Buying supplies is something I can do. I have a whole roomful of crafty things to prove it!
Going over the list, some are things I already have, some I won't need until later, and some I should probably pick up soon. Especially since the current Jo-Ann's ad looks like this:
That's right, folks! If you need any of this stuff, now's the time to buy it. Is our timing excellent or what? I do have a cutting mat and 6 x 24 inch ruler, but I think I should upgrade. My mat is pretty small, and the ruler, well, my husband thinks I'm saying this to absolve myself of inaccuracy, but I think my ruler is not as straight as it could be. Do these things wear out? Because I've had it for about 18 years. In any event, it's all scuffy and sometimes the mark I need is so faint as to almost be invisible, so I don't think I'm being too extravagant if I buy myself a new ruler.But about that cutting mat...Care recommends a 24 by 36 inch mat. That is going to run about $22.50 after the discount. The next size down, 18 by 24 is about $11. Now, if I am using a 24 inch ruler, that would mean I'm going to be making 24 inch cuts, max, right? Can I get by with the smaller mat, or does the larger one really REALLY make life easier for an additional eleven dollars? Anyone? Also, is any one brand better than the others? I know they carry mats made by Olfa, Fiskars, and Gingher (and maybe more). My oldie is an Olfa, but it was a garage sale find, so I took what I could get.
Rotary cutter (with new blade), check! Iron, check! Ironing board, check!
I have to look into these feetsies for my machine. Perhaps I should start by locating my instruction booklet? I see there are a few questions about presser feet in Care's comments already. How DO you know if a particular foot will work with your machine? Where's the best place to buy these? Is it any wonder I've never made a quilt before? :)
Jo-Ann's, here I come!