"What is most important for you when shopping for fabric? What makes you come back?"
I have been to quilt stores where some of the salespeople weren't nice. Shocking isn't it! I always think of quilt stores as kind of comfort zones for me. I love to stroll along and touch the fabric just to feel their textures. I enjoy the small chatter that goes on between salespeople and customers as they talk about projects in the works or ideas they're trying to put together with fabric.
I keep going back to quilt stores because of their fabric, but they MUST be nice, too. Not like these stores that shall be nameless and I avoid unless I'm really desperate:
- I said I had filled a pincushion with fiberfill stuffing and the saleslady rolled her eyes (yes she did!) and said, "Why would you use that!" I could have done without the rolling of the eyes!
- I got the rolling eyes again at another shop when I mentioned I don't hand sew my bindings. Sorry, but some of us don't do hand sewing very well due to varies reasons like poor eyesight or arthritis.
- A little snarky comment came from another sales clerk when I asked about a certain maker of fabric...she rolled her eyes (what's with this roll-your-eye thing?) and said, "We don't carry ***** fabric because we can't sell it." Seriously? It was a well known fabric company that MOST stores carry and it always sells very well!
Was this a soapbox kind of post? Yeah, probably a little. I'll step off the soapbox now. Thank goodness there are more NICE quilt stores than roll-your-eyes stores!