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Old 02-09-2021, 05:39 AM
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Someone should really slap my hands when it comes to buying patterns. PLEASE!! I followed a link on Pinterest for a really wonderful pattern (or so I thought) for a unique to me type of pattern. It shipped out from Germany and I paid $25 for it. Was I insane?? Yes.....for months now it still hangs on the bulletin board looking at me. I've come to the conclusion I will never make it. This is what it looks like....Carousel | Ellie's Quiltplace

What's the most you have ever paid for a pattern?
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Old 02-09-2021, 05:43 AM
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Iíve paid over $100 for a pattern and templates. The pattern was about $80 of that cost.
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Old 02-09-2021, 05:43 AM
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LOL I've done that too. I keep my patterns in a binder so they're out of sight and don't make me feel stressed or guilty.
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Old 02-09-2021, 06:22 AM
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Omg, that's a gorgeous pattern!
I want one by Sue Garman that's $75.00 or so. Not sure if I want to fork out that much. It's called Halo Medallion. Yikes!
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Old 02-09-2021, 06:25 AM
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I have many friends who drop hundreds for purses, shoes, jewelry, and even perfume. When I buy a quilt pattern I think of how much I am saving for not having to spend much to be happy.
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Old 02-09-2021, 06:26 AM
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That's a good point, Onebyone! My sister spends hundreds on boots and then complains she has too many LOL
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Old 02-09-2021, 06:37 AM
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The only ones I've bought that are expensive are the ones that come with papers for paper piecing. I think in the $70-$80 range.

I'm able to figure out a lot of designs by looking at the pictures, so I don't buy a lot of patterns. So when I find something I really like that might be harder to figure out, I don't mind paying the money for it. I also justify it by saying I can afford them while I'm still working, so I'll have them when I retire and might not have as much disposable income.

I need to be slapped up for buying machine embroidery designs. I'm sure I've already got a lot I'll never use.
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Old 02-09-2021, 06:47 AM
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That's a beautiful pattern, but I can understand your hesitancy to make it.

Why are these patterns costing so much??
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Old 02-09-2021, 08:18 AM
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That pattern is beautiful!
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Old 02-09-2021, 09:01 AM
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I think the most I paid for any pattern with the templates was $25 and that was for a DWR. I have used it 6 times so far and will use it again I am sure.
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