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You can buy a pattern online but can't learn how much fabric you need

Old 02-08-2011, 09:26 AM
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Just have to vent here. Why don't quilt shops give you a picture of the of the back of a pattern so you know how much fabric you need. I found the perfect pattern and the perfect fabric but don't know how much fabric to buy. I don't want to pick up the phone and call the quilt shop that is too much work on this snowy day.

I'm looking at the pattern Strip Search - anyone out there have it handy? Thanks!
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:28 AM
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I know! I have thought that a million times before. I didnt have access to quilt stores before so I had to buy everything online. It is such a bummer to order a pattern online and then have to WAIT for it to arrive before you can order the fabric!
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:34 AM
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you should call them. they might appreciate the suggestion and use your idea to improve their website.
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Missi
Just have to vent here. Why don't quilt shops give you a picture of the of the back of a pattern so you know how much fabric you need. I found the perfect pattern and the perfect fabric but don't know how much fabric to buy. I don't want to pick up the phone and call the quilt shop that is too much work on this snowy day.

I'm looking at the pattern Strip Search - anyone out there have it handy? Thanks!
What does that pattern look like?
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:43 AM
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OMG! ME TOO!!! SO irritating! Like we would figure out the pattern by knowing the yardage!! Can we say "DUH!"

Whew! Sorry for yelling, I feel better! LOL
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:45 AM
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I have been waiting for someone to vent about this. I thought it was me and everyone else knew how to figure out the fabric requirements. Now that we know we are not alone, what do we do???
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:52 AM
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they probably want to sell the pattern
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Old 02-08-2011, 10:10 AM
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Can you send them an email ? Also mention in the email about the fabric requirements being posted with the pattern , it may not be something they had thought about before :lol:
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Old 02-08-2011, 10:17 AM
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This makes me crazy too! FYI, I bounced around online a bit and found that the lap size (46 x 61) requires 39, 2.5-inch strips. Nancy's Notions had this info (but still no pic of the back).
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Old 02-08-2011, 10:22 AM
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I find that if I send an email to the customer service division of the store, I usually get an answer back within 24 hours or so. Why don't you email them with your question -- and suggest putting the fabric amount info with the pic of the pattern.
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