric intimidation

about a year ago i bought 5 or 6 pieces of really nice amy butler fabric at a local quilting shop. for a guy that normally uses remnants, discounts, and recycled, these were more than i normally like to spend on fabric. but her fabric is so beautiful, i would've kicked myself for not buying them.

then came the problem - i couldn't bring myself to use them. what if i made something and screwed them up? i think they would hear the swearing for miles.

finally this weekend i took the plunge and cut up one of them to make some new cozies. it didn't hurt as much as i thought it would.


Strikethru said...

Wow I love these. They look great.

Annie Oakleaves said...

Its fantastic! Be careful with that phobia,its how I moved with a truckload of fabric! CUT IT!(ha I should follow my own advice :) )

MayaBella said...

I totally know how you feel. Felt, fleece and fur are so much safer to use. I get really freaked thinking about using other fabrics. :) But these turned out so nice. i love them!

jenni said...

Looks great! And I know what you mean--I have a growing stash of quarter flats I just can't seem cut. :)

Claire said...

Congrats on taking the plunge! This turned out really wonderful.


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