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From: quiltingsewing
Date: 12-19-2004, 06:38 PM (1 of 8)
can anyone tell me inexpensive place to buy quilting tools, espacially rulers, angles, triangles and fabrics. I was looking online but with shipping the price again becomes prohibitive for me. Anyone got any idea would really appreciate because i am really low on cash :bg: :dave: So would apprecaite if anyone can give me good money saving tips for quilting and sewing.
User: quiltingsewing
Member since: 12-18-2004
Total posts: 4
From: smith972
Date: 12-19-2004, 06:43 PM (2 of 8)
Depending on where you live if you have joanns or hancocks near you they have flyes that come to you with 50% off coupons...

or i have gotten some really really good fabric from ebay

where do you live?

User: smith972
Member since: 09-10-2004
Total posts: 241
From: quiltingsewing
Date: 12-19-2004, 06:56 PM (3 of 8)
i am in Missouri. I have a joann near by. i think i will try buying from there Thanks for the reply :smile:
User: quiltingsewing
Member since: 12-18-2004
Total posts: 4
From: beachgirl
Date: 12-19-2004, 07:50 PM (4 of 8)
You can make your templates out of Mylar, at least until you can buy the nicer ones that you can cut with a rotary cutter. I've even used cardboard in the past. Just be careful & remeasure once in awhile to make sure it's still true. If you have a yardstick or 12" ruler that will work for most stuff. If hubby has a T-square grab it ( or borrow ) as that's great for straightning fabric. Regular large safty pins will work until you can get whatever you want for pinning the layers to quilt,or you can just baste stitch the layers. We were born & raised in Missouri, about 70 miles from St Louis going south. Are you anywhere close to there ? It's called Park Hills now but was Flat River, Farmington & etc. Good luck on the quilting.
User: beachgirl
Member since: 08-31-2004
Total posts: 615
From: smith972
Date: 12-19-2004, 08:34 PM (5 of 8)
you can go to the website and register for the online coupons and the mail ad.....

It will come about every two weeks...

User: smith972
Member since: 09-10-2004
Total posts: 241
From: Dinky
Date: 12-20-2004, 07:23 AM (6 of 8)
Goodmorning Ladies,

I was up at 3am this morning and wanted to go sew but had to get ready to fight the traffic into DC its work ya know. Anyway, I am ready to start these lessens.

Jada I noticed your in DC also hey maybe we can help each other!!!! LOL

Anyway, got to get busy so will check in with everyone soon.

User: Dinky
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2
From: wanda2
Date: 01-06-2005, 09:53 PM (7 of 8)
if quiltingsewing doesnt live close to park hills,farmington. i do .i cant believe about 60 miles south of there. i bet u are a lot warmer than we are here in mo. i think this is really going to be nice..later :smile:
User: wanda2
Member since: 01-06-2005
Total posts: 5
From: alabamanana
Date: 01-07-2005, 10:43 AM (8 of 8)
Walmart has some quilting supplies.
I got my triangle ruler there.
I am really looking forward to this quilt.
User: alabamanana
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 3
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