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Silver
03-23-2007, 11:47 PM
Can anyone recommend a good online quilting shop? Maybe one that sells full kits? I've only made one quilt in my life, but I've been feeling the itch to make another one soon...

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boyforpele13
03-24-2007, 12:23 AM
well you know one of KP's sister sites is connecting threads.... ;) couldn't help it. :) i've browsed there, though, and have seen sampler kits, even on clearance sometimes. good luck!

RiverDaughter
03-24-2007, 04:30 AM
The odd thing: I can't get the Connecting Threads site to load at all. Is it down?

MoniDew
03-24-2007, 07:15 AM
I quilt also, but do not shop online for quilt fabric the way I do yarn.

With yarn, you are likely to make a project with just one type of yarn, and you can order several skeins of one dye lot to make sure they match.

In quilting, you are intentionally picking several different fabrics. They have to coordinate. That's difficult to do by just seeing a snapshot online.

I'm afraid I really can't offer an online fabric site for you.
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Deeknit
03-24-2007, 08:42 AM
Silver, I tend to also agree with MoniDew. If I remember where I think you are in Jax, there used to be several nice quilt shops in the area.


Keepsake Quilting kits (http://www.keepsakequilting.com/KQShopping/deptpage.asp?title=Kits+%26+PatternPlus&subject=U8&catpos=24)

Keepsake used to be the place i would do online shopping for patterns and accesseories, but they do have a lot of kits.

They use to also have a swatch catalog to order that gave you almost 1000 2x2 swatches,

Deeknit

marykz
03-24-2007, 10:34 AM
I've ordered a few quilting things from This place:
http://www.clotilde.com/

they have quilting kits, accessories, patterns, tools, and sewing stuff. They shipped fairly quickly.

But I'm not a "quilter". I'm re-learning my basic sewing skills on a couple basic patterns I got from them..... so I don't know if the kits are any good.

Silver
03-24-2007, 12:31 PM
well you know one of KP's sister sites is connecting threads.... ;) couldn't help it. :) i've browsed there, though, and have seen sampler kits, even on clearance sometimes. good luck!
Yeah, I checked them out but they only seem to sell fabrics in packs and I don't particularly like their kits either. Who woulda thought... I love Knit Picks, but am not all too thrilled with Connecting Threads. :(


Ok, You're right... DeeKnit and MoniDew... I guess it's best if I get off my butt and actually go to a quilting shop. :doh:

Thanks for the help everyone! :muah:

dakatzmeow
03-24-2007, 12:42 PM
uh oh, a real life quilting shop. would that be a LQS? me-thinks silver's wallet is in trouble! :hug:

Silver
03-24-2007, 02:40 PM
uh oh, a real life quilting shop. would that be a LQS? me-thinks silver's wallet is in trouble! :hug:
Nah, not mine.

The man's. :D

Abbily
03-24-2007, 06:37 PM
Oh, quilting, my other passion! :) Here are my two fave online places to shop for kits:

Fons & Porter (https://www.shopfonsandporter.com/)

Hancocks of Paducah (http://www.hancocks-paducah.com/)

HTH!
Carey

Deeknit
03-24-2007, 08:53 PM
eeewwhhh!!! I forgot about hancock's of Paducah. They had the best catalogs. Beautiful pictures of fabric.

I actually got to visit there one year when I went to the AQS show. It was overwhelming to try and decide on all the fabrics.

Quiltlady
03-25-2007, 03:30 AM
I'm a quilter too but I've never purchased a quilt kit online. Looks like you got a lot of good suggestions where to find some. Good luck. :happydance:

Lyndalm
03-25-2007, 08:31 AM
I second Keepsake Quilting. They have lovely fabrics, quick service, and beautiful products. A great company to deal with.

Lynda M
1992-2006 Homer

LadyB
03-25-2007, 04:35 PM
Here are several sites that have kits available. I don't really use kits in my crafting, so I don't know how good they are.

