One of my younger sisters is getting her butt beat in Navy bootcamp right now. She has been there since mid-July and will (hopefully) graduate in September. The graduation is somewhere in Illinois and I won’t be able to attend but my mom will be headed up from here (Florida). I am designing a quilt for her using her favorite color, purple. I wanted to buy some really pretty fabrics that really showcase the color purple. I wasn’t sure what other color to incorporate with it so, you can imagine how excited I was when I found MODA’s Clementine Collection by Me and My Sister. Quilting Lodge has 1/2 yard cuts of this fabric for only $4! I bought 1/2 yard each of MODA Clementine Lavender Flower Print with Polka Dots and MODA Clementine Lavender & Green Polka Dot Print.
My next step was to go to my local Joann’s fabric store with my new Moda fabrics and look for coordinating fabrics that were either on sale, in the remnant bin, or in the clearance section. I even looked for fabrics that were not on sale so I could use my 40% off coupon. I never buy fabric regular priced….. never….ever.
This is my price breakdown for the fabric I am going to use to make an entire quilt:
-1/2 yard MODA Clementine Lavender & Green Polka Dot Print.: $4.00 (bought at Quilting Lodge)
-1/2 yard MODA Clementine Lavender Flower Print with Polka Dots: $4.00 (bought at Quilting Lodge)
-3/4 yard White background with purple polka dots: $1.30 (found in the remnant bin at Joann’s!)
-1 yard Dark purple background with white polka dots: $2.50 (was $4.99 and used a 50% coupon on it.)
-1 yard green background with small white floral print: $2.40 (was on sale 40% off from $3.99)
-1/2 yard of purple background with dark purple flourishes: $1.75 (found in the remnant bin at Joann’s!)
This way you can still make the designer fabrics the star of the quilt without having to spend tons of money to buy the coordinating fabrics or solids from that same fabric line.