Freed by Liberty

Hi! I'm Lisa from PixieSpit/FreshStash Fabrics with my two cents today.

I am often asked by people to make them a quilt out of their own fabric.  That is always a tricky conversation.  I don't want to offend them, but I am a self-diagnosed fabric snob.  Often people who buy fabric, but don't sew, buy it based on great prints that they like.  While I am guilty of the same thing, I have another very important criteria.  Fabric quality is equally as important to me as the print that is on it.  

So a few weeks ago, a woman asked me if I might be interested in making a quilt for her out of some fabric that she had gotten.  I paused, and she added "I got it at this great shop in New York."  Here is how the rest of the conversation went:
Me: Purl?
Her: Yeah!
Me: Liberty?
Her: Yeah! Do you think you could do it?
Me: Yeah!

The elu$ive Liberty!  The ultimate combination of great prints AND fabric quality.

I can be afraid to use the good stuff sometimes.  I hoard away that super cool piece of fabric to wait for just the right project.  Many of those "perfect" projects have not appeared and I have a small "vault" of that special fabric that is just waiting to be used.

But someone just handed me the good stuff and told me to use it.  So what am I supposed to do?  I don't have time to agonize over using it because she needs it for a wedding gift ASAP.

So I did what I had to do....and it was so fun!  

My advice? Quit agonizing over using the "good stuff".  The pleasure of digging into it and putting it into something beautiful and useful is fantastic.

JUST CUT IT UP AND USE IT...that's what it's for.


  1. Amen sister! It's like saving the good dishes for company - what a waste! Enjoy what you have!

  2. Taking my own advice and cutting into some mermaids...


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