Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 25 of 25

Thread: am i really stupid if i buy............................................... .........

  1. #1
    sunnyhope's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Oslo, Norway
    Posts
    443
    3 meters of white cotton with gold dots, 2 meter blue cotton with silver dots and 1 meter( or possibly 1,5 or 2 = this is not yet counted in the price i m saying))), it will cost me just approx 300 nok which is 47 dollars

    (((((( http://coinmill.com/NOK_USD.html#NOK=300 )))))

    it is pr meter 7.84 (50 nok) which is less than it normally is a meter.
    Normally for plane coloured cotton its atleast 80 nok = 12.54 // 100 nok=15.67


    soooooooooooooooooo am i really stupid? :oops: :oops: :oops:

  2. #2
    Super Member Butterflyspain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Torrox, Andalucia, Southern Spain
    Posts
    9,532
    Nope, if you think you can use it, then go for it Sunny. Material is expensive here as well, so when I see something on the Web, I go crazy.

    Elle

  3. #3
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    15,689
    Blog Entries
    1
    If the fabric speaks to you and you have the money then why not? That is enough to use as backing, and I find that I never have large enough pieces for backing.

    I am, however, not qualified to answer the original question. See, I have a room full of fabric that all talked to me at one time or another. If any more speaks, I have to move. lol

  4. #4
    sunnyhope's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Oslo, Norway
    Posts
    443
    http://www.thaisilk.no/shop/


    click on where it says RESTEKROKEN

    then u see it saying

    SJATTERT ANTIKK HVIT M/GULLPRIKK


    SJATTERT BLÅ M/SØLVPRIKK


    SJATTERT RØD M/GULLPRIKK



    i am slightly thinking getting 30 cm or 50 of this green but i am not very good at using green so am open to suggestions from you

    SJATTERT GRØNN M/GULLPRIKK


    Guess i gotta order before bed time now or at latest tomorrow

    (ps, i m also getting hello kitty fabric but i know what to use that for,lol)

    ofcourse if you think i should order less of the fabric i m open to that too.

    i can even do my very best of taking sum photos of the fabric i hae in mind to use this with.

    pattern wise i will do 5 ish quilts, sum rag quilts and sum combo of plane block and railway and or 9 pathches.

  5. #5
    Lisa T's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Menominee, Michigan
    Posts
    918
    It sounds like a deal to me- if I am reading/understanding right. I pay up to $9 a yard around here where we have a very low cost of living. And fabric overseas is more costly from what I hear. Go for it! Especially if you love it.

    Also, I was just at Joann's two days ago and I looked for that teal/green scrolly fabric that you liked from my brown and teal quilt, but they did not have any.

  6. #6
    sunnyhope's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Oslo, Norway
    Posts
    443
    I think its hard to love a fabric from a photo, i guess thats why i m unsure but am i very wrong that if i change my mind or anything like that , i might be able to have it sold here???

  7. #7
    Power Poster Lacelady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    12,323
    Blog Entries
    19
    If you can afford it, go for it - if you hate it when it arrives, you can sell it, or use it as backing. It won't go to waste.

  8. #8
    Power Poster littlehud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    SW Iowa
    Posts
    32,956
    If you like it and have the money, I say go for it.

  9. #9
    Super Member Quilt4u's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Merrimac, MA
    Posts
    9,035
    Blog Entries
    1
    Go for it. You only live ounce to quilt.

  10. #10
    Banned
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Sleepy Hollow, NY
    Posts
    4,780
    i paid much more than that the other day for some ombre fabric that i fell in love with and i plan on going back and getting more.

    go for it.

  11. #11
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,082
    Blog Entries
    1
    First off I don't think you are stupid :wink: Secondly, if you really like this material and you can afford it, then buy it!!! I find that when I figure out how many hours of enjoyment I get out of $50 worth of fabric...that is pretty cheap entertainment 8) 8) 8)

  12. #12
    Power Poster Ninnie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Athens Ga
    Posts
    11,448
    Go for it. If you like it and the price is reasonable!

