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Thread: Shopping trip to Joanns!!!!!

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    Got me some good bargains at Joanns today, or at least I think so. :lol:

    I've never bought a bolt of muslin before but it was on sale for 19.99 so thought I'd give it a try.
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    Hi Pam -- I got the bolt of muslin today also!! The muslin ends up costing about $1.67/yd. buying it this way. I've never bought a whole bolt either so will see how this goes!!

    On clearance they had some Fons & Porter Storage Boxes (printed cardboard) -- a set which had one box big enough to hold 12" blocks and a box to hold fat quarters at $3.97. Really cute and couldn't resist.

    And I hope your trip wasn't as frustrating as mine...love the store hate the service..... :-) :(

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    Congrats! I love muslin.

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    Looks like u had fun! :wink: I'm trying to be good and stay away from shopping :wink: I have my eye on a few quilt patterns.............maybe for xmas?? :wink:

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    Sewjoyce-- my trip was hassle free. Only the traffic was the pits!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PamH
    Sewjoyce-- my trip was hassle free. Only the traffic was the pits!!!
    I'm so glad for you!!! I went early this a.m. -- around 10:30 and while there were a few people in there shopping, it seemed like maybe all the clerks were late :lol: :lol: But the traffic wasn't too bad until AFTER I came out...


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    I have purchased bolts of muslin from Joann'sbefore and am always thankful to have it - I LOVE the way muslin looks on the back of quilts. One can see the quilting so well on muslin. I think it makes the back of the quilt as beautiful as the front.

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    Great Deals!!! Love the fabric and pattern too :D :D :D

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    All the halloween fabric was on sale. And the Chiefs fabric is for pillow cases for my SIL as a Christmas gift. Now i need to find some Denver Bronco fabric for my other SIL

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    Looks like you had a good trip :lol: One question about the muslin. When you use it for backing do you wah it before you attach to the back ? Also I have heard of different thread counts on the muslin, but never seen it on the label. How do you know if its a good muslin ? Thanks for your help !

    Can't wait to see your projects finished !
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    I don't wash fabric before --I like the feel of the finished quilt after the first washing.

    There was a package that was opened so i felt the muslin and it felt good enough so I thought I'd take a chance.

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    Good for you!! I use muslin on the back of all of my quilts! I love the way it quilts and feels!

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    I will probably wash my muslin before use -- at least the first time as I don't know how much it will shrink. It does "feel" nice but who knows?

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    nice bargins

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    I bought some quilters show case fabrics reg 4 to 7 dollars, now b1.99. a good buy nice fabric :D I'll have to check the muslin :D

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    Pam, by chance are you a Chiefs fan? I'm orginally from KC and remember "red Fridays" Do they still do that there?

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    I bought a bolt today also. I might go back for another one before the sale ends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuesy
    Pam, by chance are you a Chiefs fan? I'm orginally from KC and remember "red Fridays" Do they still do that there?

    I live north of Kansas City and yes Red Friday is still a big thing around here.

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    What great buys. Looks like you had fun. :)

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