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Thread: JoAnns High Priced Fabric - Shocker

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    Have not been to JoAnns for awhile, and now I know why!. The prices of fabric were so HIGH. What I used to get for 3.99/yd are now 6.99/yd. It's a good thing I took some coupons, that's the only way to shop there from now on, if at all. I think I'll go to this great fabric shop a little further way, all fabric is $6.95 yd. with a lot more selection and more informed sales employees.

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    practically all joanns fabrics went up $3 per yard. last time i was at hancocks they hadn't raised their prices yet, but i am sure it is to come. time to use the stash build-up!

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    Really? I haven't been in a Jo Ann's since before Christmas, but I need some black Kona cotton. Looks like I need to bring my coupons. They really went up $3 a yard? :shock:

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    I remember when our JoAnn's was a little tiny shop. Now that it moved to a bigger space, they have much bigger prices :!:

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    Do you have a Hobby Lobby by you? If so, they have Kona 30% off every day and very good quality.

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    They raised their prices then marked their fabric 30% off so we cant use our cupons. I wonder why they bother to print those worthless cupons.

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    Mine has many of the fabrics higher or same as than LQS , so guess who gets my money?! No gimmicks , no coupons , great selection!

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    I rarely buy fabric at Joann's. I don't think the quality is that great.
    I buy notions, batting etc though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaB
    Have not been to JoAnns for awhile, and now I know why!. The prices of fabric were so HIGH. What I used to get for 3.99/yd are now 6.99/yd. It's a good thing I took some coupons, that's the only way to shop there from now on, if at all. I think I'll go to this great fabric shop a little further way, all fabric is $6.95 yd. with a lot more selection and more informed sales employees.
    I noticed that too........higher prices and poorer quality :cry:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter7x
    Really? I haven't been in a Jo Ann's since before Christmas, but I need some black Kona cotton. Looks like I need to bring my coupons. They really went up $3 a yard? :shock:
    I was told Joann's was dropping Kona solids-when I was there last week, (and I went to two stores), they didn't have many colors-Luckily I only needed white. I saw Kona on sale ON-LINE today at Hancocks-I think it was 30% off-plus they have an on-line coupon for an ADDITIONAL 15% off before March 11th. The code is OFTBF to use for the additional discount. They have black as well as many other colors. Worth checking it out. Joann's was $5.99 for bleached, and I got a couple yards of navy for $6.99 a yard. Good thing I had coupons!

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    the quality of jo ans fabric has really gone downhill. walmart has better quality. i use the coupons for notions or batting

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    even at $6.99 that is so CHEAP compared to the $22.00 plus we pay for most of our fabrics in Australia and our $ are just about $ for $ at the moment. the only way I buy fabric is from America or if it is on special.

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    I did quite well today at JoAnn for once. I got 3 yrds of batik for quilt backing and 2 spools of cotton perle for just over $23. I took my flyer with me and told the sales clerk that I wanted to use the 40% off coupon for the fabric. It was $12.99 a yard. She said there should be a 50% off coupon and found one and then she said "Let's see what we can do for the thread." She used two 40% off coupons on the thread. Full price for the fabric alone would have been over $40 with tax.

    I hadn't planned on such expensive fabric for the backing, but I couldn't find anything I liked that was less. So I figured with the 40% off coupon it would be less expensive than the LQS. I still have other coupons in the flyer and a few more days to use them and I need more fabric for backing for other quilts. I do wish they would make the flyers easier to use though. I'm so glad the sales lady was so helpful.

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    And I have noticed the price of their batiks is now $12.99 yard. Rheir quality is better than it used to be in the Batiks, but....... Even fabric Depot which is close to me and marks up their prices so they can have lots of good sales isn't going up like JoAnn's. I have noticed that JoAnn's really mark up seasonl , holiday quilt fabrics. Cranston 9.99 a yard. Not worth it.

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    I don't buy fabric there but I do buy notions, craft supplies etc. I have noticed that the clerks are being a lot more generous with returning coupons that are already used etc. This helps out!

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    Hancocks takes joanns coupons. But our hancock has always had high prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by connie_1936
    the quality of jo ans fabric has really gone downhill. walmart has better quality. i use the coupons for notions or batting
    If you want the better quality, stick to their premium brands-Debbie Mumm, Legacy Studios, etc-their premium fabrics are in a separate area. Their Keepsake Calico is their "Walmart" quality, and usually about 4.99/yar, but that is their largest selection. I have used both qualities, and find their premium brands just as good as LQS fabric, but less expensive if you make use of their coupons, or at least wait until they are 40-50% off, which is a few times a year. Many times, They are only 30% off, but if you get a 10-20% coupon good on your total sale, that knocks it right down. I was just at our Walmart which still has the fabric section, and I walked away without buying-selection wasn't near as wide as Joann's and for the same quality and price, I might as well buy Joann's Keepsake Calico with coupons.

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    I wonder if this has anything to do with that buyout they did late last year? Maybe it is the new owners raising the prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanuatu Jill
    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter7x
    Really? I haven't been in a Jo Ann's since before Christmas, but I need some black Kona cotton. Looks like I need to bring my coupons. They really went up $3 a yard? :shock:
    I was told Joann's was dropping Kona solids-when I was there last week, (and I went to two stores), they didn't have many colors-Luckily I only needed white. I saw Kona on sale ON-LINE today at Hancocks-I think it was 30% off-plus they have an on-line coupon for an ADDITIONAL 15% off before March 11th. The code is OFTBF to use for the additional discount. They have black as well as many other colors. Worth checking it out. Joann's was $5.99 for bleached, and I got a couple yards of navy for $6.99 a yard. Good thing I had coupons!
    3 yards of fabric is $14.35 but the shipping on that is $5.95. :shock: This sounds like wonderful fabric, but the shipping is much more than I am willing to pay for such a small order.

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    I was in Jo-Ann's fabric two days ago. What at shock. The batiks were $12.99 per yard. The lower priced novelty fabrics were very flimsy. Used my coupon for some peltex to make tote bags.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zennia
    They raised their prices then marked their fabric 30% off so we cant use our cupons. I wonder why they bother to print those worthless cupons.
    I agree, sometimes when you take all those coupons you can't use them for sale items and we quilters are constantly searching for nice fabric and when we find some it's been marked down. I do use the coupons for notions and batting.

    Kathi in PA

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    I rarely ever buy fabric at joann's anymore ... mostly just notions or books w/ a coupon (WHEN I can use one !) Their better quilting fabrics are as high as any LQS and often not the same quality, and others are not so good

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    I just went to Joann's today (those coupons were burning a hole in my purse!), and I was surprised to see the prices as well! I use to buy there all the time (with coupons), but I think only Legacy Studio fabrics were not on sale, and they were 9.99-10.99/yd. I could have used my coupons 40 and 50% off, but wanted 3 rulers which were not on sale so I got 2 @50% off and 1 @40%, otherwise I wouldn't have bought them. I got 2 patterns for purses and NO fabric, and a couple small items on sale, and used my 10% off total purchase (Joann's card) on everything else. It's a good thing I have enough fabric for the several projects lined up-even have the batting and backing. I was a Joann's fan before and made the best use of the coupons, but if those premium fabrics are the same price as the LQS, guess where I will be going from now on! Guess I was just in "denial" about prices going up!!

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