This seersucker fabric was marked down to $3.99 a yard, can't pass up a deal like that.
This fabric will be used for something for the little girls. I have so many patterns put back for them I need to get busy working them up.
I couldn't leave this in the store.
Lots of the things I will be making for the little girls require ribbon ties or seam binding to finish off. The packages of pre made binding and ribbon are not tickling my fancy so I invested in this tool. Hope I can figure out how it works.
Carla over at 1/2 Dozen Daily has me felling like I need to get on the hexie bandwagon. I picked up a template yesterday then cut some out to work on in the evenings. Hopefully I can use up lots of scraps to make a "Grandmothers Garden" quilt by next year.
I spent money like a crazy woman yesterday, good thing this doesn't happen often or we would be in the poor house for sure. I had taken $400.00 with me for spend money on our girls weekend. I only spent $21.95 on a GREAT history of quilting book from the smokey mountain region and less than $50.00 eating out. I had planned on depositing the rest of the money back in our Christmas/vacation account but.... I decided to head to my favorite quilt shop first to check out the price of the bias tape attachment for my sewing machine. I figured spending the leftover money on something useful was a fiscaly sound move. OK I know putting it back in the bank would be the best option but lets just move on shall we.
The attachment was over $300.00, Oh My. In addition to that I would need yet another presser foot that ran over $90.00, I think the total price was around $460.00 for both. I can pick store bought bias tape for around a $1.00 a pack when its on sale so I moved away from the counter lickety split. Then proceeded to loose my mind in all the new fabric that has come out since Christmas. I can justify the spending since I truly do use my fabric. I am not a hoarder (well not not much of one) But I had my heart set on a way to get away from the cheesy bias tape and ribbon so many of my patterns call for. Then I remembered.....
There is a stand alone machine that will make bias tape, as an added bonus you can upgrade to the machine that will also make piping. Bingo!! Off I went to the big box store with a 40% off coupon in hand. They wouldn't take the coupon but did give me 10% off which helped a bit but it was still $110.00. It better be good for that price. If Mason man will be cooperative tomorrow I will give it a try. I blew threw my leftover money like it was going out of style but I have no regrets, can't wait to get busy cutting it all up!!
Do you ever save money faithfully then have a blow out now and then?