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Thread: What is your opinion on "Quilt Kits"?

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    Junior Member BATIKQLTR's Avatar
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    I have not bought a "kit" before, but browsing through Connecting Threads new catalog, I see some really nice looking quilts that are "Kits".

    Do they come with the fabric advertised? And is there enough to finish a project (usually minus the backing)?

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    I always have extra fabric then needed for the pattern from a CT kit. If you don't then all you have to do is call them. They have great customer service. I will by a kit just for the fabric when it's on clearance. I have had good luck with kits from Hancocks of Paducah being generous with the fabric for the kits too.

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    I have bought several quilt kits from Connecting Threads. I always have had fabric left over when I finished. I believe they provided the backing fabric. They usually tell you if it is included. I thought they were great.

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    I've bought a couple of quilt kits. One had more than enough fabric and one not quite enough. The one that was a little short on fabric was a homespun rag quilt. I just bought a few more quarter yard cuts of different homespuns and it was okay. I've not bought one online, both of those were from quilt shops. I don't know if that would make a difference in how they are put together. I really liked them. I can't really remember, but the homespun may have been short because I decided to make the quilt a little bigger than the size the kit called for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I always have extra fabric then needed for the pattern from a CT kit. If you don't then all you have to do is call them. They have great customer service. I will by a kit just for the fabric when it's on clearance. I have had good luck with kits from Hancocks of Paducah being generous with the fabric for the kits too.
    Ditto, on BellaBoo. Although I don't usually buy a kit unless it is purely irresistible to me and I'm sure I can't duplicate. :-D

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    Most kits have plenty of fabric. The only ones I don't care for are the kits with panels and a backing. The instructions are to sew front side together and turn inside out and the sew end. Quilt is not large enough and has no binding.

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    When I first started quilting I bought a kit from JoAnnes and was very dissappointed. The units were precut and some were not cut correctly, also the fabric was thin.
    The kits from Connecting Threads come with fabric and the pattern, you cut it yourself. Their kits come with the same fabric that they sale by the yard.
    I have always been pleased with anything I have ordered from Connecting Threads!
    I placed an order and qualified for free shipping, they were out of stock for about $20 worth that I ordered and they still gave me the free shipping.

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    I usually prefer to choose my own fabrics, but sometimes the ones in the kit are so scrumptious, I can't resist. I've also bought two kits from Connecting Threads and was thrilled with quality and quantity of the fabric. They're just a great site to deal with all around.

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    I have never purchased quilt kits but I just got a catalog of kits by Keepsake Quilting that I am drewling over. I might try and do one of there kits. Have anyone used there kits and are they good about the yardage.

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    I have purchased a couple of kits - mostly when they are on sale - I love the fabrics but I haven't started them yet so hopefully they have all the fabric. I like the kits because you know how its supposed to look.

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