Letting go of the outcome

Sometimes, you have to do things without caring how they end up.  This is one of those times. 

I bought a piece of Kona cotton at Hancock Fabrics on Sunday. 

I'm going to try to return it today. 

You can see from the color catchers, this fabric is never going to stop bleeding.  I can't trust it and I won't use it. 

As I struggled with this piece of fabric, I remembered that a few years ago, I made this exact same mistake...except I didn't have the receipt.  And, that piece of fabric went into the trash.  I'd hate to throw this one away, too.

This made me angry.  Very angry.  Like, some of the stress of last week got vented into this piece of fabric kind of angry.  Especially because Kona hasn't responded to my emails...very politely worded emails, and yes that was hard to do at the time...advising me what I should do about it. 

So, I haven't tried to return it...because that wouldn't have been good for anybody.  But, last night I was able to talk about it to Rob and today, I'm talking about it to you, and I've given up on whether I get my money back for this piece of fabric or not.  It is my intention to ask for my money back.  And, if I don't get it, I'll pull out my gentleman smile and leave. 

It will not be the last $35 I waste in this lifetime.  And, it won't break me.  And, it's not worth being upset about. 

And, I think our double wedding ring quilt is going to have an olive green background instead of red.  And, I think I'll buy it from a reputable quilt store. 

I didn't know Kona came from two places.  And, only one of them is good.  That's very confusing.  You'd think the good place would stop the bad place from hurting the brand. 

Everybody have a great Thursday.  Wish me luck!  And, calm!



patty a. said...

I have always been suspicious of the Kona stocked at the chain fabric stores, but I had no idea there were two lines of Kona - the good stuff and the bad stuff. I am glad you found the bleeding issue before investing time in your project.

Becky said...

Oh wow! Never knew there were two Konas!!! Explains a lot. Once again...you get what you pay for!!! )@^(@$%*# it.

Hope your weekend is looking great!
Love, Becky

Scott said...

I hate to hear this as I love the Kona line, and have been really lucky with the fabric I get at Joann's. If they (Hancock) don't give you your money back,try the old salt & vinegar trick. Soak the garment for an hour in 1/2 gallon of water to which you've added 1/2 cup vinegar and 1/2 cup salt, then rinse. If rinse water has any color in it, repeat.

Moneik said...

This is one of the most common problems with chain store fabric. The grey goods (quality of the fabric) is lower and the dyes are as well, so it makes for a lesser product. I've learned to buy less and use the better fabrics as I just don't want to waste my time making something that will bleed or wear out faster. I've made quilts with cheaper fabrics and the bindings are almost gone, just 10 years later. Not worth it in my books!

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Jean said...

If Hancock's don't refund your money, you could send it to me and I'll make dresses for little girls in Haiti. Bleeding won't bother as they wash them in river water scrubbing with rocks. Also Vicki Welsh has an article on her blog about soaking bleeders with original Dawn dish wash soap.

lw said...

I didn't realize Kona had two lines, either. I'm glad you shared.

joyce said...

Try Retayne...I Ordered from Amazon but you might be able to find it in nice local quilt store.