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Old 02-14-2022, 06:36 AM
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Has anyone ordered from JellyRollFabrics.net? I wanted to make each of my granddaughters a Pixelated Heart quilt to show them how much they are loved. The oldest will be 8 and the youngest 4 this year. I ordered 4 charms packs, two in purples and two in blues, their favorite colors. I had assumed they would be quilt shop quality, but the fabric appears thin to me, and I hesitate to use it. If you have ordered their charm packs (not a name brand item) and everything turned out ok, would you let me know please. Package says 100% cotton, and www.Premium Precuts.com. Keeping my fingers crossed that these are ok to use.
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Old 02-14-2022, 07:35 AM
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When I order precuts I learned to buy the name brand fabrics I have used before since I can't feel them before buying. I have never heard of JellyRollFabrics.net. If you are unsure then don't use them for an important gift quilt.
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Old 02-14-2022, 08:38 AM
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I ordered several jelly rolls from them quite a few years ago. I'm not particularly sensitive to smells but they all had a very strong chemical odor and none of the strips had anything on any selvedge to indicate the brand. I assumed they'd been treated to make the fabric seem sturdier than it really was. I donated them to Good Will.
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Old 02-15-2022, 04:42 AM
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I have used their charm packs and they were fine, they didn't smell and I thought they felt ok also.The quilt I made with them turned out nice and I've washed it many times and it hasn't fallen apart. I have noticed a lot of fabrics feel thinner than it used to. Kaffe especially feels thin to me. The same goes for clothing, it all seems thinner than it used to be.
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Old 02-15-2022, 05:25 AM
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In the past I have found pre-cuts not to be cut correctly, thin, etc. So I've quit buying pre-cuts and just cut from my stash. True, it's a lot more work but I know they're cut correctly plus I like to starch all my fabrics before I cut into them so I'm able to do this too.

The only pre-cuts I found to be worthy of my business is from Jinny Beyer's site. You know her fabrics are a very good quality and I do have some of those yet to use up.
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Old 02-15-2022, 05:42 AM
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I would return them with a message that they did not meet your expectations for quality quilting fabric. The company needs to know their customers are not pleased.
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Old 02-15-2022, 06:30 AM
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Originally Posted by lindaschipper View Post
Has anyone ordered from JellyRollFabrics.net?
I looked at their website (which appears to be a canned e-commerce design) and dug down to see where they are located.

Their mailing address is a box at a UPS store in Indiana, so they use a mail service and don't reveal their actual location.

Website ownership info is blocked on Whois/ICANN. The website name is registered through GoDaddy, which usually means it's an individual.

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Old 02-15-2022, 06:49 AM
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The only fabric I buy is a known brand. I don't like surprises. I've bought many precuts from Moda, etc and they were fine. Sorry this happened to you.

BTW- Jinny Beyer is retiring and all her fabric is 40 % off.
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Old 02-15-2022, 07:51 AM
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I cut my own and do not use pre-cuts with one exception only because I know the brand and it is Beatrix fabric lines. I will by layers cakes directly from the manufacture. I have enough fabric in my stash to make all my charm pieces.
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Old 02-15-2022, 08:22 AM
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All precuts are made from yardage. If you buy name brand precuts it's cut from the same fabric sold on the bolt.
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