Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 10 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 97

Thread: Is it just me or is this expensive.

  1. #1
    Junior Member cindle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    249
    I went to Fabric Land (I dispise this store) to buy some things to start making a bow tuck tote. So after first trying to find someone to help me for a good 10 minutes I stood at the cash when a sales lady finally approached me asking if I needed help. I asked her where the pellon was and she showed me. I would never have found it because it was hidded under their cutting tables. She finds the one I need and is just about to cut when I asked how much it was meter. She then replied it is $15 a meter. I think my jaw hit the ground. I was like forget that I can get it cheaper in the states and walked out. Is pellon usually that expensive? When you make a bow tuck tote how much do all your supplies usually cost? Sorry this is so long I just can't believe the cost some things at some stores compaired to the cost at others.

  2. #2
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,114
    Blog Entries
    1
    I think it is around $7 - $8 here.

  3. #3
    Super Member shequilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    1,339
    I don't know what that is in US dollars, but it sure sounds expensive!
    Let me know if I can send you some.

  4. #4
    Super Member purplemem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Misssissippi
    Posts
    3,305
    Blog Entries
    1
    Pellon here in Mississippi is about $8 per yard/or metre. I find that to be expensive. All-in-all, a purse costs me about $20 to make, not including labor. I have to really like the purse to make it now.

  5. #5
    Lady Shivesa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    WV, USA
    Posts
    752
    I don't know much about pellon, and I've never made a bowtuck, but I've been experimenting with making tote bags and recently a messenger bag using either jean material (heat n' bonded to the fabric and then sewn over) or for the messenger bag I used an old skirt I had and it worked great. You do have to sew over it even after you use the heat n' bond (at least with lite), but it doesn't cost much and it gives your bag a quilted look. Just thought I'd throw that out there.

  6. #6
    Junior Member cindle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    249
    Quote Originally Posted by shequilts
    I don't know what that is in US dollars, but it sure sounds expensive!
    Let me know if I can send you some.
    Aww thanks shequilts thats really sweet of you. I'm on a mission now lol I will find pellon for cheap. Actually I get Joann coupons in the mail maybe ill head over to the states cuz I'm there A LOT hehe and see what I can find shopping is so much better there too.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    749
    Blog Entries
    1
    We must live in the same city!! I think it is very expensive - you have to add on the 13% Ontario tax too. I hardly ever find anything at Fabricland. I was looking for the aluminu ironing board fabric and it was $20 and not very nice (was really rough and had defects).

    The border is very close to me so I go to Joann's with coupons and it is a nice outing for the day. Even with the border crossing fees and the the 6% MI tax it is much cheaper.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    343
    What is Pellon?

  9. #9
    Senior Member quilter on the eastern edge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Newfoundland, Canada
    Posts
    645
    Just out of curiosity I called Fabricville here (it's the same company). They had no pellon in stock but she said it would usually be about $5.00/metre.

    I dislike Fabricland/Fabricville as well. The worst one I was ever in is at the Pickering Town Centre. Ick!

  10. #10
    Senior Member dungeonquilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    982
    I used regular cotton batting and 505 spray adhesive for mine. Worked very well. And as the batting was left overs, it didn't cost me anything.

Page 1 of 10 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.