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Lovely book but beginners beware.,
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This review is from: Quilts from the House of Tula Pink: 20 Fabric Projects to Make, Use and Love (Paperback)
I bought this book because I wanted to have a go at quilting and the picture on the cover really inspired me! Tula Pink fabric is fantastic and the way she pieces makes me want to do all of the projects in the book. The book has shown me how to put colours together and whilst I've not been able to get any Tula Pink fabric I think I've got a selection to make my quilt rock. The book is straightforward and easy to use.
A word of warning though if you're new to quilting like me. The quilts are huuuuuuuge and I didn't have any fabric to start with so have been buying specifically for the beanstalks quilt. I have been buying material when I can afford it over the last month or so, I have the 6 prints, the green and I thought to save money I could use an old white tablecloth to add a bit of texture and make it mine. I have yet to buy the backing and material for the binding.
I have just discovered my tablecloth isn't big enough (You need 5m of white fabric) so I've been online to price some up and this quilt is turning into a pretty expensive project I can tell you. The fabric I've bought so far has cost me £65. I now have to buy some white fabric as well as the 5.5m material I need for backing and binding. This is going to cost me another £100!!!!!
They are lovely designs and having now properly looked through the book at the other quilts, the meterage of material is fairly similar for each one. I am not buying expensive material and I was so excited when my prints arrived, not everyone has their own fabric range to hand to make super huge quilts. My project has now been shelved until I can afford the rest of the material.
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Initial post: 23 Jul 2013 21:17:43 BDT
There are shops such as abakhan that sell cotton craft fabric far cheaper than specialised shops will. Although hard to find online a bit of leg wprk will make the hobby far cheaper, Abakhan branches sell their fabric by weight in some ranches which works out under £3 m if in London street markets such as Queens at Upton Park will also sell pure cottons on stalls for similar prices, the only item you have to pay out for is the wadding and this can be bought for £30 for a reasonable quality one
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