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Thread: My Black Friday packages are arriving.

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    I ordered from Connecting threads but have not got my box yet....It is always exciting to be expecting a package...Enjoy your goodies.

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    Josyjatz,
    I bought a brother SQ9000 from Overstock and it didn't work when I got it. I let them know and had another machine here in a few days. I finally got the return label for the non-working one and returned it to vendor. Let Amazon know it is not working right and they need to replace it or refund. I got my brother for $139. and new one works great. As we raise dogs, I love not having to use a foot peddle as the dogs tend to chew on cord etc. If they don't replace, check out www.Overstock.com as they have some good buys there. Or look in paper or local shops for a higher quality used machine. Don't give up, you will find what you need. But call or e-mail Amazon right away.
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    I didn't buy on black friday sales, but my neighbor and I are going today to a yard sale that looks to be all sewing. Will let you know if I get anything good.

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    I ordered a package from connecting threads prior to Black Friday and then on Black Friday I ordered a quilt kit. They have arrived at my designated US address and should be getting posted to me this weekend so hoping to get them within the next fortnight. Very excited.

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    I'm patiently waiting for mine. I'm hoping to receive them in the next couple of days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josykatz View Post
    I'm very new to quilting and sewing. I've been borrowing my mothers sewing machine to work on which is nice but I really wanted one of my own. During the Black Friday specials Amazon was selling the "SINGER 4423 Heavy Duty Model Sewing Machine With Metal Interior Frame and Stainless Steel Bed plate" for $99 there was only few left and the sale was ending in 15 min so my husband bought it for me.
    I don't have a Singer but when I drop my feed dogs and then want them to go back up, I have to put a scrap of fabric under foot and start sewing then feed dog pops back up. Make sure you look and see if there is a dial of some kind to turn that allows the feed dogs to pop up when you start sewing on your scrap of fabric. Hope that helps!

    It has a top loading bobbin, 3 needle positions, drop down feed dogs, automatic needle threader and sews 1,100-stitches-per-minute. I kind of wished I had read the reviews before we bought it, but it was in the fever of black Friday madness and fear on missing a good sale.

    I'm having trouble getting it to work properly and my free motion stitches are really bad. The first time I dropped the feed-dogs they stayed dropped and I had to take apart the bed plate to reach inside to push them back up so they would engage. It has stitch length, stitch width, and stitch tension dials. I've tried all variations of each. I've read that either it is fantastic or a dud. Apparently Singer no longer makes their machines in the US they have them made in China.

    I'm really bummed and hope I can get it fixed or working properly. Being such a new sewer I'm not sure if it is me or the machine, but I was doing well on my Mothers machine.
    Does your Singer have a dial to turn off the dropped feed dogs? My machine does but then I have to put a scrap of fabric under the foot and sew a few stitches then the feed dog pops up.
    quilting with my dogs

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    I just finished folding my196 FQ that I bought from Connecting Threads black Friday sale......I went alittle overboard but I really like ther fabric and their sales......they ended up being about $.75 each......it was so much fun playing with the fabric-----and planning the quilts......

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    I was good & stayed away from Black Friday. Somehow, Cyber Monday sucked me in though. Just ordered from a couple of places, but so far nothing has even shipped. Bummer! I want packages!
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    I just got my order from Marshals dry goods. It was my first time ordering from them, but it won't be my last. I was so pleased with the quality of the fabrics and the price was very reasonable. It will make a nice addition to my stash. The Christmas fabrics are very nice and will go to replenish the predations made on it this season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by josykatz View Post
    I'm very new to quilting and sewing. I've been borrowing my mothers sewing machine to work on which is nice but I really wanted one of my own. During the Black Friday specials Amazon was selling the "SINGER 4423 Heavy Duty Model Sewing Machine With Metal Interior Frame and Stainless Steel Bed plate" for $99 there was only few left and the sale was ending in 15 min so my husband bought it for me.

    It has a top loading bobbin, 3 needle positions, drop down feed dogs, automatic needle threader and sews 1,100-stitches-per-minute. I kind of wished I had read the reviews before we bought it, but it was in the fever of black Friday madness and fear on missing a good sale.

