Sunday, April 10, 2011

If you had $1200.00 to spend...what would you get?

Ok trip to the Bahamas is out and so is chocolate ice cream. Must be quilt related. I have $1200.00 that is burning a hole in my pocket. I was given the money from two different sources for my local Binky Patrol group to spend. Part of me says to save it for shipping costs, just in case something falls through with the whole shipping quilts to Japan thing doesn't work out, but then where is my faith? If the shipping doesn't work out, I have lots of options for fundraisers which can happen later this summer when I have lots of time because as most of you know I'm a teacher and don't work in the summer (Ha!-those of you who are teachers know-we work year round-just not in the classroom) So, I'm thinking of getting an Accuquilt Studio and the Bread and Butter starter set. It comes with lots of shapes, but the thing is, most of the people in my group don't really like to sew small pieces. The quilts we make most of are Mary's Quick Strippie at maryquilts.com and that just uses the 1 1/2 inch, 3 1/2 inch and 6 1/2 inch strips. I know they have strip cutters for the smaller size strips, but I don't think there is a strip cutter for the big strip. I could have one made and I could also have a custom die made for my other favorite pattern which is the Buttonberry Stashbuster's pattern. It would be really nice to lay a fat quarer on the die, roll it through the cutter and have all of the pieces cut for a quilt. The cutter can cut 10 layers of fabric at once. The Buttonberry takes 12 blocks to make a quilt. How cool would it be to have a quilt almost cut with one roll of the cutter? Mary's quilt could be cut with just three rolls of the cutter. We could really increase production of our group with an Accuquilt Studio cutter. But, what else could we get for our group? We really don't need fabric. We could use more batting. I always buy that with my own money. I'm sure my husband would appreciate it if I bought a year's supply of batting, but then at the end of the year, I would have nothing to show for the money I spent. Well, Maybe I would have a trip to the Bahamas for my family :) Nah, I would spend the money somewhere else, maybe on chocolate ice cream and then I would be fat. So, what would you spend that kind of money on? Are you a spender or a saver? Would you save it for a rainy day? I could really use some advice please. And thank you.

1 comment:

Stormy Days said...

I like the idea of the Studio, but the Bread and Butter does have a lot of pieces which if you won't use them is a waste. The do have a package deal of strips and you would have money left over to buy a little batting.