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Thread: Just in time

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    I bought material the other day to make my sons quilt and last night I happened to think I did not get the backing material. Back to Hancock's this morning. I got the bolt, the onlyone they had, and took it up to have it cut. Another woman came in wanting the same material and told the woman she wanted all she had left of the blue. It was the blue batik with the gold on the back. I bought 3 yards and she took the rest. There was just 1 1/4 yards left and she was mad that I didn't half it with her. Sorry lady but I needed it.

    They are having a big sale and I got a panel with four stocking on it. Instead of making it just two front and back stockings I am going to make 4 with different backgrounds. These are big stockings adn I got the whole panel for $3.50.

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    Good for you. I wouldn't have shared either, unless I was just stash building.

    You just gave me an idea, maybe for next year, to get a stocking panel and put them on a quilt like pockets for cards or something. Or just decoration.

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    Good for you.
    Maybe the next time she will get there a little earlier.

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    How rude of her - I wouldn't have shared either, especially since you had a legitimate use for what you were buying. I just got back from a trip to Hancock's - should have known better than to go on a Sat. - only one reg. would work and the line was LONGGGGGG!

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    Glad you got the fabric you needed. Hancocks could probably order her some if she really needed it. So, don't feel bad it's all part of the jungle of life........

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    Glad you got what you needed.

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    I had something similar happen to me a few years ago. I was in Hancock fabrics getting some fabric. I found some coordinating floral prints. They were very cheap and I told the lady I would take what was left. As I was walking away, another customer walked up to me and said " I could smack you for taking all of that." And that is a word for work quote. I was shocked and pissed. If she had of just asked nicely, I would have gladly let her have it. I only wanted it because it was pretty and super cheap. But after what she said, there was no way I would give her any. I could not believe that someone could have the nerve to say that.

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    I told her I was making the quilt for my son in the Navy and the woman cutting the material said she had a son in the Navy too, and that he was stationed in San Diego. She never said I apprciate your sons or anything. I just wished I had bought it all.

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    Do you think the lady would have shared with you? I think NOT! No reason to get mad at you-always thought that was a selfish attitude!

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    Glad you got it!

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    I would think the "first come-first served" rule would apply here. You got to the fabric first and you got what you wanted. She should be happy you didn't take all of it.

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    Do you think that if she had the fabric first and needed a specific amount she would have cut it in half? NOT!! Takes all kinds. Now if I just wanted it and had no purpose planned, I may have asked how much she needed, but NO not when I had a plan for it.

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    good for you. I wouldn't have shared either - you were there first!!

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    First come, first serve.

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    Some people are so rude! They think because they want they should have. Ummm, not always the way it goes darling! LOL Good for you for getting what you needed.

    My son is in the Marines and I brag about him all the time. Some people just role their eyes like "why is he doing THAT" and others say to tell him thank-you.

    Tell your son THANK-YOU from me!

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    First. Thank you to all that serve our country.

    About the fabric. I believe you were meant to have it. If she was to get it she would have gotten it first. Enjoy using it and don't let her attitude get to you. Forgive her. You will feel better and then proceed with your quilt.

    Again. Thank you son for me.

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    Tell your son Thanks for all his time and effort for our freedom. He has really sacrifice for us.

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    Joan and TN Donna-thank both of you for having sons who serve. I have a son in Afghanistan serving in the Navy and one in the Army.

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    Wow, SherriB, I would have been mad too!

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    I don't know, you can be real flexible with backing. I might have found out why she needed the fabric, and then decided if I wanted to share it with her. If she needed it to finish her top, I'd have most definately let her take it.

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    Amen!!!!

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    I bet if she got that fabric first she wouldn't even have let you get 6 inches off that bolt. I am glad that you got what you needed!

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    Yeah, all's fair in love and quilts :mrgreen:

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    I like this! :thumbup:

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    I am from Navarre OH, South of Canton about 20 miles. Suzanne

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