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Gee, I have a expensive hobby it seems!

Old 02-19-2012, 06:09 PM
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Default Gee, I have a expensive hobby it seems!

Just bought the backing and thread for the quilt I am working on now. Gee, even on sale it cost me a small fortune! I think I need to rethink my quilting hobbie or slow way down. Just wondering if others feel the same way.
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:16 PM
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The fabric gets more expensive and the quality goes down...
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:30 PM
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I have started doing almost all my fabric shopping online. You can get some good deals. There have been alot of people that find fabric and stuff at rummage sales and thrift shops.
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:31 PM
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This is my only hobby, I have met so many amazing people since moving to our small town this past summer as well as on QB. I really don't put a price on something that has brought me so much joy. With that said yes it is expensive, make sure to get things while they are on sale.
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:41 PM
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quilting makes me happy. It is nearly the only money I spend on myself. I'm good with it.
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:46 PM
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I have been working on reducing my stash and scrap pile(s).... I have made 7 scrap quilts .. all bed size. and there is still more to work through...
There have been some outstanding sales on line in the last few weeks as the newer lines are being released...
I made a recent trip for business had me right in the path of Keepsake quilting... needless to say .. it was an amazing shop but batiks were over $12.40 per yard.... My enthusiam was met with the reality of my wallet.
I find not only the quilt making challeging but now the new twist is finding fabric prices that make it possible.
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:56 PM
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I know how you feel. I realized today that I need some more fabric to finish my quilt and I haven't even thought about what I'm going to put on the back, but I'm not ready to give up this hobby. I figure if I smoked, I would spend that much on cigarettes. Quilting keeps me sane, but I do wish sanity was a little less expensive.
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:59 PM
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THis is my main hobby now, but your right it is expensive sometimes. I do a lot of online shopping when places have sales and shop online clearance.
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:11 PM
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Guess I have been finishing quilts fairly fast lately and it is adding up. Plus, everything is going way up, I noticed how much thread and material has gone up. I guess a $50 isn't what it used to be!
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:26 PM
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LOL yeah a cheap sheet and serger thread would've been cheaper.
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