IFabric Shopping-Impuse or with Purpose
Just last Saturday after my hair appointment I “remembered” that I needed PJ elastic to complete my pj’s. (I had been at the fabric store on Friday) I breezed in, grab 3 pkgs of elastic and headed for the checkout—RIGHT!
NOT!–I was inexplicably drawn to the back far right corner of the store where the quilting cottons are displayed. (I don’t quilt) It was love at first sight- 100% cotton, tropical floral print….yellow gold background with shades of red, aqua, turquoise and green…all my favorite colors. It actually spoke to me…”I will look great as a shirt with white slacks and your lime green straw tote.” “But, I don’t NEED you, I replied.” “I’m on sale at 40% off and you’ve got to go see the buttons that will make earrings to match me.”
I’m too easy…..This piece will not become part of my stash….I’m going to make it up next week after I return from the beach….not sure which pattern yet…it could become a skirt or capris or…..(maybe it’ll tell me what it wants to be.)
Sorry….I’m not off my rocker….I just love fabric…
My question is this…do most of us purchase on impulse (like I do) because we love the fabric or do you go pattern in hand, looking for the perfect fabric.
Edited 5/2/2007 8:28 am ET by SewFit