There is only one thing worse in my quilting world than the fear of taking scissors to a precious piece of fabric that has been coveted, loved, stroked and admired from near and far (in the daylight..on the screen...on the wall...on the table....)
and that's taking the scissors to someone ELSE's fabric - especially when its travelled half way around the world to get to you.
I keep telling myself...'they are scraps...they are scraps...they are a gift...this is what they are for...'
its not working. I'm struggling to cut. I definately can't slash.
I'll have a coffee, admire them some more...and then ring a helpline.
Your post makes me want to smile and cry at the same time! I do understand what you mean~ But just think that when you cut you are creating something that will be also kept and used! I'm sure your friend that sent you the fabric wanted you to enjoy it! Happy cutting and resewing! ♥♥♥
We all have our fears - but in the end, it's just fabric! Cut and sew, have fun! Looking forward to seeing your creation!
The first cut is the easiest! (or is that the deepest?) Take a deep breath and jump in!
Don't worry, cut away! We all know scraps multiply like rabbits, you won't run out! ;-) think like a kid in a candy store, we give you permission to use them all!
I am with you girlfriend! I have a roomful of fabric and if I want to make a quilt I have to go out and buy fabric because I can't cut up my beloved pieces!!!
You need to post the number to that hotline, I'll bet there are many more of us out there than care to admit it!
Cutting into a beautiful fabric can be a JOY: that's what it is there for! Those pretty prints got so excited when you picked them out at the store or ordered them online: someone is going to make something beautiful and cherished from them! Your lovely fabric WANTS you to use it, so cut away, and have fun. And then show off what you've made.
I am with Victoria - it doesn't matter how many scrap blocks I make my scrap pile never seems to diminish.
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