Blog Readers’ Quilts and Quilting Information: February 6, 2014
Kaffe Fasset Fabrics Degraded
I love Kaffe Fasset fabrics.
I love all of the Fasset books.
I love COLOR! And the Fasset fabrics are all about COLOR.
I’ve made many a quilt with Fasset fabrics and thought to make many more.
But I’m not buying Fasset fabrics any more.
Fasset fabrics are no longer 44-45 inches wide, but are now 40 inches wide.
The price is the same. Or, more.
Most importantly, Fasset has changed to a cheaper griege, or the grey goods that get dyed to make the fabric. The quality of the griege is what makes a fabric sturdy. And you have only to look at some of the newer Fasset fabrics to see the difference. I just bought some polka-dot Fasset fabrics, and they are like gauze. NO WAY AM I PAYING $10 OR MORE DOLLARS A YARD FOR GAUZE. I don’t care how “pretty” it is.
I found the Fasset email address and wrote to calmly say why I would no longer be buying Fasset fabric. And I hope you take a look at the new fabrics, look at the quality and the width, and write him for yourself: www.kaffefassetstudio.com.
In addition, Amy Butler is part of the Fasset group of artists. I have refused to buy her fabric or her patterns for some years now. I believe that when you sell a pattern or fabric, you’re done. I do not believe you can threaten customers with law suits if they make something from your pattern or fabric and sell it, show it, or whatever.
And, yes, I shared in my email that I also refuse to buy anything of Amy Butler’s.
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Fasset and Butler have gone too far.
They have become too greedy.
As customers, we have to protest and refuse to buy their goods.
It’s the only way to get them back in all their glory.