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Thread: Foolish old me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darlene
    Well I did call the shop and talked to the woman that waited on me. I guess none of their kits have patterns. I told her they should put it on the label that pattern is not included but I don't think it made an impression. She was very nice and so was I.
    I was looking at the Connecting Threds catalog and all of their kits have a free pattern and instructions but I think they own those patterns I bet that is the difference. The shop I went to cuts their own fabric for these kits.
    Why would a shop sell something as a KIT without the pattern? If there's no pattern, then it's NOT a kit....I would label it as Pieces Of Fabric!!

    But glad you got the book at a good price.
    And there are no dumb questions here,,,,,,,,,

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    Don't feel bad. I thought a KIT was pattern & cut fabric. Geez they ask enough for them :roll: I'd be upset the gal didn't explain it to you.

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    I have only seen kits without a pattern one time but the kits were displayed around the book and if you bought a kit and the book you got a discounted price. There was a sign with the display explaining 1 kit and book something like 5% off, 2 kits and book 10% off. They had a kit for every project in the book.

    I bought the just the book because I didn't particularly like some of the fabric in the kits and I wanted to make substitutes. In hindsight it probably would have been cheaper for me to buy a kit or 2 and the book and just substitute the fabrics. I never do anything the easy way :?

    Sounds like you did better than I did :-)

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    Don't feel bad, it's happened to me. Yes, the quilt employee should have explained there was no pattern enclosed and directed you to the book both patterns were in. Sounds like you came out though ahead. Good for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shemjo
    I don't think I have ever seen a kit without the pattern without it being noted in big bold letters on the front that the pattern was not included! I am surprised the shop was not more up front about that! Were the kits displayed by the book? Maybe there was a sign that you missed. At least that is what I would be thinking if I got home and found no pattern in the kit. Thankfully you were able to get the book. But look at all of the people you have made aware of a possible problem. We will all make sure we don't have that happen to us! :?
    that's a good point right there. I have never bought a kit, but will be paying more attention if I do. I think there should ALWAYS be a big note on a pkg. what is and isn't there. I got overcharged by a very nice lady yesterday, and wondering, since the quilt store is so far from me, if I call, is she gonna say, bring your stuff back in? I can't. they have an online site, so gonna call and see if I can work out some kind of credit i can use on there. I was trying to hurry and didn't look at receipt bc hubby was in bathroom. didn't want him to be standing there, when she told me total :oops: i will take it out of budget in next two months, and he wouldn't get mad. It's just my quilters guilt, but I only bought for some really great projects that are definitely gonna get done. they have too, I spent 95.00!!!! :shock: (was overcharged by 17.00,...thought that was a lot at the time.)

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    Does that LQS have thread on the spools they sell or do they sell the thread seperatly? LOL
    I have only bought a few kits and they all had patterns with them. Hence the word "KIT"
    I can't wait to see what you make!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeat
    Quote Originally Posted by Darlene
    Skeat the kits were $12.50 and $13.50 and I thought that was pretty good.
    I also got a pattern on clearance for $2.00 and another for $8.95 with 5 patterns in it. This is a very classy place and I could have stayed for hours but with DH waiting in the car I had to hurry.
    Darlene
    W/dh in the car had to make me chuckle:)we had to go about 45min to another town for the next stage of a spelling bee and dh made the mistake of telling me we were going to be too early...so we ended up at a quilt store on the way (one of my favs!)I shopped 'quick'! Ended up w/some goodies :)But, then thought...am I really addicted as they all sat in the car:))LOL Can't wait to see your creations! Don't we love those special stops...even for a moment:)Skeat
    Now I'm laughing, bc yesterday I had a dr.'s appt. away from home, and had learned of a new quilting store, right? So I looked it up, online and called them, got directions, and scooted it right into our, after-appointment plans.
    Yup, took hubby to a nice restaurant, got him all fed and satisfied, and we went and found store and I had a GOOD time. Was a little pricey for me, but so gorgeous in there, and the quilts hanging all over. When I got back in car, had to get out my paper and pen I always have with me, and jotted some 'new to me' ideas, I got for free in there, lol!
    Hubby was very good, and I went as fast as I could and about the time he was getting restless, I was ready to go...best thing - the lady folded my fabrics and put them in an itty bitty bag, so it didn't look like I had spent so much :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltncrazy
    Hubby was very good, and I went as fast as I could and about the time he was getting restless, I was ready to go...best thing - the lady folded my fabrics and put them in an itty bitty bag, so it didn't look like I had spent so much :wink:
    That was SMART of her!

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    [lady folded my fabrics and put them in an itty bitty bag, so it didn't look like I had spent so much ] Dontcha just love it?!!:0)My dh has learned to just pack ahead...newspapers, mags..or a nap in the car!:)I think he has learned it makes for a very happy wife for days!:)LOL Skeat

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