There is a fabric store in MA that sells quilting fabrics for $2.99 a yard. They are name brands such as Wyndham, Andover, Marcus Brothers, Avlyn plus some others that I don't recognize. I haven't seen Hoffman, Moda or some of the other big names.
Now...I wonder, how can they sell it so cheaply? Could it be lesser quality, second-runs, etc.? They tell me it's not "seconds" but the clerks have a reputation for not knowing a lot about fabric.
So I did the touch test. Some feel thinner than fabrics at the LQS. Some, particularly the Andover, don't have the sized feel of the fabric at the LQS.
What do you think?