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    There shipping charges seem really outrageous. Is there somewhere else I can find the same fabric but with better prices?

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    What website are you looking at TK?

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    Did you try going on fabric.com, they have free shipping on orders over $35.00, and they are nice to deal with

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    the website is http://www.fabricandart.com, I tried to order 1.5 yards of material and they wanted 13+ dollars for shipping when the fabric was only 15+ dollars.

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    that's terrible

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    Fabric. com great website. That is just what I needed. Thank you so much for the suggestion.

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    the expensive fabric on that website is the designer fabric that would be pricey at any store. japanese fabrics, for example, are always expensive. if you click on their sale fabrics, you'll see some very cute fabric, more traditional in appearance, for reasonable prices. there's a cute farmgirl/boy fabric, and a firetruck material that's also nice. but for designer stuff you have to pay designer prices everywhere. (too bad, huh? :mrgreen: :lol: :lol: )

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    the expensive fabric on that website is the designer fabric that would be pricey at any store. japanese fabrics, for example, are always expensive. if you click on their sale fabrics, you'll see some very cute fabric, more traditional in appearance, for reasonable prices. there's a cute farmgirl/boy fabric, and a firetruck material that's also nice. but for designer stuff you have to pay designer prices everywhere. (too bad, huh? :mrgreen: :lol: :lol: )

    I wasn't complaining about the cost of the fabric. I was complaining about the shipping costs.

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    i just ran through a fake order for $96.00. the shipping was $11.79. for that amount of money that's not that bad. what was the total for the fabric alone on your order? the first $25 is usually the worst.

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    the order was 15 dollars and the shipping was 13. Not something I was willing to do.

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    that sounds way out of wack.

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    I certainly thought soo. I updated the order twice to make sure and that's what it said.

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    i think it's one of these (maybe).

    i rang up $100 exactly. the shipping was $13.04, i believe.

    WELL, that didn't work.
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    https://www.cartmanager.net/cgi-bin/cart.cgi]https://www.cartmanager.net/cgi-bin/cart.cgi[/url]


    i figured it out. you have to cut and paste this link into your own search window, whatever-it's-called. i'm not good with remembering nouns.

    NOW, when i charged $200, the shipping dropped to $2. HUH? see we begin to see a regression here.

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    Well since I'll never order 200 dollars worth of produces I think I'll just stick with Fabric.com. They have wonderful stuff and free shipping with a 35 dollar order at the moment.

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    i know. there are terrific sites all over. are you looking for quality sites with low prices and low shipping?

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    Well let me see if I can put into words what I like to do.

    First off I don't want to spend 100's of hours working on a project and have it come out as less than gorgeous. For example I love to do stamped embroidery but I stopped buying commercial packages long ago because the stamped embroidery had a cartoonish look to it.

    So I am willing to save up and get top quality products and pay for them.

    But then I want the shipping to be what I know it should be. I'm willing to use bulk rates and wait 8 to 12 weeks for delivery to keep shipping rates as low as possible.

    I bet you wonder why right? I'm on disability and my paycheck is not big. So I want to spend the money on the fabric not on the shipping.

    From what you've been saying maybe I need to save up a couple hundred dollars then pick out the next 5 projects that I want to do and get the fabric all at once. I don't like doing that because I never know what life is going to throw me. And I have had to give away or throw away supplies because I end up not being able to use them in the past and I don't want to end up in that situation again.

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    no, no, no! :hunf: don't do that!!

    there are places that will give good product for low shipping. for example, one place ships up to 8 lbs for $4.99 total, etc. or have you tried your hand at dying or bleaching solids? or overdying ugly stuff? you can get very dramatic effects at next to nothing prices.

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