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 5 FirstFirst 1 2 3 ... LastLast
Results 26 to 50 of 103

Thread: Have you ever bought a quilt kit?

  1. #26
    Super Member GrammaNan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    4,934
    I have made one quilt from a kit and I have another one ready to start. I loved the kit that I have already made.

  2. #27
    2wheelwoman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    879
    I've made a kit from Connecting Threads that I was more than happy with. Great fabric, and lots of it.

    I've done one of the BOMs from Joanns (an old one where I picked up the months on Clearance from various stores and on-line - couldn't pay current prices!). I'd been warned that sometimes they short you on pieces, so I bought two extra "setting" kits (at $1 each). Sure enough, I was missing two pieces and one piece had a "run" in the fabric. I was able to substitute from the setting kit and loved the finished project, but would have been extremely upset if I didn't have the extra fabrics to use. I don't really trust the Joanns ones and haven't tried any others from them.

  3. #28
    Senior Member cattailsquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Apache Junction, AZ
    Posts
    587
    I bought one with the intent to make & donate the quilt to an auction to raise money for a memorial in the name of a schoolmate of mine killed on 9/11. I still have the kit sitting untouched in my pile of 'to-do's

  4. #29
    pookie ookie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Trifid Nebula
    Posts
    1,305
    I didn't like kits until I became disabled. They're a godsend.

    I've always made my own patterns in everything I do. Just because you have a kit doesn't mean you have to follow the instructions.

  5. #30
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Ramsgate. Kent England
    Posts
    444
    I have bought several kits, a small hanging with kimonos which I made,One was in a sale for Hawaii type quilt it is great, loads of fabric but I haven't started it yet, a couple I was very disappointed with and they were not worth the money, the fabric being very skimpy, I have though used one of the patterns with my own fabric.. I would suggest you only buy from well known companies. We on this side of the pond do not have anywhere near the choices that you do inAmerica

  6. #31
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    211
    I love kits - some I sew up right away, others I have in my stash still - sometimes I break into them if I need a particular bit of fabric that I see will match a quilt I'm working on. I usually buy them at quilt shows or the ones on display at quilt shops - the end product inspires me. The colors are all matched and ready to go.

  7. #32
    Power Poster Sadiemae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Idaho
    Posts
    11,449
    Blog Entries
    20
    I have made several kits from the LQS. One was Brown Bear, which was nice because I didn't have to buy each fabric separately.

  8. #33
    Senior Member Boscobd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    997
    I have made quilts from kits and have some still waiting to be made, but I also like picking my own fabrics for patterns from magazines, books, and the web. It's kind of "whatever strikes me" I guess.

  9. #34
    Super Member quilt3311's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Nebraska
    Posts
    1,866
    I've done a few kits, but find I like choosing the fabrics for a design so only buy a kit when its on clearance. Have a friend who does kits all the time. She did 40 projects this last year. Yikes.

  10. #35
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    14
    I'v only used from Connectin Threads and there was more than enough fabric in fact I almost made another with the left over fabric.

  11. #36
    Super Member quiltinghere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    PROFESSIONAL Longarm Quilter NW Indiana
    Posts
    3,490
    Blog Entries
    1
    Only purchased one - but haven't even opened it yet.

    Needed it for the center panel

  12. #37
    Super Member mimiknoxtaylor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Snellville, Ga & Hiawassee
    Posts
    1,987
    I've bought a couple at thrift stores lately. Usually have avoided them because I haven't liked the particular colors, etc. but found one that I just loved at thrift store with the price still on for $85 & I got it for $7. Everything was there too

  13. #38
    Super Member mar32428's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Winter PArk, Florida
    Posts
    1,145
    I have only bought kits for PP and stained glass. I prefer to buy or stash hop for my quilts. I like odd combinations of color.

  14. #39
    Power Poster sueisallaboutquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    17,455
    Quote Originally Posted by mimiknoxtaylor
    I've bought a couple at thrift stores lately. Usually have avoided them because I haven't liked the particular colors, etc. but found one that I just loved at thrift store with the price still on for $85 & I got it for $7. Everything was there too
    Wow, what a deal!! :D

  15. #40
    Jeri M's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    154
    I have bought a couple of them and was very happy with them. I have found pieces of fabric I didn't like in the kit and went to my stash for the perfect piece of fabric

  16. #41
    Super Member quiltmom04's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    2,877
    I did becasue it was the only way the lady at the quilt show would sell me the pattern. I liked the fabric, so I used it, but I could have easliy assembled it from my stash.

  17. #42
    Super Member Luv Quilts and Cats's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    3,704
    I have kits but have not made them yet. They are on my still to do list. I buy them when I see them because when I am ready to do them, they won't be for sale any longer.

  18. #43
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    474
    I bought a kit for a baby quilt, all but the backing was enough. Had to try and find some more backing,but no luck. Took it to the lady who does my quilting and she told me she had to cut the borders to make the backing work. Told her that was okay, for I don't think the baby will know the difference.

  19. #44
    Super Member wvdek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    A million dollar view!
    Posts
    8,885
    Through the years I have purchased embroidery, counted cross stitch, crochet, and now quilting kits. For the most part I am quite satisfied. Once I did not have enough of one of the threads, e-mailed the company and they sent me what I needed.
    One of the first quilts I did was a Turning Twenty kit. Only one piece of fabric I would not have chosen, but I did use it and from afar I cannot tell I don't like it. I have another kit sitting in the drawer for a Watermelon quilt that I was not able to get to this summer. Summer was too short!
    All in all quite satisfied with kits. Sometimes I just don't want to choose the fabric myself.

  20. #45
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Lorain,oh
    Posts
    648
    I would never pay full price for one! I have made 2 from Joann's(bom) had 2 pcs left over.bought them on super clearance @ less than $2 a block. have done the "buck a block" thangles promo. And I went to a estate sale and bought ALOT of kits @$5-$20, I'm not sure if they're stash or projects!LOL!! Alot of thimbleberries. Have bought on EBAY -when you can get BOM's for way under $1, precut---hey, sometimes I just need a mindless sewing project!

  21. #46
    Senior Member Chatfield's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Belle Plaine, MN
    Posts
    420
    I haven't but I can see where it may be a good thing for a beginner just starting out....

  22. #47
    Senior Member catlover's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Junction City, OR
    Posts
    484
    I have bought many kits from mybluebamboo.com. They have 1st quality kits and gorgeous fabrics. Now I just need a few more lifetimes to get them done. :-)

  23. #48
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Newberg, OR
    Posts
    1,941
    I hadn't before this year. Now I have two small ones waiting to be made. I doubt I'd buy a larger one. They are pretty darned expensive.

  24. #49
    anewchapter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    West Creek NJ
    Posts
    55
    I buy kits from Connecting Threads all of the time. The price is right, the quality of fabric is great and I can see the way they quilted the pattern too. I love them. Can't say enough about them. :)

  25. #50
    anewchapter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    West Creek NJ
    Posts
    55
    Can i ask who is LQS?

    Thanks!

Page 2 of 5 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.