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Thread: Can a Store Have TOO Much Fabric?

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    Senior Member Tootsie's Avatar
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    I visited a quilt shop this week and was so overwhelmed by all of the fabric that I couldn't really "see" what they had! I travel quite a bit and make it a point to find LQSs. Some are smaller and decisions on what to buy are easier. Others are large with hundreds, or thousands, of bolts and I just stand frozen to the spot! I almost feel dizzy! Anyone else experience this?

    Fortunately, as evidenced by my stash, this isn't a permanent problem :lol:

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    Hummm, don't see it as a problem...I think I would probably think that I had died and went to Fabric Heaven...

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    There may be a few moments of dizziness, then the adrenaline starts.... and I feel like a kid on Christmas Morning ....

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    Okay so where is this shop? and how do I get there? grace

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    It doesn't matter what it is but I like to see the most variety, so to see a whole lot of fabric in one place would be awesome, because I'm always looking for "just the right piece". :-)

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    Tootsie, I agree with you. There is a quilt shop nearby that is overwhelming. I couldn't believe that I spent several hours there and walked out with 1 yard of fabric!

    Everyone who's been there agrees that you have to go there with a mission or an out-of-print fabric in mind.

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    I believe it is all in how it is organized. My LQS does it by color. That is all fine and dandy, until you want to buy several pieces from the same collection. I like when stores group them by collection and then put their blenders by color.

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    I felt that way at the Hancock's of Paducah store.

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    A lot depends on how the merchandise is displayed whether it comes across as delightfully varied or crammed full of too much stuff.

    I've seen shops that don't have a great deal of square footage that use every inch of space and still don't 'feel' crowded, whereas others that may even be bigger and not have as much will all but give you claustraphobia.

    It's all in how it's displayed.

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    I was at one this spring that was very overwhelming. It takes a couple of hours just to see things and to actually pick out fabrics for a quilt is almost impossible. I have to go back several times because then I have in my mind what I want and what to buy.

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