Ever buy quilting kits?

United States
April 12, 2008 8:50am CST
Just wondering how many of you buy quilting kits with all the material already cut for you? Last week I did a lot of cutting and I thought it would be nice if that was already done for me. Because I just wanted to sit at the sewing machine and sew. It is worth it to buy kits like that? Is it a lot more expensive? What do you like to do?
3 responses
• United States
12 Apr 08
I've looked at them in stores. But, seeing the price always stopped me. I'm cheap. I make scrap quilts so I can buy fabric out of the remnant bins. Cutting out the pieces doesn't bother me. I get stuck on the quilting the layers together. I get bored at that point. Piecing the blocks together is the fun part.
• United States
13 Apr 08
I agree...pieceing the blocks together is the really fun part. I'm definitely going to start looking at the reminant bins too. Hopefully I'm fine some good things at some garage sales this summer. You never know what you'll find there. Thanks
@meiteoh (420)
• Switzerland
2 May 09
For an absolute beginner like myself who comes from a country where we have no idea what fat quarters mean and we use meters instead of yards, precut squares/triangles and even jelly rolls are heaven sent! Plus, if you have poor colour sense or visual imagination (again like me - I take some time to get it all together in my head mainly because I'm paranoid about making ugly stuff), it's good to have bundles put together for you. Most of the time, yes, it's more expensive because like everything else, the closer it is to its natural state, the cheaper it is naturally because you don't have to pay for things like labour. But if you scout around places like Ebay, you can get pretty good bargains. :) I hope to "graduate" to cutting up my own quilt squares and such but since I'm starting, baby steps are always good. ^^
@susanh39 (200)
• United States
29 May 08
Hi - I have purchased quilt kits before, and yes, they are priced a bit higher, but they save you so much time! For me, the time saved cutting the pieces is well worth a few extra dollars. I know what you mean by just wanting to sit and sew! Sometimes, I really have to push myself to cut the fabrics just so I can sew. That's when I truly enjoy myself. :) Great question!