Joann's (http://www.joann.com/catalog.jhtml?CATID=24989)

Hancock Fabrics (http://www.hancockfabrics.com/gateway/5188.html)

Quilt Kits Alaska (http://www.quiltkitsalaska.com)

Easy Quilt Kits (http://www.easyquiltkits.com)

Maple Country Quilt Kits (http://www.maplecountryquiltkits.com)

Also, a friend of mine is starting a quilt kit business, but her site is under construction. If you would be interested in knowing what she has, prices, etc., let me know and I will PM you her email address.

Brenda

Silver
03-26-2007, 12:23 PM
Thanks for all the online shop suggestions. They all look great! I've bookmarked them all. :)

But, I found a local quilt shop and went there this morning. I had never been there before, but the ladies were sooooo sweet and helpful! I ended up getting the pattern and fabric for "Yellow Brick Road (http://www.atkinsondesigns.com/patterns/patternDetail.asp?productid=126)" by Atkinson Designs. I'm doing similar colors, but I chose more blue, lighter yellows, and a bit of green thrown in for fun.
:happydance:

http://www.cometosilver.com/silver/misc/image/425/DSC00531.JPG

sara_jayne
03-26-2007, 12:26 PM
My quilting teacher said the Yellow Brick Road pattern is fantastic for beginners! The colors you got are just lovely - it will be beautiful when you are finished! :cheering:

Abbily
03-26-2007, 01:31 PM
Beautiful fabric choices!! I can't wait to see WIP pictures!

Silver
03-26-2007, 03:01 PM
My quilting teacher said the Yellow Brick Road pattern is fantastic for beginners! The colors you got are just lovely - it will be beautiful when you are finished! :cheering:
Yes, that's just why I picked this one... because it's gonna be easy! LOL The lady at the shop said they just had a class on this quilt and everyone loved making it.

I'm not starting on this right away though, I'm finishing up a (knitted) baby blanket I have to get finished before the baby shower next month, then I'll start on the quilt. I can't wait! :)

Silver
04-04-2007, 06:02 PM
I finished my quilt!!! :cheering:

You can see the pix on my blog. (http://www.cometosilver.com/write/?p=359) :)

knitqueen
04-04-2007, 06:06 PM
Silver, it's absolutely gorgeous!! I love the stars that you 'hid' in there, too. Beautiful. :muah:

sara_jayne
04-05-2007, 09:50 AM
That is just stunning, Sliver!! Fantastic job! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

auburnchick
04-05-2007, 09:52 AM
Ok...so you're going to do quilting tutorials now, right? :teehee:

That is b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!! :heart: :heart:

dustinac
04-05-2007, 10:01 AM
That is so pretty!! :cheering:


My mom quilts.. she is working on the wedding ring or band :?? the women she meets with on Wednesdays did theirs on machine and are almost done.. she decided to do it by hand and is now wishing she had followed them... she is using 30s reproduction fabrics suppose to bring it up here this weekend so I can see it... :happydance:

Abbily
04-05-2007, 10:13 AM
Silver, that is absolutely gorgeous!! I love your quilted stars, great job! I know what you mean about stuffing that quilt into the sewing machine- I have just a regular sized Elna and it is pretty challenging!

dustinac- I made a double wedding ring quilt, it was the hardest one I've ever done, but I love it!! I did mine by machine, though!

Paws4Knitting
04-05-2007, 06:52 PM
I just started quilting not too long ago and love it!!!!!

Your quilt looks great, and the fabric choices were beautiful.
:muah:

jjminarcik
04-05-2007, 10:12 PM
Great job! :cheering: :cheering: It looks wonderful! I've always wanted to get into quilting and you've given me hope that I can do it!

Silver
04-06-2007, 03:39 PM
Thank you, thank you everyone!!! I'm very proud of it. It's my new "binky"! I already have materials for a baby quilt for a friend and a lap quilt for me. Im starting a new addiction here!
:cheering:

Abbily
04-06-2007, 06:32 PM
It is addicting, isn't it?! Just watch your quilting stash grow... :) I can't wait to see your next projects!

I'm embarking on two baby quilts- for my upcoming twin Godchildren- made of squares of muslin which will be decorated by members of mommy's and daddy's families, all over the country, and then mailed to me to be put together. WHAT was I thinking?! Actually I can't wait to get the squares and get started, I think these will be really special quilts. :)