I recently ordered some fabric from Hancock's of Paducah. They were all fabrics listed in their web sales, and I was really excited to get some large quantities of fabrics that I really needed for a couple projects.
2 yards of this Etchings architecture/blueprint that I'm using as a backing on a friend's quilt [she was an architecture major...ah, I kill myself with my cleverness haha] and a yard of this Ruby to use for my other friend's quilt because I was 10 charms short.
I also ordered 1.5 yards of the Children at Play print that has the little boys playing with the rockets. In navy. Because I love it, and so does my friend Kelly, so I wanted to incorporate a lot of it into her quilt.
I was pleased that I was getting 4.5 yards of fabric at about $6 a yard, so that made up for the $5.95 shipping costs [I usually only buy online if I get free shipping].
Except, Hancock's emailed me a day after I placed my order to say that the Children at Play print was back ordered and would be coming in a later shipment. That was fine with me, although I would have been watching to make sure I didn't get charged a second shipping fee.
Well then they emailed me yesterday to say that they were cancelling my order of Children at Play because they actually didn't have any. So this leads me to several thoughts...
1. Why was I allowed to place an order if they didn't have enough fabric?
2. Why was it first on back order and then just...not...? I wouldn't have minded waiting another week for the fabric.
So now I'm bummed. That Children at Play fabric was why I decided to place the order to begin with.