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Date: 8/16/12 11:15 AM

Has anyone ever made quilts/wall hangings from kits? I never have as always has a surplus of fabric I wanted to use up. But this is a quick start without making the decision of what fabric to use etc. What concerns me is not having enough fabric. I was browsing through my Keepsake quilting catalog and saw some nice kits.

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Date: 8/16/12 12:18 PM

I've made several quilts from kits and have never had a shortage of fabric. It's nice, as you said, to not have to agonize over fabric choices, which is the hardest part of the process for me.

Just make sure that the pattern comes with it, because sometimes you have to buy the pattern or a book separately.

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Date: 8/16/12 3:04 PM

How are you doing? Has the urge come back yet? I know it has been a hard year for you and I think of you often.

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Date: 8/16/12 4:24 PM

I love to look at Keepsake Quilting's catalog. Cool stuff in there! I once bought a kit, spent a lot of money for it, and didn't get the quality of fabric that I felt I should have. This wasn't from Keepsake Quilting but from a quilt shop. So now my wrinkled nose says, "No more spending money! Figure out the design on your own, and do it! Get rid of those scraps!" But Keepsake's kits are very reasonably priced, so it might turn my head...

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Date: 8/16/12 8:44 PM

My DH just took me to Keepsakes for my birthday! I love their kits. Unless you make some sort of huge mistake you will have plenty of fabric. If you do make a mistake they have plenty of fabric to buy! The store is overwhelming. I prefer the catalog where I can look at my leisure.

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Date: 8/16/12 10:27 PM

I have never made a quilt from a kit, but I am a long-time customer of Keepsake's, and I have the utmost faith in them. I have never had a big problem, but a couple of times there have been small glitches (such as the time I gave them my credit card over the phone and they wrote it down wrong), and they have always been perfect in fixing them.

I cannot imagine that they would sell you anything substandard, but if you were to have a problem I would not worry about them not making things good.

Are you thinking of buying a complete kit, or a Block-of-the-Month?

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Date: 8/20/12 10:33 AM

I'm not sure I do like that Baltimore BOM club but that's a lot of work and kinda of $$. Problem is at the moment we are on a strict budget and with drawers of fabric hard to justify to hubby the need to get a kit when I have all this fabric etc. I'm trying to find a pattern that "hits" me that I have fabric for.

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Date: 8/20/12 5:41 PM

Have you checked the Quilterscache to see if there is a pattern which grabs you?

http://quilterscache.com/AlphabetizedListPageA_F.html

There are dozens of patterns here, and most of them have samples done in fabric for you to see, and some of the patterns have a lot of samples. It is always so interesting to see how differently each quilter makes them look.

I am making a lap quilt using the Bali Pop called "Watermelon." So I have been thinking about this a lot lately - everyone else who has bought that same Bali Pop has the same 40 fabrics I have, and I have wondered how many different quilts we have made using them.

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Date: 8/21/12 9:31 AM

Yes familiar with the site. You can spend hours there.

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