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Thread: Fat Quarters at Big Lots!

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    Senior Member stefanib123's Avatar
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    My local Big Lots finally got the fat quarters that everyone was posting about on here!

    They were $1 each, and I actually almost overlooked them. I was getting ready to give up and leave, and I happened to look on the bottom shelf, they had them in a basket, you could barely see them. They were in with the scrapbooking stuff.

    My son has my camera, so I will have to post pics later. I can't find a brand name or anything on them, but they are a nice quality. The sticker on them just says "Fat Quarter", does anyone know what brand they are?

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    I'm not sure of the brand, but many of them are the same prints that Joann's carries in fat quarters so I would guess they are from the same company.

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    without something on the slevedge it is difficult to know who makes them. Some companies don't put info on the selvedge. The finger test is the best gauge of knowing if they are good quality. I would prewash before using as they may contain different amounts of sizing.

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    Our Big Lot's are carrying some too.

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    I got 10 different ones, 7 of them are really nice quality, and the other 3 aren't "bad" or anything, just not as thick as the others.

    Theres one thats REALLY cute,its an aqua type blue, with kitties on it,and writing that says "cuddle a kitty", "me and my cat", "puuuurrfect","meow",etc. The kittis on it are pink and browns, with hearts and mice, real whimsical cute type stuff.

    Does anyone know who makes this one? I know its along shot without a pic, but I LOVE this one, and want to get some yardage of it to make cat beds.

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    I wish we had a Big Lots store.

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    I disagree. I think they're of very poor quality. Buyer beware.

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    I'm with Candace. I only bought two. I checked them out at the store and knew they weren't that good but I figure for $1, what's the harm.

    Got them home and they were bad, bad, bad. Any worse and they'd be tissue. On top of that they were cut way, way crooked. I couldn't in a good mind even pass them on so I threw them away.

    Lesson learned.

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    I seen them too. The only thing I would use them for are maybe pincushions or something like that. They were very poor quality...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefanib123
    My local Big Lots finally got the fat quarters that everyone was posting about on here!

    They were $1 each, and I actually almost overlooked them. I was getting ready to give up and leave, and I happened to look on the bottom shelf, they had them in a basket, you could barely see them. They were in with the scrapbooking stuff.

    My son has my camera, so I will have to post pics later. I can't find a brand name or anything on them, but they are a nice quality. The sticker on them just says "Fat Quarter", does anyone know what brand they are?
    Looks like I'll be going to Big Lots after my morning breakfast with the girls.

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    I saw this post yesterday about the fat quarters at Big Lots so when I went to town today I just had to check it out. Lo and behold there they were! I think someone else found out before me. Don't get me wrong, there were still enough for me but probably not anyone else now! Couldn't pass up the deal -- $1.00 each!

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    FQ's are 1.00 at walmart also and they feel better. A rep told me once that MOda doesn't run the lower quality bolts anymore so even fabric walmart gets is good stuff most of the time. I still go by looks and if I like the design. I haven't bought any fabrics at either store in a while but I would if I saw someting I liked. I thought the FQ's at Big lots looked liked what JOann's has. The packaging was familiar. I am going to loo again tomorrow. I ahven't bought nay but maybe like you said for pincushions or non-quilt items.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie
    Quote Originally Posted by stefanib123
    My local Big Lots finally got the fat quarters that everyone was posting about on here!

    They were $1 each, and I actually almost overlooked them. I was getting ready to give up and leave, and I happened to look on the bottom shelf, they had them in a basket, you could barely see them. They were in with the scrapbooking stuff.

    My son has my camera, so I will have to post pics later. I can't find a brand name or anything on them, but they are a nice quality. The sticker on them just says "Fat Quarter", does anyone know what brand they are?
    Looks like I'll be going to Big Lots after my morning breakfast with the girls.
    me too.

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    Debbie I wish my Wal-mart had fat quarters. The closest thing in our store is kits for aprons and kits for sherpa vests! That's the only fabric in ours--I look everytime I go in sometimes 2 or 3 times a week. Other than that we have 1 fabric store that specializes in heirloom sewing and an upholstery outlet that has a table of dress fabric remenants. Talk about your basic rural shopping. I either have to drive a hour for some quilting shops and Hancocks or I order online. Looking forward to Michaels opening. I know they usually don't have fabric but for kids school projects, Michaels will be a blessing.

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    We're getting a Big Lots store here in November. Yeah! I'll be checking it out for sure. I haven't really found anything at Harbor Freight I could use. They haven't had the blades the couple of times I've been there.

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