(1) If your store is like mine, they have a huge row of clearance stuff & this week it's all 50% off the already reduced red sticker price. I got buttons for 50 cents, little rolls of scrapbooking ribbon for 12 cents, spools of that outdoor UV resistant thread for 50 cents, and a 6-pack of C&C hand quilting threads for $2.50. I even found some jewelry supplies & X-Acto blade refills in the bins. No telling what goodies your store might be getting rid of. But beware...if you don't see a red sticker, it may not ring up at the sale price. I found some stuff they said "shouldn't be in there," but it was (no stickers). Also make sure at the register that each item is coming up 50% off the last marked price. I asked the girl to scan slowly so I could watch. Sure enough, we found one roll of ribbon that didn't come up right.
(2) For Project Runway fans, I saw a line of fabrics designed by April Johnston! Hard to describe...some silky stuff, some sheer stuff, and lots of other unique things. Colors were black, pink, tan, and maybe some aqua? Prices were 7.99 - 24.99, the sign said. My goodness -- PR @ your fingertips! Make it work!!
Sounds like you did good. While I was at the Quilting Retreat in Carlisle, PA a few months ago some of us went to the Joanns up there. I got a bunch of 5" squares and jellyrolls for 1/2 price. I took all the squares they had. I do not find good deals like that at my Joanns very often. I have not been to the Joanns here for quite some time. I have done enough damage to the budget just getting deals online. I just sit here, look them up and buy. Easy buying sitting in the Lazyboy. What a way to go.
I went today and took advantage of the 50% off Red Stickers (clothing fabric) also but still did damage to my wallet...OUCH!!!!
I was there shortly after they opened on Sunday. Can only remember one other time that they put all the reg tag items 50% off. Bought a lot of toys for the "toys For Tots" collection at Christmas. Got a couple of checker games for 49 cents as an example. Love the Scotch Handband tape dispenser and got a couple of extra's for 50 cents each. Didn't need them, but if I need to buy another it will be about $4, so these will sit in the drawer till I need them. Also some things for later exchanges. Could also use my additional 10% off.
This One Day Special Sunday is 60% off the notions wall, so I will be back as there are a few things I want and they won't be that inexpensive for a long time or before the next exchange I will probably join... Chris
I went to Joann's Sunday as well, coupons in hand.I was looking for fabric to make drawstring bags for foster kids at Pine Ridge Reservation, ND. Most times the kids show up at the shelter with their belongings in black trash bags. I went home with a haul. I found some great fabric that the bolt end said was April Johnson/Project Runway fabric but when I got home it doesn't have her name on the selvedge but it's nice heavy fabric anyway, decorator weight and 54" wide, originally $14/yd I paid $3.50 less 10% overall. I also bought cord locks, reg 2.49/pkt for .99 less 10%. Just need to find cording on sale or a cheaper alternative. Any ideas?
Each bag takes 50 - 60" of cord and I'm almost finished with bag #6.This message has been edited. Last edited by: quiltinnana,
You might look at clothes line. There might be something that might work.
What about shoe laces from the dollar store for cording? Or would that still be too expensive? Maybe not, if they come in a big ol' pack there?
Mom made me drawstring bags to store my blocks & Tinkertoys & Lincoln Logs when I was a kid. The drawstrings were always shoelaces. She also made similar bags for storing things around the house. Those were the days before Ziploc bags!
Kite String works well...also check the gardening departments for string cording for making straight rows in the garden....
I found parachute cording at Hobby Lobby recently. My friends makes backpack purses and uses it for those. I was cheaper than any other she had seen. It might work.
Thank you all for your suggestions. Maybaby, you hit the nail on the head. I stopped at abusiness today call the Bargain Barn, in a town about 20 miles away. I had never been in there and my friend suggested we stop and explore. The place was packed to the gills with mostly hardware items. I asked the lady who greeted us if she had any suggestions for what I needed and she took me to the ....parachute cord display. I had never even considered (or thought I could find) this but it's perfect nd came in a variety of colors. I bought the dark purple, 100 ft. for $6.90. Thats 21 cents a yard and Joann's white cord was 2.49/yd. and I bet it doesn't have a 225 lb. test! Funny though, the label clearly states it's "Paracord" but it also has a disclaimer "Not a life line"!
I was in Joanns today, found out they are carrying the Singer Needle Felting machine. price is 279.99. and 1/2 off, then you can get 20 percent more off if you have a college ID card, my son is one. NOW, I left and didn`t buy anything, but am pretty sure before the week is over, I will be in to buy that machine. It would cost 110.00. What to do, what to do??
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