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Thread: shrinkage - grrrrrrr

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    Power Poster BellaBoo's Avatar
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    I got one quilt shop owner very angry with me when I asked if I could open up the fat quarters I wanted to buy to measure them. She said no so I said no to giving her my money. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I got one quilt shop owner very angry with me when I asked if I could open up the fat quarters I wanted to buy to measure them. She said no so I said no to giving her my money. :wink:
    I have had the same experience. Afterall..I figure if they are being honest, they shouldn't care if a customer wishes to check.

    Patti

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    I could understand a shop's reluctance if they've had customers come in, open/unfold a bunch of stuff, and then leave the area in a shambles.


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    Now thats a good idea, who would have thought to do that? Thanks

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    If its a store you frequent...you might want to measure FQs that you have bought from them in the past. If they are short...then you have a good reason to ask to unfold and measure. If they aren't short...then its probably a good and honest shop keeper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    If its a store you frequent...you might want to measure FQs that you have bought from them in the past. If they are short...then you have a good reason to ask to unfold and measure. If they aren't short...then its probably a good and honest shop keeper.
    Good advice. Also, if you really like the fabric and it's too good to pass up, buy it and then you have every right to open it up and measure it right then and there. :wink:

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