so, I have started following a lot of quilting blogs - I'm a bit addicted.
But they keep mentioning only buying and using "quilt shop quality" fabrics and say to never buy from big places like joanns, etc. I'm a tad confused. I'm pretty sure that joanns and other places carry not only lower grade fabric but also the nice stuff. So isn't it just more important to make sure it's a quality fabric vs. being snotty about where it's purchased? I'll admit that I'm doing all of this on a budget and sometimes I just can't afford the local quilt stores prices. And heck - my local Hancock Fabrics now sells Kona cotton solids in LOTS of colors!
This is the link that got me started - a layer cake swap where they said specifically not to purchase fabric from Joanns or other stores like it:
Am I wrong in my thinking? I guess I've just never been one of those "brand name needed" kind of girls.