These Thursday posts are such fun. Thank you Lee Ann.
These are things I like right now:
1. Lemon pound cake at Starbucks. I try to stay away but succumb about once a month.
2. Freebies at MODA. The website is :blog.modafabrics.com...Just click on Fun and Free. Great patterns, printable tags or labels, etc.
3.Freebie Friday at Craftsy. If you go to their blog section: craftsy.com/blog and subscribe (it's free), they will send you newsletters . On Friday, they have all kinds of ideas and free patterns.
Do you see a "pattern" here? hee hee. This brings me to my next favorite:
4. Quilting websites and bloggers who provide free patterns and tutorials to us quilting infants.
I was surprised when I started quilting 4 years ago what an expensive hobby this is for me. I am retired (so far) and living on a fixed income. Luckily, my first quilting teacher convinced me to purchase high quality fabric. Since that time 4 years ago, I admit I did try once or twice to use inexpensive fabric which bled in the wash or stretched out of shape when pressed. Unfortunately, this was discovered after the quilt was completed. I only pre-wash larger than half yard cuts of fabric.
I learned my lessen to only purchase high quality fabric, then I don't have to worry about the end result. It does however, come at a price and like other purchases in real life, you need to know your brand and distributor.
But, I digress. To take a class at a quilt shop is around $40 (plus materials) or if you purchase a pattern it costs anywhere from $6-$20! Creativity shouldn't be so costly or sometime not a possibility for some folks. It's so much easier and fun to watch a fellow sewist complete a project if it's free.
Thank you to all of you who have provided these choices for us.
I hope you will,link up with Lee Ann today.:lapaylor.blogspot.com for more "things I like posts.
Have a great day!