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Thread: One thing I love about my LQS...

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    Senior Member tngal22's Avatar
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    One thing I love about my LQS...

    I went today and picked out 4 different fabrics to add to my stash, got a yard each. One of the fabric I had picked out had some fabric wrapped around it from another bolt so she just said it was just enough but didn't say how much over. It was about 15" more, yes 15" more and she only charged me for the 1 yard....and it was a $14/yd fabric! I knew it was more but she didn't fully measure it after the yard, just said that is the perk of getting the end of the bolt. I just measured it and it is 51"! They may not have a big selection and I don't get to go often but their customer service is great. They don't bug me when I go in, just let me look.
    Sabrina
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    Fantastic service!
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    That's the kinda service I reward with my patronage!
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    Local quilt shops are the greatest!

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    It has been a while since I went in but my Mom was in town and I wanted her to help me pick out some fabric. So DH took DD to get her haircut while we went shopping! Mom was impressed at how nice they were and the selection. Like I said, it isn't huge but the selection is wonderful.
    Sabrina
    Mommy to a 6 year old little girl, 3 dogs, 5 cats, and 2 fish. lol Life keeps me busy but when I have a moment, I love to sew
    http://ataleofamilitaryfamily.blogspot.com/
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/HugsLove

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    Love mine too, how awesome for you. IMHO they are worth a few extra dollars sometimes

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    My LQS also gives end of bolt perks. I empty quite a few for her ;-) She appreciates the shelf space she gains. Her shop is quite small.

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    I believe in small business! It's what made this country, and might just be what we need now to help get us going. Cheaper prices are not all there is to consider. If someone in a chain did that, they might get in big trouble. I love all my locals!
    "The business of life is making memories. In the end, it is all we have." Butler Charlie Carson, Downton Abbey, season 4, episode 3, PBS.

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    wow what a reason to keep going...great service and a friendly place to shop
    A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort :lol:

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    Senior Member tngal22's Avatar
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    And to be honest, their prices aren't really that bad. Most are about $10.95/yd. The one that I was for $14/yd was 55" wide. The rest were $10.95/yd.

    I would love to go more often but I don't like taking DD so unless I have spare time when she is at MDO, I don't get to go. And with summer almost here, I decided to take the chance to go today while my Mom was here and DH said he would take DD to get her haircut.
    Sabrina
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    http://ataleofamilitaryfamily.blogspot.com/
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/HugsLove

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    I'm going to be making a quilt for a graduation present and my LQS is the place I'll be going for fabric. It's small in size but very large on friendly and helpful

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    Our LQS has the most knowledgeable ladies around. Whenever the girls that I quilt with and I have any problems or questions that's who we run to. Whether its color, math, any kind of quilting question they are always so willing to take the time to help us out! They not only have a great fabric selection but they have a sale selection too. I got all the fabric for my next baby quilt for $3.99/yard. I'm all for supporting our LQS!
    Kelly

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    Senior Member tngal22's Avatar
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    I went to my LQS when I was working on my Mom's quilt. It was my first big quilt and I didn't really want to have to piece the backing. She helped me out by suggesting a white broadcloth that was cheaper and wide enough that I would have not have to piece. It looked perfect with material I had.
    Sabrina
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    http://ataleofamilitaryfamily.blogspot.com/
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/HugsLove

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    Good to hear! I like stories when customers are treated so well!!!
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    WOW! Great deal!
    If a woman's work is never done....why start?

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    What I love about my local quilt stores is everything....they are the bigger sewing room when that is what you need and the place where the quilters of the community/community of quilters gather. Peacefull/piecefull and colorfull a treat for spirit, mind and creativity. Thank You to all LQS owners

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    We have 2 quilt shops in our small town of 1100, both carrying different fabrics so as not to step on each others toes. Both give great service, and are not afraid to go the extra mile to help you choose fabrics, etc. I like supporting the smaller businesses, it's much more of a personal experience for me.

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    Senior Member tngal22's Avatar
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    I will be going back soon as DH gave me $200 from the sell of his motorcycle! Now I can really stock up on some great fabrics!
    Sabrina
    Mommy to a 6 year old little girl, 3 dogs, 5 cats, and 2 fish. lol Life keeps me busy but when I have a moment, I love to sew
    http://ataleofamilitaryfamily.blogspot.com/
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/HugsLove

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    I rarely walk out of my local QS with out buying something. They are great about special ordering anything I need and ask for. I want to keep the LQS open, they are friendly and very helpful when I need it.

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    I love when I can go into a LQS and just browse. Sometimes I don't have any money but like to look to see what is new that I can dream about. I don't mind the security cameras, they are necessary in today's world, but I don't like when the staff watches every move I make like I am going to walk off with something. Maybe they have had things taken but they can do it in more subtle ways.
    Happy Quilting
    Judy in Lower Michigan

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