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Thread: If you buy fabric online... (poll)

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    Senior Member SWEETPEACHES's Avatar
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    If you buy fabric online... (poll)

    Does the name of the fabric line encourage you to look at that fabric? In other words, I am more apt to look at "wildflowers" but something named "cabbage and roses" I wouldn't. I would look at "phenomenal fall" but not "crab shack".

    If I don't like the name, I won't even give it a chance (to make it into my house)
    Anyone else do that?

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    Super Member hopetoquilt's Avatar
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    Sometimes the great name makes a fabric line more appealing or sparks a quilting idea but a poor name doesn't have a negative effect.

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    Super Member Nanaquilts44's Avatar
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    Sure if the name is appealing then that would make me look at it. Since lots of people love cats something with kitty or cat would be something they probably would look at.

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    Yes, I'm quilty as well. There's so many websites that by the time I find one that has reasonable prices I'm too tired and worn out to go through every crazy name. I'd rather go to Hobby Lobby, Hancock Fabrics or JoAnns and get something I like because I can see it.

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    Senior Member darlin121's Avatar
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    When I look for fabric online I am looking for something specific usually. Names don't concern me overmuch. Some times that "cabbage rose" turns out to be a really lovely fabric. There are always surprises out there!
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    Senior Member pippi65's Avatar
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    I LOOK at ALL the fabric!! Never know what you'll see. I don't want to miss out on something that catches my eye. So I can't say I go by the name. Interesting to see what your poll finds.
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    Super Member Lori S's Avatar
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    I 'm not a cat person so if it has cat in the name .. I don't look at it. The name of the line has to have something in it that I am looking for .. if not I move on.

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    Super Member GingerK's Avatar
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    Unless I am looking for a specific collection or line, price is what motivates me to 'look'. I just paid LQS price for a meter of 'can't wait MUST have it for a class and it MUST match fabric ($15.49) The biggest drawback with online shopping, is that you never get a true colour from their photos or your own monitor. Once that drawback has been overcome, I think our LQS's will all be history. I know that I can't pay that kind of money for all the fabric for a queen sized quilt.
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    Senior Member alisonquilts's Avatar
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    I'm afraid I don't even notice the names - poor, sad fabric marketers! I don't pay attention to their efforts!! To narrow the field of online fabrics I usually start somewhere like Hancock's of P and visit the discount bins. I am always finding great stuff at good prices in those bins...and it keeps the number of items I'm viewing down to a manageable level. If I find something I like but want to see it in a different color then I might start using the name of the fabric line, but only as a search tool.

    (And if I do a search and have eighteen pages to scroll through, I tend to retreat from the field of battle. Especially if it is a website that won't let me choose how many images to view on a page.)

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    Power Poster Jingle's Avatar
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    I have bought from Connecting Threads and Joanns on line. I always look at all the fabrics, kits too. I always want to see everything they have before I make a choice. Names don't make a difference to me.
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