If I am sending out/sharing my stash with someone, I will usually put a litte note attached to it (if I can remember) where I got the fabric from, ie, Walmart etc. Sometimes the fabric will feel funny, but after a wash, it's as soft as ever. It's the sizing/starch they put in it sometimes to make it look pretty on the shelves.Originally Posted by Melissa
I have actually seen the different qult stores, walking into them, not internet stores, charge a totally different price. One would be higher than the other for the same fabric.
I did make mention one day that it was cheaper at the other shop, didn't mean for the owner to hear me, but she was quick to tell me that the OTHER shop sold bad fabric. lmao
Well, guess what? I went back to the OTHER store and bought the "bad" fabric.
I think it all boils down to what we can afford and WHO we are making it for. For give aways to friends and family, I will usually use what I have. For gifts for babies, auctions, etc,,,,I make sure the quality is better. Don't want your name on a quilt that gets to it's new home and then all of a sudden falls apart.
It also depends on WHAT is being made too. I don't think I'd use $12/yd fabric for a wallhanging.....