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Old 06-04-2018, 05:07 AM
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Thinking about purchasing a quilt kit for a quilt pattern I like but wondering if there is a difference in them. Who to purchase from? It is listed on Etsy for $25 cheaper than the same thing direct from the designer. It looks like the same thing but is there that much difference? Neither one includes backing or binding so that is not it. Help me out here. I could put it together myself but then I run into finding shops that carry all the fabrics I need and have to purchase them in larger quantities than needed. Appreciate your input on this. Postage is not included so that is not a factor either.
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Old 06-04-2018, 05:48 AM
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I don't know about the kit you are interested in, but I do know that there can be a huge difference in the price of the same kit from one seller to another, or even from the same seller depending on whether or not it's on sale at the time. The designer may not discount her product because that devalues it to those who buy it for resale. Some things to watch out for are whether the cuts are generous or skimpy, and whether you will get the same fabrics pictured with the kit or substitutions. Buying kits can be less expensive than purchasing the pattern and individual fabrics. If all else looks equal, and if the seller has a good reputation, I would go for the cheaper price.
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Old 06-04-2018, 06:01 AM
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I order lots of kits from Missouri Star Company and Connecting Threads. I have had great luck with both companies. Try them, they also have lots of sales and daily deals. Good luck
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As long as it is the same kit I would go for it but if the Etsy sales person uses different fabrics or cuts it himself, I would be way more hesitant. I have never been happy when I bought kits like that. It seems the fabrics were lower quality, not good substitutes both print and color and or cut to tight. Often it was all of them. Definitely do shop around as prices on the same kits can vary greatly. Also be sure to check shipping costs.
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Old 06-04-2018, 07:10 AM
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Fat Quarter Shop, I found, is very generous with their fabric. I always have a nice stash when I’m done with their quilt kits. Can’t say the same about any other online shop and I buy lots of quilt kits. FQS even packages their kits beautifully! I always go through them first. Give them a shot. They have the most quilt kits of any online store, by far. Jeanne
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I've only bought kits from Craftsy. I had a couple of problems with the fabrics but they immediately fixed it. Wonderful customer service.
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I would message the seller on Etsy and ask the pertinent questions? Same fabrics? and anything else you want to know.
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I agree, contact the Etsy seller and ask if they've prepared the kit themselves or are re-selling one they purchased. I have found that they are always happy to answer questions.
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Jordan Fabrics has very nice selection of kits of various patterns. I have bought from them and the kits are excellent. Not affliated at all just a satisfied customer.
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I have bought several kits on eBay - resales of known sellers (Connecting Threads, Keepsake etc.): have gotten some great deals.
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