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    I've done it before. It's a good way to get a variety of different fabrics.
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    Shoot yes! I'd run those babies through my Go dies and have pre cut strips, squares, triangles and hst's. Toss in a few neutral colors and I have a scrap quilt kitted up in no time. I buy the 100 fat quarters from Keepsakes too. That is the bargain of the year. No two alike and excellent quality. I bundle them five to a bundle and they make great gifts through out the year for guild and sew buddies for $5 a bundle and I keep my favorite ones.
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    The price better be very right. I do buy large scraps etc. if they are packed in clear bags. I do not like those bag that you can't see what is in it. By the way I love FQ and scraps. Most of my stash consists of that. I would also make sure it is the right quality.
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    Yes I love fat quarters. They are such fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    Would you buy a grab bag of fat quarters if the price was right?
    Certainly! But my "price is right" and someone else's are two different things. I'd take 10+ FQ for $5.
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    I would want to be able to pick what I was buying, not just get "whatever" would be in a grab bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftyheart2 View Post
    Yes, because I am into scrappy and this is a good way to get variety. In scrappy quilts it is often the oddball fabrics that add a sparkle.
    Yes, I do scrappy too and love the variety I get with fat quarters. By the way my husband and sons love the name of "fat quarters".

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    Quote Originally Posted by susiequilt View Post
    I did that, 24 fat quarters $1 each quality fabric. Requested go together fabrics. Yes, they go together but they are so drab and dark! The whole line. I know why they were left over!
    I'm still irritated and trying to figure out how to use them!
    I wouldn't do it again.
    Susan, hang unto those dark, drabs. Others have said that some of their grab bag fat quarters have made their quilts "pop". But sometimes you need the darks to make the other fabrics pop. They would make good sashings, backgrounds or bindings, too.
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    Yes, if the price is right

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    Yes I would. I like scrappy quilts. Like others you get fabric you might not buy regularly. It makes us "think outside the box" as they say.

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    I would too, if it's good cotton fabric. However, as mentioned above, my right price is probably a lot lower than a lot of others'. Since we all know these are most likely not the fabrics of choice, I would think .30 -.40 per FQ would be the price for me, or less. No way I'd pay $1.00 each in a grab bag, when I can buy yardage at that price.
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    Yes, I would.

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    It depends. I do buy fat quarter grab bags on Whittle's Fabrics' site - the shirtings, the cheddar and poison.

    If the grab bag was themed appropriately, yes "I Spy" or "Canning Jars" or "Plaids/Homespuns" or "Civil War" or "1930's" or "Purple/green florals" or "Autumn Leaves" or something like that, then yes, I would buy them. Or if it's a mixed bag of Thimbleberries or Kansas Troubles lines or Robyn Pandolph lines or Debbie Mumm or Mary Engelbreit.

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    Yes, I love the "art of surprise". Scrappy person myself...... have throw together some real "doosies". Quilts came out great. Of course, in this day and time - price counts.

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    I would I love surprises. And if it were fabrics I wouldn't normally pick out I would be open to expanding my horizon and take on the challenge of working with them.

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    So where do these grab bags exist????

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    Not any more because I like to pick out my material and I already have a lot of fat quarters sitting in my fabric cabinet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by craftyheart2 View Post
    Yes, because I am into scrappy and this is a good way to get variety. In scrappy quilts it is often the oddball fabrics that add a sparkle.
    Well said! I'm into scrappy also.

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    Can you see them 1st? If I liked them I would. I like to have fqs around for at least 2 reasons, 1 quick gab some for a gift and 2 I take several quilt classes at LQS and we use them there alot.
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