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MNnancy replied on Sun, Jul 29 2012 9:06 PM

So Richard, are you offering a thumbs up or down on those brands?


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MNnancy replied on Sun, Jul 29 2012 9:16 PM

Update: 7.29.2012 / 9 p.m.

Chart removed for updated version.


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Donna B replied on Sun, Jul 29 2012 10:05 PM

In my experience, I would give a thumbs up to Connecting threads fabric.  Especially  their batiks! 

(You might want to do two categories for Connecting Threads...one for regular cotton fabrics and another for their batiks.)

 

I have one questions that maybe someone can answer:  Do any of the fabric manufacturers have more than one "quality" of fabric?  For example, do they sell their "seconds" at a lower price to box stores (WalMart or JoAnn's, etc.) or other outlets?

 

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Donna B replied on Sun, Jul 29 2012 10:07 PM

Donna B:
I have one questions that maybe someone can answer:  Do any of the fabric manufacturers have more than one "quality" of fabric?  For example, do they sell their "seconds" at a lower price to box stores (WalMart or JoAnn's, etc.) or other outlets?

 

Oops, look like my question was already discussed.  Sorry!

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I will give a big thumbs up to Robert Kaufman's 'Kona Cottons', both online and from LQS.  Also, a big thumbs up to the Robert Kaufman's 'Artisans Batiks', from both online and LQS.   I've bought both Jelly Rolls and yardage of both of these lines, and love them.

I also buy Blank Fabrics from a LQS.  I haven't been disappointed in their quality, so they get a thumbs up, also. 

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I love this idea.  Moda and Hoffman both get thumbs up for me.

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I have heard that the first run of many manufactures goes to walmart and such.

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MNnancy replied on Mon, Jul 30 2012 8:31 AM

Thanks for the additional input, group, and yes, I will break out batik ratings.  Again, I will update the chart in the evenings.  Keep those reviews coming, everyone!


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Nana replied on Mon, Jul 30 2012 10:02 AM

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I have always had good luck ordering Timeless Treasures.  Clothworks is another good brand... they are the ones that do Laurel Burch fabrics.   I personally like Connecting Threads fabrics.  They are good quality for the price....Love their Mirage line.

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Annie replied on Mon, Jul 30 2012 11:24 AM

Nancy,

I bought the fabric I'm using for the Craftsy BOM from Connecting Threads and I really like it.  I can't recall the details, as I was shopping in the middle of the night one night, but I liked everything I received....

So I would give them a thumbs up.

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gini replied on Mon, Jul 30 2012 11:38 AM

Most of the connecting thread fabric I don't like for hand appliqué.  It is fine for piecing.

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Granny M replied on Mon, Jul 30 2012 7:28 PM

I am really surprised at the thumb down for Connecting threads.  I have bought lots of fabric from them and have not been disappointed yet.  It has been awhile since I bought fabric there, like 2 or 3 months.  Has something changed with them?   The balticks are really nice, especially when they have them on sale, the price makes it even better.

I have also used VIP fabric.  Most of what I have of it is animal panels,  It is a little stiff, but workable

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