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    Fabric dot com and Amazon

    I have noticed that the only place I could find my favorite batting was on fabric dot com. I used to buy the batting, and shop for a little 'sale' fabric just for fun. Now that they have linked up with amazon, you usually have a minimum amount of 'on sale' yardage you have to purchase, often as much as 6 yards! I am so disappointed. Now the only place I can find my favorite batting is on amazon, so I guess that is what I will have to do.

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    FYI: Amazon owns Fabric.com.

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    I've always ordered wide flannel for backing from Fabric.com. I got my latest order from them last week ( it came shipped by Amazon) and I could just cry! Their flannel has always been nice- soft and thick, no problems with it at all. What I got last week is a joke. When it came out of the dryer, it had pills all over it. It's disgusting, I can't even use it or return it because I've already washed and dried it. I guess they've changed their supplier. I won't be ordering any more from them.
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    It's sad to hear that Fabric.com is now owned by Amazon. Really too bad. I've ordered from them in the past but will not order from them anymore.
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    RosaSharon, what is the brand of batting you prefer?

    I will still buy from Fabric.com if they are the only one who has what I need, but when they went to the policy of charging more for 1/2 yd., it ceased to be a practical place for me to shop. I haven't really missed them, and I doubt they have missed me, LOL. Thankfully, there are endless alternatives.
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    My favorite batting

    Quote Originally Posted by joe'smom View Post
    RosaSharon, what is the brand of batting you prefer?

    I will still buy from Fabric.com if they are the only one who has what I need, but when they went to the policy of charging more for 1/2 yd., it ceased to be a practical place for me to shop. I haven't really missed them, and I doubt they have missed me, LOL. Thankfully, there are endless alternatives.
    I hesitate to say what my favorite batting is because so many won't use polyester, but I truly love the Dream Green polyester. It is soft, no scrim, easy to work with, no pill, no shrinkage after it is all quilted and laundered in the future. Oh, and cheap too.

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    its funny I loved Fabric.com and I do still really like Amazon... but I hate to say that Fabric.com lost something special they had when Amazon bought them.

    the only thing that I do like is that now that Amazon owns Fabric.com I am able to find items that ship for free. Not all of it does but I don't have to spend $50.... I just look at Amazon before I order from Fabric.com

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    Didn't know Amazon owns them. Good to know

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    RosaSharon, I googled the Dream Green poly batting, and there seem to be several places that carry it, along with some Etsy sellers. Here's a link to the google search page:

    https://www.google.com/search?source....0.rptQKA-MBUI
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    Backside Fabrics carries it. I have had very good luck ordering fabric from Backside. Love their prices on backside bargains...wide backings.

    https://www.backsidefabrics.com/quil...to-show-price/

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    Looked it up (aka Google it) and Amazon acquired Fabric.com in 2008 and Zappos.com in 2009. Most recent acquisition that I recall is Whole Foods in either 2016 or 2017. Amazon owns a lot of different companies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe'smom View Post
    RosaSharon, I googled the Dream Green poly batting, and there seem to be several places that carry it, along with some Etsy sellers. Here's a link to the google search page:

    https://www.google.com/search?source....0.rptQKA-MBUI

    Thank you so much. I will definitely look into those places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Libster View Post
    I've always ordered wide flannel for backing from Fabric.com. I got my latest order from them last week ( it came shipped by Amazon) and I could just cry! Their flannel has always been nice- soft and thick, no problems with it at all. What I got last week is a joke. When it came out of the dryer, it had pills all over it. It's disgusting, I can't even use it or return it because I've already washed and dried it. I guess they've changed their supplier. I won't be ordering any more from them.

    I'd still return it and tell them it is inferior quality fabric as this is how it looks after one laundry cycle. Totally unacceptable. If it's worthless to you, you might as well try to return.
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    What you all are complaining about is called "Progress". I have shopped Fabric.com since the business started back in the 90s. It got too much for him to handle, so he sold to Amazon. We may not like the idea of one huge company having control of everything we know and love, but that is the way the world works these days. Personally, I love Amazon, and still love Fabric.com. It's not their fault that the quality of the fabric has diminished, blame our need to find bargains, therefore getting fabric from foreign manufacturers. If you are unhappy with the fabric return it and let them know why. That is the only way they will know not to purchase from that supplier.

