source: Rosa Pomar
Recycle unwanted clothes to make your quilts. If you can’t find the right color in your own stash, see what’s available at the thrift shop or what your friends no longer need.
If you decide to purchase new quilting fabric, take a look at the ideas in the Sewing Tips section for frugal shopping ideas.
There’s no need to buy quilting patterns or books. The internet is overflowing with beautiful patterns. Take a look at the World Wide Quilting Page for tons of great projects.
An old quilt, in good condition, may be used as the “filling” for your new one.
Before you purchase a lot of expensive tools such as a cutting board and rotary cutter, make sure quilting is really the hobby for you. You don’t want to get bored with quilting two weeks after you went on a shopping spree.
A lot of quilting supplies can be made from things you have around the house. For instance, templates can be created from heavy pieces or cardboard.
Consider creating projects other than large and expensive quilts. Potholders, vests, pillows and lap quilts are all fun and a lot cheaper to make than a queen size quilt.
If you have access to the Tightwad Gazette books, I strongly recommend reading the sections on quilt making. You will find a lot of inspiration plus some really great tips.