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Thread: A good Joanns story :-)

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    I went to Joanns yesterday too & had a good experience. Was getting about 10 cuts of 1/4 to 1 yard & on 2 it was the end of the bolt & she asked it I just wanted what was let. Of course I did & she said "It's 50% off when you take the end of the bolt". Woo hoo! :-P

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    well ma by the people that work for Joanns are reading our mail and figured out they better be nice. i wish the joanns in Dover Delaware had a bathroom and some of our girls back, you go there and now you are lucky if they look at you. think they are afraid you might ask them a question.

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    I've always had good experiences at JoAnns. Once the day after Christmas I went for a sale that ended at 10 their time and I told the cashier that it was 9 Mississippi time and they gave me the discounted price. A new Joanns is in my daughter's home town and I'm going at Thanksgiving....I like their fat quarters

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    I love Joann's policy about giving you the end of the bolt (if it's under a yard) for 50% off the sale price!! I find myself looking for bolts that have a little more than a yard and asking for an amount that leaves a yard or less. Do you know that you can count the folds on a bolt to get an estimate of the yardage? Every 2 folds is a yard. Makes sense since the bolts look like about 9 inches in width.

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    Bet you're talking about the new one in Hamilton Place, huh? I'm going to be there about three times a week for a while, I know (g)..

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    Glad you had happy experience at JoAnn's. Yesterday must have been a day when a lot of folks got the word that they were fortunate to have customers in their stores. My daughter and I took stuff to Goodwill, two of the nicest young men met us at the door and helped us unload. Then we had to make a stop at Office Depot. Very helpful young lady closed her register and helped us find the item we were needing and as we were leaving thanked us for shopping in their store. Perhaps the customer is becoming important.

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    Glad to hear. I have to drive an hour to the JoAnn's closest to my house. I go to one in the Atlanta area, one on the way to Atlanta in Mitylene, Alabama, and one in Puyallup, Wa and have never had a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pzazz
    There seems to be so many disappointing stories about Joanns, I thought I would post my experience of todays' excursion.

    My GF and I went to Joanns for various items this afternoon, and both came away happy. All my GF wanted was a new blade for her rotary cutter. This store is all newly renovated, and we couldn't find the blades. We found the staff working today very helpful...pointed us right to the aisle we needed.

    I was purchasing a large amount of fabric for pillow cases. (Hmmm..wonder what ppl are getting for C'mas this year?!?!!? SSSHHHH...don't tell!!! ;)) Extremely friendly cutter, and apologizing to the ppl behind me for not having another person to help her cut. One of the pieces she was cutting for me was near the end of the bolt. I only wanted 1 1/2 yds.....she tossed the whole works on my pile and says "oh here...just take it". There was almost 3 yds!!!! I find that this is more common than not with this particular Joanns. One of their employees is an elderly gentleman. He is so meticulous in his measuring and always makes sure the cut is straight, not distorting any pattern that might be involved, etc. AND he is very quick about it!!! He always makes every customer feel like they are the most special person in the store.

    So...there is my happy story. Now I have LOTS of fabric to wash and get made into pillow cases!!! I think I have about 17 or 18 to do!!

    Patti
    What a wonderful story! I, also like my Joanne Store. I can't do a lot of walking, so when entering the store, if I am looking for a particular item, I ask the checkout clerk where it is. I'm always given the exact spot and if there is a clerk nearby, they take me right where I want to be. In addition, if I am purchasing fabric and it's the end of the bolt, I get any extra if it is less than a yard free or if more, the whole piece at half price.
    A yard of elastic is always 38 inches.

    Great shopping.

    Perhaps someone else just had a bad day altogether when they went to their Joanne Store.

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    i have two joann's and that sounds like the way they used to be. oh the good old days!

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    Jo Ann's store in our town has always been great for
    shopping. Have you used the Overall Quilter site for
    making your pillowcases? Its Video 14 and has hidden
    seams. I made two sets to go with quilts that I'm
    giving for Christmas gifts this year. Betty Lee

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    I had a similar experience at Hancock Fabrics yesterday. I was buying supplies to make a quilted bag and I couldn't find anything on the shelf. Well the manager was right there and she asked if she could help me. I told her what I wanted and she said they just got a shipment in and then she went in the back and brought out the boxes and opened them and found the items I wanted. She was so nice and pleasant and happy to help me. I will definitely go back soon.

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    So wonderful to hear positive stories!

    I'll make a point of looking for and stopping at a "Joann's" store on my trip south!

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    I always go to Joanns. Never had a bad day there. The staff has always been helpful and when I took my mat back because it smelled, the manager gave me and extra 10% off even after I had used my 40% coupon buying it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Pzaazz- there is a fab tutorial on making pillowcases at Missouri Star Quilt Company's website. I'm going to make some too!! :D
    I am just learning to sew on a machine and I made quite a few pillowcases using this tutorial by Missouri Star Quilt Co. on YouTube. It was so fun and very easy!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MommaDorian
    I love making pillowcases, but I don't wash my fabric first. Am I missing a benefit?
    I've had some fabrics shrink over two inches in width.

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    It's good to hear someone other then myself having a positive experience at Joanns. I love the store, love the staff. They have always been kind and helpful to me.

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    Oh wow was that wonderful about the jelly roll cutting. What fun

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    I have not had a bad experience at the (fairly new) JoAnn's here. Everyone seems so anxious to please the customers and I always leave with a smile on my face and empty wallet.

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    How lucky for you! My Joann's is soooo careful about cutting fabric - you don't get one extra thread over what you want. I've had it happen where there is only 3 or 4 inches left on a both and they want to charge me for it. I have them cut it off. A waste for both of us.

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    I, also, prewash all my fabric. My 9th grade home ec teacher (c.1959) told us to always prewash before projects. That is one of the best lessons I learned all those years ago. She really made an impression on me, didn't she? :)

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    I am going to sneak this question in since we are talking about Joanns. I signed up for the flyer over a month ago and still haven't received it. Is that a usual thing? Should I register again when I finally get back to the store? Just wondered.

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    I am going to sneak this question in since we are talking about Joanns. I signed up for the flyer over a month ago and still haven't received it. Is that a usual thing? Should I register again when I finally get back to the store or wait a while longer? Just wondered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marge L.
    I am going to sneak this question in since we are talking about Joanns. I signed up for the flyer over a month ago and still haven't received it. Is that a usual thing? Should I register again when I finally get back to the store? Just wondered.
    Hello there, Marengo!! I'm in Sully, which is only about a hour west of you. :)

    I'm not sure about the flyer. I just signed up for mine today.

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    Glad you had such a good experience.

    The Joanns I go to they just opened up a new super Joanns. Everyone who works there speaks to you now. Before at the old store they couldn't be bothered to speak.

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    It's so good to hear a happy ending. My Joann's is getting better.

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