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    Yes....this week a lot of coupons for Joanns.....two were specific to fabric cuts............then i had several that said craft item, A fat quarter is no longer a craft item boooooooo on them. It always has been but the repainted and moved stuff around and wow have the prices gone up......how is your joanns
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    The last time I went to mine(last week) they were very low on fabric, they were leaning toward Halloween stuff, crafts etc. Didn't find anything to buy.

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    Ruth:

    My Joanns is always chucked full of stuff way too crowded and yes I agree I can see where prices have gone up on some items and also the quallity of fabric isn't as nice you really have to look it over.
    I have been buying more fabric at Hancocks.

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    My Joanns quilting dept. is the best seller so they moved it closer to the front of the store.
    I find lots of fabrics to buy, just cant afford all of them.
    I use coupons to buy all my gadgets and books for quilting. Saves alot of money.
    Walmart has great prices on quilting tools so get some there also.

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    My Joanns is great usually. But when I was there in there last time their selection wasn't so great. Which is why I didn't buy more.

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    My Jo Annes closed by my house about a 1 year and half after it opened. SO now we have to travel oh not far but far enough to get what we want but the nice thing was my daughter went today signed up for the mailer and got 3 yds of fabric, 4 yds of fusible fleece, fat quarter and buttons for under $40.00. YIPE So not to bad when you can use the coupons.

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    I guess I'm lucky. While I only have one LQS nearby, my Joann's is nice. It's always clean and for as long as I can remember the entire length of one side of the store is fabric, I suppose it's "L" shaped, but I don't spend much time in the clothing-fabrics. There is plenty of wide open space and the only time you even notice more than one or two other people is when you're waiting for them to cut your fabric.

    I love when my sale flyer comes, as it always has at least one 40% off coupon sometimes more. I've never heard of that "craft-item Ruth, perhaps I haven't been on the mailing list long enough? It's hard to figure out where some of the stuff is for the newbies, as the big names like Fons and Porter are in with the fabric, while the standard names of the same stuff, dritz ect are someplace else. We have two book sections that are good size, one is much more "crafty" and the other is once again buried in the fabric section. But truly, it's nice I would shop there everytime I was out if I could.

    I haven't noticed a price hike, but years ago my mom did suspect that they mark stuff up to make up for when they put it onsale. I watch the flyers so often it's sometimes hard to use my 40% off coupon, because it's all on sale.

    My neighbor told me you used to be able to mark the sale price back up to the reg. price and then get the 40% off, which a good part of the time would have been the better deal, but they haven't done that since I've been quilting.

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    The Joanne's near me "remodeled", and now the store is 1/3 scrapbooking, 1/3 crafts, and 1/3 fabric. They got rid of the fine art supplies, and most of the discount fabric. The calico wall is only 2/3 as big as it was, and in order to get through the checkout area, you have to negotiate your cart through racks of "dollar-store" items.

    There must be a huge markup on scrapbooking supplies, the way they are pushed on us everywhere.

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    The JoAnn's closed here. I was new to this area, and didn't know there was one in the city. By the time I found out there was one, it was closing. Walmart still has fabric here, but they will be doing away with it very soon. It is getting harder and harder to get fabric in our area. I do buy online, but I like it better if I can see and touch the fabric.

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    I went ot Joann's 2 weeks ago. I was looking for Christmas fabric I liked one in particular till i saw the price. It was $12.99 yard. That is ridicolous more expensive than the quilt shop. Asked the ladu why so much she said they have very little competition and can charge whatever they want. I WILL NOT BE GOING TO jOANNS MUCH LONGER IF THE PRICES GO UP THAT HIGH.

