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  1. General Chat
    Not sure where to put this post. Depending on where you're at, Hancocks Fabrics is having their "Clean Sweep" sale on their fabrics. Last year the sale ran all the way after Memorial Day. You can snag all sorts of fabric for $1 a yd on up. I've already found some great buys on flannel for making...
  2. Sewing
    I am doing a major purge in my sewing room. For now I am purging fabric scraps ....1/2 yard or less. All poly cotton. Mostly Hawaiian prints. PM me if you are interested with your address.
  3. Sewing
    This coupon is ONLY good in stores on Saturday (1/21). It is good for regular,sale priced and clearance items!!! Jo-Ann Fabric Store: 20% off Entire Purchase (Clearance & Sale Items Included) | Coupons or Bust
  4. Sewing
    This lady brought over some fabric for me to make 6 curtain panels for her kitchen. There was not enough fabric to use to make all that she wanted. So I measured what I had and told her that I could only make 4 panels instead of 6. With that, the 4 would actually be to short in width to match...
  5. Sewing
    any fav stores or websites for buying fabric i know what i want will be a little more $$ because its liensed ( looking to make pillow covers for old pillows that go on family room couch in Phillies Themed fabric for 2 and then plain red or navy for other 4 ) wouldnt care if it was last...
  6. General Chat
    2 years ago, our Walmart had a huge table stacked high with $1 a yd fabric..then they raised the price to 1.50 a yrd..now I can hardly find any that price at all..its all 3.00 & up. Also the other fabric stores are rarely having clearance sales/spring cleaning sales on their fabric...
  7. Just Tips
    If you use vinegar in the rinse cycle of your washer but miss the smell of fabric softener pour 1/2 cup or 1 cup of liquid fabric softener into your gallon jug of vinegar and you'll still have some of the smell. A bottle of fabric softener will last a long time just using 1/2 cup per gallon of...
  8. Green Living
    I've been contemplating giving fabric bread bags and/or sandwich wrappers a try for a while now. I did some further research tonight and found a couple patterns I liked, so I got those ready. I thought I'd ask if anyone has used these and how they've worked out before I jumped in with both...
  9. Make It Yourself
    Does anyone make their own fabric stiffener? I am crocheting hearts and need to use some but I don't want to buy any if I can make my own cheaper. I found a recipe for white glue and the same amount of water or a little less added. I was given 8 bottles of white Elmers Glue (not the washable...
  10. Calculations and Alternatives
    On November 2, 2009, I opened a 30oz bottle of Purex softener, bought from the Dollar Tree. There's 2 of us, about 5/6 loads a week. I used about 1 tsp per load, never actually measured. That dollar bottle lasted me till 3/8/10 & I rinsed out the bottle for the last couple of loads. I've started...
  11. Freebies
    Sams Club is offering a free Downy Fabric Softener Sample. This offer is available to U.S. residents only. Membership is not required. Sam's Club - Downy April Fresh Fabric Softener v. 10544
  12. Quilting
    Everytime I go to Walmart I ask, any news, are we going to lose our fabric? Yesterday, she said that Walmart got so many complaints from one area they put the fabric back into the store. The area had no other fabric stores. So, there is hope for our store!! I know it'll still be their bottom...
  13. Sewing
    I didn't know exactly where to post this but I had my iron on too high to iron my good slacks and the fabric melted onto the iron! So far I've tried vegetable oil, vinegar and baking soda to get it off but to no avail. Anyone have any ideas?! Thanks!
  14. Sewing
    If you needed a large amount of black fabric for backdrop purposes, where would you buy it online? I thought someone here might know a good source for bulk solid fabric, doesn't need to be heavy fabric.
  15. Just Tips
    I came across this and thought it was a great idea. It costs alot of money for the really pretty scented softeners, and since this recipe calls for Hair Conditioner, you can easily find a scent you'd love. I got a ton of VO5 conditioners (cheap), so I'm gonna give it a shot. here's the link>>...
  16. Sewing
    My niece sent it to me. She bought it in Africa. It's 34" wide by 4.5 yards long with a 30" repeating pattern...
  17. Sewing
    My niece sent it to me. She bought it in Africa. It's 34" wide by 4.5 yards long with a 30" repeating pattern...
  18. Fourth of July
    http://rootsandwingsco.blogspot.com/2009/06/patriotic-fabric-swag.html
  19. Sewing
    No fabric goes to the trash from my sewing room! I make 3 sorts for fabric scraps: 3 inch square, 1 1/2 inch strips, and tiny slivers. The tiny slivers and other misshaped are used to fill up a pillow case, then I make a pillow. And my favorite is the string quilts from the strips. What do...
  20. Sewing
    Where do you buy fabric online? We only have 2 fabric stores in our town and they both seem pricey. I'm thinking after making my 1st few projects I'd like to try a basic quilt. I've looked on Craigslist and Freecycle and it's a no-go.
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