Can anyone recommend a quilt shop that sells kits in the $50-$60 range?
I'd like to get someone a gift certificate to a shop, and I'd iike it
to be a shop that has a selection of kits. I'm leaning toward the 'fat
quarter shop' right now, but thought I'd put the question out there in
case anyone had suggestions.
Granted, I am a non-kit kind of person. Last year I bought (at the Tucson
Quilt Show) a Dancing Cows kit from Quilter's Market, I don't remember the
price but I think it was in the $30 range. It was wonderful! Went together
in a day (lap quilt size), quilted in a day, and is currently valued by my
favorite sis-in-law somewhat higher than her house. I love Quilter's Market
and wouldn't hesitate to buy another kit there if I liked the quilt.
Bought another kit, for an appliqué dragon WH, at about the same price from
another store at the quilt show and haven't tackled that one yet. The
Dancing Cows kit was complete for the top and borders. The dragon kit
claimed to be complete but there was no background fabric. Dancing Cows was
very fairly priced for the size, quality of fabric, etc. I do think the
dragon kit was a bit overpriced. I suspect one has to be a bit careful
buying kits. I have purchased another since, hope to get the dragon and the
Reflections done this year.
Sometimes a quilt kit is a good way to get a quilt done fast!
Thank you for the tips. I have had mixed luck with kits too, and I
sees pros and cons to them, but this gift certificate is for someone
who has never tried a kit and wants to. Off to look at Quilter's
Market now. Thanks again! Lynn
Replying again - I just took a look and two of the kits (Gypsy Market
and Garden Jewels) look like ones she'd really like, and in line with
her skill level. I think I'm going to just show them to her and tell
her to pick one. That was a fast answer to my request. Thanks! :)
Just want to say "thanks" for posting the URL's to The Fat Quarter Shop and
quiltshops.com. I found several things this morning on the The Fat Quarter
Shop I was interested in. Thank again for sharing.