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Thread: Any questions for the fabric sales rep?

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    One of my favorite reps is stopping by on Monday.

    Does anyone have a question that they would like me to ask the rep? I'd be happy to try to get an answer for you.

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    Nan - See if anyone is coming out with any new realistic dogs and cats. I have lots of requests and cannot find appropriate fabrics.

    Also, maybe some toddler prints in non-traditional colors. Maybe some brights.

    If I think of more, I will post again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrhboxers
    Nan - See if anyone is coming out with any new realistic dogs and cats. I have lots of requests and cannot find appropriate fabrics.

    Also, maybe some toddler prints in non-traditional colors. Maybe some brights.

    If I think of more, I will post again.
    Do you mean realistic dogs and cats as in not "cutesy" (like the Potpourri one from Elizabeth's Studio)? http://www.favoritefabric.com/cgi/co...ords=petpourri

    For the toddler prints, are you looking for animals? Geometrics? Florals? Or something else?

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    Have fabrics that will blend from season to season.
    EX. carry over with color from one collection to another.

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    I am looking for non cutesy Christmas fabric. No Santas, animals dressed up in nativities, no living snowman. etc Looking for more classic fabrics for a quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gennynut
    I am looking for non cutesy Christmas fabric. No Santas, animals dressed up in nativities, no living snowman. etc Looking for more classic fabrics for a quilt.
    Have you seen this collection by Benartex? I ordered a box of FQs - so that I could really see the collection, as the Benartex rep never comes to visit us :thumbdown: , and they are really quite nice. Still deciding if I should order yardage for the shop.

    http://www.benartex.com/page/index.p...collection=272

    Hoffman also always has nice holiday fabrics. You might like these:
    http://hoffmanfabrics.com/SuperStore...sortmentID=213
    http://hoffmanfabrics.com/SuperStore...sortmentID=310

    We did order some of the Hoffmans, but off the top of my head I couldn't tell you exactly which ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gennynut
    I am looking for non cutesy Christmas fabric. No Santas, animals dressed up in nativities, no living snowman. etc Looking for more classic fabrics for a quilt.
    me too. I like the deep reds and greens

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    Quote Originally Posted by quossj
    Quote Originally Posted by Gennynut
    I am looking for non cutesy Christmas fabric. No Santas, animals dressed up in nativities, no living snowman. etc Looking for more classic fabrics for a quilt.
    me too. I like the deep reds and greens
    Then you can always count on Hoffman! Every year they have the traditional colors, and then they try an unusual colorway too.

    You may also like Robert Kaufman's "Holiday Flourish 4". http://www.robertkaufman.com/fabrics...ng_collections We did order quite a few of these for our shop. Last year, "Holiday Flourish 3" was our best-selling holiday group.

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    Yes , I have one that no one ever seems to give a good answer ... Why can they not make batiks fabric that does not run or bleed? The 1895 types are the worst at bleeding. Some others not so much . My biggest concern is that some do not start the bleeding right away , probaly becasue there is still a bit of the resist still in the fabric , so sometimes once the soap has started to remove that bit of resist that remains , then its starts to bleed.
    I have put batiks in the sink and at first it may seem all is good but if left overnight the true bleeding is revealed.
    If they can sell a product ( Retayne to stop the bleeding) why can they not stop it when its made. I understand its one more process, but I would think that a particular manifacure whould have a stratigic market edge , if they could market a true "no bleed batik".
    Well I guess I have two questions... Why are two color fabrics priced as much as fabrics that have as many as twenty colors? I have pruchased spectacular screened prints with sometimes as many as 25 screen colors.. and they can cost the same as the two or three color prints?!!!! Is it cost averaging on the manufactures part?
    Well I guess there is a third ... can't they come up with some way to identify a batik fabric. Regular fabrics have the salvedge that we come to rely on. I understand that the process for batiks is so different , but there must be some way a manufacture can find to be able to even identify who made it .. having more info as to the line, design, ect would be a huge bonus. It is impossible sometimes to tell even in the 1895 types which exact one you have. One of the great features of that type is that you can can darn close to the same ... if you know what the number is from when you purchase it.
    Well that was more questions than I thought when I started this!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gennynut
    I am looking for non cutesy Christmas fabric. No Santas, animals dressed up in nativities, no living snowman. etc Looking for more classic fabrics for a quilt.
    I love , love .. the Holiday Flourish line of fabrics from Robert Kaufman... They are the most spectacular Holiday fabrics. No cutsey ... pure elegance!!!
    FYI - I love your "no living snowman" comment. I am in complete agreement when it comes to holday fabric ... I like elegance not cutsey! So do check out the Holiday Flourish line you will LOVE it.

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