    I'm having trouble getting it to work properly and my free motion stitches are really bad. The first time I dropped the feed-dogs they stayed dropped and I had to take apart the bed plate to reach inside to push them back up so they would engage. It has stitch length, stitch width, and stitch tension dials. I've tried all variations of each. I've read that either it is fantastic or a dud. Apparently Singer no longer makes their machines in the US they have them made in China.

    I'm really bummed and hope I can get it fixed or working properly. Being such a new sewer I'm not sure if it is me or the machine, but I was doing well on my Mothers machine.
    Have you sat down with the manual and the machine in front of you and gone through the entire manual for each of the different functions your machine is meant to perform. As to the feed dogs, if this machine works like my Futura 350, once you lower the feed dogs and then raise them again, you have to turn the hand wheel to re-engage the feed dogs. Check the manual to be sure you are threading the top of the machine and the bobbin case properly. Just a few thoughts I've encountered when getting used to a new machine.

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    I didn't go shopping on Black Friday, had my shopping done by making most of it. This morning I sewed bags from fabric instead of wrapping paper then keep the bags for next year to recycle. I saves a lot of mess and most people don't sew so they don't want the fabric anyway. I still have baking etc. to do
    Jothesewer

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    I did not order on line Black Friday. I shoped the black Friday sale at my local Quilt Shop in town.
    Carol in Delaware
    Happy Quilting,
    Carol in De;laware

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    Amazon has fabric?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maureen View Post
    Amazon has fabric?


    YES Amazon sells fabric by the yard!! Pricing is not bad.
    Got fabric?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maureen View Post
    Amazon has fabric?
    Well, it lists items for sale by other websites/vendors.
    It's the same as when you search for a TV - there are numerous vendors selling the the same model.

    Hancocks and numerous smaller shops are included.
    AFAIK, though, the actual fulfillment of the orders is always still done at the store level.

    Unless it's fixed sizes - like half-yard or yard cuts only - I can't see Amazon being set up for that sort of process.
    For now, at least.*
    I don't think it has any of the fabric actually in its warehouses - especially fabric cut from the bolt.

    Prices advertised on Amazon for a particular item from a particular website/vendor are the same as at the website - including sales.
    Here's a the randomly chosen fabric from both sites:
    http://www.amazon.com/Hoffman-Batiks...dp/B00885LOSQ/
    http://www.hancocks-paducah.com/Item...6#.ULnCjWcvmvk

    In the end, though, I find navigating an individual store's site much easier for finding "like" fabrics and/or trying to coordinate a few.

    To Amazon, that specific design half-yard cut of fabric is the same as a TV or blender or book.
    I don't think too many people buy 50 TV items at one time. ;-)


    *I'm reminded of FavoriteFabrics interesting post a few days ago about Amazon and its sometimes contentious relationship with its 3rd party vendors.
    I'd link to it but it seems the thread had been deleted because....who knows.

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    So, BellaBoo, what was the best notion/tool that you ordered?
    Last edited by Valerie Ann; 12-01-2012 at 09:11 AM.

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    I have 14 grandchildren and live on a limited income..All my black friday shopping went to getting gifts for them all.

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    These are a few of my buys.

    1. Queen size quilt kit for $32. In blues and cream. I bought it for the fabric.
    2. Accuquilt Go dies for $19.99 marked down from $49.
    3. Rotary Blades 10 per package for $16 a package
    4. Aurifil 40wt thread for $3 a spool. I bought a set of 24 spools.
    Got fabric?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I ordered many different quilt goodies from all over and it's exciting to see what comes in the mail everyday. The biggest box so far has been from Connecting Threads. I forgot I ordered coffee and was semi disappointed when I opened that box today. LOL Anyone else waiting on great bargain packages to come?
    Yes, and they keep on coming. It's like Christmas every day. LOL!

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    Unlike most of you, I didn't have a stash since I'm new to quilting. Yesterday my box came from Connecting Thread. Some great prices on Black Friday. Now I'm well on my way to having a stash! Lots of ideas on what to do with everything.....

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