admin June 5th, 2011
Let’s cut quick to the chase shall we??
we have winners from the last post….and another prize follows….
I have to admit to many, many cheapskate failures. I’ve used cheap thread and cheap fabric with some fairly horrendous consequences.
The best of these has to be the poly cotton quilt top backed with a poly cotton sheet but with 4oz wadding. None of the pieces are correctly sized, so they don’t fit together, everything stretched and buckled. Even my trusty machine went on strike with this horror. The end to this project was when my delinquent Bengal decided to empty his bladder on it. I have not touched it since.
There was the cheap petrol incident, and the one where I tried to get home on the fumes in the tank and ran out half way home on the motorway, in the rain and with no breakdown service. Then there is going shopping online and finding the local shop has the same thing a lot cheaper and with no postage. My list is endless.
Rosanne was: So Roseanne you win Bari J’s signed book just like you were there in Salt Lake City and everything…. you just need to send me your snail mail address via email at bluenickel5 (at) earthlink (dot) net…..
and our second prize winner is…..
Oh man! I can so relate to you with this post!! I have done a lot of these money saving projects that ended up costing more than the original idea. I don’t know why I never learn – although the last “project” I made myself instead of buying I showed my husband and told him the next time I say “Oh – I can make that” – he must immediately hit me in the head and say just buy it!! Anyway – I heard a funny story yesterday from my sister in law. Her Mom – my mother in law used to make her first four daughters all their special outfits so they would all match (it was a ‘50’s thing!!) My mother in law decided when the girls were going to take swimming lessons, she wanted to save money and make their bathing suits. She chose a waterproof material that happened to be just like the material you use for outdoor upholstery. The problem was when the girls jumped in the water, the swim suits became waterproof but weighed about 10 lbs! My sister in law said they were exhausted after each lesson because the bathing suits weighed so much when they got wet!! But they matched!! And they were cheaper than the real thing!! Yikes! Thanks for sharing your story – makes me glad I’m not alone in this crazy world!! Have a great weekend!!
Laurie please send me an email with your snail mail address as well….and I will send out the Lizzy House journal and the Zipper patterns to you!
Thanks everyone for coming along for all these great prizes….I really enjoyed hearing your stories about how “cheaping” out actually became much more expensive….hopefully we all have learned our lessons now!! :p
Here is the next prize up!!
From Robert Kaufman....two great charm packs (Pick a Bunch and Veranda), two Dr. Seuss pens, and a HIGHLY sought after Kona Solids Color Card…these are hard to come by, so you seriously can thank Allie at Kaufman for this little bundle of goodness!!
So to win this one, leave a note telling me what solid color you would use for the background in a quilt if you were going to use a solid…and give it a “creative” name….not just tan or white or grey… “winter sky” or “fire engine” or “banana” or something like that okay?? and for a second chance either ReTweet this drawing on Twitter, or put it on Facebook, or put in your blog and come back and tell me you did at least one of those for a second chance to win!!
And just so you know I am actually getting something accomplished here…..
here is something I am working on for an upcoming magazine quilt….
and here is something that my friend Carla Crim came up with that you absolutely must go download right now!!
That’s it for today’s post….so let me know what solid you would most like use for a background in your next quilt with a solid background….and remember even Racy Red can be a “neutral”.....at least according to Freddy Moran! (and me!!)
Ooopps!! I forgot to give this giveaway a deadline…let’s say you have until Thursday the 9th evening-ish Pacific Standard time….