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Thread: John Deere Fabric

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    Just received this notice from E. E. Schenck (a fabric distributor)

    "Stores, Do you sell John Deere fabric? The recent release (delivery Jan 2012) will be the last one. After this they are being discontinued from the Retail Market. So get them while you still can. You can find them on our website under Springs Creative in our Fabrics section.
    (http://www.eeschenck.com)"

    Just a heads-up for John Deere fans!

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    interesting to know..this is JD country for sure...and I just found 2 panels at a sale this weekend...hhhhmmm....

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    Thanks for the tip. I'll be sure to stock up. My family are big JD fans.

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    Oh No! I am just finishing a quilt that I used alot of my John Deere fabrics in.

    Seems that there are alot of JD fans here in the Midwest, will have to buy what I can find.

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    And so starts JD hoarding !!!!!!!!!

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    I went to your site, and still cant find it. a lil help please? is it under the spring fabrics? kids? who designs it.
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    cherri
    eta oh if I read a bit more carefully I would have noticed you don't have it but were kind enough to tell us where to find it! hurrying too fast again.

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    Oh no, what will my grandson do? Guess he will have to switch to Case.

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    i guess nothing lasts forever. that will be a hot item

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics
    Just received this notice from E. E. Schenck (a fabric distributor)

    "Stores, Do you sell John Deere fabric? The recent release (delivery Jan 2012) will be the last one. After this they are being discontinued from the Retail Market. So get them while you still can. You can find them on our website under Springs Creative in our Fabrics section.
    (http://www.eeschenck.com)"

    Just a heads-up for John Deere fans!
    FavoriteFabrics ... would you please clarify?

    While EESchenck is discontinuing JD fabric, are there other companies that sell it? I'm just thinking (or is that hoping) that maybe the news isn't quite so bad as it seems, at first read.

    Please? and Thanks!

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    We've never carried John Deere fabric in our shop, because I figured it was always so readily available in the chain stores (and a little shop like ours can never compete with Wal-Mart in terms of prices).

    But... I figured that a lot of folks here are John Deere fans, and would want to know about this change. What does it mean, and why the change? I have no idea. Maybe John Deere decided that they just don't want to renew licensing for fabrics. Or maybe Springs Industries (who makes the JD fabrics) is tired of doing them. Maybe JD is going to be like Harley - only licensing finished products, not fabric. I don't believe I know anyone who would have the answer.

    The link to E. E. Schenck is for anyone who wants to know what the Spring 2012 JD fabrics will look like. Schenck is a wholesaler (they don't sell retail) but they do have good pictures.

    If anyone reading this does not have access to a source of JD fabrics, you can always PM me; I could order them (provided that there's enough interest in them).

    Sorry if I caused anyone to panic! You know that I always try to share whatever industry information I run across that might be useful to our forum members.

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    Well I just did a "fact check" with Needlecraft, another distributor that we buy from. And this is what I was told:

    "Yes, it's true. Guess they found too many prints getting in the hands of manufacturers. We have until March 1 to submit any last orders. This fabric will continue in chain stores."

    I asked who the manufacturers were, if they were Etsy or eBay sellers, and was told , "Yes, I believe that's the problem, maybe even on a larger scale than Etsy or Ebay."

    So now you know the whole scoop!

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    FF ... Thanks for the updates! I wasn't trying to set off any alarms when I asked my questions. I didn't know who made, distributed, etc. the fabrics, and just wanted to clarify if it really was a concern or not for all the JD fans.

    For me, it's not a huge issue, as I have a IH and Case history. Though I will probably try to find some sooner, rather than later for some projects I know I'll want to do for a few people.

    I really do appreciate your sharing this info, and any other inside scoops you give us. I really do like seeing the fabrics before they land in the shops ...... and find it fun when you ask for opinions as you are making your buying decisions!

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