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Thread: Have you ever bought a full bolt?

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    Just wondering how many of you have ever bought a full bolt of fabric? If so, where did you buy it, and were you able to get it at a fair price?

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    I buy full bolts of fabric that will make good backing fabric for a lot of quilts or for borders. Can't beat a bolt of go with anything fabric. I don't see many whole bolt discounts anymore but when it's on sale I will buy a whole bolt. I won't spend over $6 a yard for a bolt. I buy bolts of Warm and Natural batting at WalMart when I see a new bolt not opened. A bolt of good muslin is a must for me to keep on hand.

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    I buy full bolts at Marshall Dry Goods :thumbup:

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    I bought a full bolt yesterday of Kona muslin with a 50% coupon.

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    I only buy full bolts when I have a 50% off coupon. I'm cheap and I get half the bolt for free.

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    Yes - when they are on clearance or major sale.

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    When our WalMart was having their big fabric sale a couple years ago I got several full bolts of material....black satin poie de soie (sp??) for $1/yd, heavy fleece for $2/yd, & my best friend got handkerchef linen for $1/yd. Several years prior to that I got a bolt of upholstry fabric (17 yds) for $1/yd. And when the local furniture mfr. closed I got 3 or 4 other bolts (rolls) at similar pricing. This was very definitely clearance pricing, not regular price, and too good to pass up.

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    I buy Kona cotton by the bolt for backings and for piecing. I also by a whole roll of batting at a time with a coupon. Great savings!

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    I buy muslin by the bolt. I buy the 200 count muslin and use it for sample blocks and to practice quilting. With a 50% coupon, I end up paying less than $1 a yard. Also, I have bought whole bolts of the teflon fabric (shiny silver side, heat resistant) and whole bolts of fusible interfacing for t-shirt quilts. JoAnn's will special order it and you can use a 40% or 50% coupon.

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    Yes I have when the price is right...
    I don't think it should be the same as cut pieces, as the labor costs are way down from not having to pay someone to make ??? cuts from it and the price should reflect that :D:D:D

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    I buy full bolts of muslin and cotton prints when I'm making a dress. Normally I only buy it if it's on sale or with a coupon.

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    I will if the price is good and it is something I will use a lot.

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    I only buy quality muslin and Warm and Natural by the bolt and only with 50% off coupon or 50% off sale; no regrets - ever!

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    I also have a full bolt of pellon, I back my redwork with it. I always buy W & N by the bolt when on sale.

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    I buy whole bolts of white muslin to dye...and I look for the 50% coupon as well!

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    Yup, full bolts of Kona solids (Hancock's of Paducah) and Moda marbles (Craft Connection), both at 'quantity discount' rates. I'm also negotiating with my LQS for a discount bolt rate on WonderUnder 805 fusible web.

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    I buy full bolts of Kona cotton Rich Red because I make Kung Fu sashes for my son's school. Those darn things are 3 1/2 yrds long! I too take my Joanns coupon!!!

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    I bought a bolt of Kona Cotton online at a place that only sells by the bolt. Can't think of the name of it right now. Great price.

    I was going to do a Dear Jane with it but decided to do something else, so far working on one quilt with it.

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    I'm lucky if I can buy a full yard! lol But I can dream!

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    I buy full bolts of all of my backings, like Pellon Fleece, fusible webs, and if there is a fabric I'm in love with and there is a full unopened bolt out at Joann's I will use a 50% off coupon and buy it. I keep a solid white, solid black and solid flesh colored bolt on hand at all times. So Yes! I buy bolts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics
    Just wondering how many of you have ever bought a full bolt of fabric? If so, where did you buy it, and were you able to get it at a fair price?
    I've bought a bolt of muslin at Joann's but got no discount. Probably used a coupon.

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    I bought a full bold, plus extra yardage, of muslin at a LQS so I would have enough for my Dear Jane quilt. I feel I was charged a fair price.

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    Yes, when the price was right. I have a couple of full bolts (15-16 yards) in my garage that I got for $1.99 a yard. Good fabrics too, a couple of Robert Kaufman, A Seattle Bay,
    I have finished of many many bolts that were on sale, In all I probably have about 44 pieces of fabric that have over 10 yards on them.

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    I bought a full bolt of muslin at JoAnn's a couple of years back -- don't remember the exact price but thought it was good at the time...

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    Only once, I found two bolts of a black calicos at a garage sale cheap, and bought them both! COuldnt afford to otherwise!

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