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    My Black Friday packages are arriving.

    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?
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    nope. I only made one purchase from Fabric.com, and even then, I had abandoned my cart. They sent me an email a day or two later offering me an additional 15% off the great deals I already had in the cart. How could I refuse that?

    I did pump some money into the LQS on Small Business Saturday, so there was some immediate satisfaction there ;-)
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    Nope however I did go to Joann's with my daughters and sister. We got a few goodies.
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    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.

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    You shouldn't have any trouble returning it to Amazon. But I would take it to a repairman if one is close by to see if it is minor adjustments needed or not worth the trouble.
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    I received my chiffon and batting today that I ordered from Fabric.com on Black Friday. I think the chiffon was half price and the twin size Quilter's Dream cotton batts were $9.99 each. Unfortunately, that's the only stuff I could buy. I ran out of money.

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    Everything I bought was 50% to 75% off. I don't bother with sales that are less then 50% off for quilting supplies.
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    Heck ya. It has been looking a lot like Christmas lately for me whenever the doorbell rings I jump because I know it is USPS or ups. The biggest was two orders from fatquartershop their Black Friday sale was amazing and I just couldn't resist....went overboard even. Today I got 44 moda charm packs that I bought from yahoo groups and ahhhhhh they look sooooo nice.
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    I got one package yesterday and a rather large one today from Quilt in a Day.. such a thrill to open them! Still have one more coming !

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    I didn't buy anything, I don't need anything. I have tons of fabrics I am trying to make into quilts.
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    I got my order today from http://www.honeybegood.com/ . Super fast service, I ordered on cyber monday & got it today.
    I also took advantage of the great sale at The Fat Quarter Shop, Beaver Creek Quilt Company & of course Ebay.
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    Did you happen to see the Cherrywood Fabric grab bag sale of buy one get one free with free shipping! Their grab bags are cut 7" x 10" rectangles of two yards of different colors of hand dyed suede look fabric. I am excited for that package to arrive.
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    Have fun opening your goodies !
    I didn't order a single quilt-related thing (but I went to the Houston Quilt show here a few wks ago and spent my funds!)
    Last edited by TexasGurl; 11-28-2012 at 03:13 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK View Post
    nope. I only made one purchase from Fabric.com, and even then, I had abandoned my cart. They sent me an email a day or two later offering me an additional 15% off the great deals I already had in the cart.
    Now THAT is some pretty smart marketing.

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    I received two today. Headphones, two books and some fabric due here tomorrow and three more quilt books due soon.
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    Ok, I guess you could say you've hit upon a pet peeve of mine. lol

    My shopping was done before Black Friday and just have to say I fought back and didn't even go out all weekend! Most of the local stores had one or two of something advertised and they were long gone before anyone could get to the stores, anyway. I'm definitely not "Bah Humbug", just don't like the advertising pressure that is put upon people to spend what they don't have or spend what they'd rather not spend.

    So, just sayin...

    Sometimes we drive by a stranger's house and their garage door is open to reveal boxes upon boxes of STUFF...stuff they haven't used or even seen in many years in most cases, and have no clue as to what is in the boxes. The "stuff" is taking up their parking spaces, so they have to park in the driveway. Do they really need more stuff? I know...what's it to me? Not much, but it fascinates me for some strange reason. lol

    And it probably won't be too many more years before we're facing "Black 4th of July" etc. ugh
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    I drove by a house with open garage that had plastic bins stacked six deep and as high as the carport. I kept wondering what on earth was in all those bins. I stopped one day when a woman was outside the house and just asked her. She said the bins were full of books from a bookstore a relative owned. She said his estate paid for book storage so she made more money storing the books then by selling them. Her brother couldn't stop the storage fee but could profit from the sale of the books. One never knows what story is behind plastic bins. LOL
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    I didn't do any Black Friday Christmas shopping but I did buy Windows 8 on Friday at Office Max. On sale for $59 with a $30 maxi rewards and used the $24 in maxi rewards I already had, so it will only cost me $6. Monday I did order the TrueCut rotary blade sharpener from JoAnns using a 50% off coupon so with tax and free shipping $34. Just can't get into the shopping mood.
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    you can buy a little plastice thing that fits over the feed dogs so you don't have to lower them. Some machines come with one.
    I've had good experience with returning something to Amazon. They even send you a pre-paid mailing label.

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    I'm getting boxes too, but it's mostly stuff for other people...OH EXCEPT for my lovely new Brother PE770! Oh, and a whole boxload of thread, stabilizer, an x-lg hoop, obligatory thread boxes... ;-)

    I'd been planning on buying it anyway, and Amazon had a deal I just couldn't resist!

    I also bought a pile of stuff for other people...I'm done with my holiday shopping, aside from stocking stuffers! (Of course, I still have four more quilts to finish before Christmas, so I'm not READY for the holidays by any means. And now of course I need to make lovely embroidered labels for all of them!)

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    I did shopping but I never checked out. That's my way of getting my fabric fix without actually buying anything. If I bought all the carts that I never checked out I don't know where I would put all the fabric!

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    I'm waiting on a clear acrylic office chair to match my all-glass desk....and a couple of little trinkets from Tiffany's for my daughters. I did treat myself to the rotating cutting board that's on Amazon. It hasn't arrived yet either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathbug View Post
    I did shopping but I never checked out. That's my way of getting my fabric fix without actually buying anything. If I bought all the carts that I never checked out I don't know where I would put all the fabric!
    I do the same thing! However, I couldn't pass up Connecting Thread's Black Friday sale... My box just arrived and it is wonderful! I purchased some fat quarter bundles and thread. I ended up with about 52 fat quarters and 5 spools of thread for around $52. And that was with free shipping, also. But it wasn't all for me - one spool of black thread was for my MIL...
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    We hit Joanns Fri morning at six. My daughter volunteers at a shelter and I had made her 2 puppy quilts for an auction which raised 300$ so I just had to take advantage of the flannel sale and went overboard. I now have fabric for 9 more puppy quilts but they won't be started till next year. It's for a very good cause. They rehabilitate abused and broken dogs.

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    LOL just waiting on my stuff from a quilting place .. Now I am looking at old magazines and finding new ideas to make bears and bunnies with .. so gonna look for that stuff next .. LOL too bad I didn't find these ideas before black Friday !LOL oh well it is what it is ...
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