I am a firm believer that quilt kits are not "cheating". They are akin to pull apart cookies that you can simply pop in the oven (which are delicious cooked or uncooked.) You still did all the work and poured love into them, but some of the difficulty was taken out of the equation. From my experience, choosing fabric can be the hardest part of the quilting process. It's a daunting task, and can scare potential quilters straight into quilt-less existence.
Quilt kits take away the pressure to pick the "perfect" fabric. If a quilt kit had a personal ad, I imagine it would say "My name is Quilt Kit. I'm a no-pressure kind of person, but I also am willing to help you out by assisting with tough decisions."
The initial cost of quilt kits can be an ugly sight, but when blow-out sales arrive, they're ripe for the picking!
The Classic Ohio Star from Liz Porter
This traditional quilt with hourglass units is reduced from $139.99 to $76.99. I'll save you the math, that is a 45% reduction!
A Funk-ified Quilt
Go modern with this throw-sized quilt with fabric from Moda. The entire quilt kit is $28!
Perfect for Spring & Summer
Are those slices of fruit on the quilt? They look so juicy! This is a beginner level quilt. And it's only $38.49.
Ikat is a design taken straight from clothing lines. It's a trendy motif, and now you can put it in a bright quilt. Only $76.99 for this quilt kit with Free Spirit fabric.
These are my personal favorites, but a booming collection of reduced quilt kits can be found from Fons & Porter. Get to it!
Thursday, 15 January 2015, 10:16 AM
Filed under: Moda, Marianne Fons, liz porter, quilt sale, quilt design, hourglass quilt block, modern quilts, traditional quilts, quilt kits, beginner quilts, ikat quilt