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Old 05-26-2012, 05:44 AM
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I bought a BUNCH of flannels at JoAnn's sale yesterday. I've already washed most of it and they are all bleeding! Some of them have already gone through three or more washes and rinses!
Does anyone know if JoAnn's takes them back if they can't be used?

Any hope/suggestions (for the fabric, not JoAnn's)?

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Old 05-26-2012, 05:53 AM
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I would most certainly take them back. I believe they require that the fabric has not been cut and if you have your receipt you should get your money back. Curious was this the Snuggle flannel or Quilters Quality flannel?
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Good grief! I have no idea if they will take it back but it doesn't hurt to check. If you've had to repeat wash it, is it getting faded and pilling too?
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How awful to buy something you can't use. I would sure take it back. I know Hancocks takes it back. They stick a little tag on it you keep and use if you need to return it. Good luck.
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I just don't trust non LQS fabrics.... especially flannels. So many places put cheaper inferior items for sale for those 'super sales'. The stores make more profit than their regular stuff but you get way less quality. Sorry you had this experience..... yes, try to take it back.
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Originally Posted by joyce888 View Post
I would most certainly take them back. I believe they require that the fabric has not been cut and if you have your receipt you should get your money back. Curious was this the Snuggle flannel or Quilters Quality flannel?
The Quilters flannel did not bleed. The Snuggle did.
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Good grief! I have no idea if they will take it back but it doesn't hurt to check. If you've had to repeat wash it, is it getting faded and pilling too?
Doesn't look faded or pilled but it is sure bleeding!
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My local LQS only has pastel patterned in baby stuff flannel. I want vibrant colors; solid and patterned but not in baby style.
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You can try to take it back - make sure you have the receipt with you.

I consider fabric 'defective' if it keeps releasing color.

On the positive side - aren't you relieved that you found out that this fabric has issues BEFORE you cut and sewed it?
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Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
You can try to take it back - make sure you have the receipt with you.

I consider fabric 'defective' if it keeps releasing color.

On the positive side - aren't you relieved that you found out that this fabric has issues BEFORE you cut and sewed it?
Yes, I ALWAYS wash first thing.
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