Today I freecycled 2 great big bags of fabric that I was sure I wasn't going to use. I have to make some room in the attic (where most of my fabric is kept) for some kitchen storage as we are slowly but surely getting an entirely new kitchen (yay). Plus, I'd rather this fabric got used by somebody instead of just sitting around here. I do like having a fabric museum of sorts, it's fun to visit, but that's not really the point. All the fabric is supposed to become something else.
I used to buy a yard at a time all the time -- or more, if I really liked the print or if I thought the fabric was going to back or bind a quilt. Now I find that a fat quarter is really a good size for most of the work that I do these days.
Of course I made so much room I had to fill it back up a bit.
The above fabrics were from Z&S Fabrics who have really great clearance deals and always ship fast and do a sweet job of packaging. I also stumbled upon Chester County Quilting, a new-ish local brick-and-mortar shop, and holy cow, I love it, and it's a good thing I didn't discover it previously because I would surely be in the worst debt by now! I got some Moda charm packs there (5" squares, pre-cut) which I hope to deploy on some delicious ideas from the Moda Bake Shop.
Meanwhile, Maya (all back to normal, though of course the rest of the family has to be ill now 'cause that's how it goes) witnessed our various giveaway efforts and very gamely took us up on our offer of one small new big-girl toy for each bag of outgrown toys she donated to charity. She put together !!4 BAGS!! of toys! She is really thrilled with her trade rewards, too, and I am so happy that she made such fine grownup decisions.