Saturday, November 07, 2009

A Shout Out

To the staff at the Fat Quarter Shop. I have no affiliation, I'm just a very satisfied customer.

Last year, I participated in the Designer Mystery BOM and I was so happy with the results (currently with my long-armer), that I decided to jump in and do this year's sampler too. I think I've mentioned before that each monthly kit includes a very generous amount of fabric in case of, well, you know, bad cuts. I'm the queen of bad cuts, so I know.

Recently, I joined a Holiday quilt swap with the Four Seasons Quilt Swap group and I used my leftover fabrics to make a mini-quilt to give my recipient. I wanted one particular fabric for my outer border, so I ordered a half yard and it was here in three days. Shout out number one.

When I went to cut the borders, I figured that I'd have to cut on the cross grain simply due to the length I needed, but not so. This half yard was actually TWENTY inches long! I was shocked! And not in that unhappy way I've been when I've measured half yards or fat quarters from some other online retailers. Shout out number two!

Is it any wonder that the Fat Quarter Shop is my number one go-to place for online fabrics?

I'm doing the Civil War Tribute BOM after the first of the year and I can't wait!

Thank you Fat Quarter Shop for going the extra inches that make quilters happy!

9 comments:

*karendianne. said...

I'll take that shout out and back it with another. Thank you FQS adn thank you Jan for making a spot for us to express our appreciation!

floribunda... aka Julie said...

I like that shop too -- although I haven't done any of their BOMs. The Civil War one looks like quite a project!

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

Preach it, sistah! I love that place, too!

Angie said...

I wondered it you were going to succumb to that wonderful Civil War Tribute BOM! It's so enticing! Great to know you have had such a good experience with the Fat Quarter Shop.

Anonymous said...

So, did you spend your gift certificate and order the French General fabrics??
I love the FQ Shop, too, such great service!
Kathy B

Anonymous said...

I happen to be the recipient of the wonderful borders you made, so I alos am happy with the service you received!

Marsha

progress lighitng said...

Sounds like a great shop!

Pam said...

I agree 110%. I was very pleased with last years BOM from the Fat Quarter Shop. The instructions were fabulous with colour photos and so easy to follow. I also am going to participate in the Civil War BOM - I am excitedly waiting for my packages!! Unfortunately the Canadian mail service is always so slow!!

Jenni said...

How nice to get the extra bit, it can make a real difference. I haven't ever taken on a BOM, as I know myself too well...