Bonnie of Quiltville.com wrote an awesome article – Paralyzed by the Stash.
And it got me thinking…
When I originally started sewing about 6 years ago, I would buy a yard of this and a yard of that. I even had a plan for each piece I purchased.
That soon changed when I realized a yard was always too short for any project I wanted to do. So then I moved up to a minimum of 3 yards per fabric. And then 5 yard minimums…
Then came the wholesale fabric ordering…everything in bolts (usually 15 yards per bolt).
Now as I go into the wholesale clothing market, I’m hoping I will need rolls (I believe there is 60 yards per roll) as many of the cutting contractors prefer them over bolts. If I’m ordering rolls, we know I’m doing good with my new boys’ clothing line as I’ll only be ordering fabric based on actual sales orders (except for a few yards needed for sample sewing).
How much yardage to you buy? Do you have a project in mind for the fabric you purchase? Or do you just buy the fabric because you love it with no idea what you will do with it?