When you own a fabric shop, one must have a few personal rules in place.

#1 – Do not unnecessarily hoard fabric.

Obviously I adore fabric and I certainly adore all the fabrics that I choose for the workroom. Often times, just the satisfaction of having ordered a fabric, unpacking it from a box, putting it on the shelf and watching people buy it for projects is enough for me. Whenever I cut fabric off the bolt for myself, it is for a specific project or pattern that I am about to make.

My seven beloved bolts of Liberty of London fabrics arrived last Thursday and I have unabashedly broken my rule for these gems.

I have cut myself two metres of each of these seven fabrics to add to my collection before they disappear. In order to justify this, I’ve decided on this year’s summer sewing challenge for myself. (last year’s challenge = 13 dresses) I must make at least one thing out of each of these seven Liberty of London prints before Fall. This way, it’s not really hoarding, but merely being well prepared for my summer projects!

I am not the only one with Liberty fever. Check out this, this and this.