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    I have a Joanns and a Hancocks right down the street where I work. I have only been quilting/shopping these for just a few months so I can't really say if prices have gone up.
    My Joanns gripes:
    They keep moving stuff around. The batiks, muslin, and homespuns have had about 3 different racks since I've started shopping there. They also don't always mark things on-sale. I don't bring my flyer so I don't always know what's on-sale. I had waited to get a certain cut of fabric I wanted with the 40% off. They told me after it was cut that it was already on-sale, 25% off. So I paid more for it than I wanted. There is also another Joanns across town that I go to once in a while. They carry the 'off-brand' sewing machine feet. The one by work, doesn't. They have a Viking dealer and when I asked for a low shank foot for a Brother, she says that they don't carry those to fit a Brother. I would think that each store would have the same. So I have to make a trip to the one on the other side of town. Also, when both Hancocks and Joanns has 50% off notions, Hancock includes the sewing feet and thread, Joanns doesn't.

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    I noticed some white fabric I have been buying went up 2.00. I am going to start checking the quilt stores. The fabrics have less space and are stacked so high its like going in a tunnel...creepy to me. They don't have the batting they used to have. They buy a big roll and don't get in another till one is gone. I can go on and on.....just not happy after the remodel :?

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    Hi all,

    Joanns is basically the only game in town where I live. THe prices are going up but they suffer from the same rise in transportation costs as every other business. THey have gotten in a selection of better quality quilting material. I am a hand quilter so I tend to shop by feel as much as color or pattern. I figure I will be touching the fabric up close and personal for a long time. THe two Walmarts nearest to me have both gotten rid of their fabric departments.
    I used to work for a Bernina dealer who was inside of our local JoAnns. They gave us the same discount as they did their JoAnn's employees. 15%. What was really nice is that they gave it to us on even the clearance items. I once paid 50 cents for a candy making kit that retailed for $8.95. THat part was nice. The employees restroom was in the storage area. It was always piled to the ceiling with boxes of merchandise from China. I can only imagine how much the stuff cost to produce if they could still sell it so cheaply here in this country. The rise in petroleum products is trickling down to everything including packaging. So many synthetic materials are also petroleum based, "fleece" . That same Bernina dealer, who now has a shop elsewhere told me that the rigid plastic tubes that embroidery stabilizers from OESD came in are going to be a thing of the past. I used one of those coupons at JoAnns this past week to purchase a plastic storage box. I think the price was several dollars more than when I purchased the exact same one a year ago. The coupon might have saved me the difference in the current price.

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    My JoAnn's "supersized" a couple of years ago and I hate it now!! The service is terrible both at the cutting tables and the checkout -- you stand in line at both places until you feel faint! They must not pay their employees very much as you rarely see the same people twice. If you ask for a specific item, they either send you on a wild goose chase or tell me they don't carry that item.

    On the plus side, the store is huge and has lots of quilting fabric (even if I can't afford it), the store is clean and what employees they do have are mostly pleasant.

    However, I now find most of my sewing needs either at my local quilt shop, WalMart or online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth A.
    My neighbor told me you used to be able to mark the sale price back up to the reg. price and then get the 40% off, which a good part of the time would have been the better deal, but they haven't done that since I've been quilting.
    About a 18 months ago they stopped doing that.I don't like it!!! It makes it harder to get good deals, especially when you need thread and they are only 10% off.

    Did anyone else notice that their magazines were marked at 10% this week at the most opportune time for them to NOT have to sell them at 40% off!!??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruth Camp
    Yes....this week a lot of coupons for Joanns.....two were specific to fabric cuts............then i had several that said craft item, A fat quarter is no longer a craft item boooooooo on them. It always has been but the repainted and moved stuff around and wow have the prices gone up......how is your joanns
    :roll:
    And, I found out that a triangle ruler is NOT considered a cutting item!! I tried to used the 40% cutting item coupon for the ruler and it wouldn't work. The only stuff covered under the cutting items are actual scissors or rotary cutters! :shock:

    I talked to the manager about it and the only stuff covered under "craft" that can be used for the craft coupons are the unpainted wood stuff, paint, projects that are pre-boxed. All scrapbooking stuff and even the beads and all the sewing stuff is NOT considered craft items! :x

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamatobugboo
    And, I found out that a triangle ruler is NOT considered a cutting item!! I tried to used the 40% cutting item coupon for the ruler and it wouldn't work. The only stuff covered under the cutting items are actual scissors or rotary cutters! :shock:
    I used my cutting item coupon for a set of the square rulers. I had wondered if they would let me but at the checkout the girl put it thru. Sorry to hear you couldn't.

