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Friday, April 29, 2011

Online Fabric Tips

I know a lot of people are very timid about purchasing items online, I am too. But, when being so limited with selections (especially in Tennessee) I have to purchase many things online, fabric being crucial. Here are some of my tips when purchasing online.




  • Always opt to purhcase the sample before ordering



  • Check their return policy. Are returns allowed? Who pays shipping? Is there a restocking fee?



  • Check the pattern repeat specifics, I have thought things repeated how I envisioned them until it arrived. It they don't state the repeat, do request it.



  • Do they measure with a few extra inches? This is helpful in case you get a bad cut job or it has been unevenly cut.



  • You may want to check the color on multiple screens, my work ad hoem computers can vary.



  • Read the stores policy on shipping, some take weeks to even ship out to you.



  • If they website or anything seems fishy, it could be. If they don't have a contact number or contact email, don't order.



  • I prefer to use a creditcard with great buyer protection, this allows me to feel safer about my online purchases.


Feel free to post your online fabric shopping advice.