Do you Swap?
I am talking about joining a group of other fabric lovers and focusing on a certain fabric design, or designer to type of fabric.
Most groups are made up of 56 participants and require you to purchase quilt shop quality fabric of 1 or 2 yards. Then cut yardage into 5 in charms (or some into 10 in charms.)
You then send your fabric to the host and she sorts all those lovelies into 56 or 112 pieces per person and sends back to you. There is usually a Flickr group set up so that you can post your fabric choices and allows you to see what everyone else is buying too. This is so fun because there are probably many choices that you would not normally be able to purchase --- I know some try, but most can't have it all ;)
There is even a Fabric Swap Finder Group on Flickr here to help you find a swap you are interested in!
Here is a new swap I am in now that still have slots open if you are interested:
Sign up here! http://www.
And what can you make with all those little charms??
Check it out here!