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Thread: Bought mismatched fabric

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    Has this ever happened to you? I went to Joann's and bought fabric. It was a large flower print. Well they had a yard that had been cut, that they rolled onto a bolt. I wasn't paying attention. I bought the yard and 2 yards of what I thought was the same fabric from the bolt. Well when I was re-folding it, I discovered that the yard had a tan background but the bolt fabric has a cream background. Otherwise it seems to be the same. (I think) The hydrangas on the bolt is lighter than the ones on the tan fabric. I wish the cutter would have told me that they were different so I could have made a decision to get it the way I did or reject the cut piece and purchase all from the bolt. I am not sure what to do now. Any thoughts.

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    Make 2 quilts?

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    Take it back and show the manager, and explain what happened. They might cut you another piece if they still have enough on the bolt.

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    That would be so frustrating. I would take it back and see if you can get the matching fabric.

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    You can take fabric back to JoAnn's for a refund, although I think you need the receipt.

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    It seems Joann's dyelots vary a lot! I've had this same problem, both with quilting and home-dec fabric. Is it the same in a LQS?

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    Take it back. If you don't try, you'll never know.
    I'm getting better at sticking up for myself as a consumer.
    Yesterday I had to buy new orthotics for my son, I had to drop him off at the store door (he's 10) and then drive around the block 6 times before I could get a parking spot. When I got into the store, my blood pressure was up, and I told the shop keeper what a pain parking was and that he should move his store to where his customers could at least park their car.
    He gave me the $45 orthotics at half price.

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    What about tea dying the lighter of the fabrics?

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    if you love the fabric take it back for them to replace the one yard

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    Take it back for that was not what you intended to pay for.
    Surely they will understand. I have taken material back that had an awful odor to it and also because of it being faulty.

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