Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Giveaway Day Two

Thanks for all the wonderful suggestions about quilt shops around the country. I will be making my list, and if we are ever close to these shops, I will definitely be seeking them out.

Today is Orange day :-) I have never used orange much in my sewing or quilting, so I am gathering up my little orange stash and passing it on to one of you.

Wouldn't this make a delightful start to your Fall sewing?  In light of that, just for the fun of it, I am going to help you out and include a Fall pattern.

I love to decorate for Fall. The warm colors prepare us for the bleak days of winter. 

Today when you leave a comment, tell me if you order fabric online. Are you happy with your purchases? Which company do you like the best. I've ordered from several and the only trouble I've had is seeing the true color and value of fabric. I guess I've always enjoyed touching and feeling the fabric.

You know the drill. Leave a comment on this post. If you are one of my lovely followers, let me know and leave a second comment. Please be sure I have a way of making contact with you. If you are on Google+ there is no way for me to respond unless you leave your email addy.

Happy Quilting!

103 comments:

Margie said...

I have never ordered fabric online! I'm mostly a scrap quilter. My greatest thrill is finding a bag of quilt material at a yard sale. The yardage I do purchase is mostly for backings. My supply of orange is very small!! Thanks for the chance.

Margie said...

Have been following your blog for quit sometime. I mostly sit in the back of the room and don't say much!!!

Rebecca said...

While I have ordered fabric on Line (I like Connecting Threads a lot) I prefer to touch and feel and SEE the fabric in real time!

Quilting Babcia said...

I've ordered from Connecting Threads and fabric.com,but really prefer to see and feel the fabric in person. Computer monitors can be very fickle when it comes to color shading. I love a touch of orange or yellow in a quilt, seems to give them a special sparkle.

Quilting Babcia said...

Though I don't comment a lot I follow via email and my g [gle dashboard.

Podunk Pretties said...

Long time follower.

Cathy said...

I have learned to love orange. And autumn is my favorite time of year. Hugs

Podunk Pretties said...

Our LQS has a little of everything, and the selection rarely changes so if I want the new fabrics I buy online. I tend to buy from the same designer when purchasing on line that way I know the colors will match what I've ordered in the past.

Cathy said...

I am a loyal follower. Hugs

Calicojoan said...

I do shop online. Nancy's Notions has a big batik sale once a year that I just can't pass up. Connecting Threads...when they have a sale I stock up on 10 yard pieces for quilt backs. There is always leftover for stash building that way. Thousands of Bolts...I order the most thru them. Some of the fabric is good, some I can't imagine that I picked out. LOL, but it all seems to get used up. Your right about seeing and touching.

Calicojoan said...

Been following forever! ;-)

Jacqueline said...

I am a follower. jleibfried@aol.com

Jacqueline said...

I order on line mostly from Whittles Fabrics, A Thousand Bolts and only one nut, Missouri Quilt Co. Every once in a while I get a fabric that wasn't quite what I thought it would be color wise but that is rare.

I love getting packages in the mail.. Like a little kid on Christmas..

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Crickets Corner said...

I've ordered from Missouri Star Quilt, Fat Quarter Shop, Bear Creek Quilting, Southern Fabric, Shabby Fabric and Old Country Store. I also have a couple of shops I order from that carry fabric most shops don't. I've never had a problem with the delivery time or service. If I have a problem it's usually the color is off a bit. I try and counter that by checking pictures on various sites before I order.

I also tend to shop online for a fabric that I just have to have and can't find locally.

sew.darn.quilt said...

I have ordered fabric online in the past and have come away with mixed feelings as to the end results. For the most part I have been happy with my purchases but I have had the misfortune of ordering what I thought to be a good quality product only to receive fabric that was less than adequate.

Crickets Corner said...

Of course I'm follower!

sew.darn.quilt said...

I'm a seasoned follower of yours ")

Quilting Tangent said...

I like the Fat Quarter Shop, HUGE selection, colors come as shown on screen. Orange/yellow is one of my favorite colors - your giveaway is beautiful. Pumpkins are cute. Your fabric and pattern can find a happy home with me. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Quilting Tangent said...

Following with Bloglovin'. Love the wonderful fall giveaway.
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Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

While making a quilt a few weeks ago, I found that I am sadly lacking in oranges and purples. I had to use some different oranges to finish the blocks. I do like orange, I just don't tend to use it. I seldom order fabric online, unless I just can't find it locally. I like to keep my LQS' in business, and, I like to 'see' the fabric in person.

justducky65 said...

