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Thread: need help finding fabric

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    need help...made a quilt for granddaughter and her step mom decited to keep it for her daughter (had made one for her daughter also) went to joanns and they don't have the fabric anymore..it is black backgrouond with purple dresses on it. dresses look like 50's or 60 styles with glitter on them. looked on joanns and didn't find it. looked at a few sites and couldn't find it...helppp please...need to make another one cause the daughter in law wont give it back..has been a battle and is putting a strain on our son. if anyone has any ideas would really really make my new year better..thanks
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    Do you have any of the selvage that might say who made the fabric or any identifying marks ?

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    You might cross post under buy/sell trade too

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    no i don't have any of the salvage or lettering..learned a lesson with this one to always keep a salvage with the name and numbers on it..was in the novelty fabric's is all i know..am just sick over all this..went to joann's today and just couldn't even find any fabric i liked for a 15 year old....thanks for your help..

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    No purple dresses on black (so far), but these are some of the best sources for novelty prints. I may have to get some of that rain boots on black at J&O!!
    http://www.jandofabrics.com/products...8&viewall=True
    http://noveltyquiltfabric.com/kids_t...on_page_1.html
    http://warmbiscuit.com/novelty-fabrics.html

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    thank you ghostrider. likes several of the ones you suggested. if i don't find that other fabric may use one of the flip flop ones. she lives in calif so that should work..just upset with everything. thank a million for your help..

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    (((HUGS))) My kids step mom had pulled stunts like that too :roll: I am sorry you are having to go through this!!!

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    thank you amma, why do people have to be so mean to others. i will sure be watching my back with this dil..now she has taken 2 thousand out of their savings..wont tell son what she did with it..just keeps saying don't worry about it...he is mad to say the least.

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    Cindy, I'm sorry, but I haven't come across the fabric you're looking for, but I can give you the link of a wonderful store for you to peruse through.

    Their novelty fabrics are numerous and lovely.

    http://www.bearpawquilting.com

    Hope you find something. Will be thinking of you.
    Hugs Joanne

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    Cindy, so sorry you and son are having such problems :hunf:

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    cindygale, I went to two Joanns yesterday in my area of Oregon and looked. So sorry though they didn't have anything close and I asked the ladies there also. No go . . . I hope you find it. I know how upsetting this can be.

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    thank you so much for looking. my daughter also looked at a joanns yesterday..soooo have decited to pick a different fabric. does anyone have any ideas for a 15 year old??
    thank you all for looking for me..
    cindy

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    What about butterflies ? I have seen some really neat looking ones at Joanns with a black background . Or maybe a neon colored one ? What does she like ? Any favorite colors ?

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    She's doing this because she knows the trouble it is causing. Even bad attention is better than none. If everyone can let it go, she won't get any. Move on. Talk with your granddaughter to let her know you will make her another. Let her help pick out the fabrics to make it truly hers. Even let her help choose a pattern, or with cutting and sewing. This will make a nice memory for you both. Put a label on the back clearly marked as hers. Enjoy the sewing and creating.

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    It is so sad that some of the really nice people end up with the *&^%%$ people. I hope everything works out.

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    Cindy, I think you are special to have made quilts for the step-granddaughter in addition to the one for GD. But, I have a question. You are going to make another one for GD? What keeps the step-mom from taking this one also? That would be a concern for me.

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    I know that this is not it but looks like it might be similar.

    http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/p...DID=xprd687019

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    Have you tried posting on missingfabrics.com? They are great source for finding fabrics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimbie
    She's doing this because she knows the trouble it is causing. Even bad attention is better than none. If everyone can let it go, she won't get any. Move on. Talk with your granddaughter to let her know you will make her another. Let her help pick out the fabrics to make it truly hers. Even let her help choose a pattern, or with cutting and sewing. This will make a nice memory for you both. Put a label on the back clearly marked as hers. Enjoy the sewing and creating.
    Put a label on the back clearly marked as hers; attach this label before it is quilted so it cannot be removed. One sewn on after is so easy to remove.

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    have moved on...found a different fabric and have the top done..i think she will like it..has dragon flys on black background. she lives in cali so couldn't take her shopping with me..but she knows it is made with love and that is all that counts..from grandma with love...thanks for all your help everyone..means alot to me and know others have gone thru this also...
    thanks again, cindy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisabrat
    You might cross post under buy/sell trade too
    good idea.

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    need help...made a quilt for granddaughter and her step mom decited to keep it for her daughter

    WHAT A WITCH....she sure is teaching her daughter and everyone around her some strange values. I am so sorry this is happening to you and your granddaughter.

    Margie

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