Thursday, January 17, 2008

RECESSION AND THE FAT QUARTER SHOP

All I have been hearing on the news lately is how we are heading into a recession and in some ways I really think we are. Here in NE PA we really haven't had much of the crisis that the rest of the country has been having with these mortgages but when I went to the grocery store and starting receiving the gas and electric bills I have started to notice it. The week before I bought a gallon of 2% milk and it was $2.58. This Sunday when I went shopping for my mom at Walmart I paid $4.58 for a gallon for 2% milk. I almost had a heart attack. My grocery bill has almost doubled and it is very preplexing to me. Where do we cut expenses at because our salaries haven't increased to coincide with the cost of living.


One of the things that I might have to cut back on is fabric shopping and that really breaks my heart. One of my favorite places to shop is The Fat Quarter Shop. I have received 3 packages this week from Kimberly and 2 of them are BOM's.

The one thing I love about shopping there is the customer service and the other thing is the way they package all the fabrics before shipping. Usually, my backing fabrics are separate from the fabrics I am going to use for the inside of my quilt. I just love that because then I can just pack the backing away somewhere until I piece my quilt. For that reason, I give Kimberly and her staff a 2 thumbs up.

I have only done one mysteryquilt from Glad Creations andI liked how they packaged the original fabrics also along with the initial instructions. It was all nice and tidy and I will definitely do another mystery quilt from them. They gave plenty of fabric so in case you might have made a cutting error you would have had enough. I am doing some other BOM's from another quilt shop and I am not so happy with them right now. They never give you enough fabric at all so if you don't do the BOM as soon as it comes in your running around to try to find the fabric.

Do any of you have a favorite quilt shop and if so, what are your reasons I would love to hear about them.

Haven't heard from any of the gals that are participating in the Road to California. Hope they are having a good time.

The weather here has been terrible today. It snowed all day, then turned to rain. Then it is supposed to get colder tonight and turn to snow again. I didn't want to go to work but just stay home.

Well off to get something done.

Hugs

8 comments:

Lisa D. said...

Wow - milk has gone up here, too, but I would croak if I had to pay over $4 a gallon! Yikes! I'm going to have to cut the budget for fabric too, as the building industry has slowed down and my dh's income is dwindling to nothing. Fat Quarter Shop is probably my favorite online shop. Fast service, all the latest stuff and great packaging.

Juliann in WA said...

I also like the Fat Quarter Shop but I have to admit that I am more of a looky loo. I like to actually touch the fabrics before I buy them.

Vickie E said...

I like fatquartershop as well. I received 5 boxes from them in december alone...my hubby...not so happy..but I was and am in heaven!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Ahh, I'm a huge FQS fan for all the reasons you specified.

Great question!

I had to stop in and check out your messy table. Very messy indeed.

Yvonne said...

I love your table....I would be right at home. :)
Fat Quarter Shop is one of my favorites....Kim gives such wonderful service....a definite 2 thumbs up.
I've been happy with Honeysuckle cottage in AU...she has all the cool Aussie stuff. Her name is Kim too.

Carol said...

Kimberly does a fantastic job...love getting packages from her.

Shayla said...

Even though I also have TOO MUCH FABRIC - it is really never enough! I love Fat Quarter Shop - found them during one of their Patchwork Parties. I live out in the sticks, so I have a couple of other online shops that I love ... equilter always has tons to choose from, and I love that Homespun Hearth has so many different kits. Plus, these 3 shops have the best customer service as far as I'm concerned - I don't have to wait a hundred years to get my stuff. Okay - time to go buy more fabric!

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