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Where Do You Hunt For The Cheapst of Cheap Fabrics?

Old 09-13-2020, 11:31 AM
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I never find anything I like at clearance prices. So I always have to pay 5 -6 and up. I always buy what I like and has a good feel.

I make lots of donation quilts and give away lots of quilts. I would never give away any quilt I would not want to keep for myself.

I just cannot keep them all. We only have have one double size bed. I have about 6 or more for our bed.
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Old 09-13-2020, 11:58 AM
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Marshall's Dry Goods does sell the quilt shop brands by the yard, most are under $6 a yard. Every brand but Moda. Hoffman Batiks, Robert Kauffman, Timeless Treasures, Bernatex, and fabric lines by Kafe Fasset, Edyta Sitar, Tula Pink, Allison Glass and all the other designs. I haven't seen those on the website but they are in the retail side of the warehouse. I have seen JoAnn's Keepsake, and Connecting Threads fabrics on the $1 a yard table. Marshall's has spoiled me and it's very hard to buy $12 a yard fabric elsewhere. It's worth the 2 hour drive to me.
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Old 09-13-2020, 12:18 PM
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I usually look at the clearance stands in the LQS but I never have gotten fabric for that price. I usually pay $5 to $6 per yard. The fabrics are getting so expensive lately. I went fabric shopping the other day and saw fabric for $12 to $13 a yard. That is out of my price range and it stayed at the store.
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Old 09-13-2020, 02:43 PM
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Got to go with that! I used to buy cheap cotton...which, of course did not hold up well. I spend a lot of hours quilting...I want the finished product to last a lot of years!
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Old 09-13-2020, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by IceLeopard View Post
There is a difference between cheap and inexpensive.
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Old 09-13-2020, 04:17 PM
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Generally, sale rooms at LQS are where I look for deals. I haven't seen much in the price range $2-3/yd unless the store is going out of business.
Also, I find it helps to shop with some type of list or idea of what you're looking for, as opposed to just getting anything & everything.
Don't rule out scrap quilts utilizing your own or friends' scraps.
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Old 09-13-2020, 07:14 PM
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My biggest regret and lesson learned was when I made my first quilt. I didn't want to mess up the good fabric so I bought low price fabric at Walmart. I loved the quilt and my DD wanted it. After a couple of years the fabric started to fray and weaken. It pulled apart and the colors were fading. This wasn't vintage fabric like feed sack or old clothes it was cheap low quality fabric. I have never used low quality fabric in any quilt since.
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Old 09-13-2020, 09:38 PM
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One place to look is in your own closet (or in my case....my DH's closet. ) He has so many old shirts that either no longer fit him or that he doesn't wear anymore. I can de-construct the shirts & use them in my stash.
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Old 09-14-2020, 12:53 AM
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If you live in or around Maine - Mardens. They are a close out place and have a huge fabric section with last years stuff. Full price is $5. And they usually have discount bins at $1-2. Its all name brand LQS quality stuff.
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Old 09-14-2020, 02:59 AM
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One of the LQS near me has a sale room where I can usually find great backing fabric.
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