Initially I was disappointed by Nicey Jane. The color palette felt too pastel and some of the prints I didn't care for at all. It has grown on me now. My stash of Nicey Jane is mostly fat quarters - received at Christmas and subsequent swaps.
The way I purchased my Heather Bailey stash is not the way I would purchase fabric now. I honestly went into hoarding mode - feeling like Freshcut and Pop Garden were the only modern fabrics ever to be produced. Years ago, when I saw a fabric I liked, I would buy two yards. Now I almost always limit myself to half a yard and any purchase over 1 yard is usually quilt backing fabric. I have learned that when quilting, a little bit of fabric goes a long way.
I have also learned that most fabric collections stick around for a while, most companies reprint (and if they don't, it must not be in demand anyway - so it's not going to be hard to find), and almost EVERYTHING goes on sale eventually. I feel that Free Spirit collections are especially ubiquitous, so there's really no need to go into panic mode.
I am looking forward to Heather Bailey's next collections - she is so talented and I love her color choices. I did hear a rumor that she is coming out with a home dec line but there is no sign of it yet.