So I am taking you on a shopping trip to the Hardware Store. Are you ready for some sticker shock? The stores I chose to do price comparisons are strictly because they are a little more familiar and I have no association with any of them. And prices are reflected at the time I researched them.
NOW grab a basket...we are going to comparison shop...
45 mm BLADES
AC Moore $10.99 2/pkg
Joann’s $ 7.99 2/pkg
Freight Harbor $ 1.79 2/pkg (called Rug Cutter Blades)
AC Moore $10.95 pr.
Joann’s $ 7.95 pr.
Freight Harbor $ 4.99 3/pkg. (have a large number of various types of gloves in pkg.)
Or have you thought about disposable gloves? I like these because I can 'feel' the fabric, thread my needle or handle other objects without removing them, and don't feel guilty about throwing them out because of the price. (box of latex or nitrile disposable - 100ct. For $5.99)
small AC Moore $ 7.15
Joann’s $ 6.49
Freight Harbor $ 3.49 (in the Assisted Living Section)
Large AC Moore $17.59
Freight Harbor $ 6.99
AC Moore quilter’s tape ¼” x 30 yds - $2.85
Joann’s quilter’s tape ¼”x 39yds $3.99
Freight Harbor painter’s tape 2“ x 60yds. $5.99
To ¼“ x 60 yds. 1.99 (paint dept)
AC Moore $89 - $108
Joann’s $89 - $200
Freight Harbor various bags - smallest 18” x 20” x10” $22.99
**this bag is the same size as those for carrying your sewing machine**
AC Moore 2-PK - $2.79
Joann’s 2PK - $2.99
Freight Harbor 22 piece - $3.99 (table saw dept)
AC Moore $7.65
Freight Harbor $3.99
AC Moore $27.49
Freight Harbor $9.99
AC Moore $32.95
Freight Harbor $9.99
AC Moore $2.99 each
Joann’s $2.99 each
Freight Harbor $ .99 for pkg of 3
Please note that not every chain store carries the same product from area to area. You can shop most of their on-line shops, but when shopping at the hardware store you have to know the difference from ‘Quilt Speak’ to Hardware Speak’. I’m sure if you asked the assistant at the hardware store where the Purple Thang is - he might just call security. SO take a ride with your hubby - won’t that excite him, you want to go to the hardware store? Learn the new names, drop on the floor over the prices, remember not to drool or load 2 carts or DH will never take you again.
Now you have a new conversation with dear hubby, he’ll be happy you are staying out of his work room to “borrow“ items, and I bet next time you ask him to drive you to the hardware store he will race you to the car.
Now I like bargains - do you have some new quilt supply shopping places that you would like to share?
Thank you Madame Samm for letting me share my shopping trip.