They didn't want to. In fact, I'm pretty sure the manager thought she was doing the wrong thing. But, she did it.
I confess that I drove by yesterday. I just wasn't up to any possibility of a conflict. But, as I drove on, I was "refortified" and figured out exactly how I wanted to start the conversation and I turned around and gave it a try.
I asked if I could return a piece of fabric. The sales clerk said sure, as long as you haven't washed it. And, I said, well, I washed it and that's when the problem started. I showed her my color catchers and explained that the dye was unstable and the fabric would never stop bleeding. She called the manager and I explained it all again. And, the manager agreed to give me my money back. But, she was very hesitant and timid about it. I almost felt sorry for her. Anyway, she had the sales clerk measure the fabric...and pointed out I should have 5 yards and I pointed out I'd have some shrinkage. And, the sales clerk measured it and there was over 5 yards. 5.75 yards to be exact. And, I was like, that's a miscut. I really only thought I was getting 5 yards. Nobody thought that was funny except me.
So, we did the business and I walked out a happy customer. At the end, the manager said so you just didn't think it would stop bleeding? And, I said answered that I'd washed it four times and it sure didn't look like it was ever going to stop. I think she was worried she was going to have to explain that later.
Now, here's what I gleaned from my Kona research. I don't remember where I read it, but you can find it if you search for kona cotton bleeding. I mentioned two Kona's yesterday. There is Kona and there is kona. Kona with a capital K is a brand name manufactured by the Robert Kaufman company in the US. kona with a lower case k is an adjective, used to describe a cotton made in Pakistan...If I didn't get that right, it's cause I was working and reading at the same time.
Anyway, what the big box stores sell is often a lower case k. I didn't go check the bolt...it didn't seem the right time. But I intend to, the next time I'm in Hancock Fabrics.
I've gotten to the re-quilting phase of the Dresden Plate quilt. When I did the stability quilting along the sashing lines, I messed up this corner. So, when I quilted around the plate, it was off too. Now, it's time to put the straight lines in to form the corner, and it's my last chance to correct it.
When I quilted this the first time, the backing didn't hang over the edge of the frame. and the corner shifted on me and "hiked up" about a half inch. It was an obvious mistake. And, my thought at the time was, oh, I'll cut that extra fabric off. A half inch off one part of one side of a border. Like the judge won't notice. Granted, I was probably very tired of struggling with that corner at the time.
Anyway, it's fixed now and the quilting proceeds. I will say that picking out yellow thread from yellow fabric is a pain. Literally. It'll give a headache. I'd say "what was I thinking?" except that yellow thread is perfect in this quilt in every aspect...except error correction.
Everybody have a great Friday. Lane