I had some extra time today and really needed a fabric fix. I was out and about and somehow did not have my ever present Joann's circular. I had a 40% and my Mystery 60% off coupons. I ran into the house, grabbed my coupons and a scrap of fabric to match some thread.
I wanted to get some fabric to make Mr. Toad the newest pattern from Thread Theory, their FREE Arrowsmith Men's Tank Top. Unfortunately, I could not find a jersey that did not have a feminine edge to it. Pink and teal is not a good color for Mr. Toad. Neither is a lacy or metallic strip or pattern. I couldn't even find a decent jersey. I finally settled, yes settled, on a blue ribbed knit. I really am not pleased with it and will probably order something from Fabric.com.
I think I looked everywhere except for the wall of fleece and the huge section of quilting cottons, and the special occasion fabrics for some inspiration.
I was so disappointed in the fabric selection. I even told a couple employees that the fabric selection is horrible. I even asked the person cutting if there was a way to suggest stocking some plain jerseys. She didn't seem to think that Joann's would change their ways.
I did end up getting myself a couple knits that I will use to make maxi tank dresses, another for a tee, a linen print for a dress and some navy ribbing to replace the waistband on my yoga pants.
While I did get a couple of fabrics that I'm okay with, I am seriously frustrated with Joann's selection of fabrics. I do have an alternative in Hancock Fabric and may start going there more often.
Why can't Joann's carry fabric that I can use to make a decent t-shirt for my husband or boys? I can go on and on about my disappointing trips for fabric for myself as well. I spend a lot of money in their store, mainly on fabric.
I know I can go to Hancock Fabrics two miles farther, but I always feel like I am disrupting them when I want fabric cut or want to check out.