So Richard, are you offering a thumbs up or down on those brands?
On the banks of the Mississippi River in north central Minnesota (Brainerd lakes area)
Update: 7.29.2012 / 9 p.m.
Chart removed for updated version.
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?
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!
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.
Barbara, the idea of a group is great but then the thread seems to get lost to new QCAers or people who are not on the site that often. Is there a way that QCA administration can make it so that when we post to the group it still shows up on the main message board?
I love this idea. Moda and Hoffman both get thumbs up for me.
I have heard that the first run of many manufactures goes to walmart and such.
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!
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.
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.
Most of the connecting thread fabric I don't like for hand appliqué. It is fine for piecing.
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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