"No matter how far you've gone down the wrong road, turn back."Remember this fabric I selected for the back of the Christmas Random Plank quilt?
So I tossed it in the washing machine, and then in the dryer. When I cleaned the lint filter, I could see little black specks throughout. Feeling better about it, I started ironing it again, but it still felt gritty and grimy. As I worked my way across the length of the fabric, I realized the metallic gold print was coming off, leaving a grubby, grimy feel to it.
I called the friend who gave me the fabric. She admitted she had bought it early in her quilting career, and it had not come from a quilt shop, and the fabric was probably of a lower quality than we both use now.
I didn't think the fabric would ever make me happy, and I couldn't imagine touching the quilt and feeling that grubbiness every time.
So I did the only rational thing I could do.
I threw it out.