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Thread: Frustrated with chain qs in my area

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    Senior Member borntoquilt's Avatar
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    I bot abt 10 fat quarters the other day @ my local CHAIN qs (we all know which one-I complain abt it all the time) I could not get the entire white label off half of them. the glue stuck with little bitty pieces of paper.. I can't even SCRAPE it off. AND one of my fat quarters measured 17 x 18. Aren't they suppost to be 18 x 22 ??? All are going back tomorrow to let their employees get the paper bits off the fabric. I swear everytime I go there - thats the LAST time..... grrrrr. anybody had this experience??

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    I always wash everything and after washing, when I ironed them, the pieces I could not get off before washing, came right off. Hope this helps. I usually do not buy FQ's at that particular store, but did that one time - very frustrating.

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    Thanks! That is good to know. I always wash ALL my fabric before using... was taught that many years ago by college level textile professor.. I ALWAYS do what she said... think the quality of THAT store has gone way down hill in the last few months.. think I'll e-mail them and tell them what I think... :(

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    Last year I bought some fq from that same chain store that start's with the letter "J" and could not get the darn sticker off even after I washed it. I finally had to scrape off with my fingernail....

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    Quote Originally Posted by borntoquilt
    All are going back tomorrow
    Good plan! Unfortunately, you may run into a wall of "don't-give-a-sh** attitude." All you can do at that point is vote with your wallet and take your business elsewhere.

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    i never buy fabric from that store - only batting and notions with a coupon. i find most of their fabric to be of poor quality.

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    We have a new one opening in the metro area. Lots of 50% off coupons. I went and got a book I was eyeing! They did have large plastic tubs marked at 50% off, but I did not venture over to see what they were actually selling at. It is a big pretty store, but I have never been able to find things that they have advertised. :?

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    Think I'll stick with 50% coupons for books, batting and notions. The OTHER frustrating thing is that when I "DO" have a 50% or even 40% coupon-the thing I want to buy is ALREADY on sale so can't use the coupon.. I usually give coupons to ladies walking in the door as I walk out p****d off....

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    I used a coupon on a sale item on line the other day. It let me take the coupon price rather then the sale price. They used to do that in the store but will not any more. Patterns I like to buy there when they are .99$ They are getting worse. We have a Hobby Lobby opening in Pa soon. It is 2 hours away but I will venture there to see what the commotion is about.

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    Seems like when I heat the label with an iron the thing comes off pretty good....might give it a try before washing.....Hope you have better luck next time......

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