  13. #13
    Super Member pittsburgpam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    California
    Posts
    3,498
    If you can use it, go for it.

    I bought 14 yards of a quality white-on-white because it was $3.50 per yard. Might take me years to use it or, might just be a couple of quilts using it as the background or for applique blocks. Either way, I'm sure I'll use it.

  14. #14
    Banned
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Port Angeles, WA
    Posts
    12,753
    your not stupid sweetie. i think you did good. :D

  15. #15
    Power Poster BellaBoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Front row
    Posts
    14,659
    Blog Entries
    2
    I think you have what I call Guilt Myself. Use to I would think, I really don't need it but I really like it, I'll think about it, I'll come back later to see if it's marked down....I stopped that way of thinking. I have raised my kids, got them all through college and married and now it's me time! When I see something I want in quilting, I don't even think about it, I put it in my shopping cart. Haven't missed a meal since. :D

  16. #16
    sunnyhope's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Oslo, Norway
    Posts
    443
    Helpppppp,lol its done

    i have now bought 2,9 meter( cause that was whats left on the bolt apperantly) with white and gold dots

    3 m blue with silver dots( gonna be great as a back piece for a planned quilt, atleast 2 meter; then its sum left for fun

    2 meters red with gold dots; seems to be good for xmas sewing objects amongst others aswell as a little to use for a girly quilt, mixed with pinks.

    Shipping inluded and i think the fabric was about 140 cm lengthwise.

    TOTAL: 350 nok =54.82 us dollars

    should i be spanked now cause mum kinda bought( i ll pay her back in some way later on i m sure) 5 meters with hello kitty fabric ( on offer on the bolt)

    same 1ith 10 meters of pink nervous velour, it cost all in total about

    500 nok ( tiny bit less) 76.75 us dollars



    i ll go hide now..........................................

  17. #17
    Power Poster littlehud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    SW Iowa
    Posts
    32,956
    Don't go and hide. Head out to the mailbox and wait for the mailman. I'm happy for you.

  18. #18
    sunnyhope's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Oslo, Norway
    Posts
    443
    its ordered but i just got a mail saying they only had 1.9 meter left of the white but they would only charge for 1.5 and i asked for some samples of the thai silk which they said i could get for free too.

    and i still get free shipping but that was extremely little anyway, only 30 nok

  19. #19
    Super Member JoanneS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    AZ and CT
    Posts
    4,885
    Blog Entries
    1
    If you had NOT bought it, you would be very sorry :( :( :( You would dream about it for YEARS :evil: :evil: :evil: It sounds like versatile fabric to be used in many ways. Good for you :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

  20. #20
    Power Poster earthwalker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Perth, Western Australia
    Posts
    10,331
    Yes, I am with the others.....good buy! I had a look at the pictures and I think you will not find any problem using these. The silks looked absolutely beautiful too. So no hiding....use them with pride and think of all the years of joy those quilts will bring.

  21. #21

    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    VA
    Posts
    523
    If buying fabric makes you stupid, I must be the dumbest broad in the world. Why am I so happy tho'?

  22. #22
    Super Member Barbm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    blink and you've missed it
    Posts
    2,611
    I like what amma says- cheap entertainment. yes, my fabric is entertainment- I love to play in my tubs of fabric. It doesn't take much to amuse me. :)

  23. #23
    sunnyhope's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Oslo, Norway
    Posts
    443
    Just got the fabric and its even better than expected, will try to add summ of the photos i have taken of my stash,
    most are fat quarters thou

  24. #24
    Super Member JoanneS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    AZ and CT
    Posts
    4,885
    Blog Entries
    1
    I am SO happy for you. And aren't you glad you bought it before it was all gone! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

  25. #25
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    SW Minnesota
    Posts
    1,588
    Granny B, there may be two of us dumb broads, then! I came home from my vacation in Montana with (almost) enough fabric to start my own quilt shop! Will I have fun with it? You bet I will! :D

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.