Breaking the Bank for Fabric?
It's the fabric that's on my mind today. I'm well aware that living as close as I do to Lancaster County, I pay less per yard than many people do. Nonetheless, I find that I actually pause and think before purchasing yardage. It is harder for me to just buy fabric that I like without having a specific plan for it. I experience minor guilt pangs about not regularly supporting the LQS, but $10 or $11 or even more per yard is vastly different from the $8.59 or so at my favorite Lancaster County shop, but figure Gene's place is Denver's LQS . . . .
Been thinking of ways to not spend as much on fabric and have come up with:
- Continue to work from scraps (even though this sometimes means buying background)
- Make smaller projects
- Tackle the dratted UFOs whether I still like them or not
- Make rather than purchase more of my gifts
- Consider rediscovering cross-stitch -- floss has gone up, to be sure, but 39 cents per skein vs. yardage . . .
Do you want/need to cut back on fabric expenditure too? What strategies can you share?