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    #16
    Re: Where do you buy your fabric?

    We have two LQS's that have a clearance room in the back of the store, I try to only buy fabric that is marked down by 1/2. I also go to Hancocks and get my Kona solids when they are on sale. I prefer Joann's, but Hancocks is just down the road from me. I get my pre-cuts from Missouri Quilt.
    Lisa

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      #17
      Re: Where do you buy your fabric?

      Originally posted by toggpine View Post
      I do support the LQS, but I find it hard to pay double for the SAME fabric. Our Joann's is carrying Kona Cotton Solids and Kona wide bleached muslin. They also have high thread-count Egyptian cotton solids, that are nice. If I use my % off coupon that takes it below half of the LQS. I have to watch the quilting budget, and the most yards for the least $ is my goal.
      As far as quality; I am critical of all of the fabrics I buy, no matter how much I pay for them. If they don't look and feel right, I don't care what a bargain they are, they won't go in to a quilt.
      Happy fabric hunting & don't forget to check the sale shelves!
      I'm in the same boat. My budget does dictate where I shop for fabric and I do the same thing - buy the highest quality I can afford. If that means JoAnn's selection of Kona cottons or premium quilters prints, so be it. I like their batiks too. Just can't always swing $10+ per yard at the LQS.
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        #18
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        I buy my fabric from MSQC and my batting and supplies from JoAnn's, occasionally a novelty fabric from J's but usually not. I have one LQS but it's not a pretty or fun shop, particularly, and of course she has higher prices. I do try to purchase from her when I can, but my quilting budget is small and my stash is bigger than I'll ever use up, so I don't buy much anywhere of late.
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          #19
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          I usually buy most of my fabric and supplies on line. Believ it or not it's way cheaper for me even after duty and exchange. Most of my online purchases are from the US. We have quilt shops here but charm packs are on average ten dollars and yardage is around fourteen to fifteen a yard...

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            #20
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            Lowes and the 'farm' stores such as Rural King and Tractor Supply have missed the boat by not having fabric! I'm on board!

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              #21
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              Unfortunately the price of cotton just keeps going up and up - making it hard to find 'low' prices for us quilters. I agree with all of the above comments - MSQ's daily deals are awesome, Joann's is great when you use those coupons, and here I have a Hancocks Fabric 5 minutes away - (much too close according to DH). Good luck - I'm sure you will find some great stuff to take back home with you!

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                #22
                Re: Where do you buy your fabric?

                Our Hancocks went out of business several years ago. The LQS are expensive, but we have two of them in town now. Excellent help is cheaper than taking a class
                Clearance is great in the stores -- and same with Charm Packs. They are about the same as online, so I aim for them for thread, needles, and some CPacks. I do use sales at JoAnns for some Premium fabric (on sale here this week) and the batting at 40-50% off. Yeah, I'm a shopping slut. I get around -- but when you are looking for deals and a specific item (had to even use ebay and etsy a couple of times) -- shopping around is the only way to make a good quilt without blowing hundreds of dollars. I hate how some CPacks get dropped so quickly by companies and then they are killer hard to find!! We can see examples of quilts with beautiful fabrics and can't hardly find them because the line has been replaced by a new one!!!

                Anyway, I've used connectingthreads.com and contemporary cloth store and used the fabshophop in order to find a few new ones online. I am a newer quilter and had only fabric for clothes -- not for quilting -- so had to build my stash. It can be stressful trying to be cheap!
                Ok, enough from me....
                Melanee

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                  #23
                  Re: Where do you buy your fabric?

                  Originally posted by Alana View Post
                  We have quilt shops here but charm packs are on average ten dollars and yardage is around fourteen to fifteen a yard... Niamh
                  Holy cow! I'd have to quit quilting! Wellll, as soon as I used up my stash.
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