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    I'm hoping to get Christmas fabrics NOW to make things for next yrs gifts etc. How long after Christmas do stores Like Walmart Or Joanns sell the fabrics? Do I have a deadline? I hope not :(

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    Around here they sell til they are gone, and even now they may be picked over. I want to get some too. May go look today.

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    I can't do anything til the first........ FINGERS ,TOES, EYES, LEGS crossed

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    i don't know what your local shopportunities will be come the 1st. it's a fairly safe bet all the xmas fabs will be gone from the walmart shelves by then. i bought nearly all my christmas fabs there last year at full price. this year was a different story altogether. none of it struck my fancy. but, when i read your post, i got my car went to check our local wallyworld. i would have bought some to hold for you but i like you too much. they had only four left as of noon, today. even at half price, they were charging twice what they should have for these particular fabs. you are not missing a thing. ;-)

    here's the thing to remember: holiday fabrics - especially christmas - are available all year long. you can usually find at least a few on sale somewhere online during any given month. (and sometime in late summer, hancock's will roll out their new christmas fabs at around 60% off. if you aren't already on their email list, join today.)

    try playing the fabshophops whenever they come around. when i play i do at least two things at each stop: (1) beat my brains out hunting the bunny; and then (2) head straight to the clearance page. there are usually at least a few interesting christmas fabs at more than half-off. sooooo much less stressful to spend a little at a time ... when I want to spend it ... than to join the after-xmas feeding frenzy. i get caught up in the "moment" and come home with piles of stuff i'd never have bought under normal conditions. in the end, i'm sure i spend less by getting it when i'm calling the shots.

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    I'm heading to the LQS and JoAnn's tomorrow (after my company leaves) and see what they have. I was looking BEFORE Christmas, and it was already pretty picked-over. I did pick up some pretty poinsettia and holly fabrics and a couple of fq's. I made my little nieces (2 and 3 yo) aprons with the fq's. They got a kitchen set to keep at their granny's house. I also made them a matching potholder ( about 4" on each side). They were so cute wearing their aprons and "cooking".

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    i don't know what your local shopportunities will be come the 1st. it's a fairly safe bet all the xmas fabs will be gone from the walmart shelves by then. i bought nearly all my christmas fabs there last year at full price. this year was a different story altogether. none of it struck my fancy. but, when i read your post, i got my car went to check our local wallyworld. i would have bought some to hold for you but i like you too much. they had only four left as of noon, today. even at half price, they were charging twice what they should have for these particular fabs. you are not missing a thing. ;-)

    here's the thing to remember: holiday fabrics - especially christmas - are available all year long. you can usually find at least a few on sale somewhere online during any given month. (and sometime in late summer, hancock's will roll out their new christmas fabs at around 60% off. if you aren't already on their email list, join today.)

    try playing the fabshophops whenever they come around. when i play i do at least two things at each stop: (1) beat my brains out hunting the bunny; and then (2) head straight to the clearance page. there are usually at least a few interesting christmas fabs at more than half-off. sooooo much less stressful to spend a little at a time ... when I want to spend it ... than to join the after-xmas feeding frenzy. i get caught up in the "moment" and come home with piles of stuff i'd never have bought under normal conditions. in the end, i'm sure i spend less by getting it when i'm calling the shots.
    thanks dearheart.... Being this is still new to me, i'm not used to hunting down fabs....never had stashs. NOTHING .. when i made my own clothes, i got the fabric then.....oooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhh all the scraps i threw away in all those yrs...CRINGE :oops: thanks for helping me on this and i will keep it in mind.

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    I've thrown away lots of scraps too over the years but it was probably a good thing. It was usually different kinds of fabric. Not usually good quilting fabric. Your stash will grow.

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    Patrice, when you have time, would you PM me and explain shophops to me? I know they have them locally that include a large area for driving, but I also know they have them online. I don't know what they are. No rush. Thanks!

