I buy fabric at a variety of places, from quilt shops to online sources. After purchasing a new piece of fabric, I write on the selvage the name of the shop where the fabric was purchased. Later, if I need more, I know where I bought the original yardage.

-Diana Spatharos

San Angelo, Texas

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