My niece, Liz, is getting married in October. I volunteered to make a bed-sized quilt and Liz requested a Lone Star design. She finally gave me some color ideas on Easter.
Wednesday, I drafted a design and calculated that about 30 yards of fabric would be needed for the top, back and binding. This is a serious investment in fabric. At knitting club on Thursday, we chatted about Liz's quilt and the amount of fabric. Diane said one of the chain stores has their fabric 25% off.
"That's nice," I replied. "But I'll get quilt shop fabric for this." I shop the chain stores for bargains for my charity projects, but gifts for family and close friends deserve the quality of quilt shop fabric.
I will be watching for discounted quilt shop fabric as I shop for this quilt. Two quilt shops are less than 5 miles from my house. I've already looked at the half-price clearance fabric at one shop. The other shop's regular price is at least 50¢ less than suggested retail.