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Thread: Do you buy quilt kits??

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    Question Do you buy quilt kits??

    I see all these beautiful quilts on this board, I'm just wondering, do most quilters buy kits or do most buy a pattern then pick their own colors etc...thx
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    I don't buy kits. I prefer to buy my own fabrics. I also like to "re-design" patterns to fit my particular ideas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alleyoop1 View Post
    I don't buy kits. I prefer to buy my own fabrics. I also like to "re-design" patterns to fit my particular ideas.

    Same here, plus I make some up as I go. LOL
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    Usually, when I see/buy a pattern, I am seeing it in different colors. I haven't bought a kit yet, but have seen some very pretty ones and want to try one in the future. I usually am making a quilt with someone specific in mind and try to tailor that quilt to the persons decor/tastes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alleyoop1 View Post
    I don't buy kits. I prefer to buy my own fabrics. I also like to "re-design" patterns to fit my particular ideas.
    me too
    I always think I'd see my quilt everywhere if I made it from a kit. Unpleasant thought.

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    I do both. I like kits because I'm wishywashy like nobody's business when it comes to choosing colors-and the more colors, the worse I am. With a kit, someone has already done the matching for me. Occasionally a fabric (or a line) will catch my eye, and then I hang on to it until I find a pattern to go with it. I very very rarely buy just the pattern first.
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    I don't buy kits, infact I just use my stash and pick a pattern that looks interesting.
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    I don't buy kits, as all the fun is putting the fabric together....and I have a lifetime stash I am working off of.....
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    I only bought a quilt kit once it was my very first quilt. That was over 33 yrs ago. I am always afraid that I will somehow be short in one or more of the fabrics so I shy away from them. Some are just too expensive too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsBoats View Post
    I do both. I like kits because I'm wishywashy like nobody's business when it comes to choosing colors-and the more colors, the worse I am. With a kit, someone has already done the matching for me. Occasionally a fabric (or a line) will catch my eye, and then I hang on to it until I find a pattern to go with it. I very very rarely buy just the pattern first.
    Ditto this.....I will buy a kit if I love the sample quilt or wallhanging. If I need a quick gift and don't have a lot of time, buying a kit saves the effort and time it takes me to put fabrics together... I work in a quilt shop and I spend a lot of time cutting and packaging kits. They are very popular with our customers.
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