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    Super Member Knot Sew's Avatar
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    Well I for one I am going to buy some.......Some of the fabic looks really nice. I am going to order several strips I'll let you know when I get it. :D

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    well ... i just ordered some. 30 feet ... just under a yard and a half. 220 thread count cotton. $2.79. three of those and a yard of something else. $16.95 roughly $3.25 per yard including shipping. i can live with that. :P

    i almost never prewash and i doubt i cut perfectly on the grain myself, so that isn't an issue for me, either.

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    Well I have bought them , and love the idea.
    I think it is great that you can get a sample of every colorwave that moda makes it that collection.
    I have bought 2 so far. They make patterns that are designed for them.
    I paid $30 per Jelly Roll . there are 40 strips in a roll, so that is 2.78 yards. Which comes to $10.79 a yard. So that is a little than a $1(moda's run about $9.60) more per yard. It's a great idea.



    Donna

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    Patrice made a mistake! Patrice made a mistake! Mwahahahah!
    :twisted:
    (now I know I'm not alone in this world!) hehehehe!

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    The first time I seen the fabric strips, I too had misread the length :? I thought it was 20+ inches not feet. I had to reread it and then I thought wow, that is a good price, and I had already had many cups of coffee :shock:

    I went back and looked at the strips I have bought and they seem to be cut straight on the grain, and I really could not find anything wrong with them. I bought the pink and the orange floral strips for a home dec project, I believe they are a blend, but you would have to email Lorri and find out for sure. I have several strips of the watercolor type and am very pleased with all of those. The biggest piece was the multi colored roses and blue flowers on a deep navy background and that is beautiful fabric. For the Quilts that I had in mind for some of this material I bought multiple strips and the widths are 18-24 inches wide, so that I could pre wash them.
    We have not had any issues with bleeding or color fading. If you have any other questions ask, and I will try and answer them for you.

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    I buy from lorrie, too - she is quick to answer questions about fabric content, and laser cuts fabric as small as 1" wide at no additional charge. She also carries watercolor fabrics. I have always been pleased with things I've gotten from her. I pre-wash lengths in the sink and hang to dry, and have had no problems. I have her in my Favorites

    Edited to correct - the secret of all that true grain cutting is not laser or die cutting - It is her hubby! Gotta love that teamwork.

    Laser cutting is a commercial technique used in certain applications to cut through stacks of stuff, leaving each precisely alike, Very intricate cutouts can be found in gift shops with wood cut so thin as to resemble lace, all done with lasers

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    [quote=ButtercreamCakeArtist]I can strip in my own yard for free...oh, wait...different stripping and yards...quote]]

    Miranda, What are you putting in your coffee??!! You are getting a little on the wild side lately. I love it! :lol:

    Also, What is laser cutting, Moonpi?

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    I will say, since I'm just getting here after 2 pots of coffee...........I'm damned confused :oops:

    BUT if any of you have the math right on the $2 or $3 a yard I'll take those jelly rolls to save my back aching.

    HOWEVER, I don't want $39 a yard stuff. It would likely melt my wallet.....

    Miranda, you been hitting Kathy's bottle??? Stripping in the yard may be ok for some but this old lady is past that stuff. My closet doesn't even seem safe enough for that!! :shock:

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    apparently, Miranda has found both her oats and the joys of feelin' them.

    :lol:

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    :shock: My yard might just be safe enough. We're in the middle of nowhere, but I wouldn't really do that! (Well, not unless I had the chance.)
    I'm just happy!
    What?! Kathy has a bottle? Where does she keep it hid?! haha!
    I'm not with it today, though....no coffee, yet...

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    Lorri is having a 3 day sale on her fabric strips ( the ones that are 21+ feet long) and yardage, just thought I would share her email with any who are interested.

    http://stores.ebay.com/DnL-Fabric-Crafts-and-More_RAG-RUG-PRE-CUT-FABRIC-STRIPS_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZQ2d1QQfsubZ3QQftidZ2QQtZkm

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    I cannot resist a sale. Move over, gals, I'm coming through!!

