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Thread: Finsh the bolt stash building

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    When I started quilting about 4 years ago I bought the fabric I needed, but soon saw the need for building a stash. When I started stash building I "collected" fat quarters. Recently I realized that while my fat quarter stash was useful, I had times where I needed more than a fat quarter of something to complete a project so went shopping.

    Recently I saw a sign at my LQS that said "Finish the bolt and take 20% off". So each time I go in I get whatever it is I "need" and keep an eye out for skinny bolts. So far I've gotten some really nice batiks at a nice price - and it's a great way to build stash of "yardage" as most that I've found have been around 2 yards left on the bolt.

    My LQS lady said the discount will apply regardless of how much yardage is on the bolt - just finish it. I need to keep this in mind when looking for backing! She also confessed to building her stash like this as well so we are now in competition :)

    Do any of your LQS offer discounts for finishing the bolt?

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    I wish they did cause I would take advantage of it!!!

    But I do have to say that the shop closest to me has a sale about every 6 weeks or so and it's usually 30 - 33% off all fabrics so I can't complain too much!!!

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    Mine offers 25%

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    I have had some LQS offer the finish the bolt discount and several that do not offer any discount. So I usually frequent the ones that do offer the discount

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    Great idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom
    When I started quilting about 4 years ago I bought the fabric I needed, but soon saw the need for building a stash. When I started stash building I "collected" fat quarters. Recently I realized that while my fat quarter stash was useful, I had times where I needed more than a fat quarter of something to complete a project so went shopping.

    Recently I saw a sign at my LQS that said "Finish the bolt and take 20% off". So each time I go in I get whatever it is I "need" and keep an eye out for skinny bolts. So far I've gotten some really nice batiks at a nice price - and it's a great way to build stash of "yardage" as most that I've found have been around 2 yards left on the bolt.

    My LQS lady said the discount will apply regardless of how much yardage is on the bolt - just finish it. I need to keep this in mind when looking for backing! She also confessed to building her stash like this as well so we are now in competition :)

    Do any of your LQS offer discounts for finishing the bolt?
    Yes, one of my local QS does that. I have gotten quite a few blenders and designs that would fit many different quilts. If I am buying fabric and ask for a certain amount of fabric and find that there is just a yard or 2 left on the bolt I will get the whole thing.

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    My very favorite local quilt store has sale corner and offers 40% off to finish the bolt. I've bought some beautiful fabrics like this. I try to look for fabrics suitable for backings. On occasion, I've found end of bolts for fabrics I already have. Since I like to make matching pillowcases, that's always a plus.

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    One of our shops does that, she takes 15% off the total price regardless of the yardage. She also has stash cards that are stamped for each $5 purchase. It takes $100 to fill the card, worth $10 off next purchase. None of the LQS allow the card to be stamped for sale or reduced items but that it okay with me. The other LQS keeps track of your spending, when you reach $300, you get a $20 gift card.
    Again, no sale items are allowed to be a part of that total.

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    mine does (whooho) and they even have 1 section of sale fabrics that if you finish bolt..you get 50percent!

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    wow...don't think that's possible here

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