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:
Her: Yeah! Do you think you could do it?
The elu$ive Liberty! The ultimate combination of great prints AND fabric quality.
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.