I am challenging myself for the next 6 months to quilt as frugally as I possibly can. Normally, I am a pretty frugal quilter & sewer, but since starting this blog, several people have commented to me that quilting frugally is impossible and some people even laughed at such a notion. All these comments and teasing have given me cause to stop and think about what I am doing, why I am doing it, and how can I do it for less money. For my full epiphany click here.
The challenge to myself that will run from August 4, 2017 to February 4, 2018 is this:
- To only quilt with the fabric that I have on hand.
- If I feel that I have to purchase anything pertaining to the quilt, such as batting or backing, I will do so a frugally as possible. This means that I will have to either purchase “new” fabric that is on sale for 50% off or more or I will have to visit my local thrift store for 100% cotton sheets.
I do have some exceptions to my challenge and they are these:
- I already have plans in place to make a baby quilt by December and it will be from store fabrics. This quilt is for my new grandson, who is due to be born in January.
- I will also be making one quilt a piece for my grandson Marcus and my soon to be grandson, Reid. I would like for both 6 year old boys to have quilts of their own so they do not feel left out when their new brother arrives.
- I will also be purchasing fabrics for sewing clothing for my husband and myself during the next 6 months, but I will be purchasing the exact yardage that I need for each project and I will be saving all scraps to re-fill my shoe boxes for next years stash of fabrics.
All comments are welcome and if you too are quilting frugally, feel free to share a link to your sit in the comment section below. I would love to see what you are doing.