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Thread: Disappointed - no squishy for me

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    Grrr I am so annoyed. I ordered 3 metres of this fabric from an online store. I chose it after ALOT of searching for something that was suitable for Christmas, but could be used year round (ie Xmas colours but not snowmen or xmas tree patterns type thing). It is for making placemats for all my friends for Xmas presents. The store just emailed me to say that they have none in stock and will not be getting any more in. Grrr. I can't find anything similar that is not really expensive. At 5 a metre this was rather reasonable. Grrr. At least they told me promptly, and they have refunded my money. I guess I will have to wait until the Festival of Quilts in August to see what I can get.

    On a brighter note, I got a squishy two days ago with 2m of the flannel for the back of Jake's denim quilt, see pic below! It's lush!

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    Sorry about the star material, that really sucks! :evil:
    But I love the other, so cute!!! :D
    Maybe when the rest of the world wakes up, someone on here will know where to find some of the Stars! :wink:

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    Mary - I love the teddies! Look here for Christmas fabric http://thetabbycat.com/shop/index.ph...ort=20a&page=1 the prices are per 1/2 metre though!

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    Rainbow Crafts have some star fabric, 4.10/metre. In red, also in green, free UK postage over 20

    http://www.rainbowcrafts.eu/rose-and...r-19628-0.html




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    That's cute stuff!
    Sucks you can't get it from that place. Sure hope you can find it elsewhere!

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    Thanks Katrine and Kathryn, those links are really helpful. It makes me wince when I see fabric priced at over 5 for HALF a metre! Eeek. I have so little cash left after paying all my bills, it seems so much to pay. Maybe I should buy a metre a month, then it won't seem as though I'm spending that much!

    Do you guys get fabric in France, how are the prices there? Or do you order from UK?


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    Quote Originally Posted by PrettyKitty
    Do you guys get fabric in France, how are the prices there? Or do you order from UK?

    Fabric in France is around 16 - 20 euros per metre! I order mostly from the UK and sometimes even from the States - even with shipping it's cheaper. I've no idea why I can buy for example, a Robert Kauffman print for 9 USD per yard and have it shipped from the States for a few dollars BUT the same fabric in a shop here is 20 euros (about 28USD) per metre - presumably the shop can get better rates than me so their mark up must be horrendous! Social charges for self-employed here are quite high, but even so! DH says it's because there's no market here for fabric - but they'll never GET a market at those prices!

    I order mostly from the UK - Cotton Patch, Tabby Cat and Lady Sew and Sew. Any other tips for good sites, much appreciated! :D

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    Cotton Patch is my LQS! I say local, but as it is on the other side of B'ham from me it still takes 45 mins to drive. It is a lovely store though, I love to visit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrettyKitty
    Cotton Patch is my LQS! I say local, but as it is on the other side of B'ham from me it still takes 45 mins to drive. It is a lovely store though, I love to visit.
    I went there for the first time back in April - we were staying in Stow so about 45 mins the other side; when I went in the door, I just stood there a while and breathed in the atmosphere! I bought the Grace Hoop and stand from them, among other things! :wink: Met Geoff and some of the girls - everyone there is so knowledgeable and helpful - in fact Geoff was so 'helpful' he talked me into a silver plated Roxanne's thimble! :D But he was right - I love it! There's nothing to beat shopping in 'the flesh' so to speak.

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    loving bof of doze :wink:

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    k3n wrote:
    ...Met Geoff and some of the girls - everyone there is so knowledgeable and helpful - in fact Geoff was so 'helpful' he talked me into a silver plated Roxanne's thimble! :D But he was right - I love it! There's nothing to beat shopping in 'the flesh' so to speak.[/quote]

    K, LOL...every time, you use the expression, "in the flesh", I giggle, cause it makes me think of nekkidivity!!!! :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltncrazy
    k3n wrote:
    ...Met Geoff and some of the girls - everyone there is so knowledgeable and helpful - in fact Geoff was so 'helpful' he talked me into a silver plated Roxanne's thimble! :D But he was right - I love it! There's nothing to beat shopping in 'the flesh' so to speak.
    K, LOL...every time, you use the expression, "in the flesh", I giggle, cause it makes me think of nekkidivity!!!! :wink: [/quote]

    I WAS shopping nekkid! What did YOU think I meant? :mrgreen:

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    Sorry for the disappointment. It really stinks when you're hopes get high after ordering the perfect material after a long search, then find out you can't get it.

