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    Super Member nursie76's Avatar
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    ...you go into a LQS or any fabric store? Notions, fabrics? If fabrics, which ones? No matter how much fabric in the shop I always seem to gravitate first to the batiks?
    Inquiring minds want to know.

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    LMBO it is batiks for me too!!! Then I go aisle by aisle of the fabrics, then patterns and notions :D:D:D

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    the novelty prints

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    Any new fabric line......I have to check that out first!

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    Batiks are my first stop and then the sale fabric.

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    New fabric lines are usually what I check out first, then any kits since my LQS usually has great deals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    LMBO it is batiks for me too!!! Then I go aisle by aisle of the fabrics, then patterns and notions :D:D:D
    You are still a lot more methodical than I am :-). Once I have thoroughly inspected the batiks, I notice the notions... Ooooh look at that shop sample...is that a new line of... Oooo that's a great price on fat qua....awesome I did't know she/he had a new book out.. Ooo...oooo...
    Well, you get the idea. ;-)

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    Well, I won't say that I never get distracted.... anything pretty, shiny, or bright that catches my eye will have me heading in that direction!!!! I did forget that I do usually hit the sale aisle second, if I know where it is :wink:
    I didn't mention that I usually have to repeat my wanderings atleast twice, as I always miss something the first go round LOL

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    Yeah the batiks usually call my name but if there is doggy fabric in route I have to stop. :thumbup:

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    I tend to start on the left side and work my way around the whole store. Even if I know what I'm looking for and know the layout of the store really well, I still seem to always do it this way.

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    Funny, but I head to the cutting table to talk to my friend Lora, the owner, once there I see what other people have been getting because she has it out there behind the counter. I have found there new fat quarters. She only cuts fat quarters after someone opens the bolt, so I may get the first FQs. I then go to the gadgets and only go to the fabric if I need some. No point looking if I am broke. I have been there for a whole hour to come out with a pack of needles. That usually means I am broke, but can always use new needles.

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    I usually do the sale fabric first and have more than once shopped and checked out only to realize I didn't get what I went in there for.

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    I start by the door and try and wined my way around the store. Getting a stroller through the isles many times is a challenge. and add in keeping my daughter from pulling out the bolts and things from racks and the wall is always fun too. I love fabric. I think that I would just collect yards and yards of it even if I didn't quilt. It is just so pretty and soft. well most of the time. I would be broke if I went to the LQS as much as I want to. When I do buy it seems like I can't get out for under $50. Why must fabric be so expensive?!?!?!?!

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    Batiks, then I check the batiks out again just in case I overlooked something. I once went to a brand new (to me) quilt store & spend the whole time in the batik section....I forgot to look at the rest!!!! If I have time I will then check out the rest of the store starting at the right side of the door & working my way around. If I have to hurry it's the sale rack & a quick once over the rest after I am sure I studied the batiks enough.

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    Batiks, then notions.

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    I start by the door also and work my way thru the store and usually many times :shock: Just ask anyone that has shopped with me :oops: I can spend hours walking around and around and around :roll: LOL

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    I head for whatever is on my list so I get business out of the way, then I look at everything.

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    It depends on the shop. My local shop I head for the sale table. The other local shop, I look through all the florals and stuff first. Another shop I look at the oriental fabrics and batiks first.

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    Civil War first, then just about anywhere.

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    I like to find their sales tables. They are always so much fun. Then on to the bright colors.

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    Batiks, clearance, notions, check out. I have TOO many ideas of my own to make without clocgging up my head with patterns.

    If I made one quilt from each book I already own, it would take me the rest of my life.

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    Flannels! I have to pet them first.

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    Yes, I to am drawn, like a magnet, to the batiks, then the children's, or fun prints.

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    Whatever catches my eye when I walk in. Then I mosey and wander and dilly-dally.

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    I find fabric stores overwhelming and initially it is hard to focus on any one thing. I usually cruise through the store (my "oohing and aahing" is usually audible and can be heard by everyone). If I don't have a specific need in mind for a specific quilt it is quite hard because I just want it all.

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