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Thread: Bags of Stash

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    I was at a local wholesale the other day and he showed many shelves of "header Cards" These are cards the manufacturer makes to show off the fabrics in a line. He also has boxes of short pieces of fabric he got from fabric companys.
    If these were put in bags and offered in the quilt shop.....Would you buy it. It is all good first quality fabric. One card had 5 pieces on it ranging from smallest about 12" up to almost full width x 12"

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    how is it attached to the cardboard? is it glued? the glue may not come off. stapled? it may leave holes. proceed with caution.

    that being said, if you like the fabric and the price is right and you think you can use it anyway, then why not? is it 100% cotton?

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    Yes, yes I would.

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    love the scraps, i sure would

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    Yup. Love the scrap box

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    Sure would. It beats having to buy a fat quarter when you only need a patch.

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    I would take it in a heartbeat. I love finding and using that kind of stuff.

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    Sure , if the price is reasonable for what is offered. People buy precuts , so why not. One fabric shop by me sells 2 &1/2 inch strips by the each , so you can make up a custom jelly roll or just buy a few.

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    Oh heck yes as long as it is reasonable and useable!

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    My DIL has purchased beautiful sample packs and made outstanding scrappy quilts. The prices were unbelievable. The samples were glued to the label, she just cut the fabric at the edge of the label. Her quilts are really outstanding and the quality of the fabrics is top quality!

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    A local quilt shop sells these for $1 a piece. If it is fabric I like I buy them. they just have a big box under a table or in a corner and people like to dig through. I like finding several of the same cards so I have enough for a little top or I put cards together that will blend. I think selling by the bag will not work as people might not like everything in it unless it is from the same line and it matches.

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    I have bought boxes of these salesman samples off Ebay and they are usually stapled onto the cardboard header. I do scrappy quilts and buying fabric like this, gives me 'some' of all the fabrics in the line. I've seen them range from 6 inch squares to 6 x 12pieces, up to 12 x 18 inches pieces. I love to find deals like these, so YES...I would buy them in a heart beat!!

    jodi

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    Yes I would if the price is right :D:D:D

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    I sure would like to be able to get some.

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    I would buy them, you bet. I'm a scrappy kind of quilter, so I can find a project for almost any size.

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    I buy these all the time, but probably pay less then your contact is asking. Some of them have large amounts of fabric.

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    Would certainly buy them .... have made several lap quilts with
    decorator samples (heavier than quilting cotton, more like for drapes, pillows)

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    my daughter brought some of these home from work where they were tossing them. I dont think i would buy them but hey for free yes why not. I cut them off where the staples were and got a few strips and a five inch square out of them. all christmas fabric. there weren't really that many but I got a pack of nickles out of them.

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    I would buy them.

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    I know I would buy them!

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    yes i would buy it if not too much

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    YES...
    You tear off the header paper as much as you can get off and the gently wash the adhesive away...

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    I would, I love scrappy quilts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Yes I would if the price is right :D:D:D
    Me too! :D

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    I'd buy them if I liked the color/s. It sounds like a good price for good fabric.

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