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Old 08-19-2010, 06:47 PM
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I don't know how many of you have Real Deal stores in your area, but I wanted to let you know what I found there today.

They had 60" wide fleece on rollers for $1.00 a linear foot. That comes to just $3.00 a yard. The store I was at had 5 colors and was out of the 6th color.

I asked for 7 feet to back a quilt for my DGS as they had orange and he wants an orange quilt!
The worker cut it so generously, I'm sure I have closer to 8.5 or 9 feet.
I will wash it tomorrow, or soon, to see how it handles that and let you know if there are any problems.
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Old 08-20-2010, 07:31 PM
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Awesome!!! I wish we had the stores.
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Old 08-20-2010, 08:27 PM
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Wow, what a deal. You hit the jackpot
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Old 08-21-2010, 04:34 AM
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you may want to run a zigzag stitch around the edge before washing it, fleece can fray on the edge, just like minkee (which is also a fleece)
why are you going to wash it first? it does not shrink, the colors do not bleed, and unless it is very very thin i would think there would be no reason to wash it before using it, you will want to wash the other fabrics because ... polyester doesn't shrink but cottons do; but if you use them together when they get washed they fluff and get really really soft.
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Originally Posted by ckcowl
you may want to run a zigzag stitch around the edge before washing it, fleece can fray on the edge, just like minkee (which is also a fleece)
why are you going to wash it first? it does not shrink, the colors do not bleed, and unless it is very very thin i would think there would be no reason to wash it before using it, you will want to wash the other fabrics because ... polyester doesn't shrink but cottons do; but if you use them together when they get washed they fluff and get really really soft.
LOL... well I wanted to wash it first because I just didn't trust that good of a deal. Also, I didn't realize that the colors do not bleed and I didn't know if it might have some flaw that would show up in the washing of it.. perhaps thin spots that might fray or something.
However, it's not thin at all and after washing it's as good as before and not one bit of fraying edges or anything. Almost all of the other fabrics are recycled clothing so have already been washed, any that are new, will be washed before I use them. Thanks for the reminder!!
This appears to be something they plan to have around at least for a while so good luck to others in finding a store near you! Oh and by the way, I measured and it is 62" wide.
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