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    quilt kits

    Has anyone ever paid for quilt kits that are often sold online from Keepsake Quilting, or other sites? For the cost of the fabrics, and pattern which is usually more than I can do, yet want to , are the kits a cheaper way to go, with quality fabrics than if you buy per yard of other simliar fabric choices? Has anyone been disappointed with a kit of any kind, or are they all pretty true to what catalogs often describe? Thanks for your help..

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    I wish I could help but I have never done a quilt kit. I only buy the patterns because I have too much fun picking out my own fabrics, and I am cheap and never feel like I can spend that much (even though I probably spend more after I buy my own fabric haha!)
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    I think so, got lots of fabrics with mine.
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    I haven't brought any from Keepsakes but other inline stores such as Clothide. I just recently brought the Lone Star wall hanging from Clothide and thought the pricing wasn't bad. And while at the Houston Quilt Festival, I saw the same quilt kit and the price was just about 2 dollars difference. I have found in my pricing wars for some kits to be more expensive than just buying the pattern and choosing your own fabric. But at least you don't have to get dress and drive!!!
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    I never have the money to even buy the fabric, with or without kits, but probably will recieve some for holidays, so wanted to see what others thought. I dont have any stash of any kind, so its always exciting for me if I do get a yard of something.. thanks..
    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Mimm View Post
    I wish I could help but I have never done a quilt kit. I only buy the patterns because I have too much fun picking out my own fabrics, and I am cheap and never feel like I can spend that much (even though I probably spend more after I buy my own fabric haha!)

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    Jingle, is there any one place where you can say you like to purchase from if it is online? I have looked at several places, and types, so was curious what others might like from whichever company.
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    I think so, got lots of fabrics with mine.

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    many kits are quite a bit more expensive than buying yardage---you are paying for the convienience of having all of the correct amounts of fabrics chosen for you.
    if you have problems choosing your fabrics- don't want to buy yardage- or just love a quilt as it is exactly on the package- you will pay for it- but it can solve all of those issues.
    if you prefer to choose your own fabrics, want to build a stash- and love a pattern- but not necessarily the color way it is in you will save $$ by buying yardage....i've seen quilt kits that were over $200===bought the pattern- chose fabrics and made it for $50
    but then i've bought kits that were exactly what someone wanted- that i could not put together any other way....you will pretty much always pay more for the convienience of a kit being put together .
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    that was what I was thinking, as I love some of the Jinny Beyer stuff but thinking it might be just as fun to choose my own.. Even walmart has some nicer fabrics here in our town ( only store we have that carries yardage without going to the smaller quilt store).. We live 3 hours from any mall, so I dont have much choice to choose from in buying .. thanks for the info...
    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
    many kits are quite a bit more expensive than buying yardage---you are paying for the convienience of having all of the correct amounts of fabrics chosen for you.
    if you have problems choosing your fabrics- don't want to buy yardage- or just love a quilt as it is exactly on the package- you will pay for it- but it can solve all of those issues.
    if you prefer to choose your own fabrics, want to build a stash- and love a pattern- but not necessarily the color way it is in you will save $$ by buying yardage....i've seen quilt kits that were over $200===bought the pattern- chose fabrics and made it for $50
    but then i've bought kits that were exactly what someone wanted- that i could not put together any other way....you will pretty much always pay more for the convienience of a kit being put together .

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    I bought a BOM for the Dear Jane quilt. I wouldn't have made it otherwise. It was EXPENSIVE that way, thought. I won't do that again soon. I loved the period type fabrics that came in the kits. If I do another DJ, I will choose my own fabrics.
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    I used to and still occasionally buy them especially if there are many fabrics involved. Buying yardage is often more expensive and the fabrics are often difficult to assemble (gathering them all). Haven't been disappointed yet - from hangings to bed quilts!

    I also found out I could save tons of money buy googling a kit - other vendors may have it way cheaper. There was one BOM that I found I could buy the whole thing at once for 1/2 the price!
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