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Thread: Kits or not to kits?

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    Senior Member Monstookie's Avatar
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    How does everyone feel about buying quilt kits? Good or bad? If good....are there favorite shops/sites you like. I think I've always been nervous about the quality of fabric...etc. But I have seen some pretty ones listed on the web.

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    I've just been thinking of doing one from Flamingo Island Designs. It has dimensional applique with embellishments. I'm think I'm gonna dive in and try one. Would like to read the response on this.

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    I have bought kits from Connecting Threads and Keepsake.... always been happy with the quality, so therefore, I trust them. I think that if you try one and like it, then brand loyalty may make you feel more comfortable. The best thing about kits is that it removes all of the decision making from the process! Some people like that, and others would rather choose the fabrics themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janetd
    I've just been thinking of doing one from Flamingo Island Designs. It has dimensional applique with embellishments. I'm think I'm gonna dive in and try one. Would like to read the response on this.
    I finished one from Connecting Threads the other day that had adorable applique. Try it -- I'll bet you have a ball! :thumbup:

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    I've used kits and like them. Good way to build skill and confidence. I've gotten several from LQS and Keepsake.

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    I have only bought kits from my LQS that they have made up, so I know that there will be enough fabric of each color. I have not used quilts from online quilt shops.

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    I'm glad this topic came up here as my DH has suggested a couple of times that I use one. I have been worried about the fabric quality. Also, in Fons and Porter magazines it sometimes states that fabric included in a kit might not be exactly the fabric shown. I would want the fabric shown. So I'm conflicted as to whether or not to try one. Good luck with yours and please let us know how it turns out. :)

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    Why not try a small one? Maybe a table runner, or something like that. You'll have that instant gratification that we all love!

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    The only kits that I have bought were all precut. If I have to cut the pieces? I will just buy the fabric LOL :D:D:D

    I have bought these at John Flynns website and have been very happy with the way they laser cut the pieces and the fabric is beautiful :D:D:D

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    I agree.... if I see something in a kit that draws me to it I want the same fabric shown.

    Also, I like to wash fabric before I use it...not only for shrinkage but I don't like working with the smell of the dye's..

    Third, I don't want to worry about having enough fabric..

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