Monday, June 25, 2012

LQS rant

On Saturday morning I declared to my family I was taking a 'me' day and going to a fabric sale.  So off I went at 9:30 to wait in line with other customers for this fabulous 40% of bolted fabric.  I know who could resist?

I was in with the first bunch of ladies!  I didn't really know what I was after since I haven't sewn in nearly 3 months, but I can always use solids.   After about 1/2 hr of wedging myself around my daughter joined me.  We chose fabric for her graduation quilt.  (I had wrapped up a package of batting and an IOU a quilt card for her high school graduation, felt terrible about that).  After making our selection I stood in line to have it cut while she went on her way.  If I had known it was going to take 2 HOURS to have mine cut I might have thought otherwise of my purchases.
There were other cutting tables with long lines, but occassionally one of the tables would have no line and then there were the line hoppers, argh!!!  We, the ladies around me, mentioned to the owner how the line for the other two tables isn't splitting off fairly....she did nothing.  So some folks were in and out of there in no time.  I got so tired of standing I actually sat on the ground.  I have never had an issue like this before at other stores.  We had the owner cutting and she wouldn't pile up 3 or 4 bolts to cut at once, CRAZY.  I might think twice about going to that sale again. 

Our selection

The black & white, turquoise and grey are for my daughter's quilt.  The solids for me and the one on the far right will be the backing for her quilt.  She wanted something totally different then the front so she can have a different look now and then.   
Have you ever encountered such an issue?
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  1. I've never been in a shop that was so backed up like that. Even when one large LQS went out of business last year, the cutting tables were well manned and organized and things went smoothly and quickly. Sounds like *very* poor organization/planning on the part of the owner! :)

  2. Your fabrics are gorgeous, but sounds like a disorganzied disaster to have to wait so long to have your fabrics cut. Now I'm trying to guess which LQS.... ;o)

  3. I think I know what shop you were at. Boo for them. But happy that you are finding time to sew again.


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