Monday, April 18, 2011
Joann Fabric Stores: Super Saver Tips
1) Check your newspapers on Sunday or their website for printable coupons. These are usually good for 40-50 percent off one item. This will really help with purchasing backing fabrics and battings.
2)Download the Joann app for free to your iPhone or an iPod touch. Once the app is downloaded, click "coupons" and put the coupons in your virtual wallet. Just show the virtual wallet to your cashier and she will apply it to your cart. You can use these in addition to your Thanks to my friend Tiffany who taught me this!
3. Are you an educator...teacher, librarian, coach??? Educators get a 15 percent off discount at Joann! Bring whatever ID you have and your cashier will hook you up with a card to show at future visits. I wonder if Sunday School teachers count???
And in case you are wondering, I did get the picnic colorway of Denyse Schmidt's new line. With the tips above I saved $25 over 6 2/3 yds worth..I had my sisters in town and I loaded up their iPhones and plus I made my teacher sister check out my 3 yards of backing fabric (I still paid for it all).
I remember when I started quilting I saw some of this stuff called Flea Market Fancy in the clearance section at my LQS. It stopped dead in my tracks...it was beautiful and it felt like butter. I bought some up for $2 and $5 a yard not knowing the hoo-ya this stuff was causing to modern quilters everywhere. I got some Katie Jump Rope ($4-$5/yard) and it is my favorite quilt...it feels wonderful and looks so fresh. I wasn't crazy about Hope Valley or Greenfield Hill, but these new lines just sang out to me. I have no idea what I will do with these but I didn't want to miss out...it looks like it has been FLYING off the shelf since they got it Wednesday. Some bolts were near empty. It doesn't feel AS divine as FMF or KJR, but it still feels as good as most LQS fabrics and I know it will "play well with others"...namely some of my American Jane. I might even decide to tackle a king size quilt for my bed. If Diane Rose (the blind quilter) isn't afraid of it, I shouldn't be either!.
Do you have any other Joann savings tips? Let everyone know in the comments!
Posted by Mary at 8:13 AM