Saturday I had a ton of running around to do in the morning so between errands, I decided to stop at Hancock Fabrics to get some cottons to make napkins that matched the Fiestaware. They were having a sale and I want to try out some of the stitches on the new sewing machine. I looked around the store and I found some good colors to match the dishes. I got green, red, blue, turquoise and persimmon. I decided to browse a bit so I headed to the $6.88 home dec remnant table. At first I didn’t really see anything but I did a bit of poking around and I found this amazing pink, fuschia, coral and cream "marimekko" style poppy print cotton twill. It was a bit lighter weight than the other twills so into the cart it went. I took it to the cutting table with the cottons and the cutter woman asked what I was making I told her napkins. Then she said what are you going to make with this (the poppy fabric) because it’s dry clean only. I told her that since it was cotton, I intended to wash it and then make a skirt. She then let out an exaggeratedly heavy sigh and said in an exasperated tone "Home Dec cottons are not the same as apparel cottons and that’s why they’re dry clean only" At that point I thought, "Is she crazy?" Then I explained that I was aware of that and that I would be washing it. What did she care, she wasn’t buying it? Anyway, I came straight home and washed the fabric and it washed beautifully. By Sunday I had cut the fabric into Simplicity 4882 (straight skirt with pleated lower third and ribbon trim). I finished the skirt on Tuesday and I intend to make a hot pink tee shirt to go with it and a little purse. All so I can wear when I go fabric shopping at the same store on Saturday, to prove my point. Yes, I’m immature.