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    When you go into a quilt shop, where do you head first? The fabric? The patterns? I would love to know what you love best about your local quilt shop.

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    Well, the fabric is overwhelming and everywhere - I cannot go in and not browse through all the fabric. I usually look for patterns on the internet because I can take my time and find what I want - sometimes even for free -

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    For me it's fabric!! Ijust love the feel of it too!

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    fabric

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    their display walls for the newest one made...

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    batiks and flannels.:)

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    Fabric. I have to touch the fabric....

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    My mil loves batiks! I think she collects them...hehe

    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    batiks and flannels.:)

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    try to find the clearance section!

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    There are things in a quilt shop other than fabric?

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    I like to walk in and feel WOW and not want to leave for a couple hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsDesigns
    When you go into a quilt shop, where do you head first? The fabric? The patterns? I would love to know what you love best about your local quilt shop.

    cindy
    Definately fabric, usually batiks and brights first unless I'm there looking for a specific color then I'll head to that color first - then browse everything else.

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    The fabric! ... always check the 40% off section! Got two nice prints today !

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    The sale corner, then the fabrics, In my closest shop I usually check out the Asian fabrics first, then the new fabrics display and then walk the rest of the isles of fabric looking for whatever might call my name.

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    Fabric! Want to be buried in it!! LOL
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    The clearance section.

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    I usually go to the desk and chat with the girls a while, tell them what I'm working on, what I'm looking for and then I look around, go to the class room see if I know anyone in there, chat with them a while, just generally catch up with people I know through quilting, but don't see all the time.

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    I try to go everywhere at once!

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    I always stop to say hi to whoever is in the shop. They have become not only a wonderful resource for quilting supplies, but great friends. Even if I don't buy a thing, I know I am welcome to spend time there.

    By the way, if you head to Chattanooga anytime, the shop is called Lavender Lime Quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcie
    Fabric! Want to be buried in it!! LOL
    This is the cutest picture in quilting history, I love it.

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    i go to chat with my friends who work there - very rarely do i buy anything but some sale fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkb
    try to find the clearance section!
    Yep clearance and scrap tables for me too!

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    FABRIC! FABRIC!! AND MORE FABRIC!!! I also love the sale and clearance corners. It never hurts to get a great deal and beautiful fabrics. Well worth the trip.

    debra

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    Buried in Fabric...lol...me too! I love it. If there are ppl waiting to have fabric cut, I'll check out patterns but any LQS is strictly fabric heaven to me.

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    I don't really head anywhere first. I walk in the door and work my way around the room and up and down the aisles. Love every bit of it!

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