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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.