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Thread: Best place to buy quilting notions (online or not)

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    I've seen a lot lately about where to get the best prices for quilting fabric, but nothing about where to find the best prices on quilting notions (such as needles, rulers, marking pens, etc). I am teaching a homeschooler hand quilting class and I need to get supplies inexpensively. TIA!

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    I know I get coupons from Michael's crafts and Joann's fabric to help with my cost of supplies.

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    I use my coupons from Joann's too or sometimes Walmart.

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    If you have a Hobby Lobby, they usually have a 40% off coupon (about every other week). As it gets closer to Christmas, their 40% coupon is every week. At least it was last year.

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    I get mine at JoAnn's when they have their notions wall 50% off and that is coming up on Labor Day wknd, I think.

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    Joanns also has an educators discount card. Gives you 15% off anything you don't have a bigger coupon to use. Go to Customer Service and have something to prove you're an educator. If you don't (volunteer position) ask them what they would need. (I would call and ask to speak to store manager)

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    If you have a Tuesday Morning near you they often have notions at a good price, but it takes just checking on them often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cybrarian
    Joanns also has an educators discount card. Gives you 15% off anything you don't have a bigger coupon to use. Go to Customer Service and have something to prove you're an educator. If you don't (volunteer position) ask them what they would need. (I would call and ask to speak to store manager)
    I have one. Love it! Just sent out a note to our homeschool group detailing how to get one, too. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phannie1
    I know I get coupons from Michael's crafts and Joann's fabric to help with my cost of supplies.
    I didn't know that Michaels has quilting supplies. I'll have to check them out. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuziC
    I use my coupons from Joann's too or sometimes Walmart.
    Today is the last day to use a couple of my 40% off coupons for Joanns, so DD and I are headed there this morning. Guess what I'll be using them for. :-D

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    I second Jhittles Wholesale Sewing Supplies. Best prices and shipping is really reasonable. Make sure you know what you are buying because they charge a restocking fee.

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    Joann's with coupons or some online sites will have sales or give free shipping with a minimum purchase of 35-50 dollars like connectingthreads.com or fabric.com or joanns.com, you just kind of have to shop around and see where it would be cheaper

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewlisa
    Quote Originally Posted by Phannie1
    I know I get coupons from Michael's crafts and Joann's fabric to help with my cost of supplies.
    I didn't know that Michaels has quilting supplies. I'll have to check them out. Thanks!
    Micheals doesn't really just a few sewing supplies like scissors rotary cutters pins and needle, a few rulers, but they are very limited, more of a selection at joanns

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    Anyone know anything about www.createforless.com ? Are their prices worth it? How do they compare?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewlisa
    I've seen a lot lately about where to get the best prices for quilting fabric, but nothing about where to find the best prices on quilting notions (such as needles, rulers, marking pens, etc). I am teaching a homeschooler hand quilting class and I need to get supplies inexpensively. TIA!
    Definitely Joann's with coupons and Walmart. It won't help you now, but I do know that for the last several years, Joann's has had all notions 50% off, plus an extra 20% off entire purchase the day after Thanksgiving. That is the only Black Friday shopping I do, and I get enough to hold me over for the year. It saves me a ton of money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewlisa
    Quote Originally Posted by SuziC
    I use my coupons from Joann's too or sometimes Walmart.
    Today is the last day to use a couple of my 40% off coupons for Joanns, so DD and I are headed there this morning. Guess what I'll be using them for. :-D
    :lol: Thanks for the reminder! I almost forgot. :D

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    Joanns raises prices to compensate for coupons.
    One ruler I found at the local quilt shop for 11.50 not on sale and Joanns wanted 15 dollars for it. It was cheaper with a coupon but the shop also had a coupon so the shop was cheaper.

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    I buy most of my notions at Joanns. However, there are some notions that are limited to sell only in quilt stores. Then I have to bite the bullet and pay full price or wait for one of their infrequent sales!

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    the Hancock chain also has 40 or 50% off sales on notions and they will honor Joann's coupons too actually I think all competitors

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    Quote Originally Posted by meemersmom
    Quote Originally Posted by sewlisa
    I've seen a lot lately about where to get the best prices for quilting fabric, but nothing about where to find the best prices on quilting notions (such as needles, rulers, marking pens, etc). I am teaching a homeschooler hand quilting class and I need to get supplies inexpensively. TIA!
    Definitely Joann's with coupons and Walmart. It won't help you now, but I do know that for the last several years, Joann's has had all notions 50% off, plus an extra 20% off entire purchase the day after Thanksgiving. That is the only Black Friday shopping I do, and I get enough to hold me over for the year. It saves me a ton of money.
    I used to be a Joann's store manager years ago, and I remember those Black Friday sales. Lines to the back of the store. People grumbling and nasty. That was before they had scanners. (I did learn to fly through those PLU codes. It has stood me in good stead doing coding where I work.) I said never again, and so far I have kept to it. I may reconsider, though, IF there was a good coupon, and ONLY at Joann's. :wink:

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    JoAnns is a great place to get all your quilting notions.
    Get on their mailing list and use the coupons they send out,
    usually 40% off. They also list sale items which is very often sewing notions, as well as rorary blades, thread, etc.

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    once in a while I get to use the 40% at hobby lobby but 99.5 % of the time every thing in the store is marked 30% off what a bummer!

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    I have shopped at createforless. Prices are not bad at all. Shipping is average-depending on what you purchase. Most of the time, though, you can get your items within a week. Good luck!

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    The Hobby Lobby here will let you use a 40% coupon on sale items. They give you 40% off instead of the sale price.

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