Am I Crazy or What?

Please tell me that I am not the only one that does this:


Here is a strip of fabric that I found in a box while straightening up in the studio. As you can see, it is not even. When I measure it, I can get a 2″ strip from most of it, with one end being just shy of 2″.

This is the only strip of this fabric and it is blue. I am making a quilt that uses blue strips of fabric (my Blue and Cheddar quilt) But it only uses 1 1/2″ strips of blue.

Here is my dilemma. Do I cut this fabric into a 2″ strip and then trim down the small amount that is shy of 2″, so that I have one 1 1/2″ square that I could use in the B&C quilt? Please bear in mind that I already have at least 80 blue fabrics that I am using in the B&C, so would one more fabric square be needed?

Or do I just cut the strip into 1 1/2″ and use it all in the B&C quilt? Of course, then I would be “wasting” 1/2″ of perfectly good fabric.

I have seriously spent way too much time trying to decide what I should do with this one piece of fabric. Unlike Bonnie, it causes me serious anxiety when I’ve used up all of a fabric. She says, “Yippee! It’s finally gone.” But I think, “I’ll never have this fabric again.”

So tell me what you would do – inquiring minds want to know!!


3 thoughts on “Am I Crazy or What?

  1. Just sing,”Please release me, let me go.” And use the 1 1/2″ strip. Toss the leftover scrap into your dog bed pile. You can do this. No regrets!


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