Saturday, June 21, 2008

P&B Textiles at Jo-Anne Fabrics?

I popped over to Jo-Anne Fabrics this evening to shop the big sale. I really didn't have anything particular in mind as for fabric, but I love to pick up fat quarters for 99 cents, and I was happy to find some Fons & Porter rulers I'd been wanting were included in the sale. I picked up only two fat quarters, as our local store has a pretty small selection. (Many o'prayers over the years have been sent up to heaven, to ask for the end of world suffering, and if at all possible, to bring a Jo Anne's Etc. to town.) Anyhow, this isn't the first time I've noticed this, but the first time I've thought to take a picture of it...


I found P&B Textiles printed on the selvage of the fabric. How is that? Does anyone know? If you've known me long, in "real life" or through my blog, you probably know the whole chain store fabric vs. quilt shop fabric issue is fascinating to me. I take no official sides, only to say that I find for myself that I buy both, but try to get the best quality I can afford or find. I do always perk up and listen when the subject comes up in conversation or print, and it's almost like a mystery that I can't help but want to get to the bottom of! The date on the fabric is 2004, so could it have been some sort of warehouse overstock type of thing? It even says on their website that the fabric is only available at quilt shops, and that they don't sell to chain stores. Though, this is not the first time I've seen P&B Textiles on the selvage of a fabric I've purchased from Jo Anne's. So, how, (to my delight!) did I score a P&B print this evening? Oh - and do I get any points for having a good eye!?! Lol*

2 comments:

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

Hmmm..> I think I need to go to Joannes!!

Annemiek said...

My neighbour and quilting friend spents her holiday (in september) in Florida and picks an hotel nearby JoAnns every year. She always brings lots of fabrics and notions home (I give her a shoppinglist:)She found P&B and Marcus Brothers last year. Fabrics over here are approx. 15 to 20 dollars a mtr. (that's a little over a yard)so I'll sent her over coming september again!