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Thread: Fabric Surprise

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    I just bought 11 different fabrics for a Harmony/Flying High quilt pattern from www.overrainbow.com. I cut the 5 light pieces last night and kept having such large leftover chunks of fabrics. I checked my order for this morning to make sure I had ordered the right amount. I measured the next piece which was suppose to be a 1& 1/8 yd. It was 1 & 1/4 yd. All of the pieces had generous amounts over the amount ordered. I sent the company an email this morning for cutting such generous amounts. I got a reply, and the owner said that after years of sewing and buying fabric only to find it came up short. She made it a company motto to Always Cut Generous Amounts For The Customer. What a great surprise for this day and time.

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    That is fantastic. I love it when I get a little extra. Don't expect to get any extra from Walmart they are greedy and will not cut you even a quarter of an inch extra. But oh well, I no longer buy my fabric at walmart anyways.

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    I love that shop I only wish they had a store front!! The are so close to me but man!! I have never had a piece of fabric that I didn't like and they have always been so kind! (I am not affiliated with them I just love the store!!)

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    What a great thing to hear and read!! Thank you for sharing with us :D:D:D

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    Wow, how unusal for this economy today. That is a really great thing they do for their customers.

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    You lucky lot over there. Not as many bargains across the pond. Have fun.

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    that is great news, thanks for sharing with all of us,

    good customer service

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    thanks for sharing great information.

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    How nice! There aren't many places like that around any more.

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    OTR is my favourite online store - lovely fabrics and great service!

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    Thats so nice!

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    nice! I'll be sure to remember that when I'm shopping. I'm pretty sure I found some things I liked there lately (but I'm trying to make, not buy).

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    Just a little warning, when typing in the address don't add the word the to it. you might not like where it sends you.

    I think that is wonderful I just went there to check out their site. made a BIG oopps when typing in the url but luckily the kids didn't catch the site that popped up.

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    Depends on who or where. I just had a Wal Mart manager GIVE me 2 yards because he did not want to measure it the second time when I asked for more than I originally said. :thumbup: Good for him!!

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    WARNING: Be sure to type in the correct link. www.overRAINBOW.com. NOT www.overTHErainbow.com. That's a gay site....ask me how I know....I gave the webpage address to my daughter....she thinks I'm crazy now. ROLMAO!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    WARNING: Be sure to type in the correct link. www.overRAINBOW.com. NOT www.overTHErainbow.com. That's a gay site....ask me how I know....I gave the webpage address to my daughter....she thinks I'm crazy now. ROLMAO!
    That sound like something I would do :lol: :lol:

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    Thanks for the site - will check it out!

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    I have bought kits from Connecting Threads and they always give generous amounts of fabric. Love this as soon you have enough for a really scrappy quilt!

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    You can bet that shop has lots of satisfied customers, I would buy there if it were in my area. So now I will have to checkout the online shop. Thanks for sharing.

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    our local handcocks has a chart on their cutting table that post the fabric to the inch! we often by fabric by the bolt for charity blankets and when they measure it , if there is an inch left they charge for that.

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    I love connecting threads!

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    That's fantastic!!! And what a generous "extra". It is nice when shops cut at least an inch or two extra. Have been in some shops where they take the time to only give you exactly what you ordered. That's why I always usually buy at least 1/8 yard more than actually needed.....guess that's why I have sooooo many scraps.

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    This is wonderful !! I just went to their site and searched "dog and bone". I can't find the post where one of the ladies wanted fabric for a dog quilt. Anyone out their that can help find this post would be helpful. The fabric they have at Over the Rainbow is WOW....check it out....especially the first two. What a great backing fabric or you could even make the entire quilt from this fabric. This link will take you right to the fabric. http://overrainbow.com/cgi-bin/Store/store.cgi And, you're sure to get enough fabric.

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    It's recommendations like this that not only help your quilting friends, but help out the shop owner. I will definitely bookmark their site for my next purchase. Thanks!!

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    Thanks for the info. That is good to know!

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