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  • SallyO'Sews
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    Originally posted by ktdid View Post
    Kate Sewing Cabinets 1.jpg
    This was my first time building cabinets
    These are not very good pictures, used Birch plywood, and the sewing cabinet has pull out boards on each side. did not make the white cabinet.Kate Sewing Cabinets 2.jpg
    What a beautiful job you've done! Love that the table goes out on either side - plenty of space for support while you're quilting.

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  • grammaterry
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    Well, run with the gender bias thing. It can be really helpful to be helpless with rude people.
    I remember breaking a side mirror on my motor home some 30 yrs ago while traveling with my handy sister. We went into the auto parts store and I pled ignorance. They found the mirror in record time. Then, helpless lil'l ol me asked how to put it on and feigned such ignorance that the clerk came out and replaced the mirror for me. My sister said, "whats with the how to's...we have plenty of tools" and I said, yes, but they seemed to "want" to do the work.
    Maybe by letting them know you "need" help...you'll find they will bubble with their expertise.
    But...my Experience with that particular chain store I would doubt it. I don't shop there. Have been there 3 times and none of my experiences were fulfilling. On line fabric is a happy place and when it arrives...its like CHRISTMAS.

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  • ktdid
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    Kate Sewing Cabinets 1.jpg
    Originally posted by SallyO'Sews View Post

    I'd sure love to see photos of your sewing room and cabinets (hint, hint) !!
    This was my first time building cabinets
    These are not very good pictures, used Birch plywood, and the sewing cabinet has pull out boards on each side. did not make the white cabinet.Kate Sewing Cabinets 2.jpg

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  • SallyO'Sews
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    Originally posted by ktdid View Post
    Re: I'm not here to hurt anybody, I just want some yardage....and maybe this thread.

    I get the same reception except mine is a hardware / lumber store. I love woodworking, I literally took my quilting ruler out to the shop, and figured if I can cut fabric, then I can cut lumber, replacing a rotary cutter with a circular saw. I've made all my cabinets in my sewing room. My reply to people is "Where is the store manager"? I'd like to express my gratitude for treating me with such disrespect! I usually say to them "You know, you really can't fix stupid can you??
    I'd sure love to see photos of your sewing room and cabinets (hint, hint) !!

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  • MamaKitty
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    Welcome to the world of preconceived notions I get the same attitude when I go into one of the big box home improvement places. I ask a question, when and if I can find a clerk who will pay attention to me, and he (it's usually a he) looks around for the male who should be escorting me through aisles of things this little white-haired woman can't possibly understand. Life's too short to let them get to me. LOL

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  • redcaboose1717
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    image_104806.jpg Re: I'm not here to hurt anybody, I just want some yardage....and maybe this thread.

    Hi W.
    Well, I have a chain store of the same name in my town and actually have two guys that work there so, i don't think that would be an issue where I live. I think to be honest the first couple of weeks those two young guys were employed women were a little taken back, but now that they've been working there for a few months, everyone seems to just treat them like everyone else. I think one of the young men does quilt but the other young man didn't have any experience at all...and he sure was a fast learner!
    I guess I'd just keep going back to that store and letting them know that you like to pick your own fabrics out!
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  • geegeequilts
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    Re: I'm not here to hurt anybody, I just want some yardage....and maybe this thread.

    Welcome to the best forum! As you have already seen there's a lot of fabric buying enablers here. A lot of Joann's customers myself included. My husband has gone there & had no issue but then he knew what I wanted, LOL! Compliment, complain or offer other opinions. If you don't know, ask. If you do, well, you get the idea. And one last thing....love your doggies!!

    Gina

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  • minipinlady
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    Re: I'm not here to hurt anybody, I just want some yardage....and maybe this thread.

    Hello and Welcome from Trenton Ontario =)
    A few years ago my husband and son went to NY, for some cross the border shopping. Having seen all the stuff at Joann's online, I had 2 pages of a shopping list for them. That year my husband a big French Canadian G.I. Joe decided to fill my list at Joann's. He's not a shy man. He gets inside the store, holds the list up in the air and says loudly in his accent " This is my wife's list, who can help me ?" Surprisingly staff and customers alike came running to help him. Guess they like the Pepe LePhew accent, lol.
    The next year my son a tall polite ginger went into the store with a smaller list and he was treated like you were. So he decides he is going to another town the next day as part of his trip, he would just go to the Joann's there. Same attitude etc. at that store. He ended up calling me, and I was verbally shopping with him there.
    I hate that Joann's does not ship to Canada but after talking to a few women that worked there on the phone , one finally told me the truth, they rarely have what they advertise. Here's the good news , I mean the great news, the best way to shop is online with MSQC. The staff there are amazing , and that never changes. Their prices are the best, certainly by comparison with the Canadian gouge prices here. It is cheaper for me to buy online from MSQC , then to shop local stores.
    Fabric buying is indeed addictive, and I realize in part is because I hear what's available now , won't be next year.
    My G.I.Joe is retiring very soon, and due to breathing problems has decided his 3 decade plan to do stain glass projects in retirement , will now be quilting projects instead ! We have boxes of stained glass sheets still in the basement.
    Be sure to post a picture of your first quilt when it is finished. Take care. =)

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  • MustangSally
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    Re: I'm not here to hurt anybody, I just want some yardage....and maybe this thread.

