Chicken or Egg? Which came first?

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Chicken or Egg? Which came first?
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Fri, 06-19-2009 - 1:26pm
When you make fabric selections, do you have a project in mind? Or do you just pick out the colors you like and then do something with the fabric?



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Fri, 06-19-2009 - 1:40pm
I'd say I go 50-50 on which comes first. 50-50 because I tend to buy fabric online (we don't have a good fabric store nearby). I always have a project in mind but I'm never quite sure which fabric works best with the project so I tend to buy several options, most of which have ended up in my fabric stash as they simply didn't work the way I wanted...



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Sun, 06-21-2009 - 1:52pm

It really depends. Most of the time I have some clothes in mind. Then half the time, I get swayed by some fabric I see in the shop as I buy the other fabric... but I quickly figure out what to do with it!

Hopefully tomorrow I am off to the tailor's to get some shirts made.

























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Sun, 06-21-2009 - 2:40pm
Oh dear. More often than not, I will buy fabric because it is too wonderful to leave in the shop. Rather like taking home a kitten because it is cute, I'm afraid to say. OTOH, there are times when I do buy fabric because I have projects I am thinking of, and know full well that they are the right ones. This is like asking what is in my secret stash, Carol, lol... yikes!!!!! ROFL!!!!!




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Sun, 06-21-2009 - 2:52pm
Sometimes I will buy several fabrics that go together with the intent to make a purse out of them, but other times I simply buy something because it's pretty. I have soooooo much in my stash right now that

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Sun, 06-21-2009 - 3:06pm

I worked my way through college as an assistant manager at a fabric store.

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Sun, 06-21-2009 - 5:24pm
I pick the project first, then pick the fabric that I think will work the best.

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Sun, 06-21-2009 - 7:30pm

What a relief that I am not alone!

Nenu, I LOVE that cute kitten analogy!



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Edited 6/21/2009 11:02 pm ET by cl-thatyank



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Mon, 06-22-2009 - 11:44am

Both. I've bought fabric simply because it spoke to me and was on sale. I usually get 3-5 yards. That's enough for just about anything I want to sew into a garment. But I always have a general idea of what the fabric is best for and I buy that amount of yardage.

Chris

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Mon, 06-22-2009 - 1:29pm
I don't make fabric selections, since I can't sew to save my life.