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Message Board > Fabrics and more... > Faded line on fold of fabric! UGH! ( Moderated by CynthiaSue)

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amommaathome

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Date: 10/19/09 8:07 AM

I bought some fabric over the weekend at Hancock's. I did not notice until after washing that there is a faded line along the fold of fabric. This is the second time this has happened to me! The first time was at Hobby Lobby and I haven't purchased fabric there since.

Hancock's policy says that it will take returned fabric for refund, but not if it has been washed, damaged, cut, etc. I shop there all the time. What are my chances of getting at least a store credit, do you think?

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Date: 10/19/09 8:39 AM

I don't know what your chances are, but I'd take it back anyway. That would make me furious.

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Date: 10/19/09 8:54 AM

It does make me furious! It renders the fabric unusable for any of my purposes. It was purchased to make a dress for my dd and every dress pattern we own has to be cut on the fold somewhere! I was going to call the fabric store, but decided it might be best just to show up. They will be less likely (I hope) to refuse me in front of other customers. ;-)

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Date: 10/19/09 9:02 AM

I have returned fabric to them because I washed it according to their instructions and it did NOT survive the wash in the condition it should have. They accepted the return for store credit, it was not a problem.

I would just talk to a manager on duty, they are the ones that are going to be able to make an exception. The sales people are just going to cite the policy.

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Date: 10/19/09 10:02 AM

You can always add a seam to a pattern along the fold line - just 1/4" should be enough to hide the fading. And you can leave the fabric uncut so that there's no fraying. Call it a design feature.

But return it if you can. Fabric that's faded like that should really be in the clearance bins.

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Date: 10/19/09 9:51 PM

Can you just fold the selvages in to the crease? Like when you cut out knits?

I don't know the pattern you want to use though, but maybe you can work around it if you really like the fabric.

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Date: 10/20/09 9:52 AM

I think they should take it back...It IS damaged.

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Date: 10/20/09 10:53 AM

I got them to take back flawed tablecloth fabric once, after I'd cut it. Yes, just show up. I didn't have to get nasty at all. Our Hobby Lobby had some fabric on clearance with a sign that said the crease was faded. I'm happy they noticed it & are open about the issue.

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