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    i've heard that joann's will no longer be carrying fq's. has anyone else heard this? the girl in the store thought the rumor is true, because she hasn't seen any coming in in several weeks now.

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    I thought someone else somewhere here on the board said that Joannes had a problem with their supplier who wasn't cutting true fat quarters and so they were working to fix the problem. And if the last fat quarters i got from there are any indication it was true :hunf:

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    No way!!...How rude, the majority of my crafting is made from those little jewels. I guess we can all go in and just buy 22"s each of the fabric we want at a time, then have them cut those in half...that'll teach them. I am sure the poor cutting ladies will get tired of cutting 22" off dozens of bolts then ringing each one separately (tax purposes) ha-ha

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    They just changed suppliers. I bought some of the old fq's on clearance for 50 cents. They already had the new ones

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    I don't use fgs, I buy 5-8 Yd.s at a time, sometimes more. I have lots of scraps and when I make scrappy quilts I use what I have. DD uses fqs.

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    no new FQ's in either of our Joanns yet..i hope they are not getting rid of them:(

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    You can get some out of the crafting center of Wal-Mart... I jsut saw them there the other day when I was looking for buttons! lol

    I have not been to Joanns in awhile... so I really would not know.

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    Our Joann's has no FQ's right now. None! I was shocked. The cutting table girls had no clue why not or if any were coming in.

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    I wondered why they were selling fats so cheap. They were never less than 99c before.
    Must be clearing out the wrong cuts and finding another supplier.

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    My JoAnns don't have the fat quarters and they've taken down their fat quarter holders that they had on the wall with the bolts of fabrics.

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    Oh no, I loved collecting thier fats.

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    Here's the deal: :-)
    The supplier they had before had issues with the sizes of the F4's. A lot of them were smaller than 18x22. So, they are getting rid of whatever F4's are left (that's why they were 99 cents for so long) They are getting a new supplier, and most Jo-Ann's should have a new stock of F4's sometime in February.
    Not to worry everyone! The F4's will return to Jo'Ann's!! :-)

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    Ours is getting a new supplier....they have been out for a few weeks...and do not have a particular delivery date but will be getting them soon.

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    I've been shopping for material at other locations, not Joann's. I've found that the FQs they do have are not the same quality as their bolt fabrics and I could never find bolt fabrics to go with the FQs. I did go into a remodeled Joann's in Boise the other day and was not impressed with their quilt fabric selection. AND this store has the Viking section :-P and the gal that was there was really a hag, not nice at all :twisted: so I left, empty handed...

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    I had the same question a week or 2 ago when I noticed they had just disappeared from our store - the Mgr. said they will be stocking all new as they'd had problems with miscuts & short sizes

    I told her I hoped they'll stock more to match fabrics on the shelf too ... she didn't know about that ?

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    I work at Jo-anns and thats wrong we are getting new ones we got some in last week

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    btw, i was looking for brown kona yesterday on sale, and there is definitely a difference in quality. it has a much looser weave and when you hold it up you can see right through it. my nearest lqs is a distance away, but their kona is a much better quality with more weight and tighter weave. another example of a good brand making some of their fabric to joann's specifications to meet a price point. that's why joann's can sell it for $3.99 with coupon.

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    I still buy some fat quarters but most of the time I buy yardage.

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    HeatherQuilts I asked at a couple of JoAnns & I got the same answer. So give it a few weeks & I think the Fats will return.

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    I was just at our Joann's yesterday, and they did not have any fat quarters unless it was cut by them and in those little bundles that they sell or in a Quilt kit.

    The manager said that at ours they are getting ready to remodel. Which they are looking for help and I applied... So maybe they will get more after they are done remodeling (at mine at least).

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    I was at Joanns yesterday and they got some if the new FQs in and they are now $1.99. They used to be $1.49.

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    I was at mine on Sat. They have some in the holders, but not more than 20. Yes, the price is up to $1.99 I hope the quality is better in the new ones...

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    I was in jo-anns the other day and noticed their stock of fq's were about 2/3rds down was wondering whats going on. Had to by yardage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    btw, i was looking for brown kona yesterday on sale, and there is definitely a difference in quality. it has a much looser weave and when you hold it up you can see right through it. my nearest lqs is a distance away, but their kona is a much better quality with more weight and tighter weave. another example of a good brand making some of their fabric to joann's specifications to meet a price point. that's why joann's can sell it for $3.99 with coupon.
    Do you mean you're finding a difference in the quality of the Kona that JoAnn carries, versus what's in the LQSs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics
    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    btw, i was looking for brown kona yesterday on sale, and there is definitely a difference in quality. it has a much looser weave and when you hold it up you can see right through it. my nearest lqs is a distance away, but their kona is a much better quality with more weight and tighter weave. another example of a good brand making some of their fabric to joann's specifications to meet a price point. that's why joann's can sell it for $3.99 with coupon.
    Do you mean you're finding a difference in the quality of the Kona that JoAnn carries, versus what's in the LQSs?
    Thats the fabric i was going to get, but didn't the way it looked or the fact that feel felt cheap! I was disappointed cause I had read nothing but great ratings about the fabric from Joann's website.

    I have an interview with them tomorrow!!! Hope I get the job! First interview in three years!!!

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