|clearance fabrics going home with me|
I've been in the Augusta, Georgia, area for a week, spending time with DS and his family. I babysat 5-year-old Maddie and 2-year-old Drew while DS and DIL were gone for a few days.
|clearance-priced Papillon by 3 Sisters for Moda|
Just too tempting for a chocolate lover like me.
We went fabric shopping one day, and that's worth a couple photos. DIL and I went to a local sewing machine, vacuum and fabric shop. They had no CW repro fabrics, but I did find a clearance sale, and a few yards are coming home with me tomorrow.
|loose threads from ripping|
I know that the ripped fabric will be on straight of grain--maybe that's the reasoning--but I'm not happy with the stress that ripping puts on that edge of the fabric. The clerk here was generous, with each cut 2-3" longer than my request. And the fabrics she ripped are tightly woven, fine quality fabrics.
But the first time a clerk ripped my fabric, she was preparing 6 fat quarters from bolts of more loosely woven 1930s repro fabrics. The clerk clipped exactly at the 18" mark from each bolt, then ripped. She clipped the center fold and ripped again. She quickly folded the FQs, rang up the sale, and sent me on my way. When I got home, I found with each FQ I was shorted at least 1/2 to 1 inch in both length and width. The ripping loosened several rows of threads, and I had to trim off unusable strips from the fabrics.
I was not a happy customer, thinking about that store and clerk.
Do you mind when clerks rip fabric? Have you seen it done very often? I seem to recall seeing it back in "the olden days" when I was little, shopping with my mom, but not lately.
I've been away from blogs for a while, but I read Bonnie Hunter's yesterday and left a comment re: a book giveaway. Bonnie notified me today that I was the winner out of 491 entries. That cancels out the negativity of a cold starting a couple days ago. Hope I don't have ear pressure problems on the plane tomorrow. We had a high of 64 degrees here in GA today, and I see that the predicted low tomorrow night in Iowa is 6 degrees. YUK!