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    I am a big fan of DIY...tarps, trekking poles, stuff sacks, buck saw... but other than a CDT I don't think I would tackle, or do justice to a true quilt set. Something to aspire to...
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    Cheaper...maybe not. It depends a lot on the design, how you value your time, and what materials you choose. I would bet in the long run it would be cheaper just to buy.

    Better...that also depends on what you mean by better. Comparing the "loving hands of home" as my Grandma used to call it to store bought products is often like comparing apples to oranges. There are pros to both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jellyfish View Post
    Cheaper...maybe not. It depends a lot on the design, how you value your time, and what materials you choose. I would bet in the long run it would be cheaper just to buy.

    Better...that also depends on what you mean by better. Comparing the "loving hands of home" as my Grandma used to call it to store bought products is often like comparing apples to oranges. There are pros to both.

    Well put Jelly... Much of my DIY work is reserved for winter months when I am out less often... Sequestered to the house due to temps and short days. Time is abundant. The most enjoyment I get out of DIY is standing in front of my kit and knowing I made all of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikekiM View Post
    Well put Jelly... Much of my DIY work is reserved for winter months when I am out less often... Sequestered to the house due to temps and short days. Time is abundant. The most enjoyment I get out of DIY is standing in front of my kit and knowing I made all of it.

    I feel the same way, about “sewing season” when it is more enjoyable to sew at my leisure, and about that pride in using gear that I made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jellyfish View Post
    I feel the same way, about “sewing season” when it is more enjoyable to sew at my leisure, and about that pride in using gear that I made.
    So, worth sharing... I recall standing in front of your kit at MAHHA thinking.. how cool is that.. she made everything I am looking at. Less than a year later I was standing at a local hang with a few folks, answering their questions about DIY and said... Yep, I made everything you're looking at!!

    Thank you for the inspiration and support. Your tutorials are almost as welcome as that crusty bread you baked at MAHHA!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikekiM View Post
    So, worth sharing... I recall standing in front of your kit at MAHHA thinking.. how cool is that.. she made everything I am looking at. Less than a year later I was standing at a local hang with a few folks, answering their questions about DIY and said... Yep, I made everything you're looking at!!

    Thank you for the inspiration and support. Your tutorials are almost as welcome as that crusty bread you baked at MAHHA!!
    Are you coming to MAHAA this fall? I want to see everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jellyfish View Post
    Are you coming to MAHAA this fall? I want to see everything.
    Pretty sure I am.

    Just listened to HYOH podcast.. Nice job!!
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    Not much more I can say then has already been said.
    I am all about DIY and mostly for the sense of accomplishment in making something I haven't done before. I really enjoy the research, planning, and actual making part. I get to learn new skills and try new features that make things specific to me and my gear.

    I do like to stand in front of my gear and say "yes, I made all of this." But from the looks on many faces when they hear that I do recognize that is not normal but more of a crazy idea. Most respond with "you are crazy".

    Maybe I am a little but I do enjoy DIY and MMOG.
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