If you haven't all ready, you're going to notice a lot of posts centering around projects that are either, A) scrap/stash focused, or B) easily done using scraps/stash. I work in quilt shop. Why am I posting such things?
Allow me to explain.
It's the end of the year, near the holidays. Money is always tight, but now with the rapid approach of the holidays, it's even moreso. Money for fabric has gone to money for gifts, food, airfare, decorations, gas, entertainment and what have you that is by and large absent ove rthe rest of the year. Not to mention, time is of the essence and what is quicker and easier than using something you all ready have? The key with these projects is use what you have as you can, and supplement with bought fabric as you need to. It's good for everyone, and the person who is recieving the gift will never be the wiser as to whethe ryou just bought the fabric or you had it in your stash; they'll be too busy being absolutely THRILLED that you thought to make something special just for them.
So use your stash, use your scraps and supplement as you need to with quilt shop fabric. Your local quilt shop will be happy to help you find something perfect to match with what you have all ready!