My favorite color - orange!! I have ordered online from Hancock's of Paducah, Marshall's dry goods, Fabric.com, and maybe a few others. I usually order value-priced fabric (that means sale fabrics - lol) and go for the lower priced shipping where available. I figure I would spend that much in gas to get to the stores in my area and there is more of a selection online at my fingertips.

justducky65 said...

Also, I've been a follower for a few years now and I follow using Feedly.

Linda said...

HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU ON BLOG LOVIN'!
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Linda said...

HELLO,yes I'm happy with my on-line purchases! Like to support my LQS too! Thank You for sharing!
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Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I am a happy longtime follower too. Loved reading about your camping adventures. :)

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I have ordered from FQS and have always been pleased with order. I just placed an order with Connecting Threads, so am anxious to see it in 'real life'. LOL My LQS's are all a bit of a drive, so I have to plan my trip with multiple projects in mind. Thanks for the fun! I do love orange!

Sandy Johnson said...

I rarely order online. I love going to the quilt shop and touching the fabric. Love the color orange.

craftygramma said...

I have ordered fabric online from several shops with no problems. I usually know the fabric line and quality and the reputation of the shop. I have loved each purchase, just wish I had more money!(Don't ask if I have sewed with them; they are special!!)

thanks
bamadaviscd at gmail dot com

claudia said...

I do order fabrics online. I only order from Missouri Quilts. That started because they offer an exceptionally good deal each day and I started getting charm packs from them. Shipping is always five dollars, so that's a savings when you order more. I have three beautiful charm packs sitting here next to me right now that I ordered from them. Island Batiks in Sunkissed, Daybreak and Juicy Jewels. I love the packs I got.
My biggest problem with ordering online is the color thing as well. But, oh well, I have added to my stash and if I can't use the fabrics in one place I will be able to find something to do with them!

Loretta said...

I occasionally buy fabric online, but I really like to see it and touch it in person. Also, sometimes the colors aren't the same on the monitor as they are in person, so can be hard to match colors.

Loretta said...

I follow your blog through Bloglovin'

Amy C said...

I have not ordered fabric online before. I like to feel what I'm getting and also support the local businesses in my area.
campbellamyd at gmail dot com

Amy C said...

I follow via bloglovin
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Jeanna said...

I only order fabric online when I absolutely have to and since our LQS closed a few years ago, I find that I have to order online more often. My all-time very favorite online store is the Fat Quarter Shop. Their prices are competitive and their packaging is absolutely perfect! Plus, there is always a little something extra in the box :)

Janarama said...

I do order fabric online and my favorite place to order is Hancocks of Paducah. I used to order a lot from fabric.com, but since Amazon now owns fabric.com I no longer order from them. Since the takeover by Amazon if you order a half yard of fabric the price is no longer half the price of a full yard. They now charge approximately 3/4 of the price of a full yard of fabric for half yard cuts. So if a yard of fabric is $9.48 and you only want a half yard, they charge you $7.11. Totally outrageous! I also heard their customer service has also gone downhill.

Janarama said...

I follow your blog via Google Friends Connect.

sunny said...

I've bought fabric online from The Fat Quarter Shop a couple of times, but I prefer to touch the fabric first! But I'll accept free fabric! Thanks for a chance to win.

Katy M said...

I like to look at fabric online but unless it's something I've already seen in real life I don't like to buy online often. I have ordered Liberty fabric from Alice Caroline though and I can't fault the service. Thanks for the chance to win :) x mrskatymarriott at gmail dot com

Emily C said...

I order online very little. Every time I order online the colors in person do not match the online picture. For example, I bought some beautiful bright medium blue dragonfly print, that turned out to be a dark navy blue. I actually like them better in person, but they do not match the other fabrics for my project. Another difficulty is shipping. Typically the cost of shipping outweighs any sale price i'm looking at and I can drive to my local quilt shop and see the fabric in person.

Emily C said...

I follow on bloglovin.

Patty D from NC said...

I often order online. I like Cotton bliss

Jeanna said...

Oh and I'm a Google follower :)

OhioLori said...

I have ordered on-line several times. Love Connecting Threads, Fat Quarter Shop, and few others. I have loved all I have gotten...but I too, would rather see in person & touch the fabrics! :)

OhioLori said...

I already follow thru Bloglovin & email :)

Sherrill said...

Ooo, ooo! I LOVE orange!!! I do order online and sometimes it looks like what I ordered, other times not so much. :-( I don't really have a fav--just get onto quiltshops.com and generally start scanning sales. Thanks for the chance at some beautiful oranges, just in time for fall (I cannot believe I'm saying that!!).

scottylover said...

I don't have a lot of orange in my stash, either! Would love to add to mine.

