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Thread: Anyone here near a Ben Frankllin Crafts Store??

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    I have a question.

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    We have a Ben Franklin store nearby.

    What's your question?

    Deara

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    I Pm'ed you

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    Ditto back at ya.

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    Wow...they are still around?!?!? Such memories when I was little. Are they up north still?

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    There are three or four here in Pa but none anywhere near me.

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    i also have a ben franklin

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    i also have a ben franklin

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    How interesting. Just yesterday I asked a cousin in Virginia if the old Ben Franklin was still in Woodstock. It is! She went on to say, they still have a Wal-Mart with a fabric department.

    I found a Ben Franklin about 20 miles West of Cincinnati, about a year ago.
    I phoned to ask if they carried fabrics and when assured that they did, I made plans to stop by the store. I could not find the store as such, but it was inside a Drug Store and they had all of about 50 bolts of fabric. It is not currently on the list (location finder - on their web site) so my guess is it is also gone. Those were the days!!

    Anyone heard anything new about Wal-Mart? Every once in a while we hear that a new store has opened and carries fabrics. Who would have known that the "pre-cut fabrics" they were talking about would be Jelly rolls and such from poor quality fabrics? I was in one in WV and I would not want to sew with the fabrics they were offering.

    Hope everyone is keeping busy sewing up their stash.

    June in Cincinnati

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    The issue is that I am looking for this fabric and the shipping on the site is 150% of the purchase price. I hate to be gouged by shipping. I have contacted two stores (thank you Deara) and neither of them had it. I am wondering if it is only available on the web site.

    http://www.benfranklincrafts.com/ser...-FABRIC/Detail

    I am making a lap quilt for a friend that is a Geometry teacher. If you have any ideas Please let me know.

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    We have a new Walmart SuperStore...and while some of the fabric there is about the same as tissue, there are also some rather nice pieces...I picked up a few, did a prewash on them, and they seem to be fine...the color is good, and the quality didn't wash away with the sizing....

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    I'll look here on Thursday and see if they have that fabric.
    For that price, I'm thinking it's not all that great of a fabric.
    Ok, just read the description again and that's for just a small piece.

    How much do you need if I find it?

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    I would like at least one yard but would rather have 1.5 yards.

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    I'll look and see if they have it and let you know.

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    You rock Teri.

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    Yea, I know! lmao!

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    Alco stores have the Fabric Palette pre cuts. No way to order online from them though. Is anyone close to an Alco that can look for this fabric?

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    Thank you BellaBoo. I have never heard of Alco.

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    We still have a couple in the greater metro area. I will try calling the stores to see if they have this fabric. :lol:

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    Well, I visited the Ben Franklin in Webster Groves and they do NOT have that fabric. They do not use sku numbers or anything like that because they only have flats, and according to the lady there, the left overs. They also carry some fabric on bolts, but the geometric solids that you are looking for is not familiar to the ladies there. Sorry. I tried! :(

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    I'll look on Thursday. Our Ben Franklin mostly has batiks. Being on an island and all. But they also carry fat quarters. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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    Ben Franklin has been in Battle Creek for a long time-moved several times but now the small store has a "store closing" sign in the window. I don't know when the store will actually close. With Hobby Lobby, Joann's, Walmart and Michael's, I am sure that BF cannot compete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shemjo
    Well, I visited the Ben Franklin in Webster Groves and they do NOT have that fabric. They do not use sku numbers or anything like that because they only have flats, and according to the lady there, the left overs. They also carry some fabric on bolts, but the geometric solids that you are looking for is not familiar to the ladies there. Sorry. I tried! :(
    Thank you so much Shemjo

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    I think there is a Ben Franklin in Tremonton, UT. What do you need?

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    Here is the manufacteror's link. You might just be able to find it somewhere else.

    http://www.merchantcircle.com/busine...C.864-288-2211

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