You can save a lot of money quilting by purchasing fabric on
sale or with coupons. You can achieve thrift in other ways, like making
larger and easier blocks that use less fabric. You can also recycle fabric
from your clothing and other household textiles to make quilts.
Quilts can serve many purposes. Art quilts are beautiful,
and large ones can help insulate an outside wall. Most quilters like to
organize and keep leftover scraps of fabric for other projects, but you can also
sell them on ebay.
Savings and thrift can also be achieved by the choice of
batting. You can use old blankets between the front and the back of a
quilt. Use can also use sheets for quilt backing.
some additional frugal tips to save money on
- Save all your scraps.
Beautiful projects can be made out of tiny pieces of fabric.
- Always buy your supplies at
least 40% off, from fabric to thread.
- For thinner fabrics, you can
use serger thread for piecing.
- Be aware of the difference
between "utility quilts" and "heirloom quilts." Don't mix the high quality
materials with the less expensive ones.
- Don't buy a lot of fabric
beginning to quilt. If you like it, and get good at it, you will want to
invest in better fabric.