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Old 10-07-2013, 06:36 PM
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My daughter bought some flannel from Hancock's over the weekend for me to use to make her daughter a new swaddle blanket. When I was ironing it today, I noticed a grey streak down the side - probably not noticeable to anyone but me. But it sort of bothers me. This is supposed to be good quality flannel so I have no idea what caused this streak.

I won't bother to return it as it goes so well with the other piece of flannel that she bought but I was wondering - can you return cut yardage if you get it home and there's a flaw? I'm not talking a tiny twisted thread type flaw, but a gray streak that runs the whole width of the fabric. Just curious.

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Old 10-07-2013, 06:38 PM
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Well it wouldn't hurt to try! I'd call first and ask.
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:52 PM
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I had that happen at Hancock's a long time ago when I started making clothes. At that point I had the clerk open the entire batch of fabric I was going to buy. I'm sure they weren't happy with me but I wasn't happy with shoddy fabric.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:01 PM
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I know that JoAnn's will accept returns as long as the fabric has not been cut or washed. Hancock's is probably the same.
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My JoAnns let's you if it's not cut or washed.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:09 PM
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Because of the flaw, I feel sure it could be returned if it hasn't been washed or cut.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:35 PM
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I would try returning it, even if it has been washed.
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:03 PM
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Could the "flaw" be from the bolt sitting on the floor where the fold would have picked up dirt? Would it wash out?

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Old 10-07-2013, 10:32 PM
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My thought would be is it worth the cost of loosing time, petrol to shop parking fees wear and tear on car or you. Ring see what they say then make a decision.
I have had extra when flaws have been found when selling but if I can get around a flaw when found at home take a deep breath and ignore.
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Old 10-08-2013, 02:03 AM
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Hancocks here puts a yellow sticker on the fabric when it is cut; as long as you have the sticker it can be returned.
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