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    That’s true.They keep track of returns and if enough of the same thing is being returned, they’ll realize they’re losing money on it. If people don’t return items with a complaint, the company will keep purchasing from their supplier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Libster View Post
    I've always ordered wide flannel for backing from Fabric.com. I got my latest order from them last week ( it came shipped by Amazon) and I could just cry! Their flannel has always been nice- soft and thick, no problems with it at all. What I got last week is a joke. When it came out of the dryer, it had pills all over it. It's disgusting, I can't even use it or return it because I've already washed and dried it. I guess they've changed their supplier. I won't be ordering any more from them.
    Try to return it even though it's been washed. Companies should be made aware of poor quality merchandise.
    I hope Amazon doesn't scoop up all the online quilt shops the way Joann's put all the smaller shops out of business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RosaSharon View Post
    I hesitate to say what my favorite batting is because so many won't use polyester, but I truly love the Dream Green polyester. It is soft, no scrim, easy to work with, no pill, no shrinkage after it is all quilted and laundered in the future. Oh, and cheap too.
    Dream Green polyester is my fave. I have done the wrinkled look long enough and really like the poly for warmth, druability, and few wrinkles. My favorite quilt shop stocks it.
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    Yea I'm with most of you. I used to love Fab.com; used to be you only had to spend 39 to get free shipping; now it's 49 and you have to buy a minimum. UNLESS they have some brand name fabric I REALLY like then I don't mind getting the 3 yards or whatever; usually more is needed for backing, but there are other alternatives out there - thankfully. I hope the good ones don't go away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jclinganrey View Post
    It's sad to hear that Fabric.com is now owned by Amazon. Really too bad. I've ordered from them in the past but will not order from them anymore.
    Really? Why?

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    I don't understand what you people have against Amazon. Sadly, large companies is the sign of the times. Ask your family doctor, or your dentist, they will tell you they can't make any money staying small. It is all about profit margin these days, as I said before, that is progress. I love Amazon, free shipping and guaranteed delivery in 2 days. I don't have to battle crowds, save on gas not having to drive to various stores, when all I have to do is click the mouse and anything I want is at hand, and usually at a better price. Amazon has a great return policy too.

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    Be careful returning too many things to amazon! I just watch a news report on people being banned off amazon permanently. They cannot even access accounts they have on Kindle and Netflicks.

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    I guess we can't have it both ways - wanting local stores but looking for bargains on line. I love Amazon. I have tried with some things to buy local (not quilting related) but they are way more money plus my time and gas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Libster View Post
    I've always ordered wide flannel for backing from Fabric.com. I got my latest order from them last week ( it came shipped by Amazon) and I could just cry! Their flannel has always been nice- soft and thick, no problems with it at all. What I got last week is a joke. When it came out of the dryer, it had pills all over it. It's disgusting, I can't even use it or return it because I've already washed and dried it. I guess they've changed their supplier. I won't be ordering any more from them.
    Have you called them to report this issue? I did some survey work for Fabric.com and found those people to be very aware of good customer service. Don't be mad...get satisfaction.

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    I still buy brand name fabrics like premium muslin from Fabric.com though Amazon. Like to one-stop shop at the same price. Didn't know Amazon had bought the business, but as long as I can get what I want, I will go there.
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    What is sad is when the large stores gobble up all the small stores and then the large stores leave you abandoned, we just lost our Sam's Club and that's a huge hole for that type of merchandise. Our major grocery store is filing bankruptcy. Now the malls are dying...instead of going forward, we are going backward, think Sears & Roebuck catalog, ordering and waiting and hoping it's acceptable or you have the cost to return. now websites are the new catalogs, so as we age we have to keep up with computers and hostage to the always increasing internet fees. I get convenience, but we are losing our stores (small businesses)and soon it will be our money. Now Amazon is putting internet stores out of business or buying them, is it greed or what?... Soon they will deciding what we are allowed to buy, our only choice will be what they want us to have. And I thought Walmart was the worst of it -they are in trouble too! Call me old fashioned
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