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Old 07-19-2015, 05:42 AM
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I have heard that some fabric company's will send you scrap samples...do any of y'all know of some that do this?
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I don't know of any fabric manufacturer that does this for the public. They will send samples to distributors and the distributors can give those to anyone. I know Marshall's Dry Goods gets large size samples of the new fabrics from the manufacturers and was told they are donated to a local group that makes donation quilts.
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Old 07-19-2015, 06:11 AM
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backsidefabrics.com will send you small (about 2x4 inches) swatches of fabrics. It really helped me out because it also gave me a better idea of the quality of the different priced fabrics.
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Old 07-19-2015, 06:18 AM
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This is the first I've heard of this. Good to know.
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Originally Posted by GingerK View Post
backsidefabrics.com will send you small (about 2x4 inches) swatches of fabrics. It really helped me out because it also gave me a better idea of the quality of the different priced fabrics.
Very good to know.....
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I have never heard that being done. I have have bought wholesale from Hoffman, RK and P&B. I do know that RK gives their leftover scraps to charity organization with the correct credentials. My church group leader has to pick them up. P&B also use to donate to charities with their leftovers. The salesman carry around sample cards to show owners of quilt shops the actually fabric in order to pre-order a collection. That may be what you are referring to. I use to get them from someone who worked for RJR. I see them occasional for sale on eBay.
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Old 07-20-2015, 04:36 PM
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A lot of the manufacturers actually sell these when they have in house sales for their wholesale customers. I know that Moda does. They normally have them out when the have their twice yearly event
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Originally Posted by GingerK View Post
backsidefabrics.com will send you small (about 2x4 inches) swatches of fabrics. It really helped me out because it also gave me a better idea of the quality of the different priced fabrics.
Thanks for sharing!
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Old 07-21-2015, 04:49 AM
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You can purchase swatches from Fabric.com - and at other on-line shops I have occasionally asked for and received 1/2"-1" strips so I could match colors. I thought it was thoughtful, and I try to use those shops again because of their courtesy.
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I remember some years back getting little 1" or 1 1/2" squares from Keepsake Quilting of all their fabrics, it couldn't hurt to just ask for some samples.
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