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    Connecting Threads Fabrics

    Is the fabric from Connecting Threads good quality? I just got their catalog for the first time and their fabrics look beautiful. Solid fabric for $4.96 a yard?? Is it thin, does it feel rough? If it is quality fabric then I'm going to have to make my first on-line fabric purchase!!!

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    I like their fabric a lot. It's definitely not rough or thin. They have generous cuts and good service.

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    LOVE,LOVE,LOVE CT fabrics!! You can't beat the price and quality!! I love the feel of it!!!

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    I find any shop you occasionally are disappointed. I purchase online a great deal from USA or Australia , New Zealand and take a risk.i have only been sad about colour not fabric.
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    Connecting Threads is the BOMB. You can't go wrong ordering from them.
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    I love their fabric! Get myself into trouble every time I receive one of their beautiful catalogs. The pictures are even more gorgeous and tempting than when viewing online. I suggest you try a fat quarter bundle or some of their clearance fabric and see what you think.

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    I love the ones I have bought. I will be ordering more soon.

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    Right now CT is having a big sale. I bought 15 yards yesterday. Their fabrics are the best.

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    Medium quality - not as bad as the Chinese stuff from Wal-mart, but not as well-designed, well-printed or well-finished as the good stuff from top name brands. Most of it is printed in Mexico.

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    Love their fabrics, and I've ordered several fabrics from them. I wouldn't call them "medium quality" fabrics at all. I think they're very good quality. They prewash well, and sew up beautifully. Have never had a problem with them, and would definitely order them again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michelleoc View Post
    Is the fabric from Connecting Threads good quality? I just got their catalog for the first time and their fabrics look beautiful. Solid fabric for $4.96 a yard?? Is it thin, does it feel rough? If it is quality fabric then I'm going to have to make my first on-line fabric purchase!!!
    I've used quite a bit of their flannel which I love working with. I got one fat quarter (batik) collection that I've not worked with yet, but I have handled it, and it feels great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKO View Post
    Medium quality - not as bad as the Chinese stuff from Wal-mart, but not as well-designed, well-printed or well-finished as the good stuff from top name brands. Most of it is printed in Mexico.

    A lot of the fabric at Wal-mart can be found in other well respected stores.
    China has subsidaries in Mexico???????????
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    Do a search on CT fabrics and you can see the opinions. I fall into the buch that I LOVE their fabrics and threads. Their fabric has such a great feel, hand and softness. I think it has a better feel that most of the LQS's stock - especially lately. I just received the last charm pack yesterday, so now I have a complete set of charms of all of their 'standard' fabrics so that I can order their fabric to fill in 'the blanks' when kitting projects. I have an actual piece of fabric to compare actual fabric-to-fabric colors before I purchased. I think having the charms from them and the Kona Color Card, I can pretty well match anything I have in hand and order on-line when I want/need to.
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    I love shopping at Connecting Threads website. I have used their fabrics in 5 of the 6 quilts I have made. The price is right and there are so many choices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie View Post
    A lot of the fabric at Wal-mart can be found in other well respected stores.
    China has subsidaries in Mexico???????????
    Well, no. Most quilt shops don't sell the same low-quality Chinese fabrics they sell at WM. And the ones that do sell similar items, do it because they feel they have to offer some cheap stuff for those who don't want higher quality merchandise.

    I have no idea what you meant by your second sentence. However, the reference I made that most of Connecting Threads fabrics are printed in Mexico, not that Connecting Threads stuff is Chinese. Most, if not all WM fabrics are made in China.

    Hand and feel aren't the only things that go into making a higher quality fabric. You also have to look at the quality of printing, the quality of the workmanship, the care, the quality of the greige goods used, and other factors. Next time you're comparing, compare things like the crispness of the design, the evenness of the dye coverage, the subtle tones and nuances of the patterns, and other things like that, as well as the finish and hand of the fabrics. You'll see a big difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKO View Post
    Well, no. Most quilt shops don't sell the same low-quality Chinese fabrics they sell at WM. And the ones that do sell similar items, do it because they feel they have to offer some cheap stuff for those who don't want higher quality merchandise.

    I have no idea what you meant by your second sentence. However, the reference I made that most of Connecting Threads fabrics are printed in Mexico, not that Connecting Threads stuff is Chinese. Most, if not all WM fabrics are made in China.

    Hand and feel aren't the only things that go into making a higher quality fabric. You also have to look at the quality of printing, the quality of the workmanship, the care, the quality of the greige goods used, and other factors. Next time you're comparing, compare things like the crispness of the design, the evenness of the dye coverage, the subtle tones and nuances of the patterns, and other things like that, as well as the finish and hand of the fabrics. You'll see a big difference.
    You are among the WalMart haters. I have lots of fabrics from Walmart and I don't have to spend a fortune buying it. Since I give most of my quilts away it is just fine. I don't buy fabrics from LQS.
    Connecting threads fabrics are really great. Since we don't have fabrics made in U.S.A., it has to come from somewhere.
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    greige goods?, crispness of design? subtle tones? evenness of dye coverage? Goodness is my ignorance showing! I just pick material 'cause I like it. just sayin
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    I LOVE the CT fabrics!!!

    Good thing I don't have more money or I would spend tons
    on new fabric just from CT alone.

    It has a luxurious feel to it (in MY opinion) there are times when
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    Even my husband who usually just rolls his eyes at my stash
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie View Post
    I've used quite a bit of their flannel which I love working with. I got one fat quarter (batik) collection that I've not worked with yet, but I have handled it, and it feels great.
    Good to know you are happy with the quality of their flannel. I am going to have to buy about 4 yards to make a chenille back for a baby quilt.

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    I buy CT fabric and quilt kits. I have no complaints at all. I mix it with the brand name quilt fabric bought at Hancocks's of Paducah and Keepsakes Quilting, can't tell any difference in quality. I ordered very expensive Tula Pink fabric and sent it back, didn't like the drape or feel at all. You can't go by name or price when it comes to fabric. David Textiles is sold at Walmart and it is the same as sold in quilt shops. I asked the quilt shops that sell it and they said yes, it comes from the same bolt lots and the shops sell it for about the same price as Walmart. Craft fabric which is 100% cotton sold at Walmart will be the less quality. The quilting fabric at Walmart is about $8 - $9 a yard. If your Walmart doesn't have quilt fabric then it's craft fabric.
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    yes great thread, but look for good sales on it...

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    I have ordered fabric and kits from CT, never had a problem. They are very generous with the fabric in the kits.
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    I highly recommend them. The solids are great and also their threads. Che k out their clearance section as well.

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    I buy from CT all the time and love their fabrics. They have great sales, 40% off basics now. I also get my batting there during their sales. The fabric is not low quality. But then I am also a WM shopper too, I buy lots of fabrics there because they are close and I can find great deals (love the clearance bins). I have tried shopping at LQS, but can't afford the pricing. And I have found very thin crappy fabrics there too!

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    I've been a CT customer for awhile. I haven't been disappointed in the quality and am pleased with the prices. The flannel is the better than that I've found anywhere else...it is so cuddly after washing! :-) My only difficulty with CT is that sometimes the colors aren't quite what I think they'll be and I'm not sure if that happens during the printing of the catalog or if it's just my perception. My most recent order was fat quarters of the patriotic fabrics. All sturdy and they are a pleasure to cut and sew.
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