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Thread: Be careful with charm packs

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    Super Member dotcomdtcm's Avatar
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    Recent purchases are very disappointing- lots of "fillers", polka dots, stripes and just a few "focus fabrics" from the line. These are supposed to be for Halloween & Christmas. I can add to them, but it defeats the purpose of buying a charm pack. I bought these online. Now I know better. Just be careful. No one likes to waste time or $$!

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    Thanks Dotty!

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    Most fabric lines have a whole lot of "go withs" and not just all focus fabrics. A full 40 fabric line is going to have several geometrics and tone on tones in addition to the main fabric.

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    I love charm packs and have never had one that skimped on the focus fabric. I buy Moda precuts.

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    Was it a Moda or something else? I have also had great luck with Moda and love them. Sorry you didnt get what you thought you were getting :(

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    Did not pay attention to manufacturer. Another lesson.
    I also understand this is the whole line. I have a lot of polka dot color combos. It's okay. More pincushions?!!

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    I just saw a quilt that was all made in polka dots. It was fabulous. Maybe you have a new project you're accumulating for and don't know it yet!!!

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    great idea!!!

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    I almost bought a Moda Halloween FQ pack until I realized that there were a lot of fabrics in the line that didn't really "go" with the overall theme, so I totally understand your disappointment. I would say that less than a quarter of the fabrics in that line had any relationship to the main theme. Maybe it was even that same line, since the one I was considering also had a lot of polka dots.

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    Well, just keep in it mind.

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    Thanks Dotty!!!!!!

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    It's always disappointing when you don't get what you thought you were suppose to get. What was the line and who did you order them from?

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    One pack I think is Moda;the other 2 are Benartex. I will have to photo what I've done with them. It is good for a creative stretch. I made a table topper with the first 2 charm pks & now I'm doing a little wall piece with the other. I have some charms I got for Christmas, and I'll prob add some other fabric for a more satisfying design. Now, I know more.

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    thanks for letting us know

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    When I'm thinking of purchasing a charm pack, layer cake, or jelly roll in a fabric line that I'm not familiar with, I always go Google it and look at the image results. Generally, there will usually be a pic showing the full line of fabrics in the collection so I can get a sense of what's below that top fabric in the package.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie
    When I'm thinking of purchasing a charm pack, layer cake, or jelly roll in a fabric line that I'm not familiar with, I always go Google it and look at the image results. Generally, there will usually be a pic showing the full line of fabrics in the collection so I can get a sense of what's below that top fabric in the package.
    Same here. :thumbup:

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    Great advice!!

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    Dotty....Do you use one 5 inch charm to make one of the cute pincushions you have in your avatar?

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    No, but I could. Those are 6" circles for tomatoes & bias rectangles (a la Martha Stewart) for the gourds & pumpkins! This is how we grow vegetables in NYC!

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