Whatever hobby I select, it’s always the expensive one. I remember clearly in high school when I swam my mom would comment on how expensive my swim suits were — because I had to have the special ones with the razor-back straps. I started triathlons, so that’s a big expense. It’s not just a bike but a tri-bike that I’m after these days, if not that, then aerobars on a lighter bike (titanium?).
Well, true to form, quilting is NOT a cheap endeavor. This seems a little ironic given quilts had their beginning with scraps of fabric from old dresses, stitched together for a warm blanket because it was the cheapest, most economic option.
So, this is what you can buy with $18 at the quilting store. These stick pins have glass heads — heat resistant. Also, they make very small holes in the fabric, so you don’t distort the threads. And, speaking of thread, I know this is special thread. That’s about it.
I hope my dad doesn’t read this post. I’ll never hear the end of it. He won’t just tease me about it — he’d probably just be incensed? $18??? What do you need that for? He’d then walk off in disgust wondering just how he’d gone wrong…