    But the flannel... is CUTE!!!


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    This thread has made me laugh again! I am seeing "nekkedtivity"! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    When is the British Quilt Festival?
    http://www.twistedthread.com/pages/e...ion.aspx?id=17

    2"rd August and I can't go AGAIN because we're on holiday at that time! I couldn't go last year because i was in Holland: next year, DEFINITELY! wanna come Loretta? :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltncrazy
    k3n wrote:
    ...Met Geoff and some of the girls - everyone there is so knowledgeable and helpful - in fact Geoff was so 'helpful' he talked me into a silver plated Roxanne's thimble! :D But he was right - I love it! There's nothing to beat shopping in 'the flesh' so to speak.


    K, LOL...every time, you use the expression, "in the flesh", I giggle, cause it makes me think of nekkidivity!!!! :wink:


    I WAS shopping nekkid! What did YOU think I meant? :mrgreen: [/quote]

    I should be getting a royalty for smiley usage, following you around the board today :shock: :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Fabric in France is around 16 - 20 euros per metre! I order mostly from the UK and sometimes even from the States - even with shipping it's cheaper. I've no idea why I can buy for example, a Robert Kauffman print for 9 USD per yard and have it shipped from the States for a few dollars BUT the same fabric in a shop here is 20 euros (about 28USD) per metre - presumably the shop can get better rates than me so their mark up must be horrendous!

    The prices here in Ireland are similar. Some of the higher prices would be because most are imported from USA & elsewhere, and Ireland & UK charge import duty which the retailers have to pass on. That won't account for all the difference though, as I can get fabric shipped here for approx half of the cost in our local shop.

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    I love that flannel!!! :D :D :D Hopefully you will find some replacement fabric, soon :wink:

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    Sorry, the first part of my message above was supposed to have been a quote from k3n, but it didn't come out that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    When is the British Quilt Festival?
    It's 20-23 August Loretta!

    http://www.twistedthread.com/pages/e...ion.aspx?id=22

    If anyone wants to fly over, I can put up maybe three of you if you don't mind sleeping on inflatable beds!!! The place where the show is held is very close to me, in fact it is next door to where I work, by Birmingham International Airport.

    I'm excited as my Auntie Sue has asked me if I want to go with her, she got free tickets thru friends at her local sewing guild. She's very good with sewing, but I think more home furnishings than quiltings. I don;t see her often at all, so am looking forward to spending some time with an expert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltncrazy
    k3n wrote:
    ...Met Geoff and some of the girls - everyone there is so knowledgeable and helpful - in fact Geoff was so 'helpful' he talked me into a silver plated Roxanne's thimble! :D But he was right - I love it! There's nothing to beat shopping in 'the flesh' so to speak.
    K, LOL...every time, you use the expression, "in the flesh", I giggle, cause it makes me think of nekkidivity!!!! :wink:
    I WAS shopping nekkid! What did YOU think I meant? :mrgreen: [/quote]

    :shock: where do you hide your cash??? :oops:

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    sorry about the fabric, things like that suck :evil:

    what kind of denim quilt are you making.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltncrazy
    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltncrazy
    k3n wrote:
    ...Met Geoff and some of the girls - everyone there is so knowledgeable and helpful - in fact Geoff was so 'helpful' he talked me into a silver plated Roxanne's thimble! :D But he was right - I love it! There's nothing to beat shopping in 'the flesh' so to speak.
    K, LOL...every time, you use the expression, "in the flesh", I giggle, cause it makes me think of nekkidivity!!!! :wink:
    I WAS shopping nekkid! What did YOU think I meant? :mrgreen:
    :shock: where do you hide your cash??? :oops: [/quote]

    Where do you think? Under her hat, of course!

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    It's so frustrating to find fabric we love than it's not available. I do love the fabric you got though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady

    :shock: where do you hide your cash??? :oops:
    Where do you think? Under her hat, of course![/quote]

    I didn't even need a hat - I had Hans with me! :wink:

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