Thanks for the heads up about Google+. I had just changed mine because I had issues with blogger, but have now changed it back. (I hope I did it correctly!)

Sandy A
scotties4me (at) gmail.com

scottylover said...

Of course I follow your blog through blog lovin!
Sandy A

The Victorian Girl said...

I never order fabric online! I have to touch it to feel the quality and don't trust the online photos for true color. kellam.susan@yahoo.com

The Victorian Girl said...

I follow by email.
kellam.susan@yahoo.com

Sherree Chmitlin said...

I order from Missouri Star Quilt and love their daily deals. I also, order a lot from EBay. The orange fabric is one of my favorite, especially blues.
I do follow you by email.
schmitlin@elmore.rr.com

Lorene Holbrook said...

I am a follower

Lorene Holbrook said...

Yes I have ordered fabric online. Backside fabrics is one I have ordered from. I was very satisfied. I order more wool online though. I am in thee middle of a Halloween quilt, so the oranges would be wonderful. Thanks for the chance

Connie Cain said...

I have not ordered online yet. I worry about color. :)
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Connie Cain said...

I am a follower via e-mail. And do I see dots!?! Love dots. :)
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jellybean said...

Yes I order fabric online Craftsy was the last place I ordered from very happy. Kim's Fabric outlet on Facebook is fun for thrifty Thursdays. love the oranges of fall I seem to make a lot of fall items for Turkey day etc even though I'm English and would avoid the holiday if i could.

margaret said...

I am a big orange fan, this has happened since i started quilting, green is my favourite colour followed by orange. I have ordered fabric from Lady Sew and sew but would rather buy it when I see it

Lisa Marie said...

Yes, I have ordered lots of fabric online. I resisted for a while because of the "I want to feel it" thing but I just can't get the selection locally that I can online. Every once in a while I am surprised by the color or scale of something I order, but mostly I am pleased with my purchases. I've bought from many different places and don't really have just one favorite. As far as I can remember I've had nothing but good experiences.

Susan ferguson said...

I have ordered on line when I have run out of a fabric and could not buy locally. The last time I ordered was when that same company went out of business and had fun fabrics for $3 a yard. I have also ordered ore cuts from craftsy and a jelly roll company. It is fun to receive fabrics in the mail! I actually sew with orange all the time. One of my favorite colors.

Janie said...

I do order fabrics online. I have not been disappointed. I usually purchase my fabrics from Connecting Threads. Thank you for the giveaway.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I shop frequently online. I've never been disappointed, but then I'm ordering fabrics from well-known manufacturers and designers, so I'm confident that my fabrics will be good quality. Only once have I been even the tiniest bit disappointed, and honestly I wondered about the fabric as I was ordering it (a small FQ bundle) but the price was so good that I figured that even if there were a few pieces in the bundle that I wasn't wild about, I'd still be ahead. I usually (but not always) order from the Far Quarter Shop ... their service is always top notch.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I'm a follower - on Feedly. ;-)

Jusmom1 said...

I purchase almost all of my fabric online! My favorite place to buy is Missouri Start Quilt Company! Their daily deals are the BEST! Thanks for the chance to win!

Linda in PA said...

I've never purchased fabric online. I'm a touch and feel fabric shopper. Love the orange fabric!

Terri van Gulik said...

I love orange. I purchase a lot of fabric on line. I order mostly from Hancocks of Paducah, they usually have some beautiful fabrics in their clearance section $ 2.99/ 3.99/4.99 a yard, and their shipping to Canada is reasonable $10.00 per $50.00 order. A lot of places start at 19.95 for shipping and go by weight.

Terri van Gulik said...

I follow you by email

Lori said...

Thank you, these would make lovely pumpkin placemats. I don't order on line too much, like you I prefer to see and feel my fabrics. I did order some minion fabric on line recently (it is on its way now) just because I could not find what I was looking for in person.
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Kathy H said...

I have only ordered online for fabric a few times. It is hard to see the true colors. But if I have already seen a line in person,I will order it online. I do like connecting threads. I hadn't used orange much either but then it became a favorite of my daughter's so have grown to like it a lot.

Kathy H said...

I follow through email.

Mary said...

I order occasionally online. Connecting Threads, Missouri Star Quilt Company, Green Fairy quilts, Fat Quarter Shop, and Over the Rainbow are my favorites.

Mary said...

I follow via email

mindingmomma said...

I do not order fabric online. I don't want to pay for shipping, I love to hunt for bargains, and I just like to touch the fabrics before I buy.

mindingmomma at aol dot com

mindingmomma said...

I follow on bloglovin'.

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Joan H. said...

I have ordered from Connecting Threads several times and have usually been very satisfied. It is always more fun to "see and feel" but on-line is so easy and available at any hour.

