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Thread: Pricing question on pre-cuts

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    Forum readers, I would appreciate your thoughts on this.

    Windham Fabrics has some wonderful designs, and they also offer pre-cuts for at least some of their collections. Their price for their FQ bundles seems okay to me, but their Fat Rolls (5" x 44" strips of fabrics, rolled up) seems way too high.

    So before I order any of these types of pre-cuts for my shop, I would like to know how it seems to you.

    Here are pictures and prices from Fat Quarter Shop, a reliable website that has pretty much standard-retail prices for the newer collections.

    The Seville FQ bundle has 32 fabrics and is priced at $84.99, so that's 8 yards, which works out to a price of $10.63 per yard.

    The Fat Roll, is priced at $69.99, and with 32 fabrics works out to 4.44 yards, for a price of $15.76 / yard.

    Now it's fun to have a little bit of every fabric in a collection, which is what makes the pre-cuts a nice idea. But the fat roll contains just a tad more than half the yardage as in the FQ bundle, and it's not very much less in price.

    As I look at it, the Fat Rolls are just NOT a good value. Since Windham doesn't do jelly rolls, I suppose if you need the full width of the fabric and want a little bit of everything you'd have to go with the fat rolls but... seems to me it's definitely overpriced.

    What say you, wise and financially-savvy quilters?

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    I haven't bought any precuts yet, but the size of the fat roll is what I would like IF I bought but not for that price, that's just out of the question.

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    I stay away from the fat rolls and the FQ bundles. I generally do not like all that matchy matchy fabric. I rather pick and choose each of my FQ to get exactly what I want. I do like the convenience of the 5" square packs for a quick quilt.

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    To expensive for my taste.

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    I would not buy it and would get the FQ. I always figure out what it costs me a yard. I buy a good amount of quilter's quality FQs but do not own a roll yet.

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    Too expensive for some. I'd thinking and hard before I spent that much.

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    way too exspensive dont get them

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    I would never pay that much for a precut. Ouch.

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    I agree, I always figure out the cost per yard with pre-cuts, I expect them to be slightly more, but not that much more. I would not buy that at all. I would pay the extra $15 and get the FQ bundle myself.

    Rachel

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    I've looked at other pre-cuts at Fat Quarter Shop and thought they were very expensive compared to other shops on the web (IMHO). I love pre-cuts and have bought several jelly rolls, charm packs, dessert rolls, layer cakes and turnovers to use in my quilts. They certainly are convenient and I like that all the fabrics coordinate. I would shop around if it were me :)

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