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Old 07-08-2019, 10:41 AM
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I am not a big JAF shopper either. I much rather get my fabrics from quilt stores. I do mostly online anymore. My closest quilt shop with fabrics is close to an hour from here. I don't drive very far from home.
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Old 07-08-2019, 10:55 AM
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Don't worry, Juliasb, even in the moratorium we have our slips and sometimes you've just got to do what you've got to do. I don't know if the others give themselves exceptions/exemptions but I give myself some slack on thrift store buys which I do have a lot of success in finding good stuff.

So far this year I've bought minimal new stuff, including recently multiple yards at Walmart for $1 a yard/precut package, and one half yard which was used immediately in a project, so that's barely anything, about $20 in 2019 so far. I mean -- a buck a yard! If I can't resist that, I don't see how I can resist a penny a yard I would have done the same thing, so as I say -- Score!
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Old 07-08-2019, 12:12 PM
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I just called two JoAnn stores in my area (Apple Valley, MN and Edina, MN) and I was told that their deal was:

Buy one yard of regular or sale priced fabric and then one could get one yard of selected clearance fabric for $0.01 a yard.

The limit was ten yards of regular or sale priced fabric and get ten yards of selected clearance fabrics for $0.01 a yard.

You might want to call your local store before making the trip.
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Old 07-08-2019, 03:14 PM
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Whoa, that is quite a deal. I guess that is one way to clear out the clearance racks. Enjoy your new in house fabric store. That is truly shopping your stash.
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Old 07-08-2019, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by NZquilter View Post
Unfortunately my closest Joann is a 45 minute drive away...

I was close to four Joann's but I ended up married to a Kathy for 20+ years.
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Old 07-08-2019, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by leonf View Post
I was close to four Joann's but I ended up married to a Kathy for 20+ years.
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Old 07-08-2019, 05:18 PM
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I just did the math. I got 140 yards of fabric and 11 yards of pellum. If I had paid full price it would have cost me $1,146.53. As it was I paid $1.40 and $4.50 for 1.5 yd at 30% off. Every store is handling it different. I think it depends on how badly they want to get rid of the fabrics. You are correct that the sign for this sale reads very differently. I just got very lucky. A sale I couldn't pass up. I have 16 different bolts that have between 5-12 yards of fabric on them. Now I have to find a place to put all of it. That will be for tomorrow as this lady is very tired.
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Old 07-08-2019, 05:41 PM
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Wow! Moratorium or not, that deal is one nobody would pass up! To buy $1146.53 of fabric for $5.90 is amazing! A big congratulations!!
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Old 07-08-2019, 07:05 PM
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That's incredible! You must have been on a fabric high while you shopped at those prices! Good thing I didn't read this post till just now or I would've been sorely tempted--even though I haven't bought fabric at Joann since I can't remember when. I'm on a moratorium as well and it's going really well. My resolve is strong because my shoulder is weak. LOL Hurts to sew for more than 1 hour.
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Old 07-08-2019, 07:37 PM
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My JoAnn’s just moved to a new location last week. They had an “Everything Must Go” sale at the old location so I doubt they have much clearance fabric. Plus I’m on a strict fabric diet so I stayed away. Good deal for some though.
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