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Thread: Be careful with charm packs

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    Super Member dotcomdtcm's Avatar
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    Recent purchases are very disappointing- lots of "fillers", polka dots, stripes and just a few "focus fabrics" from the line. These are supposed to be for Halloween & Christmas. I can add to them, but it defeats the purpose of buying a charm pack. I bought these online. Now I know better. Just be careful. No one likes to waste time or $$!

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    Thanks Dotty!

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    Most fabric lines have a whole lot of "go withs" and not just all focus fabrics. A full 40 fabric line is going to have several geometrics and tone on tones in addition to the main fabric.

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    I love charm packs and have never had one that skimped on the focus fabric. I buy Moda precuts.

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    Was it a Moda or something else? I have also had great luck with Moda and love them. Sorry you didnt get what you thought you were getting :(

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    Did not pay attention to manufacturer. Another lesson.
    I also understand this is the whole line. I have a lot of polka dot color combos. It's okay. More pincushions?!!

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    I just saw a quilt that was all made in polka dots. It was fabulous. Maybe you have a new project you're accumulating for and don't know it yet!!!

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    great idea!!!

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    I almost bought a Moda Halloween FQ pack until I realized that there were a lot of fabrics in the line that didn't really "go" with the overall theme, so I totally understand your disappointment. I would say that less than a quarter of the fabrics in that line had any relationship to the main theme. Maybe it was even that same line, since the one I was considering also had a lot of polka dots.

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    Well, just keep in it mind.

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