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    My Joanns is great. The same employees since they opened and they are very helpful. Of course there is lots of competition here in Phx. Lots of quilting stores and Walmarts and other Joanns. So I have no complaints.

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    I did find those craft item coupons, right there with the flyer, three of them. I'd never seen them before. At least they don't force the scrapbooking down our throats here. It has the front 1/8 of the store on the right side. So I just don't start on the right, I head left! :D

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    Went to JoAnns today!
    I only shop there if the items I need are on sale. Most of the time the coupons are worthless because what I need is on sale.
    However, I did get some muslin for 40% off and I use that to test stitch my machine emb. designs.
    I used the craft coupons for some jingle bells for Xmas door hangers.
    I try and get all my large purchasing done when they have their holiday sale that is like 10-15% off your entire purchase and this includes sale items.
    I also noted that depending on where you are the selection can be bigger.
    Kirsten

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    The nearest JoAnn's to me is 128 miles, in Tulsa. If you have one close to you, I think you are lucky. Think of me when you go there. :cry:

    Anne

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose Marie
    My Joanns is great. The same employees since they opened and they are very helpful. Of course there is lots of competition here in Phx. Lots of quilting stores and Walmarts and other Joanns. So I have no complaints.

    There's one less Wal-Mart carrying fabric now. Good bye fabric dept at 202 & Alma School (Chandler).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth A.
    I guess I'm lucky. While I only have one LQS nearby, my Joann's is nice. It's always clean and for as long as I can remember the entire length of one side of the store is fabric, I suppose it's "L" shaped, but I don't spend much time in the clothing-fabrics. There is plenty of wide open space and the only time you even notice more than one or two other people is when you're waiting for them to cut your fabric.

    I love when my sale flyer comes, as it always has at least one 40% off coupon sometimes more. I've never heard of that "craft-item Ruth, perhaps I haven't been on the mailing list long enough? It's hard to figure out where some of the stuff is for the newbies, as the big names like Fons and Porter are in with the fabric, while the standard names of the same stuff, dritz ect are someplace else. We have two book sections that are good size, one is much more "crafty" and the other is once again buried in the fabric section. But truly, it's nice I would shop there everytime I was out if I could.

    I haven't noticed a price hike, but years ago my mom did suspect that they mark stuff up to make up for when they put it onsale. I watch the flyers so often it's sometimes hard to use my 40% off coupon, because it's all on sale.

    My neighbor told me you used to be able to mark the sale price back up to the reg. price and then get the 40% off, which a good part of the time would have been the better deal, but they haven't done that since I've been quilting.



    i don't think they raise the price, i think they put everything good on sale all the time so you can't use the coupon. i agree that things are badly marked so you don't know what's on sale until you get to the register. i hate my joann's and i thought that they all were stinky. recently i stopped off at a different one about 1/2 hr away and it was great. the prices still were way high, but it was clean and stocked and the staff was helpful. i think that how good they are depends on the neighborhood they're in and what they can get away with there. the great one that i found was in a very high-end area. i actually called headquarters and complained about my smelly, dirty, empty and dopey-staffed joann's. they thanked me for calling and said they were going to contact the manager to shape up.lol.

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    Joanns is closing only to move in to a new store so they will be a super store. I worked there at one time but they got in a new manager that knew nothing about sewing or arts & crafts. I quit witch I never do.

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    I usually don't go to JoAnn's but lately have found myself a regular. I've started hating Walmart, and the walmarts near me don' thave material anymore which is annoying.

    The JoAnn's near me is clean and well stocked. The employees are friendly...and even if it's expensive I at least can go and dream...right? I've not used their coupons before because I'm just not into coupons period, but I've noticed that they put things "on sale" a lot. They're not actually on sale...they just mark the price down a couple bucks and call it a sale. I think that's annoying because the one time I did try to use a coupon they didn't allow me to because it was already "on sale".

    Oh well..I guess they're suffering from the same thing everyone else in the economy is...fuel prices. *sigh* I just wish I had another place to buy material...

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