Question about shopping for fabric
Shopping in a local quilt store, I noticed that each bolt was securely fastened shut with a little silver clip. I removed clips from two bolts to get a better look at the prints, but could not get the clips back on. I asked the clerk how to get the clips back on. She said it could only be done at the desk with a tool and asked me for the clips and the opened bolts and took them back to the desk to close them up again. Yikes. It felt very "user un-friendly."
So, I got the fabric at Joanns where no one cares if you open bolts and can play with the fabric for as long as you want to make a choice. I would rather have used fabric from the quilt shop since it's a nicer quality.
Is it common among quilt shops to use those clips to lock the bolts?