Thursday, August 21, 2014

Shopping for Fabric

My mom came to visit last week, mostly to kiss her grandkids, but also to go SHOPPING with me! 

I am starting to design some of my own ideas for quilts and other sewing projects, and I shared a quilt design with her about a month ago. She said she loved it so much, she wouldn't mind having one of her own. Being the awesome daughter that I am, I told her I would make it for her for Christmas.

Now she wants it by her birthday, which is in 6 days. (She's joking.... I think.)

We looked online at fabric options for this KING size quilt I'm going to be making her, and she couldn't make up her mind. I designed this quilt to be made with a jelly roll as well as a layer cake, but she couldn't pick just one line of fabric and stay happy with it.

After a few visits to JoAnn Fabric in our mall, we decided we would choose our own coordinating prints. AND, they were having a 30% off sale on their quilting cottons. Never hurts to save money on fabric!

Here is what we came up with:

There were some really cute prints from Cloud9 fabrics in the 30% off section, and we pulled our other choices from JoAnn's fabric lines. Here is a closer look at some of these beauties:

I was telling a friend the other day that quilting can be quite expensive. If you buy designer quilting cottons at full price, you can spend 11-16 dollars a yard, and depending on your size of quilt, those dollars add up into hundreds. We talked about ways to get around this, to shop sales and find people willing to give you extras from their piles of fabric they have lying around. We are going to do a post soon, all about finding deals on fabric, so stay tuned!

The happy moral of this story is, I got all the fabric for my mom's king-size quilt top for $93.03, which was a savings of $37.84.

Now I can keep my eye out for good deals on backing fabric!

1 comment:

  1. You forgot to say that we stood and ate blizzards while the poor, tired ladies cut all that fabric for us at the end of the night. They were probably cursing us under their breath.