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Joan H. said...

I am a faithful email follower.

barbara woods said...

I order from connecting threads and crafsty

barbara woods said...

Follower

GranChris said...

I follow on BL. I live out in the country so I mostly order fabric online. I have a long list of favorite shops. Email me if you want the list.

Maureen said...

When I was at Hancock's of Paducah earlier this year, I learned they have a 30 day return policy for online orders. The clerk told me this is because the online color may look a bit different than it really is. This does not apply to in-store purchases.

Rina said...

When I'm in Italy I order fabrics online, but I prefer to "touch and smell " the fabrics I like before to buy them. Most the time I'm here in Houston area and I purchase fabrics at Joann's or Hobby Lobby, but I prefer "quilters cottage".

minibea12 said...

I like to buy some fabric online (Fat Quarter Shop) but still prefer buying in a store so I can feel the fabric and see the real colors!
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minibea12 said...

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Ellyn said...

I always try my LQS first (we are so lucky to have several great shops!) but I do order from Fat Quarter Shop and Pink Castle Fabrics fairly often. Both have very good service, quick delivery & I've never had a problem

Ellyn said...

follower :)

Connie said...

I am going through your week of give-a-ways and getting my name in . . . you are so generous and besides that you have a marvelous blog. I'm adding you to my favorites list, so that I wont be missing your posts. I'm here to soak up all the quilting knowledge that I can.
Connie :)

Connie said...

I just found your blog today . . .
and I am so happy that I did. I love it here.
Your newest follower and blogging sister,
Connie :)

Connie said...

Oh, I feel so dumb . . . you ask a question and I forgot to answer it . . . that's what being excited does to me.
I have order fabric on line. I've had good luck with Green Fairy, their fabric is good quality and true in color . . . a little expensive, but I watch the sales. I've ordered from JoAnne's an been disappointed. Not true color and even a flaw or two. I agree that touching and feeling the fabric is the very best! I did just make an order from Hancock, this is my first time to order from them . . . they had some very pretty novelty prints that I couldn't resist (vintage paper dolls). I hope that I'm not disappointed.
Sorry for leaving three comments . . .I just forgot about your questions.
Connie :)

Heartsdesire said...
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Heartsdesire said...

I'm a follower of yours.

eleanor said...

I could always use a bit more orange in my collection :) I do order online and it has burned me a couple of times where the color was not quite what I expected or the fabric felt cheaper then I anticipated. However, it won't stop me from doing it again!

Sharon said...

I need to feel the fabric, assess its hand & quality, but I have ordered from Missouri Quilt & Connecting Threads. Was pleased with the fabric & it came in good time. The ordering notices from Missouri Quilt was a hoot!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I do order most of my fabric online because there are no fabric shops nearby.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I follow your blog via Bloglovin'!

Jane S. said...

I follow you through Bloglovin. :)

Jane S. said...

Yes, I have ordered fabric online before. There are a lot of great online shops out there, but the three that I buy from most frequently are The Fat Quarter Shop, The Intrepid Thread, and Connecting Threads. Thank you for the nice giveaway, I love orange! :)

jellybean said...

I follow via email

Marie Chat said...

I do order fabric online from several companies like Missouri Star, Craft town, Fat Quarter Shop, Bear Creek, Hancock's of Paducah, Hawthorne Threads, Homestead Hearth, A Thousand Bolts, and others. I have not really had a problem with the color of fabrics as I sometimes click on the fabric manufacturer's website to check on the fabric's color and print. I buy locally as well.

Marie Chat said...

I follow you on your blog and enjoy!

GO STARS! said...

I've ordered fabric online. I've rarely been disappointed. One favorite place is Fat Quarter Shop. They have some of the best packing and shipping is always quick. Another favorite is the Missouri Star Quilt Company. My husband and I visited there on our way to Iowa this past week. Again well packed and shipped quickly. Connecting Threads is an awesome place to get books at a discounted price and the fabric is priced right.

Susan said...

Orange fabric is something that I don't have nearly enough of...I'm not sure why because I love it! I like to buy my fabrics in a store...fabric is something that I need to see and touch before I buy.

Cecilia said...

I do like to order online from a few stores. My favorites are The Fat Quarter Shop, Fabric.com, Connecting Threads, and Missouri Star Company. I haven't been disappointed yet in my purchases.

Cecilia said...

I follow via email.

Sarah said...

I follow you with google +. sarah@forrussia.org

Sarah said...

I have ordered fabric online, but find it very diffecult to do -- I also like to see and touch it. I like Fabric Mart and Fat Quarter Shop. sarah@forrussia.org