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Thread: Our Pacific Fabrics is Going Out of Business in Puyallup, WA! Anyone elses?

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    I couldn't believe it. I popped into Pacific Fabs today to see if I could find a few goodies and it was filled with women. I am like.. "What the heck?"
    I couldn't get a cart cause none were available. I start perusing the shelves and see this bright orange sign that there is 20% off everything in the store. ... I move along a little further and see another one... We are closing... 20% off everything. I couldn't believe it. We have so few already and am in shock over this. I will have to drive lots farther for even a Quick stop and shop. So sad.. all of the women were very somber that have worked there for years.

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    Oh, no, I hope it is not all of the PF's in Washington.

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    we lost ours in issaquah a few years ago I have not checked the one in Bellevue yet. Too bad! I did hear them talking about it at the sewing expo though it wasn't the only store closing. so sad

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    When will they close the door? To soon for me. I usually get over to that side of the mountain once a year for a shoping trip. Thats one place I like to stop at. Are they all closing or just yours. Where is the next closest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramie bj
    When will they close the door? To soon for me. I usually get over to that side of the mountain once a year for a shoping trip. Thats one place I like to stop at. Are they all closing or just yours. Where is the next closest?
    There are a few way up North from me.. Bellevue, Bremerton and Northgate. A few others I think. Where I live, it is getting mighty thin.
    Jo-Anns hurts all other fabric businesses due to their coupons and weekly sales. Do I shop there? Only when absolutely necessary and for tools at 50% off. I don't care for their cottons at all but will buy some fleece there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramie bj
    When will they close the door? To soon for me. I usually get over to that side of the mountain once a year for a shoping trip. Thats one place I like to stop at. Are they all closing or just yours. Where is the next closest?
    They are suppose to close by JUNE. UGH

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    Lost 2 LQS just before the end of the year. Still sad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grugirl
    Quote Originally Posted by Gramie bj
    When will they close the door? To soon for me. I usually get over to that side of the mountain once a year for a shoping trip. Thats one place I like to stop at. Are they all closing or just yours. Where is the next closest?
    There are a few way up North from me.. Bellevue, Bremerton and Northgate. A few others I think. Where I live, it is getting mighty thin.
    Jo-Anns hurts all other fabric businesses due to their coupons and weekly sales. Do I shop there? Only when absolutely necessary and for tools at 50% off. I don't care for their cottons at all but will buy some fleece there.

    Isn't there one in Bellingham, too? I may have to make a trip down and see what I can stock up on. Sad news, indeed:-(

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    Oh dear! That is the one near my son and family - we go there sometimes when we visit, but also to the JoAnn Fabrics which for what we use it for works fine. But sorry to hear about Pacific.

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    I'm so sorry. I stopped by there several times when going to the Sewing and Stitchery Expo. It is a very nice store.

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    I just heard today that the LQS in Brownsville, Oregon had closed. Very sad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilttiludrop
    I just heard today that the LQS in Brownsville, Oregon had closed. Very sad!
    Oh My.. this is getting depressing

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    It is a loss when any quilt shop or fabric store closes. Not all stores carry the same fabric lines and collections.

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    Try our quilt store in Yelm called Gee Gee's I think it is a nice as pacific. Just my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by medots
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    Try our quilt store in Yelm called Gee Gee's I think it is a nice as pacific. Just my opinion
    I shop at Gee Gee's all the time. They have a much larger selection I believe. It is not that I don't go there, it is that I like a HUGE choice of shops. Every shop carries such different lines of even the same designer that another shop may not. I love choice and when one shop closes it limits my choices. I suppose I will become more of an online shopper like others. I just like to finger my fabric before I buy.

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    Hey Everyone,

    I work for Pacific Fabrics and wanted to assure you that the Puyallup store is the ONLY one closing. We have lost the lease on the store to a national company and are SO sad. We have to be out by June 1st and just found out right after the Sewing Expo. We still have 5 more stores, including Bremerton if that helps. (Nothing in Bellingham, sorry.) You can find locations on our site at www.pacificfabrics.com. Thanks for your support!!!

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    How sad!

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    I am sure we will see lots of closings in the month's to come. It is going to take real creativity for quilts shops to stay in business. I get bundles of batik from one source and they told me the price was going up 50 cents a yd. The trickle down effect will be devestating. Rather the trickle back effect will be devesting at all levels of manufacturing and shipping.

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    There are 5 full line quilts shops in a 10 mile stretch of the road here. What is going to happen. Will the "$1.99 Fabric Store" have to change their name to "$2.99 Fabric Store" or more?

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    Sad news.

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    Yeah, the one in Issaquah said they lost their lease, too. I was just in the Bellevue store today. It is a tiny store, but I found two batiks for my grandmother's flower garden. The same time the Issaquah store closed, we lost The Loft which was a LQS in the same area. Now we have lost the Calico Cat and Pieces. I did hear a new LQS is opening in Kent, but I don't know where or when. It will be nice to not have to go so far from home to get nice fabrics. I shop Taylor Creek in Maple Valley. Her shop is about 15 mins from my children's school, so I can stop in there before I pick them up. That is nice.

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    Pacifc Fabrics Northgate and Everett stores are favorites.

    Kas, if you're looking for batiks, the Quilt Barn in Puyallup has the best selection of batiks probably in the entire state. Beautiful shop, nice people, incredible selection of fabrics, and LOTS and LOTS of batiks.

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    I really like Pacific Fabrics because if you need some notion or gizmo, they have it...Fabric is good and well priced. I wished they had more selection but still like to shop there. I think the South Sound area needs a shop like this. I will miss it!
    Heck with JoAnns. I very rarely shop there, coupons and all.
    I guess I will start to look more online.
    Kirsten

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    NOOOOOOOOO :cry: Thats really to bad. It is a great QS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtHomeSewing
    Pacifc Fabrics Northgate and Everett stores are favorites.

    Kas, if you're looking for batiks, the Quilt Barn in Puyallup has the best selection of batiks probably in the entire state. Beautiful shop, nice people, incredible selection of fabrics, and LOTS and LOTS of batiks.
    Yes, Quilt Barn is a great lqs. They are one of the larger ones in this area. I really like how many pre-cuts they have. I am addicted to charm packs and they always have lots to choose from. My other favorite lqs is Carriage Country Quilts in Des Moines. Love the store and love the staff:-)

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