Friday, 6 January 2012

Bandwagons and Thrifty Finds

Whilst I'm relatively new to quilting, I hate the thought that it may look like I jumped on some on-trend bandwagon. A couple of days ago I started noticing TV adverts for a quilting magazine.
It's this one :-
Although the first issue is 99p and the second £2.50, the subsequent 88 issues are £3.99 each, This makes it a very expensive hobby by anyones standards.Quilting is meant to be a way to use up scraps of material or give a second life to a piece to a favourite item of clothing. I think the idea of spending the best part of 400 quid on information which can be found on the internet, isn't really in the spirit of what quilting is about.
So, no I'm not on that bandwagon. My interest lies more in upcycling to produce quilts.

An early effort. Closer inspection will reveal it is far from perfect, but I'm getting better and as I only used second hand fabric the cost was hardly anything.

My thrifted find today was a stationary (originally) box which I've used to store sewing bits and pieces in.

A perfect home for my growing collection of wooden cotton reels - also thrifted, obviously.
The box was 50p and so far, I haven't paid more than 30p for a cotton reel.


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