Calico Corners WTH?!
Have I majorly missed something going on w/ this store? I just called my nearest store that I go to at least 2x/yr to find out if they have a bolt of Annie Selki Shalini fabric in Blue Marine in the store. The snoot on the phone tells me that they don't have bolts of fabric on the floor for sale that they are all sample bolts. Then she proceeds to tell me that the bolt is there but there is a 'grommeted' samople for me to see but it's small and won't show the full repeat of the pattern. But hey - w/ my credit card I can check out the 'grommeted' sample for 1 night.
So I ask her about cutting a small sample (which I've had done a million times over the yrs.) so that I can at least put the colors against DD bedding at home.
"Oh, we don't do that. We haven't done that for years.' Well that's funny - I got some 6mo. or so ago.
So I said. "Well what if I want to buy a yard or 2 to take home?"
"Oh we don't do that either. Everything has to be ordered."
'What?! When did that happen?"
"Of at least 2 yrs. ago?"
What the heck? If this is the way they are going to be I don't think that I want to do business w/ them anymore. I realize that I'm not exactly a 'High roler' in the fabric world but jeez!
Maybe they're becoming the RH of the fabric world in order to re-invent themselves.