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Thread: Tuesday Morning Knock off fabric

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    Tuesday Morning Knock off fabric

    Hello Ladies, I thought i would come to you first for advice. I found knock off Riley Blake Farm Fresh precuts at my Tuesday Morning store. They had the same Farm Fresh name but from a different company and it said made in China. Do you think they would hold up in a quilt? The looked very close to my real fabric as far as color. And they were priced very nicely!
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    If it were me, I'd use it. If it feels good to me and I like the look, I use it. Many people will disagree because of concerns of how the quilt will last in 40 years. It may be a valid concern, but I just don't worry about it. I love to make quilts but have to stretch the money where I can so I use what I can afford. Do what feels right to your sense of style and budget.

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    Did you feel of them, sometimes we need to let our fingers do the talking!

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    I'm with Lisa - if you like it, it feels good, then use it.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Please correct me if I am wrong, but there are no American Mills, everything comes from Chine/Japan/the Orient....
    so just let your fingers tell you...and perhaps hold up to the light.....
    Yes that is a real picture of my hometown Temecula, California. We feature premiere Wineries, World Class Golf Courses, Pechanga Indian Casino and Hot Air Balloons

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    I think of this more as a moral and legal issue. To me it's a question of whether I would buy it at all. I would not, and I would let Moda know about these counterfeits. It's not legal for them to just copy another company's fabric designs. If you let Moda know, you might even get rewarded with some of the genuine fabrics.

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    Where do you live, mine doesnt have fabs

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    The store was Houston, Texas near my work. I have often found good items like ric-rac and other goodies. If I report it to Riley Blake, what information would I need to supply? They felt okay, but I sometimes worry about how they feel before it has been washed. I have been told that the sizing/chemicals can make it feel different. But I don't know. After flipping thru them I did see that the color / print was a little off on some of the patterns, but not that noticeable.

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    I bought the same fabric, in fat quarter bundles, tan colored, from Tuesday Mornings. The selvage says Riley Blake and and manufacturer, the same as the selvage on the Riley Blake fabrics I have that I bought from a quilt shop. Why do you think it is a knock off? I don't think it is or the quilt shop is selling a knock offs too. Most big name fabric brands are manufactured in India, China or Pakistan. Tuesday Mornings buys overstocks and warehouse buy outs from high end stores and shops. Fun fact: Tuesday Morning sells a lot of their not sold items to Big Lots. I found fat quarter towers at Big Lots that were the same at Tuesday Mornings a season past for pennies on the dollar.
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    It still could be legal fabric, just the seconds.
    Jean in MI

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    Hi Bellaboo, I wasn't able to see the selvage since they were precuts but the package holding them together was not RileyBlake at all. I don't remember the name on it but it was a very generic looking label and some of the graphics on some of the patterns seemed more digitized than the real Farm Fresh I have at home. If you think it is authentic Riley Blake fabric then I need to run back & buy some. Would Riley Blake sell their fabric to another Company to re-package it and sell as their own fabric? That seemed very odd to me.

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    Where you live brought up the/an answer for me as to why/how you found this fabric at Tuesday Morning in Houston. There are times that the print of the fabric comes off just wrong...the color is off; the prints didn't match up; the selvage edge was a misprint; whatever. These fabrics can't be sold as top grade goods, but they are still a valuable product.
    Moda (United Notions) is headquartered in Carrolton/Dallas, TX; Tuesday Morning headquarters is in Addison/Dallas, Tx. It's easy to see that it would have been a reasonable business decision to sell the "off" goods to Tuesday Morning for distribution.

    I once bought Hoffman's neon teddy bears at Cloth World for a reduced rate because the colors of the print didn't register right on the design. Another time I found a very well known (to me) print from Mary Ellen Hopkins (SSI at the time) at a Ben Franklin store for $1.99 a yard. I knew it was hers, the color was perfect, and I looked it over to see why it was at that store. On the selvage was written, "designed by MERRY Ellen Hopkins"!

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    I am hoping to go back and see if i can find again. I was worried they would some how shrink too much or not hold up, but they might be worth another look. Of course now this has made me worry about buying fabric on Etsy/Ebay... I started thinking that maybe others find these fabrics and sell them for the full price. I would hate to pay full price for seconds. Of course I am probably just being overly worried.

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    Here are some pictures of what I bought at Tuesday Morning. The fabric doesn't look like seconds. I can't find anything that looks odd.

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    do you still have the label? I wish I wasn't so paranoid..

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    At times I have found wonderful fabric at TM! Other times, regardless of the name if I don't like the feel and quality of it I pass on it. I do let my fingers and my common sense decide. I say "if you like, what you like, when you like it then get it"!

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    No I don't have it but I'm going tomorrow to buy the rest that are left. I need to make several baby/toddler quilts and this fabric will be perfect. Can't beat the price and the fabric feels great. I'll post the label tomorrow.
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    I have bought a couple of jelly rolls from TM. Haven't used it yet but I did like the feel of it. I love when they get in the quilting notions. I just purchased a ruler (that I can actually read)!!

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    If I fretted over what fabric I was buying that much I'd be a nervous wreck. I don't give it that much thought.
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    YEAH! I got some great fat quarters from Tuesday Morning and they were oversized!!!
    Bonitagaye...proud new Gramma

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    I saw the same fabric at Tuesday Morning, thought the quality was just fine....I think it is just that it's a previous season or two. So they get rid of it by selling to close out stores.
    Tink's Mom (My name is really Susie)

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    Oh my gosh that is stinking cute! I want to run right out there to see if my local TM store has any!
    I think you'll be fine using it. Wash it and see how it cleans up. That's a great way to see how well the fabric will hold other than the feel of it... some fabrics are starched so much that after you wash them they're totally different afterwards. That fabric is so adorable though. I'd personally use it - if it felt good to me.

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    I have purchased other fabric fat quarters from Tuesday Morning and been very pleased with them. I can't afford the prices at the local quilt shops of $12-$18 yd. I go by the feel of the fabric. The local quilt shops have Moda blenders that are extremely thin compared to what they used to be.

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    I bought some of the fabrics from Tuesday Morning. It held real well after so many washings

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    I have used Tuesday morning fabric in quilts and they turned out just fine. They might be first runs or seconds of a fabric line.
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