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!

Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 3 4
Results 76 to 94 of 94

Thread: BOM are they really worth it??????

  1. #76
    Super Member deedum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bluebell
    Posts
    4,224
    I have done it once, never again.

  2. #77
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Middle Tennessee
    Posts
    711
    This site has several BOM kits that are all under $15 a month.
    http://www.prairielandquilts.com/block_of_the_month.php

  3. #78
    Super Member raedar63's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    4,045
    I I ever do a BOM this is it!

  4. #79
    Super Member Olivia's Grammy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Fayetteville, GA
    Posts
    2,881
    Blog Entries
    1
    I've done two BOM and won't do another one. You start out with a $1 per month, (at my LQS) if you get your block at the specified time. The boarders and the backing really adds up. Plus if one of the blocks is cut wrong, and that did happen to me, it causes problems if you don't do the block as soon as you get it. I like to prewash all my fabic and I would be a little afarid to wash the tiny pieces. I've seen the wool BOM quilts in one of the quilting magazines and it was about $500.
    We would worry less about what others think of us if we realized how seldom they do.

  5. #80
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Pekin, Indiana
    Posts
    28
    Blog Entries
    1
    They have the complete kit at www.crafttownfabrics.com for $297.00 that includes the pattern and binding. That doesn't seem to be a bad price. It's a perrty good size quilt.
    Mauck

  6. #81
    Super Member Quiltngolfer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    3,252
    IMHO that is entirely too much to pay. My LQS offers block of the month quilts every year and the price is always very reasonable. They are usually about $5.00 a month with the finishing kit around $40.00. This is for the top and binding. You supply the backing and batting. I would not be able to afford $500.00.

  7. #82
    Super Member Grandma58's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    montana
    Posts
    1,430
    I have never done a block of the month in my entire quilting life of almost 40 years and I surely do not feel as if I have been deprived.

  8. #83
    Senior Member Delilah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Orange County, CA
    Posts
    314
    Quote Originally Posted by pinkberrykay View Post
    I can see it didn't take long for me to change my mind. After seeing Delilah CW quilt makes me want to do one even more.
    I am glad I did the one I posted. We layered the second one last night (spray basted) and it is going to be quite the challenge to quilt it on my domestic but I'm going to give it my best shot. Honestly, I'm glad it was a BOM because I would have given up if I was to make it in one big stretch because it was a really big project. BOMs are one way to accomplish a really big or complex quilt without getting frustrated and letting it slip to the UFO pile. Best of luck with your decision and especially if you go forward with making the quilt.
    OCD in the OC

  9. #84
    Super Member LucyInTheSky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    1,788
    I've seen online ones that were $25/mo not including shipping. I can't believe anyone would pay that. Just go to a free block site, pick 12 blocks, use stash or go buy new fabric and do your own BOM. It's crazy
    Nothing's a mistake. It's a learning experience. Some experiences, you learn more than others.

  10. #85
    Senior Member A1penny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Long Island/Beechhurst, NY
    Posts
    891
    The thing I REALLY object to is that the sampler is made in great colors, there is never enough of that and colors are substituted! I fell for BOM once, and was very disappointed! (This was from a very well known company!)

  11. #86
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Keller, TX
    Posts
    7,516
    I found that BOM clubs stack up and the time to finish them timely is difficult. I still have some from 5 years ago that I have not gotten started. You will change your mind as you progress and you will still be committed to the BOM. Expensive lesson but if you still love it - go for it!
    Linda

  12. #87
    Super Member kiffie2413's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    3,811
    Blog Entries
    1
    I also belong to a group at my lqs...I do some of the bom quilts there, but they are nowhere near $500.00...I couldn't, and actually wouldn't pay that much...just my thing, tho...I also have found a lot of free bom quilt patterns on-line, a lot more than I can ever finish, and a lot of them give color palette suggestions, if someone needs that, too...I like following along on them, actually more so the ones that have already completed...that way I can look at all the steps, the blocks, and the finished product to make sure it is one that will work for me (meaning one that I can actually complete...lol...).
    Have a great night all,
    Kif
    Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest~Mark Twain

  13. #88
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    816
    How timely this thread. Only this morning I was looking at signing up for a Feb BOM - but hesitated because of the additional $14.95 pm postage (to Australia). So now all your comments have me rethinking and will now follow this thread with interest.