    I have stopped shopping there unless I absolutely have to. The last straw was when I heard them treating an elderly lady like she was dirt. I'll shop elsewhere! I just want to buy material and make pretty things...not deal with bad attitudes! Happy sewing!

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  • nativetexan
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    Re: I'm not here to hurt anybody, I just want some yardage....and maybe this thread.

    OH my, i've seen many men shopping and getting great service in quilt shops and stores. so sorry you have not been that lucky. some workers may feel men need more help? I can tell that is not working for you though. I would not welcome over and over someone asking me if whom ever I am buying things for should be called. "No, I have a brain and use it myself". i wish you more luck online and in stores in future.

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  • 201 Treadler
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    Re: I'm not here to hurt anybody, I just want some yardage....and maybe this thread.

    Welcome to the forum Mr Woofus
    It seems that particular store has no equal opportunity policy.
    that behaviour by staff becomes under another fancy term cannot think of right now.

    Used to work in the 'mans' world used to get the looks, the comments all the time, as time went on, started to ignore it, and speak with authority using the correct words to describe what what looking for / or even explain how the problem had happened, the blank looks, then them realising knew what was talking about, shut them up, and perhaps there was a spark of respect.
    If it got so bad I 'voted with my feet' and never returned.
    some people cannot change, we can give some allowances, but there is a limit.

    please keep creating stitches, petting fabric, there are a few gentlemen around in the industry, just remember your a 'person' doing what you enjoy,.

    ask questions we will help, enable, support, and advise, and laugh along with you.

    T

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  • Squeaky
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    Re: I'm not here to hurt anybody, I just want some yardage....and maybe this thread.

    As a female motorcycle rider, I have had the same kinds of experiences when I go into a bike shop for parts or gear. I've always gotten strange looks in an auto parts store when I go to the "real" stuff and didn't just need wiper fluid or "a man to check my car's warning light".

    I just I don't let it get to me - the folks that work in more gender-leaning stores are simply accustomed to getting the same kind of shoppers all the time, so when you change that up they get confused. I have gotten that in my 20's and 30's years ago in a quilt shop because they presumed I was shopping for a gift for mom/grandma. Things have changed in the last 10 years or so, but it took time for some to realize the changing audience.

    There have been more male sewers and quilters (publicly - like on YouTube) in the last couple of years which means a more visible presence for those like you that sew and quilt at home. It gives you a "presence" that more people can see. I say just give it some time and don't let it bug you. You're there shopping with YOUR hard-earned dollars and they are there to help YOU buy what YOU want. Many of those in-store employees have little or no experience with the products they're selling anyway.

    Welcome to the addiction! There's no cure...

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  • SuzanneOrleansOntario
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    Re: I'm not here to hurt anybody, I just want some yardage....and maybe this thread.

    Welcome to the forum from Canada's capital. My husband started quilting around the time I took my first class. I taught him what I learned, and he was hooked. Being retired, we plan our road trips around the number of quilt stores we can go to. We have very different styles and fabric colour préférences. He has sometimes gotten the look as if he was just accompanying me, but when he starts pulling out his fabric choices for cutting, they realize he's not just my accessory. Mostly now, if I go to a LQS, they ask where he is and wonder why he's not with me. We don't have those chains of stores here, so don't know how they would react. I wouldn't be concerned about the salesclerk's look or comments.

    Glad to hear that you are in process of finishing your first quilt, but I would recommend you make a plan for all your fabrics before purchasing more.

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  • NancyH
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    Re: I'm not here to hurt anybody, I just want some yardage....and maybe this thread.

    Welcome to the forum from PA.

    I guess this is something I never really thought about since the two local fabric shops I frequent are family owned and operated by the men/sons. They are very nice people and very knowledgeable. There are also women who work there, but the men are there all the time. My Tailor/seamstress was also a man. That was even a while back prior to retirement. It is amazing in todays society that this still happens. All I can say is don't let them stop you from visiting the store. Walk in with confidence and do what you need to do. Each trip will get easier.

    You will love it here. Everyone is so very helpful. Enjoy the forum.

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  • MrWoofus
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    Re: I'm not here to hurt anybody, I just want some yardage....and maybe this thread.

    I guess the whole gender courtesy is a two way street!

    Reminds me of years back with my best friend, Lucy. She was in a wheelchair and it was always fun to guess "Will the server address her or not".

    Was quite funny at times, really... "And what will she have?"

    "Uhm... I don't know, shall we ask her?"

    And then they'd always bring ME the bill. (Think that was more of a "The man pays the bill thing")

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