Fabric Shopping Supplies:
I've been striving to use what I've got in my fabric stash and to avoid going fabric shopping. But there comes a time in every quilter's life when there just isn't any fabric in your stash to go with the pattern and fabric you are using for a particular project.
Every now and then I need to go fabric shopping and today was the day!
I tried to go prepared so that I could find what I needed as quickly as possible. I cut swatches from all the shirts that are going into the current quilt project and put them in a plastic zipper bag. This way I could just lay the baggie on the bolts of fabric in my cart to "audition" them.
I also got together some 40% and 50% off coupons for the fabric store, along with a gift card I received at Christmas. Yes, I've had the gift card for almost 3 months! I have done really well to have worked on my quilts for months without making any major fabric purchases.
Being prepared was helpful and kept me from aimlessly wandering around.... well somewhat! I still didn't find the fabric needed for the outer border, but I can proceed with inner part of the quilt for now.