Good evening dear friends,
Over the years I have been buying fabric and I have made patterns that were in kits but I really haven’t bought kits. Maybe it was because I wanted to pick out my own fabrics for a certain pattern instead of using the ones that they picked out, I’m not sure why, especially because picking out fabric is usually one of my hardest things when it comes to quiltmaking. Most people do not believe me when I tell them that, I have trouble with color, I do, I tend to pick fabrics all in the same collection because I know in the end they should all go together.
But recently I began to think differently. I think one reason why I did not buy kits was because I foundation piece and I figured there would never be enough fabric. The Last couple of years I tried a few kits, I had plenty of fabric leftover even with foundation piecing. I thought those that put the kits together were very generous with their fabrics.
I bought the enduring legacy fabric, started on it, hoping to finish it in the fall, I did not buy the kit but after looking at all the fabric I did buy to make it, it probably would’ve been a much smarter idea to buy the kit. Not that I won’t use the extra fabric but I probably have enough to make two of them .lol
I bought this kit in Hawaii and put it together, had plenty of leftovers, almost wish I had more leftovers.
So now if I really like a kit or a pattern , I would buy the kit, if I really like the fabric in the kit, I would buy extra fabrics to go with it. I have bought some other kits this year, looking forward to working on them.
One that I bought just last week was a Halloween kit, just love the fabric, could not resist getting the kit which was on sale at Hancocks Paducah. The fabric collection is called Sew scary.
Here is the free PDF file if you would like to see the pattern. http://www.qtfabric.com/media/uploads/2015/04/14/files/Sew_Scary_Quilt_B_2_C.pdf
And yes when I order the kit, I really liked one of the fabrics so I ordered extra of that particular fabric.