  14. #89
    Super Member carolaug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Behind my sewing machine
    Posts
    7,207
    Blog Entries
    4
    3 years....oh my goodness...I go nuts when a quilt takes me a couple of weeks to do.
    Quote Originally Posted by 2manyhobbies View Post
    I was working on the Sylvia Bradley bridal quilt with our quilt shop. You get one fat quarter and the directions for paper piecing, $2.50 a month. I liked it because of the price of course, but also, I wanted to be the one picking out the fabrics that went with the fat quarter. (Some people didn't use their fat quarters, but went completely different color directions with theirs, making every quilt done a different piece. I did the project for two years--it's a 3-year project, because I want to do other things. I made one very nice small quilt-sized piece, and I'll make a queen out of the rest of the blocks.

  15. #90
    Super Member carolaug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Behind my sewing machine
    Posts
    7,207
    Blog Entries
    4
    I have tons of free block links on my blog. http://www.thriftyideastoday.com/ I save my money for the fabric. ; )

  16. #91
    Super Member TexasGurl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    GREAT STATE OF TEXAS
    Posts
    1,418
    Depends on your pocketbook !
    I did several BOM before, 2 were worth it and are beautiful quilts (but pricey even 8-9 yrs ago at $20-25 mo). The 3rd & LAST one I did from a different LQS, was a BIG disappointment ... directions & measurements were wrong, fabrics were very skimpy. The shop gave us more fabric, but I got tired of trying to "fix it" and gave it to a friend. It's still on her UFO shelf today Lol
    IMHO the $5-10/free BOM are great, but the designer BOMs are MUCH more expensive than making your own quilts !
    Last edited by TexasGurl; 01-04-2012 at 07:36 AM.

  17. #92
    Senior Member probles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Carmichael CA
    Posts
    509
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by decky View Post
    I have done BOM thru my LQS, the first month the block costs 5.00 and if you finish and bring in the block every month it's free, if you don't finish the block then you pay another 5.00. I find that the online stores really charge alot, but never figured out how much for the whole quilt. I think paying 500.00 or more to make a quilt is too much money!
    The LQS depend upon you buying something while they are there. That is how they make their money. On line stores do not have you in their stores buying other items. They have to make money on the monthly charges. If you are paying $500 for a BOM, not including backing, then you are paying too much. Shop around. You will find some that are cheaper.
    Peggy
    Keep on Quilting!
    http://www.beehivequilts.com
    http://www.beehivequilt.blogspot.com/

  18. #93
    Senior Member Mickey1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Posts
    594
    I ordered the Civil War BOM from Keepsake last year. Yes, very expensive. I haven't sewn any of the blocks yet. It's my special project for when I retire or at least that's my story. Won't order such an expensive BOM again. Live and learn!

  19. #94
    Member CoolJulUtah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Utah
    Posts
    59
    I agree that BOM's are more expensive than if you just bought the pattern and fabric yourself at your LQS, but the part I like about them is I only have to pay a small amount each month instead of a lot of money all at once. I'm still fairly new to quilting so I tried branching out by buying some BOM's. I'm doing one now that is called "Fundamentals" (???) and it costs $3.50 a week. Each week for a year they have sent me fabric and a pattern for a block that teaches me new tips and tricks. When I have all 52 blocks (for 52 weeks) I'll get a finishing kit to put it all together in a quilt. This has been a great "in-home" teacher for me! The closest quilt shop to me is an hour away so it's nice to see something online and have it delivered to my home each month. Maybe once I get my stash built up I'll feel different.
    ~ Julie ~

Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 3 4

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.