Hobbies Up To Here Episode #39

Hey hobbyists and crafters! It’s podcast day, once again!


Today’s podcast is full of goodies. We talk about splurging and saving on all of our crafty items. What items or brands are worth paying full price for? And what items are most likely bought on sale?

First we talk about thread choice. Based on our quilter’s question on Instagram, our blog, and our Facebook page most of our friends and followers use Aurifil thread. Thread is one of those things I always went cheap on until I learned the ways of other, more experienced quilters. Now I put time and effort into researching my thread choices.


We both agree that needles are a notion that we save on and we don’t seek out more costly options but we definitely splurge on fabric!

Feel free to comment and share your thoughts.
What do you splurge on? Where do you save?

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4 thoughts on “Hobbies Up To Here Episode #39

  1. I love this padcast, it’s great to hear what other quilters’ needful things are. I ordered a Martelli Rotary cutter after hearing about it here. I can’t wait to try it out.

    • I’m so glad we were helpful! And that you could piece together what company it was after all our forgetfulness! My mom really loves that rotary cutter and we think you’ll enjoy it too 🙂

  2. I loved the thread discussion, I too started out using cheap coats and Clark thread for piecing and quilting. Over 15 years later much of the machine quilting in those quilts has broken or disintegrated. Cotton is still my fave but now I’m an Aurifil girl all the way!!

    • Exactly. In the beginning you are just making it through those steps to learn how. But as you improve, you have more mental space to think about the minor details like thread quality. I’m slowly falling in love with Aurifil.

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