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Thread: She told me she'll have solid black cotton back in stock

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    She told me she'll have solid black cotton back in stock

    I went to get some solid black cotton yesterday from a local store--the only local one that sells cotton fabric, that I've found.

    She was out of it. I asked the owner (she was the one waiting on me) when she'd get it back in. I told her I could wait--I have plenty of projects and can just work on something else in the meantime. She called the person who delivers to her, apparently, and said he'd be out around the 9-11th of Sept. OK, I said...I can wait.

    Those of you who have fabric stores around abundantly--any type--JoAnn, Walmart, etc. just be thankful. This is my "local fabric shop". She only carries one type of solid black, btw, so it's not like I can change types.

    I am not complaining or hinting that I want anyone here to send me any--I don't.

    I just want YOU to be thankful for what you have in the states. I'm thankful the owner was in and she knows I want black, so she will be sure to get some in!

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    thank you for supporting her and not going all internet shopping all the time!

    the owner of my lqs is a prig and her husband is worse. it's on it's way to becoming a knitting shop and i really cannot say i'm too sad about that turn of events...

    aileen

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    Thank you for the reminder of how fortunate we in the States really are. It is easy to forget. I am glad that you will have your fabric.
    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

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    This is one thing that keeps me enjoying living in a bigger city (1 million). We have almost too many choices and sometimes are not thankful for what we have.

    I also enjoy the variety of garage sales and auctions found in the city.

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    Funny enough - none of my 3 fairly local shops carry solids, except for 30's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gollytwo View Post
    Funny enough - none of my 3 fairly local shops carry solids, except for 30's.
    OOOH...That's terrible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetana3 View Post
    This is one thing that keeps me enjoying living in a bigger city (1 million). We have almost too many choices and sometimes are not thankful for what we have.

    I also enjoy the variety of garage sales and auctions found in the city.
    I am on the outskirts of Warsaw, which has about 2 million. But....fabric is simply not available like it is in the states. Esp. cotton--mostly they sell rayons or polyesters for dressy dresses.

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    We in this country are so spoiled at having everything at our finger tips we sometimes forget to count our blessings. We are blessed.

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    Yes, we can count our blessings here in the States when it comes to fabric choices. That's why I don't like it when many of "us" knock Walmart or Joanns or any other fabric store. I shop where I want be it in person or online.
    When it seems like the world is falling to pieces remember that the pieces are falling into place. We are nearing closer to the End Times.

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    Are there a lot of quilters, and which sewing machines are most popular?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattieMae View Post
    Are there a lot of quilters, and which sewing machines are most popular?
    There are a few seamstresses, but not quilters. I suppose the Juki and Pfaff are the most common of the better brands. I bought a Janome--and that is also popular--I suppose. People here tend to specialize, so often the ladies who sew went to a trade school for high school instead of a college prep school and learned to use their sewing machines along with classes like Polish, history, etc. Many sew without a pattern, seemingly. I'm amazed at what some of them can do.

    But all in all, very few do "patchwork" or quilting.

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    THANK You for reminding us how fortunate we are here in the United States. I can remember as a child going to a fabric store with my mother and seeing rolls and rolls of fabric stretching from the front all the way to the back of the store. We have so many avenues, whether it be on line shopping or local shops, to acquire our fabrics, machines, and tools. I agree that there are times when I'm not as happy with a product as I would like to have been. But just to have the opportunity to buy the product as easily as it is for us to do in the United States is a blessing. In fact I'm off to JoAnns today to buy cotton quilting thread that's on sale at 50% off! Another opportunity! I hope you are able to get the fabric you need. And thank you for sharing your sentiments with us.
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    I am so spoiled. My nearest LQS has a lovely assortment of solids and Maywood's Shadowplay, which I like a lot. I'm not sure about the other one, but she has the Kaffe and Amy Butler lines, plus my Moda Marble Swirls that I really like, so it all works out.

    Thank you for the reminder.

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    Those of us that have the fortune to live the in US should be very thankful of the huge selection we have available every day of the week of all things.

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    There are many places here that ship international.

    Quote Originally Posted by justflyingin View Post
    I went to get some solid black cotton yesterday from a local store--the only local one that sells cotton fabric, that I've found.

    She was out of it. I asked the owner (she was the one waiting on me) when she'd get it back in. I told her I could wait--I have plenty of projects and can just work on something else in the meantime. She called the person who delivers to her, apparently, and said he'd be out around the 9-11th of Sept. OK, I said...I can wait.

    Those of you who have fabric stores around abundantly--any type--JoAnn, Walmart, etc. just be thankful. This is my "local fabric shop". She only carries one type of solid black, btw, so it's not like I can change types.

    I am not complaining or hinting that I want anyone here to send me any--I don't.

    I just want YOU to be thankful for what you have in the states. I'm thankful the owner was in and she knows I want black, so she will be sure to get some in!

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    I think many of us forget to be thankful for all our choices and the abundance of fabric some have. I'm glad you could get the owner to order what you need.
    Patski
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    You know, it would be so fun to see pictures of the store where you shop for fabric.
    I think most of us are curious about a part of the world we will likely never visit, and your story about not being able to get cottons easily makes it even curious-er.
    Would she allow you to take several shots showing the whole shop in sections and even a pic of her? Please!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    You know, it would be so fun to see pictures of the store where you shop for fabric.
    I think most of us are curious about a part of the world we will likely never visit, and your story about not being able to get cottons easily makes it even curious-er.
    Would she allow you to take several shots showing the whole shop in sections and even a pic of her?
    Yes! Please try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattieMae View Post
    Are there a lot of quilters, and which sewing machines are most popular?
    I have a Viking and I love it. Never been to the repair shop in 15 years and still sews like a dream. You will get a lot of different opinions here because all of us have our favorites. I know a lot have Bernina, Janhome, Pfaff also.
    Families are like old quilts....although they tend to unravel at times...each can be stitched back together with love.

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    Great you're a part of our quilting family and that the shop owner will get the fabric you need.
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    I don't want to downplay your situation, but our LQS (of which I am a PT employee) has had Moda black on back order for a couple months. Black background quilts must have had a surge in popularity all over. Thank you for reminding us how lucky we are in the US.
    Linda

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    i appreciate the lqs around me, because i have lived in places where they haven't. i had to drive about 20 miles to get to one that was really small and didn't always have new stock. i was lucky enough that she had black and other solids, although i wouldn't want to use them for the backing. that is too boring for me. i would rather find something a little more interesting (and more expensive, but i do buy it when it is on sale).

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    I'm content that I live in an area where I can put together a in-expensive quilt (with material from JoAnn's, coupons used), or using $12/yd material from a LQS.

    I do always use batting from JoAnn's though. I buy a whole bolt and slowly use it up. Love that I only have to go to my closet to 'get' batting!
    Go forth and sew!

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    I'm glad to have this reminder, how lucky we are to have so many areas available for our material needs. I'm also glad you are supporting your local fabric provider - and are willing to wait. The smaller fabric stores have suffered a lot these past few years!

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