My $5 Quilt

We’re an hour from a Home Depot or Pizza Hut but have a fantastic sewing shop about 25 minutes away.  They have a quilt special every year where you come the first Tuesday in January and pay $5 for the fabric and pattern for a block.  If you make it and take it in to show them the first Tuesday in February, they give you the fabric and pattern for the second coordinating block for free.  I selected the batik option.  There was also a yellow country-looking option in the same pattern.  Pretty, right?  I’ve quilted before but it’s been 23 years and I was only doing straight line easy stuff at the time, like log cabin.  I’m anxious to see how this all comes together and plan to make all 12 blocks for $5.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sandy Steinruck
    Jan 20, 2011 @ 11:03:50

    It is very pretty. Do you have to wait until next Jan to get another block for $5?
    Sandy

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  2. Connie
    Jan 20, 2011 @ 12:05:13

    Thanks Sandy! It’s an annual promotion, January thru December. You can make a quilt for $5 for the year as long as you go the first Tuesday with the prior month’s square finished. If you miss the date or don’t get it done in time it’s another $5 for that months’ block. They change the fabric options and the designs every year. I know someone who does both color choices every year ($10 for her). I’m not that ambitious! It took me 90 minutes to do that one block. I plan to get better at it…

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