Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Saving money is always a great idea, even when the economy is in better shape. No matter what the government says, money is finite and should be spent wisely. Today I thought I’d introduce you to a few blogs I’ve found that help you indulge in your favorite craft without blowing your budget.

Selvage Blog is one I found while researching selvage quilting. Karen Griska is a self-proclaimed passionate quilter who lives in White Plains, NY. She has published a book, “Quilts From the Selvage Edge” which is available on Amazon.com. The thing I love about her blog is that she features items that people have made using selvages. They range from the usual quilts to dresses, lampshades, aprons and lanyards to name just a few. The blog has certainly nudged my creativity out of the safe and usual. You can also visit Karen at www.selvagequilts.com for additional inspiration.

The Scrappy Quilter, Kris Bizzarri, has an entertaining blog that features a lot of her creations and items available in her two stores, “The Scrappy Quilter” on eBay and “Bon Bons and More” on Etsy. Kris also has some great games with wonderful prizes from her store. She is currently in week two of her Treasure Hunt game.

Quilting on a Budget is another blog with a treasure trove of advice, patterns, tips and more. There are also great giveaways. This blog has links to free patterns, book reviews, shopping tips and super tutorials.

The Fabric Shopper is “dedicated to online fabric sources and inspiration.” The latest entry talks about how fabric bundles and sets help you match up fabrics across different lines. The shop has already done the work of mixing and matching for you. I know how inspirational these sets have been for me in the past. Anyway, this blog is great for seeing the latest in new fabrics and for participating in some super giveaways.

Please let us know if you have a favorite blog or website that give you inspiration and help you stay within your budget.

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