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Old 10-01-2010, 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Riversong
I get tired of people making me feel like less of a quilter because I can't afford the best.
What counts most in the finished product is the love you put into it. And if you enjoyed making it, with whatever fabrics you had available, that's important too.
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Old 10-01-2010, 07:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Riversong
First of all, not all of us can afford the LQS fabrics.And even if I could,Id have to drive over 80 miles.I am not able to get out much due to health reasons.I( get tired of people making me feel like less of a quilter because I can't afford the best.
Don't let anyone make you feel like that. I am fortunate enough to be able to shop at LQS's, but I also have a lot of fabric I have bought from my local Jo-Ann stores that I like every bit as much. I find variation in quality among the fabrics no matter where I shop.
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Old 10-01-2010, 07:32 AM
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i don't have that many LQS close to me, but I have bought material in them and loved it,and have bought material at WM and loved it, bought material at JoAnn's and Hancocks and loved it. Most of the time it is what I can afford at the time I am buying. I don't feel one bit bad about quilts I make with WM fabric or any other I feel blessed God gave me the ability to do what I do. I have seen beautiful quilts made out of used clothing and Goodwill fabric. We do this because we enjoy it who cares where the material comes from. Do you put where you got the material on all your quilts?
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Old 10-01-2010, 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by SherryLea
i don't have that many LQS close to me, but I have bought material in them and loved it,and have bought material at WM and loved it, bought material at JoAnn's and Hancocks and loved it. Most of the time it is what I can afford at the time I am buying. I don't feel one bit bad about quilts I make with WM fabric or any other I feel blessed God gave me the ability to do what I do. I have seen beautiful quilts made out of used clothing and Goodwill fabric. We do this because we enjoy it who cares where the material comes from. Do you put where you got the material on all your quilts?
The best answer I've ever seen! Love it and agree!
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Old 10-01-2010, 08:11 AM
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Well I have to disagree with those of you who like the Chain Stores. If you lived in a small town and saw all your friends and neighbors lose their businesses because of Walmart, Joann's, Hobby Lobby, Hancocks, etc. you would understand why I say patronize your LQS. Walmart has ruined our downtown area and that is why I refuse to go there. One after another have closed because of all the Chain Stores plus it has brought lots of riff raff to our town from areas where they aren't located.
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Old 10-01-2010, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by cathyvv
Yeah, it's disappointing to find out that the fabric you paid $ 8, 9, 10 a yard for in a quilt shop shows up in Walmart for $2 to $5 a yard.

That's why I'm not much of a fabric snob anymore. I like the feel of money in my pocket...
I have been saying this all along. Glad to see that some people are getting wise. Just because it is in a fabric shop or quilt shop does not mean it is better or best. You tell this by looking and checking out the fabric before buying. I think we are smart enough to tell the difference between a bad fabric and a good fabric. I have never been a fabric snob. I too love love the feel of money in my hand.
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Old 10-01-2010, 08:57 AM
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On the Up Side of this problem is when you get some great LQS quality fabric for a much lower price. When I was in Lancaster last year I picked up two 2 1/2 yard pieces of a great cream fabric for 2.29 per yard. Saw the same fabric, weight and weave, at my LQS booth at quilt show for $10.98 a yard. I had 5 yds of a fabric for the cost of about one yard from the LQS. Those of the moments we quilters live for. May in Jersey
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Old 10-01-2010, 09:13 AM
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I use to work retail and that dosen't only happen in material but in clothing also
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Old 10-01-2010, 09:30 AM
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I do what I can afford and what I enjoy and don't feel guilty about it. I admire all the work I see here regardless of the source of the materials.
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Old 10-01-2010, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by quilter41
Well I have to disagree with those of you who like the Chain Stores. If you lived in a small town and saw all your friends and neighbors lose their businesses because of Walmart, Joann's, Hobby Lobby, Hancocks, etc. you would understand why I say patronize your LQS. Walmart has ruined our downtown area and that is why I refuse to go there. One after another have closed because of all the Chain Stores plus it has brought lots of riff raff to our town from areas where they aren't located.
this is what "everyone" claimed would happen to our small town when superwm came in 5 years ago. Hasn't happened. I work at a small family owned business that ''everyone' was sure would be ruined. NOT! Infact we are doing better than ever. Some small business owners don't provide good customer service and act like they are doing you a favor by waiting on you. That's why they lose business.
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