Quilting kits can either be a lifesaver or too restrictive, depending on who you ask. Some people enjoy the opportunity to practice quilting or create a project without going through the tedium of cutting and piecing quilts. Others think it’s tantamount to cheating, and don’t want to create someone else’s design. Wherever you stand on quilting kits, they have everything you need to quilt in Albuquerque, NM.
Not sure whether you want to try a quilting kit? Here’s what to ask yourself before you make the decision.
Do you have a tight deadline?
If there’s one thing everyone can agree on regarding quilting kits, it’s that they’re a real time saver. Instead of cutting and piecing together dozens or even hundreds of squares and triangles, you can focus on putting the layers together and quilting. It’s still a handmade piece, but you’ll be done with it in far less time. This is a smart option for last-minute wedding or baby shower gifts—or any time you’ve procrastinated too long to make a completely handmade quilt.
Do you hate cutting and putting together quilt tops?
Some people love cutting quilts—usually people who have embraced the rotary cutter and self-healing boards—while others carefully snip each piece with fabric scissors. If you’re in the latter camp, chances are, you may find cutting quilt tops to be an incredibly tedious job. (Maybe because it is!) If you want to save yourself this time-consuming step, quilting kits are a smart way to get the job done faster. Sure, you sacrifice some creativity for expedience, but it’s a good way to focus on the parts you enjoy more.
Do you already own plenty of fabric?
If you’re like most quilters, you probably already have a huge amount of fabric stored in your home or workspace. It’s hard to resist a beautiful fabric, especially when it’s on sale, which is why plenty of us already have stacks and stacks of “to be quilted” fabric on hand. However, if you got the self-control gene, or are just starting out, a quilting kit provides all the fabric you need to make an entire quilt. This also saves time in finding suitable fabric for your design.
Will you enjoy creating someone else’s design?
Finally, how creative do you like to be when making a quilt? When you think about it, most designs were already created hundreds of years ago—we just add our own modern fabrics, embellishments and other personal touches. If that suits you, a quilting kit will serve your needs well—but if you’re horrified at the thought of using someone else’s design, you probably won’t enjoy making a quilt using a kit.
Wherever you fall on the quilting kit opinion spectrum, there’s no denying they’re a time-saving way to create a beautiful handmade piece. In fact, The Quilt Works Inc. carries complete quilting kits for sale at our Albuquerque, NM store. Choose from dozens of designs and fabric styles to create the perfect gift for loved ones (or for yourself). Stop by today to see them in person.