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Thread: Joanns fabric quality

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    I have not had any problem with the quilting fabric I have bought at JoAnns. I use my coupons though and try to get the better quilting fabric or the Kona. I bought a collection from a LQS, made the baby quilt, washed it before sending it out and was VERY unhappy with how it came out so now I'm not so cut and dry about 'where' the fabric comes from but rather on 'how' the fabric feels and looks. I do have a few that I made from the Keepsake fabrics (the JoAnns brand) that I have washed and dried over and over with no problems. Maybe I have just been very lucky. Happy quilting.

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    I've bought some great fabrics from JoAnn's and I've gotten some not so great, but they matched the colors I needed, so I used them anyway. I don't figure anything I make is destined to actually become an heirloom, so if it doesn't hold up for a 100 years, oh well, we've gotten however much enjoyment out of it in the x# of years it does last. Now if it feels awful, no matter where I find it, it stays there!

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    I agree with another replier that the Symphony cottons are a reasonable compromise of quality and price.
    There are however cottons that if you hold them up to the light you can see
    through them. But you are not ordering on-line; you are at the store with the
    fabric in your hand and you can make a decision.
    I have purchased truly excellent fabrics at JoAnn's and made lovely quilts.
    I have only been quilting for 9 years so as far as time-tested, they are not.
    But I am not quilting heirloom quilts - I quilt quilts that are meant to be used.
    I also quilt placemats and runners and they have held up through many washings.-Judy

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    Quote Originally Posted by borntoquilt
    For those of us in N.W. WA - there is a mail order fabric place on Camano Island called overtherainbow.com They have just about anything you would want. ( made in USA stuff!) They are open to the public but you must call ahead and let them know when you are coming (so they can have someone there-if light shipping days-most employees leave!) You will NOT be disappointed if you go! I was overwhelmed the first time I went. I don't think I bot a thing... WE usually drive with whomever has the biggest car to carry @ least 6 quilters. We spend HOURS there...... Then go to lunch in Stanwood!! Of course IF we have time we always stop @ the LQS in Anacortes, WA.... We are tired but we are HAPPY!!!!
    Umm are you sure about that URL?? I just went to overtherainbow.com and it connected me to a gay porn site!!

    :oops: :shock: :shock: :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    Quote Originally Posted by borntoquilt
    For those of us in N.W. WA - there is a mail order fabric place on Camano Island called overtherainbow.com They have just about anything you would want. ( made in USA stuff!) They are open to the public but you must call ahead and let them know when you are coming (so they can have someone there-if light shipping days-most employees leave!) You will NOT be disappointed if you go! I was overwhelmed the first time I went. I don't think I bot a thing... WE usually drive with whomever has the biggest car to carry @ least 6 quilters. We spend HOURS there...... Then go to lunch in Stanwood!! Of course IF we have time we always stop @ the LQS in Anacortes, WA.... We are tired but we are HAPPY!!!!
    Umm are you sure about that URL?? I just went to overtherainbow.com and it connected me to a gay porn site!!

    :oops: :shock: :shock: :(
    www.overrainbow.com -- the same thing happened to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jo Mama
    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    Quote Originally Posted by borntoquilt
    For those of us in N.W. WA - there is a mail order fabric place on Camano Island called overtherainbow.com They have just about anything you would want. ( made in USA stuff!) They are open to the public but you must call ahead and let them know when you are coming (so they can have someone there-if light shipping days-most employees leave!) You will NOT be disappointed if you go! I was overwhelmed the first time I went. I don't think I bot a thing... WE usually drive with whomever has the biggest car to carry @ least 6 quilters. We spend HOURS there...... Then go to lunch in Stanwood!! Of course IF we have time we always stop @ the LQS in Anacortes, WA.... We are tired but we are HAPPY!!!!
    Umm are you sure about that URL?? I just went to overtherainbow.com and it connected me to a gay porn site!!

    :oops: :shock: :shock: :(
    www.overrainbow.com -- the same thing happened to me
    I got the same thing so I googled over the rainbow quilt shop on Camano Island & got the shop

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    This forum is getting a little racy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltgran2
    I want to visit Bellingham Wa. in the near future and go to Joanns to check out the fabric there as I've heard so much about many of you purchasing from there. Can you elaborate on the quality of the fabric for me. Is it close to LQS type quality or inferior to that? I have no idea as I've never been there before. Does it hold up very well in quilts that are being used frequently?
    It is about equivalent to Fabricland or Fanny's...maybe a little better. I shop there lots as I make quilts that will be used and used some more. If I were to do a "show" quality quilt, I would likely shop from my LQS. (Not that I ever expect to be good enough to enter a show!!!! ;) )

    When I was in BC last June, I was amazed at how much more Canadians are paying for fabric!!! What a difference from when I lived there!!! However, I did still manage to bring home a few pieces. :D

    Patti

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    *snicker*, porn site....=)

    try this link

    http://www.overrainbow.com/

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    Be careful. Some of their fabric is not as closely woven as the LQS fabrics. However, now that good fabrics have gone up so, I shop at Jo Anne's more and more.

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