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    Red face How many yards

    I get coupons from JoAnns for 40% off and would like to use them on a basic white on white or what ever. What I would like to know is how many yards would you get? I have in mind some applique on squares. Maybe a full size bed. I would only need a general idea so to have on hand when needed.
    I will thank you for any answer I get.
    Joan

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    White is pretty versatile, goes with everything.....so I would buy what you can afford and then stash what is leftover!

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    I agree as much as you can afford for sure.
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    I agree. I use WOW all the time and always get as much as I can afford.
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    I would recommend a white or white on white. Off-white is nice but then you have a problem later on trying to get something to go with it. (Anyway, I do.)

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    If you want to be conservative and not build too much stash , I would buy 5 yards or 6 yards. that would suit you well for any applique backgound fabric.
    Just an FYI do check ahead and see if the fabric is on sale , if it is you can't use the 40 percent coupon. There is another coupon I just got that gives an extra 20 percent off including sale items.

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    If you are talking background then at minimum 6 yards. If you want to have plenty, buy the bolt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeye Rose View Post
    White is pretty versatile, goes with everything.....so I would buy what you can afford and then stash what is leftover!
    I agree. Get as much as you can afford.
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    I agree - you can't ever have too much white on white. Buy a bolt - it won't spoil.

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    That's what I've done, bought a couple of different patterns of white-on-white bolts. Allways good to have on hand.

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    I buy whole bolts of white-white, off-white, and black solids and the unbleached muslin when they have the 40% off sales, but get the 108" wide when possible as it's cheaper in the long run. I use these colors so much for so many projects (including garment sewing) and have never had to run out and buy more in the middle of something (or several concurrent somethings).

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    I would buy anywhere from 10 yards to the whole bolt. I always end up using all of a bolt of basic white or cream. It may take a year or two, but hey, fabric keeps well. grin. Seriously get what you can comfortably afford.

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    If I am stocked up on the WOW I try to find a pretty, small print and buy 10 yards...use it for quilt backing. I have done this 3 times and never been sorry...yet...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok View Post
    If you are talking background then at minimum 6 yards. If you want to have plenty, buy the bolt!
    Great minds think alike LOL

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    Depending on your monetary situation buy the bolt otherwise buy as many yards as you can afford. Sometimes I just buy in 4 yard increments, enough for sewing skirt or shirt, or enough to cut up for crazy quilt etc..
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    I agree with everyone else - if it's a good quality fabric and the design isn't too limiting buy as much as you can afford(I've been known to buy the entire bolt).
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    At least 3 yards to as much as you can afford! Maybe go through patterns you are thinking of making and add up the yardages to decide how much to buy.

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    I seldom by less than 6 yards when purchasing a basic that I know I will be using. Earlier this fall I had a 60% off coupon from JoAnn's and bought a whole bolt of unbleached muslin because I use it so often. I got the 90 wide because I haven't made any quilts wider than that, yet. Good savings and nice to not have to run out for small cuts. It was the end of my shopping for fabric for a while, but it is stash buster time for me.

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    buy iy by the bolt...can't have enough of this staple!

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    I also agree, buy as much as you can afford with the 40% coupon.

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    I use to keep a bolt of off color white on white as well as a bolt different kinds of white on white. Believe me they went rapidly because I like biggg quilts. Also had a bolt of dark navy with all over gold flakes. Used that one bolt for background in making my super kingsize Christmas tree quilt. It is my Blue Ribbon Winner, Best of Show quilt, then another of the same quilt for my DD and my DGD.
    All I want to emphasise is for you to get all you can bolt wise not neccessarily white because you will use it. Also bought a bolt of muslin which I never cared for but this one was a super grade, on sale, and the GM flower garden quilt was crying out for muslin. I like it so much I then made another GD garden done in many shades of purples for myself and using white lace over yellow for the center with lace trim around each flower garden block.
    If any of you have a dealer license the quilt store in Batesville, Ar has beautiful fabrics. They wholesale and retail. I found out about them when I had my store and continue to go there as a regular customer. It is hard to go from wholesale purchasing to retail and pay double. I am just glad to be able to go at all.

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    If I can afford it (at that time) I buy the whole bolt or what is left on the bolt. I find that I use the tone on tone a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johanka View Post
    I get coupons from JoAnns for 40% off and would like to use them on a basic white on white or what ever. What I would like to know is how many yards would you get? I have in mind some applique on squares. Maybe a full size bed. I would only need a general idea so to have on hand when needed.
    I will thank you for any answer I get.
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    I agree about buying the bolt if you can.
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    I would get 4 to 6 yards.
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