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Thread: What is flat fold fabric?

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    A lqs near me is having an inventory sale. In the notice they mention Flat fold fabric $4.00 a yard 1 yard minimum

    What is flat fold? Is that stuff already off the bolt or something?

    I feel stupid for asking lol

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    Well don't feel stupid. I don't know if this is right or not it just makes sense. At the Ben Franklin I go to has a table of just folded fabrics. They fold them like they were on a bolt but they aren't. Those are the sale fabrics. My favorite table.
    We'll see what others say. I"m curious too. :-D

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    Don't feel stupid - you have to ask to learn! And yes, you are correct. It could be off the bolt for any number of reasons, but I think usually it is the remnant after most of the bolt has been sold.

    Darren

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    Don't feel stupid, I don't know what that means either!

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    I have seen flat folds in 1/2yd up to almost a full bolt. The one thing they all have in common is they are off the actual bolt and folded on a table or shelf :D:D:D

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    And see I learned something new again today :lol: I had no clue :oops:

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I have seen flat folds in 1/2yd up to almost a full bolt. The one thing they all have in common is they are off the actual bolt and folded on a table or shelf :D:D:D
    I would only add one thing to what amma said - if you buy random flat folds from other than LQS you may not know the fabric content as it is off the cardboard core.

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    Picture of flat folds I bought at Marshall Dry Goods.
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    I buy a lot of flat folds from my supplier. They are usually 5 yards or less. They are from the end of the manufacturers bolts that are just not enough to make a full (store) bolt. Quilt shop bolts hold 15-18 yds. The fabrics are the same. My supplier calls when they get in a new line and I just buy the flat folds.

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    Thanks for the replies I dont know if I am going to make it to their sale but I was curious as to what flat fold was you thanks! Learn something new everyday!

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