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Thread: JoAnn Fabrics???

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    I noticed that our local JoAnn Fabric store didn't really have much in the way of Christmas fabrics this year.

    Then, I was at a Christmas dinner party yesterday, and heard that JoAnn Fabrics is being bought out by another company. If that comes to pass, I certainly hope the results will be "bigger 'n better".

    Anyone heard anything about this? And whether you did or didn't hear, did you find many Christmas fabrics at JoAnn's this year?

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    I saw another thread on the board that JoAnns is being bought out. As for Christmas fabrics....not so much. What they did have was all on sale and I got a few but there weren't a lot. Was in 2 different ones and the "super" JoAnns had more than the other tiny one did.

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    also make sure you're looking in july/aug for probably the largest selection. It's probably something that doesn't get replaced, so as Christmas gets closer, the selection gets smaller.

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    I agree. I saw tons during the summer.

    Quote Originally Posted by 117becca
    also make sure you're looking in july/aug for probably the largest selection. It's probably something that doesn't get replaced, so as Christmas gets closer, the selection gets smaller.

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    Yep, ours had LOTS in Aug. and hardly any now!

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    You'll find tons of Christmas fabrics in July and Auguts. They're usually a season ahead. That's when you'll start seeing a lot of Halloween fabric as well. Look for the Easter, St. Patrick's and Valentine's day stuff to come out in the next few weeks.

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    The JoAnns by my house had a lot of Christmas fabric and it was all 50% off the last few weeks. I too heard they are being bought out and I've never heard of the company acquiring them. Let's all cross our fingers in hopes they do get bigger and better.

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    yes, saw it on the news...was bought out...

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    Fabric is put out months before the holidays... I guess we are supposed to get a jump start on the holidays LOL :D:D:D

    I am keeping a very open mind over the sale of Joanns :wink:

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    My JoAnn's had a nice assortment of Christmas fabric, but nothing that called my name. I did get some "snowman" fabric (panel) in Oct which I used for placemats. I don't need anymore Christmas fabric anyway... too much in my stash already.
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    Yeppers! But I want Christmas fabric NOW for NEXT Christmas, because I'm extremely slow. Besides that, I want it on sale. Really cheap. lol.

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    I just looked it up and they are bring bought out by Leonard Green??? That company is also buying out other companies. Id did not say anything as to a change in the name or closing stores.

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    Haven't heard anything about a buy out. Both JoAnn stores I visited in the past weeks (in Ohio and No. Carolina) did not have a great inventory, nor much I liked.

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    I did not see a lot in the Summer at all.

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    Yup, its true. I don't know if we should be happy or sad., but either way we have no control so we learn to accept. sometimes with tears.

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    Our local Joannes, which is a large one, seems to be getting less and less fabrics in general and more crafty stuff.

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    Our Jo-Ann's In Grand Junction, CO went out of business in November, we were told the lease was too expensive in the mall and they would be back in another location soon.
    WELL let's hope this buyout will bring them back as many many people did depend on Jo-Ann's from the outlying areas as well as in Grand Junction proper.
    The Grand Junction wal mart has cleared out one whole section of fabric, and the other wal mart has a tiny area for the fabric.
    So who knows ?

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    It seems like it's a wait and see thing.

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    thanks. Had tears tonite.

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    fabrics are released at least 6 months ahead of any (due/season time)...if the christmas fabric hit the stores in December no one would have time to make anything...so winter/holiday fabrics hit in june/july. by christmas the stores should be about out of any...if they had a decent year and sold out. if their prices or quality are not very appealing they may have lots available left. but usually there are not holiday fabrics that are (re-order-able) in november/december...by then the summer florals are hitting the stores.

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    Are you near a Hancock Fabrics? They had quite a few this year..... Just an fyi - they do accept competitor coupons as long as you have their preferred card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltMania
    You'll find tons of Christmas fabrics in July and Auguts. They're usually a season ahead. That's when you'll start seeing a lot of Halloween fabric as well. Look for the Easter, St. Patrick's and Valentine's day stuff to come out in the next few weeks.
    Really, I never noticed Chirstmas fabric in our stores in the summer time. I will have to pay attention. I want to make a new Christmas table runner for next year. Oops already planning for next year.

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    Being 75 miles away from JoAnn's, I did my Christmas fabric shopping online. Got shorted one yard. I emailed them and had to send the one yard I got back. I had ordered 2 yards and only got 1. Anyway, I wanted the 1 yard and was told I had to send it back. Then, heard nothing............I finally emailed and said to just refund my CC. I got a message back telling me they already did. If I hadn't asked about it, I wouldn't have known. I wasn't real happy, but at least I did get a refund.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 117becca
    also make sure you're looking in july/aug for probably the largest selection. It's probably something that doesn't get replaced, so as Christmas gets closer, the selection gets smaller.
    You are correct, JoAnns always has more Christmas fabric in June/July and then it is gone by Thanksgiving. Getting us started on our projects early....with me I might buy the fabric in June....and then can't find it in the fall when I want to start a project. LOL

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    I'm in withdrawal. Good news - our local very small and old Joanns is being moved and upgraded to a Super Store - I can't wait! Bad News - the old store is not accepting any more stock shipments and the new store won't open for 2 months! Trying to keep calm and not panic!!

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