Managing your fabric expense is something we all need to do these days unless you're one of the RHOC (and this is not admitting I watch that show), as the price of fabric is over $10.00/yard in most places.
But is that possible?
Yes, I can do it if I don't buy any new fabric...and my stash can support doing that for quite a while.
But in all reality, do I want to do that? Not really...my taste in fabric today is quite different than when I started quilting a few years back. I have batiks and civil war fabrics that I will probably never use as I know think they're dark and depressing. I want happy...but not bright...and I'm just now getting that in my stash.
Leaves me with a whole bunch of fabric I won't probably use and a desire for new fabric. How do I manage that?
Fabric exchanges....yes, I do fabric exchanges...and then, on top of it, share fabric with other quilters that I know I have that they need.
The blue batiks are for a friend who has designed a very special quilt, but doesn't have any of the batiks in her stash to play with...so I'm sharing.
The patriotic fabric is for a Fat Quarter Swap I'm doing with a FaceBook group. My swap partner this month is actively involved with Quilts of Valor, and I thought she might enjoy these fabrics.
All it costs me is the cost of postage...in return I'll get some new fabric to play with.
PS: I have been known to share my candy stash in the packages...sweet!