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    Senior Member patimint's Avatar
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    I quess most of the time by impulse. it has to "speaks" to me. When doing quilts for gifts, I go by colors the person likes, but I pick the fabric in each color that "speaks" to me

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    Price. There is a garage sale this coming weekend that is advertising quilt fabric. I have got to be first in line!

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    All of the above and maybe a few more.

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    All the above!

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    quality and when I need some for backing/borders/binding.

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    For me I have found that I only buy quality fabic from a store that I frequent or a company that sells high quality. I always buy "on sale" fabric and usually pay for good quality what I would have to pay for others. I have found that when I get ordinary fabric and wash it, it is very thin and frays easily. Hope this helps, have fun shopping.

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    Price,color, type of material

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsDesigns
    How do you buy fabric: by color? by pattern? by designer? by impulse?
    All the above.

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    Regarding Pay Pal: It is not hard to set up an account and I like using it as you don't have to go through entering your credit card numbers, etc. Just sign in and they pay the seller and bill you. Hope this helps.

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    I usually buy for a project, so I'm searching for color first, pattern second and price last, although I can't spend too much at a time, so often must pick several options and go with the cheapest/best one for the project. For me FQ's are impulse...yardage, not so much!

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    I have learned to go to the shops with quality fabric. I always check the sale shelves and buy what i like. I usually look for a print I love and build a quilt from that. I have a love of making Civil War reproduction quilts. I have made two.
    I made my grandson a BQ quilt (copyrighted pattern) with musical note print as he loves music.

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    I'm trying to only buy when I have a quilt in mind to make. I was in 2 quilt shops in Amarillo this week and only bought what I went for! Probably a first for me.

    Ruby the Quilter

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    all of the above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcie
    with money!! ;-)
    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: I like

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dottie Bug
    Quote Originally Posted by Marcie
    with money!! ;-)
    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: I like; would like to buy the shop but Dh won't let me... have to stay on budget ...

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    I tend to buy by color choice first and price 2nd I was actually in looking at all the new stuff my shop got in this week, bad mistake saw way too many nice fabric. I also found out tonight that they are hiring, hubby says not a chance I won't have a paycheck left. He knows me way too well lol

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    I am really fussy with my fabric choices but that said I agree with most of the posters....reduced prices, then manufacturers and collections. I rarely have a pattern in mind....just looking for those that speak to me with a big WOW factor. Since I have such a huge stash I really have to love it...and believe me I love way to many collections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcie
    with money!! ;-)
    Really?
    Here we thought it was your good looks!

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    I start with color , then pattern or subject, and then if right price I get it.

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    I pick my pattern, pick my color, pick the material by what I like and the quality, then by price. I buy the real expensive only if I can't live with out it or find what I want at a cheaper price.

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    by pattern, then quality, then price!

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    Ditto

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    all of the above plus .

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