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    the next one starts on the 1st. you can find the explanations, rules, and place to register at this URL:

    http://fabshophop.com/


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    Bev, I sure understand about having to wait till the first (the third for me) to look for the bargains. By the time I have some money, all the goodies are gone! And so many sales come at the end of the month and I miss out! I am fortunate to have a nice stash...but it is in FL in my trailer...along with my SPACE for sewing! So, here I sit, dreaming....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    Patrice is correct Bev, Walmart here had nothing this year that was worth getting excited over. But your local quilt shops may still have some nice things on sale. It just depends on what people bought before Christmas. That's where I am going Monday! And I have also found beautiful Christmas prints year round online and many with free shipping if you spend $50. And that is easy to do!
    thanks dear ... your all helping me ALOT..... i'll do a search online...... thanks again

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    Yesterday I made a long drive to the closest Joann's, almost an hour away, and was very disappointed with what they had left in Christmas fabrics. Only a few bolts, nothing really eye-catching, and a very few Debbie Mumm bolts. Since she left South Seas and now designs directly for Joann's I feel the quality of her fabric has gone downhill. It just doesn't "feel" like good fabric. Anyway, I spent ZERO on Christmas fabric, so if you have a chance to get there right away, I'd say do it. I almost had the feeling the "good stuff" had already been put away for next year.

    BTW, happy and healthy new year to all of you on this board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bevanger
    I'm hoping to get Christmas fabrics NOW to make things for next yrs gifts etc. How long after Christmas do stores Like Walmart Or Joanns sell the fabrics? Do I have a deadline? I hope not :(
    i ordered quite a few Christmas prints from Hancock's couple weeks ago for $2.00 a yard, it was quite nice.

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    Both Joann's in town had Christmas stuff left last week, but nothing that I was thrilled with enough to buy, even on sale!! I know shipping can be expensive at the on line shops, but I check shipping rates before I start shopping and then I don't waste my time at the places with exhorbanent (sp?) shipping. Many are good about letting you know just how many yards you can get before the shipping rate goes up to the next level. What better way to shop in the winter than with a cup of tea or coffee, my blankie and slippers?? :lol: :lol: Way better than driving through snow and angry drivers!!..No need to hurry home to get the dogs out either :D

    Mary

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    I must be very lucky, cuz my Hancocks still has ooddlleesss left. I will be checking out Joannes on the first when they have the next big sale with 10% off everything and my Walmart was loaded with Christmas fabric ! We had ice storms on Friday and then 60's on Saturday, so I haven't had a chance to get back out to buy more ! :lol:
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    Bevanger,
    I asked at JoAnns because I thought that they marked down earlier than I remember in years past. They said yes, they did get the OK to mark down early this year and that they normally do not have 60% off Christmas fabrics until after Christmas but so many people were making items for others this year.

    A friend told me that this was planned in advance because the company that makes the fliers for the paper do so months if not a year in advance. So who knows, but for whatever reason they have been on sale for a while now. I picked up quite a variety of really pretty pointsettas and a couple others just this past week and used a gift card so it cost me next to nothing. Good luck finding some great stuff.

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    The Wal-Mart and JoAnn's in my area (outside of Philadelphia) have it's Christmas fabric reduced now. Wal-Mart's was about $1.25 a yard and JoAnn's was 70% off and some were $1.99/yard. Happy shopping!

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    Bev most quilt stores are having an end of year so we don't have to count inventory sale that runs thru the first week of Jan or something like that. I went to oour local quilt store and they didn't have a lot of Christmas fabric left. Shopping online will probably give you the best selection and price.Someone posted 2 really nice sites the other day and they had quite a variety of fabrics at good price.

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    thanks everyone. as soon as i feel better i gotta go to walmart for groceries, so will checks on fabs too......

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    Bev, I was just roaming around on the net last night and I came across a site that is purely xmas fabrics...BUT I got side tracked and forgot to save the addy...now I think it was

    http://www.christmasfabrics.com

    but I bet you could find it again if you searched, good luck :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    Bev, I was just roaming around on the net last night and I came across a site that is purely xmas fabrics...BUT I got side tracked and forgot to save the addy...now I think it was

    http://www.christmasfabrics.com

    but I bet you could find it again if you searched, good luck :D
    Is this the site?
    http://www.christmascloth.com/

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    Shelly, I don't think so, I could kick myself now for not saving it, I checked that one but they have limited stock, sorry Bev, not having any luck finding it again :cry:

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    Bev I sent you a pm. Did you see it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    Shelly, I don't think so, I could kick myself now for not saving it, I checked that one but they have limited stock, sorry Bev, not having any luck finding it again :cry:
    check your history hun. it'll have all the sites you went on..... :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mplsgirl
    Bev I sent you a pm. Did you see it?
    yes ma'am and answered.. :wink: :D

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