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Thread: quilt kits

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    Lyn
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    I just learned two big lessons. I bought a quilt kit online just before Thanksgiving but did not look at it until now. My friend's son is graduating from college in fish and game so I found a nice outdoorsy style quilt to make. When I opened it recently and went to cut the fabric in the kit the fabric had been cut too short. I called the shop and explained what had happened. She only had one of the fabric pieces left so now I am trying to piece together fabric to make the right size. That was my first lesson, check yardage. The second lesson was that they substituted three of the fabrics. The binding was suppose to be fabric with fishing flies, instead it is leaves and the fabric feels like a soft vinyl. The red material is supposed to be plain. Instead I got red material with gold and blue Christmas stars. I am very unhappy and can't get my money back but I have learned my lesson. I will make my own kits from now on. Now I have to go through my stash and see if I can find better fabric. Thank you for letting me vent.

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    I have only bought 1 kit, I like to put my stuff together myself. Then I know I have enough of the fabrics. The kit I bought I have not made yet, I hope it has everything that I need.

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    I get my kits at my LQS.....they always keep me happy...:-) So sorry I feel for you...good luck in fixing this boo boo...

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    Thank you for telling me. I'll stay away from those kits, I didn't know that. Sounds like a bad quilt shop.

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    I've never bought a kit, knowing this, I probably won't ever. I like to do my own thing with my own choices, plus you end up paying for them to cut the pieces in the kit with the prices of the kits, I'm too much of a tight wad to spend the money.LOL

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    If you can't find exactly what you are looking for post some pictures and maybe someone here can help you.

    I am sorry this happened to you.

    I knew there was a reason other than price that I avoided kits. lol

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    Yes, never again. I got the pattern plus the yardage. They do not cut the pieces for you, they just cut the yardage. You can tell that the lines are not straight so the ruler had to have moved. Oh well now I start piecing. There are no mistakes in quilting just different interpretations. UGH!

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    So most quilt kits have enough fabric in them to complete the quilt? Would it be worth the money to get a kit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chamby
    So most quilt kits have enough fabric in them to complete the quilt? Would it be worth the money to get a kit?
    Be sure to read the label so you know what you are getting. They are usually smaller and often do not include backing and binding.

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