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Date: 5/1/13 2:43 PM

Last week when McCalls were on sale, 2 that I wanted were not in the drawers and I assumed they werent in there..

today I went in to buy fabric for those dance pants I needed... went to look for pattern to verify amount of fabric needed...couldnt find it...

went to also purchase a Kwik Sew pattern.... the rest of the McCalls were in the darn Kwik- Sew drawer, including the 2 that I assumed were not in stock last week... so now I must wait til the 16th when McCalls go on sale again to buy the 2 I wanted... FOrtunately Im not in a rush

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Date: 5/1/13 3:47 PM

Isn't that frustrating?!
I remember the last time I went to get a pattern at JA's, which is a really long time ago actually, but it was not in the drawer it should have been in, and so I grabbed the next drawer down and low and behold, there it was. I closed the drawer to check the label on the drawer front thinking I initially opened the wrong drawer, and it was blank...no brand, no numbers! What the heck?! LOL

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Date: 5/1/13 4:15 PM

I think they have problems when the numbers on the new patterns are smaller than the first pattern in the drawer, like 3200 is a new pattern and has to fit before 4100. Instead of re-doing the entire drawer, they jam them somewhere else. When I worked at a fabric store when I was in HS, one of my jobs was to keep the drawers in order.

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Date: 5/1/13 4:24 PM

If there are numbers on the drawers, I just use them a a guideline. They are so very seldom correct.

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Date: 5/1/13 5:56 PM

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If there are numbers on the drawers, I just use them a a guideline. They are so very seldom correct.

Ain't that the truth.

I had a similar "ah ha" at my JAs. I had to read every drawer lable until I found the rest of the Vogue patterns. For some reason, they were split and other brands were in between. Go figure.
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Date: 5/1/13 6:48 PM

Don't get me started! My JoAnn's is mostly a decent store, by JoAnn's standards, but their pattern drawers are a disaster. The drawers are labeled, all right--completely, utterly incorrectly labeled. The Burdas and New Looks are scattered among several drawers that have "extra" space. Everything is out of order. New and popular patterns are always sold out, because they never stock more than two of any size or style. Ugh!

One time I bought an expensive Vogue pattern that had the tissue and guidesheets switched with a cheapo pattern, and when I tried to return it the next day, I was basically accused of doing it myself. Ugh!

I now buy all my patterns online, or at Vogue Fabrics where they take really good care of the patterns. And I'm learning to love downloaded patterns. What about 99 cent sales? They aren't worth the aggravation.

Sorry. Rant over.

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Date: 5/1/13 7:46 PM

The last time I went to one of Joann's pattern sales, I went drawer by drawer looking for the patterns I wanted. All of the newer ones were stashed in the front of the first drawer, but some of the older ones that I liked were scattered all over the drawers. At $1 a pattern, it was worth my while to spend the time doing this. As an added bonus, I found some craft and costume patterns I liked but wouldn't normally look at.

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Date: 5/1/13 9:27 PM

This is why I shop the sales direct from pattern companies....
I have no patience for waiting two months for patterns to show up at my Joann's.
Burda's? I now order in bulk from Pattern Review and receive in a couple of days.

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