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Thread: Buying fabric by the pound

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    I've been looking at some great deals on fabric by the pound. A few different sites have some great prices like this.

    Has anyone bought fabric by the pound? How much fabric is usually in a pound? Do they actually weigh out a pound on scales?

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    When I've bought things listed by the pound, I've actually weighed it for kicks. It was accurate. How many yards though? I forget...but it would depend on the quality.

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    I did years ago in NYC when Jeffrey Gutcheon had a store in Soho.
    He packed up leftovers to sell by the pound.
    It's how my stash started many, many years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefanib123
    I've been looking at some great deals on fabric by the pound. A few different sites have some great prices like this.

    Has anyone bought fabric by the pound? How much fabric is usually in a pound? Do they actually weigh out a pound on scales?
    This takes me back some years. When I used to live in Cyprus most of the fabric was sold by weight not yardage. I didn't realise that still happened anywhere. Does it work out cheaper that way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by loopywren
    Quote Originally Posted by stefanib123
    I've been looking at some great deals on fabric by the pound. A few different sites have some great prices like this.

    Has anyone bought fabric by the pound? How much fabric is usually in a pound? Do they actually weigh out a pound on scales?
    This takes me back some years. When I used to live in Cyprus most of the fabric was sold by weight not yardage. I didn't realise that still happened anywhere. Does it work out cheaper that way?
    That's what I'm trying to figure out, LOL! It seems like it definitely would.

    I'm on such a tight budget right now, deals like this is about all I can afford right now.

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    the site says a pound is approximately 3 yards

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    It can be a good deal if you are looking for small pieces. Just remember, sometimes you may get a large piece of something they couldn't sell. I really like the sites that sell fabric by the pound by color or theme.

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    We have a discount fabric store called SAS here in the valley. Some of their fabrics are by the pound. They use to have all their fabrics by the pound, but I guess it was to good a deal for the fabricholics!

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    I tried that a few years ago. I got an assortment of the butt-uglyiest fabric of the cheapest quality that I didn't even imagine. I have ended up using it for plant ties, gravel catcher in the yard, bags for spices to simmer, etc. I wouldn't waste my time with something that of such a poor quality. Beware.

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