Tuesday, May 6, 2014
I update my sidebar fabric usage as the piecing is completed. I'm up to an estimated 44 yards this year. At a current $10/yard, that's $440 of stashage. I have been going through thread like mad since quilting sucks it up like a college student on spring break. I have hardly done any quilting and yet I'm $30 in. I actually changed quilting plans on my current project to avoid having to pay full price for a ton of thread to finish (how sad is that?). I buy batting when it's half price. I figure I've used $200 (discounted) worth so far. So I should feel really good about using nearly $700 from the stash.
But I have spent nearly $200 on essentials to get this far. And this week, I hit a point where I needed to replenish the stash of essentials. I spent about $150 on black and white fabrics yesterday so I could finish 3 quilts that are in my head, as well as some low cost backings. Somehow, it feels more "wrong" when I bring the fabric home on a bolt.
The Spending-Guilt-For-Cost-Savings starts later this week. May 9, Joanne's has$20 Warm & Natural battings, and 50% off quilt notions and rotary cutting tools. ($5 for 7 McCall's Patterns if you sew clothing). 50% off Coats & Clark thread for 5 days starting Wed at Hancock.