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    been there and done that already :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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    i got my first order today. the fabric will be a challenge to work with because it's reeeeelllyy soft. but it's such a nice, silky soft i may just roll around in it and forget all about using it in quilts. LOL

    very even weave. definitely cut on the straight of grain. colors and prints exactly as shown on the website. and speedy, reasonably charged delivery to boot!

    if this stuff is seconds, i don't care if i ever get firsts. :-)

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    I am so glad you liked your order Patrice :D It is fun to share sales, good sites, etc... with everyone! I have picked up lots of fabric this way and I like it when you get a recommendation and don't have to fly blind.
    You just enjoy your self and roll in your new fabric, just don't get mummified LOL

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    I know Patrice will come up with her own pattern for the Jelly Rolls she's just ordered, but for those of use who can get mystified about what to do with them, I found that the www.fatquartershop.com has a lot of patterns for Jelly Rolls.

    I really like some of the names, like Strip Poker and Strip Tease. :wink:

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    i'm going to use them just as i'd use any other fabric in any type quilt. each strip adds up to just under or just over a yard and a half. as long as i don't need pieces bigger than 6" in any direction, i'm set for any quilt that needs up to that much of whichever particular fabric.

    most quilts use either 2.5" or 3.5" patches. that adds up to 6", so i can probably use each strip at least twice. :wink:

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    I'm such a newbie...I had to go to ebay just so I could see what the heck a jelly roll is!!! But now, thanks to y'all I know I'm alive cause I learned something new today!! We always made our own rolls like that...but for braided rugs not quilting...I can see how they would be handy...but I'm very anti paying for something I can do for free. Thanks for the lesson folks!!! You are all so very much appreciated!! I'm biding my time on the frugal front...I have a heads up on a garage sale this Friday with "tons of yarn and fabric". I'd like to say I wish I could bring y'all with me...but hey I'm not as quick as I use to be and I don't need that much competition :wink:

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    Now, just how will I know which one of you ladies is bidding against me?
    I sent Lori a link so she could see that she is appreciated, and for September 2007 she is offering us a nice discount. Here is her reply:

    ***** I deleted my e-mail address******


    I just wanted to let you know that all my fabrics are 1st's. They are not mill ends or 2nd.'s. I have found a new mill and supplier. I have hundreds of yards still to list, most name brands.
    The only reason that some of my fabrics are 24 to 30 in.'s is that I can't manage the full width, so I have them cut in half so that I can work with them. Most of the time, full bolts from the mill are just to heavy and big to work with.

    I want to thank you and everyone else on the quilting board.

    If anyone from the quilting board purchases fabric from me this month, I will give them an additional 5% off any and all material. Including sale items. There is only 1 thing that they have to do to get the discount. They HAVE to let me know they are from the quilting board or else, I won't know to give them the DISCOUNT !!!!!!
    They can let me know through Ebay or by email [email protected]

    Thanks,
    Lorri


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    it wont' be me, i can assure you. i'm too impatient and disorganized to jump into the bidding. if the "buy it now" price is good, i'm in. otherwise i just window shop. the kinds of things i'd be willing to bid on are things i couldn't afford if i won. :lol:


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    moonpi, I too had sent Lorri an email, I had to laugh when I read your message! Isn't she awesome to give us a discount? :D

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    jbsstrawberry, just to let you know that the fabric strips we are talking about from Lorri are strips that are 6 inches wide by 21 - 27 Feet long and the price comes out to $2-$3 a yard. Right now she is having a sale on some of her fabrics and is adding an additional 5% discount on top of the sale prices for us, here on the board. (read moonpies posting)

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    amma, is that your kitty or did you just kitnap the picture? it's adorable!

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    It was kitnapped, LOL I thought it was so darned cute! Where I live I cannot have animals so this is my cyber pet, :D It also reminded me of those cute little fur balls on Star Trek years ago, Tribbles????? I think they were called.

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    But the trouble with tribbles was their speed of multiplication.
    Another post from Lorri- I sent her a link to join, but I forget where I originally signed up.

    ...................

    Thank you so much for posting on th quilting board for me. I also wanted to ask you if you would let them know that they don't have to bid, everything is at buy - it - now prices.

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