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 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 26 to 50 of 67

Thread: Do you know??

  1. #26
    Power Poster CarrieAnne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Whitewater, WI
    Posts
    26,038
    Lol, dont want to know!

  2. #27
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    2,575
    All my extra cash and more.....

  3. #28
    Super Member dakotamaid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    South central Nebraska, US
    Posts
    5,579
    Quote Originally Posted by spartan quilter
    just how much you spend in a year on our craft? I have never figured it out, but this year, I am trying to keep a record of what I spend for material and notions. If I would buy another machine, that doesn't go into the mix, because that is a long term investment. Has any one else ever kept track of what they spent over a year on material and notions? Just curious

    And I just went to my expense sheet where I have kept track for the past 2 months, and maybe I will quit, because I added it up and was shocked. Some things are better left unknown
    My hubby and I track every penny we spend. So far the motorcycle/vehicle column is higher than my sewing col. :lol:

  4. #29
    Guest
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Cypress, Texas
    Posts
    4,739
    That is just more info than I need...lol.

  5. #30
    Senior Member cowpie2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    St. Paul, MN
    Posts
    517
    Way less than my husband spends on fishing equipment. At the rate he buys stuff the fish he catches cost about $800 per pound.

  6. #31
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    NYS Finger Lakes Region
    Posts
    1,175
    Blog Entries
    2
    I once thought I should, but then realized it didn't really matter. I would not spend a penny if it hurt the family budget. Being a non-smoker I always say I spent my cigarette money.

  7. #32
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    115
    We keep a budget so yes I know what I spend on quilting. Shocking but not outrageous and it's so enjoyable, grin.

  8. #33
    Power Poster PaperPrincess's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    11,157
    Blog Entries
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by spartan quilter
    Some things are better left unknown
    This is a good rule to live by.

  9. #34

    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    NW Chicago Suburb
    Posts
    379
    I'm afraid to start figuring. It might look like something in the National Budget - and I have no intention of cutting back.

  10. #35
    Super Member nanna-up-north's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    3,152
    I figure that what I spend is less than what I'd be paying out to a shrink if I didn't do the hobbies I love. As long as I don't spend more than I have coming in...... it's nobody's business, right?

  11. #36
    Senior Member Karen's Kreations's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    395
    Are you kidding!?! That's probably the last thing I want to know. I was at a LQS in Kansas last week with my husband - I bought 6 yards of batiks and a bali pop. When the purchase was totaled my DH was astounded - That cost $$$!, was his response. So no, I don't keep track.

  12. #37
    Super Member Baloonatic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Central Coast CA
    Posts
    1,931
    I used to bury the fabric receipts deeeeep in the trash bag but now, since almost all the quilts I make are for charity, I keep track of those receipts because I can deduct them from my taxes. I also traveled 2,040 miles last year for non-profit quilting purposes, tax-deductable as well.
    When I told my tax preparer my numbers I feared DH would have a heart attack, but he managed to survive... With gas prices going up so high he's started making ugly noises about my monthly gas costs.

  13. #38
    Super Member Baloonatic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Central Coast CA
    Posts
    1,931
    Quote Originally Posted by polly13
    I once thought I should, but then realized it didn't really matter. I would not spend a penny if it hurt the family budget. Being a non-smoker I always say I spent my cigarette money.
    When I retired and was finally able to devote more time to quilting, I quit smoking and drinking wine. YES INDEED I'm still saving money, no matter how much fabric I buy!! Idon't spend more than my discretionary budget, I meet some wonderful quilters, keep my mind active, and its still cheaper than therapy...

  14. #39
    Senior Member charhend's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Granbury, TX
    Posts
    700
    Oh gosh... Why would I want to know the real facts and make myself sick?? If everyone on this site would stop giving the names of quilt shops going out of business or the wonderful shops that are having great sales it would be much eaiser not to spend! LOL

  15. #40

    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    NW Chicago Suburb
    Posts
    379
    I'm doing my part to restart the economy. Just think of the stores I'm supporting (and their staff) the shipping industry, the cotton industry...I'm just being PATRIOTIC!!

  16. #41
    Senior Member arimuse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    694
    Know! I keep an excel spreadsheet lol! sharet

  17. #42
    Super Member RkayD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    1,841
    I don't want to know...nor do I want anybody else in my house to know. =)

  18. #43
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    385
    To much, I am a fabric hog and while I say to myself I will buy no more, I just can not pass up a good sell.

  19. #44
    Junior Member Jagsd3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    SD
    Posts
    295
    Somethings are better left unknown I think.......

  20. #45
    Super Member GramaLaura's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Georgetown TX
    Posts
    4,376
    Quote Originally Posted by scowlkat
    The idea frightens me too much!
    EXACTLY!!

  21. #46
    Super Member grandme26's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Central Arkansas
    Posts
    2,560
    I try to keep it down to $25-$50/wk. This is used for fabric and classes, tools etc.

  22. #47
    Senior Member scaroca's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    fremont nebraska
    Posts
    393
    I don't want to know. I really really don't want my hubby to know. lol

  23. #48
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    3,724
    Blog Entries
    163
    Yeah, I don't want to know

  24. #49
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Enid, OK
    Posts
    8,922
    Blog Entries
    1
    I did this 2 years ago for a magazine article.
    I had to track the money spent, any money made, the hours I spent ironing, washing, cutting, sewing, shopping, etc.

    it was more than shocking...it was a JOB that paid in reverse!

    In that one year I spent $28,752 on craft/quilting related items. I made $3,153 selling some blocks, tops and patterns I would not use. I spent roughly 3,689 hours in the sewing room or shopping for items!

  25. #50
    Senior Member DeneK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Commerce, Ga
    Posts
    874
    I never have before, but I decided that I would try this year. I added a page to my excel budget sheet where I add anything quilt related. At the end of the year, I am sure I will be surprised. And I may never do it again.

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast

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.