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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Polka Dot Confusion

I found this pretty fabric at Wal-Mart. It is what replaced their normal fabric selection. Fat quarters. I really don't know what they are useful for besides the smallest project one could think of. But if you buy enough of them...
This package only cost $1.00. You get one big quarter piece of fabric. I bought two of each. Black and pink polka dots and pink and black polka dots. Makes sense? Well, any how this is what has become of it so far. I wasn't thinking about what I wanted to make, I just started cutting and serging with hopes of figuring out what I really wanted to do with it.





Now, I'm not totally blind of what to do with pretty piece of artful fabric that will make a great pair of bloomers for the 1 year old. The strips can be the ruffles. But that will mean I will have to go back and buy another fat quarter. Yeah, I hear you saying, "Schey, it's only a dollar". Oh, contrary, to the most modest of spenders, it is not just a dollar. You see, I will have to use my oil, gas and time to go to the Wal-Mart, take my time to browse for more fabric and notions while I am making my way to the polka fabric that may not even be there because it is so pretty that I am surely not the only buying it. I must then stand in the express line that is not really express because some unknowing customer thinks that as long as they do not have more than 10 different items, they are good. "NO!" That is not the meaning of that sign. If you have 11 items -period- inside your basket, you need to go to lines 5 through 12. This is if you are on the grocery side. (Boy do I need to stay out of WalMart!) But then, I will have to stop by the most famous french fry restaurant and purchase me a large fry and a large sweet tea for $3.01. Yet, more money out of my pocket. And since 99.999% of the time, my daughters are with me and they are gonna want some too. Since I am NOT sharing mines, oh no, I have to buy them their own. Now, I am out more than just that $1 you thought. So, back to the dilemma at hand. What am I going to make with this oh, so beautiful fabric? Let me know....

Until I hear from you,
Schey 

2 comments:

LoverofWords said...

lol that is a lot of drama for a fat quarter

Kat said...

I think they use fat quarters for quilts... but I'd hate to see the bedroom where an entire quilt made out of THAT would look good!