Monday, May 11, 2009

The QOB Yahoo Group reviews Whittles Fabrics online quilt fabric shop

A few weeks ago, the Quilting on a Budget Yahoo group learned of an online store called Whittles Fabrics. We were all excited to find their normal prices (not just sale prices) were $3.00 to $3.50 per yard. Once we learned of the site, many group members visited and made fabric purchases.

The Quilting on a Budget group is all about great fabric at discount prices, so as our orders were received, people posted their opinions on the quality of the fabric, speed of shipping, shipping charges, service, etc. The reviews of Whittles Fabrics were 100% positive! The group received no special discount, Whittles was not aware that the web site address had been posted to the group as a whole, and there is no affiliation. These are totally unsolicited opinions.

Here’s what the group had to say:

“I, too, have had a great experience with my Whittle's orders.  my fabric has always been top quality.”

“I only ordered 2 yards of material from them but I also was very happy. They charged actual mailing which was under $3. I love these people.”

“I ordered from them too and am very happy with what I received. I also liked the note and free fat quarter. Personal service in today’s market is wonderful.”

“I agree that personal service is great and it is too bad it is lacking in so many places. With this economy it really pays to go the extra mile.”

“I, too, have had a great experience with my Whittle's orders. my fabric has always been top quality.”

“I only ordered 2 yards of material from them but I also was very happy. They charged actual mailing which was under $3. I love these people.”

“I ordered from them too and am very happy with what I received. I also liked the note and free fat quarter. Personal service in today’s market is wonderful.”

“I agree that personal service is great and it is too bad it is lacking in so many places. With this economy it really pays to go the extra mile.”

“I'm another very happy customer. Great prices and wonderful service. My order arrived three days after I placed it (having placed it in the evening). While they don't have a huge selection, be sure to check back frequently as they update their offerings often.”

“While I have not ordered from them yet, I did have to go check out the site after so many comments here and the prices are wonderful. As I said I haven't ordered from them at this time, but will be checking back as they add new fabric to their offerings. The fabrics I looked at and it was quite a few were priced MUCH lower than LQS in my area as well as other online stores I have visited recently (also with no buying). I read the About Us section and it appears that they are planning even more offerings in the future so while I did not find anything I just had to have or needed at this moment or any thing that struck my fancy I am almost sure I will soon. Thanks
to whoever originally posted about this fabric store, I will be checking back with them often.”

“I also purchased fabric at Whittles and was extremely pleased! As someone else mentioned, it arrived in just 3 days after my order. (I've waited as long as 2 weeks after being charged full-price priority mail for shipping). I got a free FQ as well. I will say their shipping charges are also very reasonable -- and, of course, their fabric prices are amazing!”

The consensus is obvious. Great fabrics. Great prices. Excellent personal service. Fast and reasonable shipping. Isn’t that what every quilter wants from an online quilt shop?

2 comments:

Kathie said...

I posted about this shop on my blog too!
I have ordered from them a few times nd the service was wonderful
I highly recommend them and will continue to buy from them
kathie

frazzledsugarplummum said...

I have ordered yards and yards from them over the last year...in several separate lots. They have been consistently wonderful fabrics and people to deal with. They have done up special orders for me including matching thread to go to friends. I live in southern Australia and every parcel arrives in perfect condition and in a timely fashion. I couldnt quilt without them.
Shirley