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Thread: What do you think makes a *perfect * FQ bundle?

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    If you could have it anyway you want... what would the perfect FQ bundle look like, for you?

    How many pieces would it contain? Or how many yards in total?

    Would every fabric be a different print, or are multiple colorways of the same design ok?

    Is a riot of different colors most appealing? Or are you more drawn to groupings of just one or two colors?

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    I personally would like a FQ bundle that had at LEAST 8 FQ in it. But probably more like 10. And, I'd like most of them to coordinate but perhaps 2 of the bunch be a color that *pops* from the show-stopper fabric in the rest of the bundle.

    Does that even make sense?

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    It makes sense to me!

    I've been looking at lots of the FQ bundles that the fabric manufacturers put together. It's a lot of fun if you get a piece of everything from a whole, big collection but... it might well be more fabric than you need for one project and it can get pretty expensive as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics
    It makes sense to me!

    I've been looking at lots of the FQ bundles that the fabric manufacturers put together. It's a lot of fun if you get a piece of everything from a whole, big collection but... it might well be more fabric than you need for one project and it can get pretty expensive as well.
    I agree I like to have one of each, but close to $100 for a FQ bundle is too much for me, I wish that would maybe put out bundles that were half the fabrics (but coordinating) and half the price!!

    Rachel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebecca VLQ
    I personally would like a FQ bundle that had at LEAST 8 FQ in it. But probably more like 10. And, I'd like most of them to coordinate but perhaps 2 of the bunch be a color that *pops* from the show-stopper fabric in the rest of the bundle.

    Does that even make sense?
    I like this suggestion too :D:D:D

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    I like the tower fat bundle kits. I usually don't buy a fat quarter pack with less then 10. I tend to buy fat quarters one at a time if they are not a lot in a bundle.

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    I have to say, all of the above. I have purchased bundles of every fabric in a line, all one color bundles, coordinated bundles not from the same line, and rainbow bundles.

    I like bundles that are middle size the best. Too few fat quarters and there aren't enough to do anything with, too many and you end up with a lot left after a project but not enough to really do a second project.

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    I love the fq bundles to have at least 30 in a bundle and I like them to have extra colors to blend with main colors.
    Of course.... sometimes I'm afraid to even cut into them they look too lusiuos (if you know what I mean)

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    I like 8-10, something in the $25 range. I love the groups of coordinating fabric. It makes it easy on those of us who have a problem with color. I think the groups of 30 are great but I never buy them packaged with that many. Sounds silly but it's hard for me to justify spending that much on FQ's at one time.

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    I don't usually buy the bundles because there is at least one fabric that I am not interested in. maybe you could give people the option of making their FQ bundles at a certain price. say 10 for 30 and then give them 15 choices. I have seen some bundles that I would love to make a quilt out of only the fabric is either too girly or the colors make it too manish. or the print I love and most of the fabric I love but there are a couple of the blenders that I wouldn't use because they seem to not go with it very well. Got one charm pack and used all but two of the fabrics in it. They just didn't go with the others very well. especially if they got put next to certain fabrics. I hope that you are getting what I am saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by belmer
    I love the fq bundles to have at least 30 in a bundle and I like them to have extra colors to blend with main colors.
    Of course.... sometimes I'm afraid to even cut into them they look too lusiuos (if you know what I mean)
    I have 16 bundles sitting on my table hight now but can't deside how to use them because I like the colors so much.

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    I look for 5-7 FQ in a pack. Generally a couple of pcs. that pop and 3-4 that lead into the pops. $12.50 to 17.50 is my price range. I, also, like a pack of white, creams, blacks each in 5-7's. Fat eights are great for those eyepoppers or that touch of whimsey. Just enough, not too much.

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    I don't ever buy fat quarters but have been given a few. There just isn't enough fabric in a fat quarter and most of the quilts I make are strip pieced. I would need at least 1/2 yards and I'd want 10 in a co-ordinated bundle because that would probably make my top. Of course those 1/2 yards would also greatly increase the price but you would have your quilt top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics
    If you could have it anyway you want... what would the perfect FQ bundle look like, for you?

    How many pieces would it contain? Or how many yards in total?

    Would every fabric be a different print, or are multiple colorways of the same design ok?

    Is a riot of different colors most appealing? Or are you more drawn to groupings of just one or two colors?
    This is not really an answer but I prefer long quarters, though for some reason they never come in bundles which I would love, perhaps 10 in the same range of fabrics but I never see them on the American, is this largely a British thing?

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    By long quarters do you mean 9" x width-of-fabric?

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    Yes though near 10", as it is a quarter of metre,which is 39" It has become quite popular over here as of course you are getting the full width of the fabric, with a pattern fabric that can be useful. fq are still sold of course. we get charms though no where as many as available over there, layer cakes sometimes not often, jelly rolls are getting more popular, but not those thin jelly rolls, can't remember what they are called, about 1 1/2" wide. I cannot find turnovers anywhere here, how I would love those so I do not have to cut triangles.

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    The skinny rolls are called "honey buns".

    And Windham calls their 5" x width-of-fabric "fat rolls" and has trademarked that name, though I think it sounds absolutely AWFUL and makes me think about my waistline!

    :thumbdown:

    (What WAS their marketing department thinking??)

    But ... 100" x width-of-fabric roll-ups would be so very easy to do! Are you thinking that there would be a market for these?

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    I guess I am in the minority, I like smaller ones, with 4 or 5. Just more afforable for me. I can never walk in and spend alot, so I just would not even look at the huge sets.

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    I like bundles of four, coordinating fabrics. I can make a gift out of four and still have some left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    I guess I am in the minority, I like smaller ones, with 4 or 5. Just more afforable for me. I can never walk in and spend alot, so I just would not even look at the huge sets.
    I agree with you CarrieAnne, I love to look at the big bundles, but don't buy them because of the cost, it would be nice to be able to walk into a quilt shop and buy whatever you see and as much as you want, but unfortunately that's not possible for me.

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    How do you feel about Fat Quarters... lol?
    My LQS calls them Quilters Quarters because it sounds nicer than Fat Quarters.

    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics
    The skinny rolls are called "honey buns".

    And Windham calls their 5" x width-of-fabric "fat rolls" and has trademarked that name, though I think it sounds absolutely AWFUL and makes me think about my waistline!

    :thumbdown:

    (What WAS their marketing department thinking??)

    But ... 100" x width-of-fabric roll-ups would be so very easy to do! Are you thinking that there would be a market for these?

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    I don't buy FQ very often because I don't see groups I like very often. They are always too coordinated for me, meaning there isn't enough contrast to make an interesting quilt. So I guess I too vote for groups of 8-10, with 2-3 'busy' prints and the rest blenders.

    I love the idea of making my own package - offer a bunch of fabrics, let me pick 10 and give me a package price for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics
    The skinny rolls are called "honey buns".

    And Windham calls their 5" x width-of-fabric "fat rolls" and has trademarked that name, though I think it sounds absolutely AWFUL and makes me think about my waistline!

    :thumbdown:

    (What WAS their marketing department thinking??)

    But ... 100" x width-of-fabric roll-ups would be so very easy to do! Are you thinking that there would be a market for these?
    Maybe 10" x WOF ?

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    Oh, yes, 10" is definitely what I meant!!

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    Most patterns I looked at tonight ask for a bundle of 12. I have only bought one bundle and it has 12 in it. Keeping the price in the $23 - 35.00 range would be good.

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