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    Batting Beauty

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    This is the second kit I have done that has given me way more material than I actually need. Is this common because this is the first time I have run into this.

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    Yes, almost all kits give you way more material than you need. The theory is that is you make a mistake you will have enough fabric to fix it.
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    I love that about kits! Lol
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    I don't know about other kits but I have purchased some from one company and have always found their kits to be very generous in fabric.
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    Yes, but beware, some shops do not do this. I bought 2 different kits from Primitive Gatherings the first I made was Just barely enough-good thing I cut my binding 2.25"-the second one I made was short of fabric! I will not buy another there.


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    ;Usually I have more fabric than needed although this last kit only had more of one of the fabrics so the other fabrics...too bad if you made a mistake. Weird. I'm not at all excited about kits. I've tried them 4 times.

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    I've bought several kits from Connecting Threads, and have found that they were more than generous with the fabric.

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    Kits which I have completed always have fabric left over. One of them I made two of the same wall hangings from one kit. I love buying kits.
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    The laser cut wallhanging kits from Shabby Fabrics have just enough to do the piecing (literally 1/2 an inch left over). There was very little margin for error and if a mistake was made there was not enough to cut another piece. I have not tried a kit for a regular quilt.

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    I've purchased kits that go each way. Part of the problem is that I tend to pre-wash my fabrics and they shrink. I've purchased kits where, after my pre-wash, the borders just b-a-r-e-l-y make it, and only after I've done some creative ironing! Then again, I purchased a water color quilt that had lots of extra squares for the background (the foregrounds, again, had just b-a-r-e-l-y enough fabric). I was glad for the extra background squares; some of them were dark Christmas fabrics, which stood out like sore thumbs.
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