The question comes to me sometimes as I spend too many minutes that turn to hours looking at gorgeous fabrics, quilts, and handcrafted items online: why does fabric draw me in?
I figured it out (for right now). I love fabric because it takes what I love about doodling and sketching and pairing beautiful colors together, and makes something useful. I'm not about to display my doodling from last month's calendar on my wall. But I do love how it looks. I love how pleasing to the eye an all black on white swirly doodle looks. Fabric does that. It solidifies that beauty, and then I can make a purse, or a dress, or shirt, or quilt... whatever I might want or need, in those pretty colors and patterns.
Now if I only had the money to buy some (more) of these fabrics!