My scrap quilt is coming along nicely. It's not a quick project. Quick quilts inevitably mean large blocks and minimal sewing. Sewing lots of teeny tiny pieces inevitably takes a lot of time. It's a common trade-off. Usually being frugal takes more time. It takes longer to microwave a ready meal than to cook a meal from scratch.
Updated at 19:23 - of course I meant it takes longer to cook a meal from scratch than to microwave a ready meal. Doh!
But the home-cooked meal is cheaper, tastes better, is healthier and has less impact on the environment. Sometimes though time is at a premium (when you're busy making a patchwork quilt, for example), and ready meals become an attractive option. Ed made Hollands pies and oven chips for dinner the other night, so I didn't have to stop sewing to make something proper, and I was extremely grateful.