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Thread: Has anyone bought fabric lots from ebay?

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    Has anyone bought fabric lots from ebay?

    Were you happy with the quality and quantity? I make rag quilts, QAYG, purses, little girl dresses, and other projects if that helps with the question. Are there certain vendors you prefer? Are there other online sites you like better? Are there certain vendors you would not buy from again? Thanks for any input you can offer.

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    this is such a wide open question because unlike buying from an online quilt shop, there are about a zillion different sellers. Having said that, I have bought LOTS of stuff on ebay including fabric. I look at the feedback number, and if you click on the number, you can actually see the feedback posts. i look to see what items the comments are about, then make a decision. There is a place on this board where board members sell fabric. This might be something you would also like to consider.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/items-sale-trade-f20/
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    Hi...I have had some amazing fabric deals from ebay and some really bad experiences....if I buy from a private seller I now always ask if it from a smoke free environment as I bought some once that smelt so bad I could never use it !

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    I bought a large amount of 1930's reproduction charm squares from Emerald City Fabrics e-bay store and was very happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    this is such a wide open question because unlike buying from an online quilt shop, there are about a zillion different sellers. Having said that, I have bought LOTS of stuff on ebay including fabric. I look at the feedback number, and if you click on the number, you can actually see the feedback posts. i look to see what items the comments are about, then make a decision. There is a place on this board where board members sell fabric. This might be something you would also like to consider.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/items-sale-trade-f20/
    Thank you for your comments. You are so right about the amount of sellers. I have looked several times and I get so overwhelmed that I don't buy anything. I will look at the feedback for sure, that will help. I have bought from Etsy with good results. As you can see I am not that computer literate because I just hit some button that changed my font and I will have to get my daughter to fix it.

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    As fabric is so expensive here I use eBay US a lot. Good sellers are;
    Jordans of Oregon
    Twin Orchard Textiles
    Phillyfabrics
    La Chakra
    Lang may yer lum reek.

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    I've bought a lot of the Moda scrap bags from Maya'a quilt shop, they're fun because you get to see all the fabrics in the lines.
    And I'm scared to push the wrong button, too, because worse things have happened than chaning the font!

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    I have bought scraps, old blocks, an unfinished top and cut pieces. If you are NOT buying from a shop or regular vendor be sure to read the descriptions and squint at the pictures. Some dealers don't know as much about fabric as they might....especially about fabric content. Ask questions before bidding.

    The charm packs I purchased from several sellers have been GREAT--perfectly cut, smooth, and assortments I would never been able to assemble myself.

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    I bought some hoping to use it in a quilt for a grandson. When it arrived the fat quarters were gutted and the fabric was of awful quality. I contacted the seller - well you don't need to know about the tussel which followed.

    Now I buy only what I can examine with my hands.

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    Have had much success with lauriesfabricshop bought many pieces and lots from them and have not been disappointed yet. Good luck!

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