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Old 10-02-2010, 02:12 AM
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Sadly the debate over where to buy fabric will never end. Some can afford to pay top dollar, and do! They have many a personal reason for it and I say go for it!! Where most of us must choose to pay our bills and feed our families and first before spending anything out for fabric. I say I feel no shame and am no less a person for being frugalNo one here would purposely buy material that would fall apart at the first wash to begin with. There is no shame in buying from wal-mart , biglots or wherever. We know our own limits and choose to live within them If we didn't someone would have something to say about that.
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Old 10-02-2010, 03:14 AM
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Originally Posted by madamekelly
I finally got to go to Joann's in the next town over, last week. I love going to find new FQs. I was walking around petting the FQ's, (yes I do!) when I walked over to see the little bundles of FQ's, and imagine my surprise when the top bundle of 'blenders' was a stack of fabrics that I bought last year at Walmart, off the dollar table! I looked at them with my magnifier light, and it is exactly the same weave and colors. Ruined my whole trip. I always thought Joann's was a higher quality fabric than Walmart. I now have proof that that just isn't so! Dagnabit! Another illusion blown up! It will make me think twice, before I spend more than a few dollars for Joann's fabric. The only upside to the story is that I got it in 17 different colors for a project I want to do. Joann's only had five colors. :roll:
The same thing happen to me with Hancock Fabric Store. I bought a piece of pink and black fabric there on sale 50% off for $3.00 a yard, I was in Walmart a week later saw the same exact fabric reg price $2.47 a yard. Bought a couple yards to bring home to check...exactly the same.
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Old 10-02-2010, 03:43 AM
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Originally Posted by madamekelly
I finally got to go to Joann's in the next town over, last week. I love going to find new FQs. I was walking around petting the FQ's, (yes I do!) when I walked over to see the little bundles of FQ's, and imagine my surprise when the top bundle of 'blenders' was a stack of fabrics that I bought last year at Walmart, off the dollar table! I looked at them with my magnifier light, and it is exactly the same weave and colors. Ruined my whole trip. I always thought Joann's was a higher quality fabric than Walmart. I now have proof that that just isn't so! Dagnabit! Another illusion blown up! It will make me think twice, before I spend more than a few dollars for Joann's fabric. The only upside to the story is that I got it in 17 different colors for a project I want to do. Joann's only had five colors. :roll:
A gal at my Joann's told me that they bought all the WalMart fabric when they decided to discontinue carrying fabric. So maybe that was some of the stuff that was sold to Joann's.
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Old 10-02-2010, 03:47 AM
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Sometimes, like in our case south of Boston there aren't many LQS's. However, I just got a neat e-mail asking what we would like in a quilt shop because three girls from our guild are thinking of opening a shop in Weymouth, MA. Exciting! Wasn't there a thread about what we would want in a LQS recently?

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You gals need to start patronizing your LQS. That is where the good quality fabrics are.
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Old 10-02-2010, 04:18 AM
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I have made a lot of quilts with fabric from both Walmart and Joann's and haven't had a problem with either.
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Old 10-02-2010, 04:25 AM
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Kudos, SherryLea ------- Exactly!
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Old 10-02-2010, 04:25 AM
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Originally Posted by mom-6
I go to several different Joann's and the fabric mix is different in each one. Some have lots of the less expensive fabrics (a range of quality within this category) and others seem to cater to those who can/will spend more.

Seems to me like we just have to be aware of the "feel" we're looking for no matter which place we shop...and sometimes I'm more interested in the color match than in the fabric being 'the best' there is.
I'm with you. I "feel" the fabric before I even look at the price. If the feel isn't good, I probably wouldn't enjoy all the handling I would be doing in the process of hand piecing and hand quilting the project.
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Old 10-02-2010, 04:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Charleen DiSante
Sometimes, like in our case south of Boston there aren't many LQS's. However, I just got a neat e-mail asking what we would like in a quilt shop because three girls from our guild are thinking of opening a shop in Weymouth, MA. Exciting! Wasn't there a thread about what we would want in a LQS recently?

Originally Posted by quilter41
You gals need to start patronizing your LQS. That is where the good quality fabrics are.
Let us know if the gals from your quild open a quilt shop in Weymouth, I'm often in that area visiting grandkids in Rockland. May in Jersey
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Old 10-02-2010, 04:37 AM
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I've found the same print, but not the same quality. They must make different qualities same print.
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Old 10-02-2010, 05:10 AM
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When I buy from Joanne's or WM and am going to mix it with fabrics from my LQS, I prewash all the fabrics as the less expensive fabrics tend to either shrink more or bleed.
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