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Thread: Is it just me or is this expensive.

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    Junior Member cindle's Avatar
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    I went to Fabric Land (I dispise this store) to buy some things to start making a bow tuck tote. So after first trying to find someone to help me for a good 10 minutes I stood at the cash when a sales lady finally approached me asking if I needed help. I asked her where the pellon was and she showed me. I would never have found it because it was hidded under their cutting tables. She finds the one I need and is just about to cut when I asked how much it was meter. She then replied it is $15 a meter. I think my jaw hit the ground. I was like forget that I can get it cheaper in the states and walked out. Is pellon usually that expensive? When you make a bow tuck tote how much do all your supplies usually cost? Sorry this is so long I just can't believe the cost some things at some stores compaired to the cost at others.

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    I think it is around $7 - $8 here.

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    I don't know what that is in US dollars, but it sure sounds expensive!
    Let me know if I can send you some.

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    Pellon here in Mississippi is about $8 per yard/or metre. I find that to be expensive. All-in-all, a purse costs me about $20 to make, not including labor. I have to really like the purse to make it now.

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    I don't know much about pellon, and I've never made a bowtuck, but I've been experimenting with making tote bags and recently a messenger bag using either jean material (heat n' bonded to the fabric and then sewn over) or for the messenger bag I used an old skirt I had and it worked great. You do have to sew over it even after you use the heat n' bond (at least with lite), but it doesn't cost much and it gives your bag a quilted look. Just thought I'd throw that out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shequilts
    I don't know what that is in US dollars, but it sure sounds expensive!
    Let me know if I can send you some.
    Aww thanks shequilts thats really sweet of you. I'm on a mission now lol I will find pellon for cheap. Actually I get Joann coupons in the mail maybe ill head over to the states cuz I'm there A LOT hehe and see what I can find shopping is so much better there too.

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    We must live in the same city!! I think it is very expensive - you have to add on the 13% Ontario tax too. I hardly ever find anything at Fabricland. I was looking for the aluminu ironing board fabric and it was $20 and not very nice (was really rough and had defects).

    The border is very close to me so I go to Joann's with coupons and it is a nice outing for the day. Even with the border crossing fees and the the 6% MI tax it is much cheaper.

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    What is Pellon?

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    Just out of curiosity I called Fabricville here (it's the same company). They had no pellon in stock but she said it would usually be about $5.00/metre.

    I dislike Fabricland/Fabricville as well. The worst one I was ever in is at the Pickering Town Centre. Ick!

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    I used regular cotton batting and 505 spray adhesive for mine. Worked very well. And as the batting was left overs, it didn't cost me anything.

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    Same here... If you want it thicker you can alway's double it.
    Quote Originally Posted by dungeonquilter
    I used regular cotton batting and 505 spray adhesive for mine. Worked very well. And as the batting was left overs, it didn't cost me anything.

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    use left over batting. or left over fannel, any thig will make linning the bottom should be stiff but you can cover cardboard and in sert so you can take outfor washing

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    If your Walmart still has fabric, RUN and get some Pellon. At my Walmart, the fusible fleece is only $3.97 yd and the non-fusible is $2.77.

    PLUS - the bow tuck bag's instructions tell you that you'll need 2 yds of fusible fleece. That's way too much. I think I use about a yard for each bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by costumegirl
    We must live in the same city!! I think it is very expensive - you have to add on the 13% Ontario tax too. I hardly ever find anything at Fabricland. I was looking for the aluminu ironing board fabric and it was $20 and not very nice (was really rough and had defects).

    The border is very close to me so I go to Joann's with coupons and it is a nice outing for the day. Even with the border crossing fees and the the 6% MI tax it is much cheaper.
    I hate Fabricland too but sometimes it is the only option for me. I used to live in Victoria, and was able to get to the US quite often but now that I am outside of Edmonton it is just too far but I keep telling my DD that we should save some money and go on a road trip. At least in Alberta we don't have a provincial sales tax so all we pay is the 5% GST on our purchases but the fabric costs are still waaaaaay to costly in Canada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Living the Dream
    If your Walmart still has fabric, RUN and get some Pellon. At my Walmart, the fusible fleece is only $3.97 yd and the non-fusible is $2.77.

    PLUS - the bow tuck bag's instructions tell you that you'll need 2 yds of fusible fleece. That's way too much. I think I use about a yard for each bag.
    Unfortunately Walmart here turned stupid and decided it was a good idea to get rid of their fabric department and have been selling things at clearence prices that aren't even clearnance prices. I know of one Walmart in the states that still sells the bolt fabric I'll have to check their next time I'm over. Good to know that I don't need so much pellon for the bow tuck bag I just got the pattern and haven't tried making one yet. New to quilting and sewing.

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    I do think that seems a little steep. To be honest, I really do not know what fusible fleece runs at the LQS. I generally buy 5-10 yards at a time (I like to keep it on hand) and have other fabric cuts done as well. I have never taken the time to look at my receipt. I do figure that on a Bow-Tucks purse, I probably have about $30 in fabrics/fusible fleece. It depends on if I am using fabric from the LQS or fabric that I have just accumulated from here and there over the years.

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    I bought fusible fleece at my LQS for $8.99 and some more in Markdale, Ontario for $9.99 a metre. I made some of my purses with this and some with batting and basting spray and there was very little difference. When I ran out of spray I used some of that tape that melts and sticks (Wonder Under?) to hold the batting in place a little better. That worked too. I also used some old stiff pellon that had been prestamped for Artex liquid embroidery (now that's old!)and it was great for bags too. Experiment a little and see whats kicking around your sewing room.

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    I use the fusible fleece from walmart, it is 3.97 a yard. We are down to only 2 stores with fabric tho

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    It seems like Fabricland has raised their prices enormously lately, and I'm guessing it's so they make more money when they have their half price sales. I emailed them about it and never got a reply. Obviously they're not too concerned. Perhaps they will be when they price themselves out of the market. It's probably cheaper to buy the pellon at a quilt shop or order online.

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    costumegirl wrote: The border is very close to me so I go to Joann's with coupons and it is a nice outing for the day. Even with the border crossing fees and the the 6% MI tax it is much cheaper.[/quote]

    You have to pay a Border crossing fee????? Wow. Never knew that. Is that to come INTO the US?

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    Wow, seems expensive to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shequilts
    I don't know what that is in US dollars, but it sure sounds expensive!
    Let me know if I can send you some.
    You might just be starting a mailorder business there. I'd order some! It's wwaaaayy to expensive here. I pay $22/metre for the very stiff fusible Pellon - and it's only 22" wide!

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    Quote Originally Posted by costumegirl
    . Even with the border crossing fees and the the 6% MI tax it is much cheaper.
    They charge you to cross the border?!!!!!! To get out or to come in?

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    I buy mine at Hancock's and it's usually 4.99 or 5.99 yd

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    Sounds expensive to me and that's someone who has to pay premium dollar living in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Would Heat and Bond (sewable type) work and be cheaper???

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