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Thread: Keep an eye on your fabric. Check it before you pay and leave.

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    Super Member mimom's Avatar
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    I bought 2 different prints today and they both had color defects on them about the size of a pin head. Its nothing I cant fix with a sharpie but enough to get an additional 20% off

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    i've had that happen at other places too. it's so disappointing when it's discovered.

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    I've also had alot of flaws in fabric. Now I hold them up to the light before I start cutting to avoid a flaw in the middle of something after it's sewed together...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandee
    I've also had alot of flaws in fabric. Now I hold them up to the light before I start cutting to avoid a flaw in the middle of something after it's sewed together...
    it's a good idea to do that in the store, if you can. I have found some horrendous defects in "first-run" fabric. Esp. necessary if you are using it for backing or borders, and can't cut around the flaw.

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    Thanks for the tip.

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    I wash my new fabric first. I iron it on the wrong side and have caught a few oopsies that way too. Thankfully not many.

    piney

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