Quilting - a Fabric Hobby
Fabric is a wonderful thing to have in your hands. And quilting is a great way to play around with fabric.
Quilting fabric is soft, comes in unlimited range of colors and patterns. It is easy to cut (unlike oak or maple lumber) and doesn't need to be sanded, varnished or sealed.
In theory, because each fabric is approximately the same thickness of most other fabrics, it also can be interchanged with any other fabric within a project.
It is this last attribute that hooks quilters into what can be a life-long, hmmm.... obsession? Or as a friend once said in mild amazement about the questionable logical basis of modern quilting,
(Just don't use them as a rag or dropcloth, unless you wish to quilt-maker tears!)
[Heck, who needs to actually sew the fabrics together? I (and many others, I think) enjoy just looking at them in a stash! CM]