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Thread: Shelf Life

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    Super Member MistyMarie's Avatar
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    Perhaps that is how long they are "popular" in a quilt store. After that, customers start thinking that the LQS isn't the place to shop because all the stock is "old". I have been in a few stores where the same fabric has sat for months and months. I understand keeping the TOTs and some of the basics in, but when they very obvious prints, they need to move quickly to keep a shop competitive with on-line stores. I won't go to the effort to shop in my LQS if I don't think I will be seeing new prints/designs relatively often.

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    Feeling lazy to look it up, but wouldn't that kinda cover the new lines that come out each year? New year, new trends, the cycle continues.

    Looks like we were posting the same time.

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    I'll agree with the one who suggested the "shelf life" of a pattern a company brings out. Perhaps that's when they put it on sale, or can't reorder it because it's no longer made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammyp
    Oh, my goodness. Does that mean I am in danger of my clothes falling apart while I'm wearing them. I hope not!
    I was wondering this as well, how awful to have your clothes fall apart or disintegrate while walking around in public!

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    It sounds like someone who sells fabric thought of this one!!

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    Yes, I think this is about the trend life, not the fabric itself. Though I admit I'm a little confused even so, because that means 'retro' fabrics are already expired?

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    How funny. I never heard that one.

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    I have quilts made from my grandmother, who quilted with her mother in the late 1800's. Much of the material is strong, loved, and used even today.... shelf life? Give me a break!

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    I'll be happy to take all your fabric that has expired. :-D

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    I'd be outta luck. I hace so much fabric that is over 6 months old in my stash. LOL..A crazy person must have said that. LMAO

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