Sunday, June 4, 2017

Monday Making

This week I hope to GROW a quilt top.
It's been in my quilt top pile for a while
and NOW is the time!!

I had a special request for THIS quilt 
and it needs to be adjusted to FULL size.

I had just a bit of trouble finding some matching fabric
for the border in my stash...
(amazing, but true)
so OFF to the fabric store I went.
Sticker SHOCK is what I got.!!

I don't buy fabric often enough to
appreciate how much it costs!!
;)

Maybe it's because
I bought THREE different fabrics
since I couldn't decide on ONE!
LOL!
What are YOU making this week???


18 comments:

  1. I agree - full price quilt shop fabric IS expensive. Gorgeous and worth it but costly compared to what it was when I started buying.

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  2. I know. It is crazy these days. I love the pattern and colors you used in this one.

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  3. Fabric is approaching $14 a yard in Wyoming. I try to support the local shop but it's getting harder and harder to justify my purchases.

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  4. Yikes! $14/yd? I complain bitterly when I have to pay $11.95! I hope one of the fabrics you bought goes well with your top. Good luck making it bigger!

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  5. Higher fabric price is one of the arguments in favor of minimalist modern quilts -- less fabric lost in the seams! Like your quilt, BTW; hard to beat a good Ohio star.

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  6. I try my hardest to stay away from buying too much new fabric, as my stash is large enough to drown in. However, there are times when I do need to make a purchase. My own personal rules are: if you need fabric to finish a quilt you currently working on (your situation); if the fabric is on sale; if I have a gift certificate. I have been able to mind my rules pretty well. I love your project and can't wait to see how you finish it!

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  7. Sticker shock...yep. I think it can be a physical reaction. On Cars, washing machines and even patterns!
    So when are we going to see which 3 fabrics you picked up for this project?

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  8. yes sticker shock is horrible. I rarely ever buy fabric at a quilt shop - I do not have a local quilt shop within 85 miles so I feel no need to buy from them and when I travel and happen to stop at a quilt shop to see what they have I rarely can buy because of the price. I will stick to the sales from quality on line shops they charge the same as the brick & motor store -- but they have lots of sales that I can find though and all from the comfort of my chair and computer. It is the same fabric as the quilt shops get

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  9. Yep, sticker shock is right! Can't wait to see how you 'grow' this quilt - do keep us posted! Thanks for the linky party!

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  10. I tend to find the sale or clearance section first when I shop for fabric. Sometimes, I am rewarded with just what I need/want with a cheaper price. The price of fabric seems to have gotten out of control. I shop the clearance sections of online shops too. But stuff is getting harder to find as I suspect more of us are doing the same. So if I put something in my cart, I can't expect it to be there when I finally get around to checking out.

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  11. Oh, and thanks for hosting the linky party. It's always fun to come and see what others have been working on.

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  12. This has such a wonderful vintage look to it- can't wait to see how you add to grow it up to the desired size.

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  13. Smart lady - using up your stash! I'm curious - what colors did you chose? :)

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  14. I really like your top! Very cute. Did you use a pattern?

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    1. I didn't use a pattern for this one. Just 2 1/2" strips, some red squares and large stars. It was a FUN puzzle. ;)

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  15. What a great looking quilt top! Love this one!

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  16. What a fun top. I can see why it's been specifically requested. Sticker shock is right, it's amazing how much the cost of fabric has risen in recent years.

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