by babash 05 May 2018

Thought I would show you what I bought from Aldi yesterday. Their fat quarter packs $6.99 for 6. Part of the sewing special this week. Works out to $1.16.5 each which is pretty good for Australia.

Not as good as Toogie's special buy but I think it is pretty good value.
First time I have seen them there. They have had the sewing machines before.
I got there early expecting a mad rush but when the doors opened only about 12 women and 1 man looking at the sewing stuff. What made it worse was the fact that we were all Very Mature aged.
I went again this morning for other things and saw they still had plenty left if you didn't see the advert.


by sewist1 20 May 2018

The quality is quite good. Better than I expected.

by crafter2243 Moderator 19 May 2018

Good buy. Lucky you.

by graceandham 19 May 2018

You did really well. There's a lot of future fun here. Enjoy.

by sewdeb 06 May 2018

What a great selection! Can't wait to see what you create from them!

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babash by babash 06 May 2018

Yes good selection and lots that go together. Not sure how I will use them yet but they are her when I get creative.

by queenofhearts 06 May 2018

Do the Aldi stores in the US stock sewing merchandise? I think of them as a grocery store.

sewdeb by sewdeb 06 May 2018

Ours have had fruit trees and gas grill, tools of every variety, but I've yet to see any fabric. :-(

babash by babash 06 May 2018

As far as I know this is the first time for us for fabric. I know Sue showed us some projects a while ago with fat quarters she bought from Aldi in England and I was so jealous that we didn't get them as well. So there is hope for you yet.

by kustomkuddle 06 May 2018

Looks like you got a good variety. Congrats on the find!

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babash by babash 06 May 2018

Yes a good selection each row is a bundle.

by marianb 06 May 2018

I wasn't sure on Saturday, but seeing yours laid out I might go back in the morning, I picked up the storage table that opens out to use net to my machines good value at $99.

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babash by babash 06 May 2018

They certainly look better laid out I must admit some pieces wouldn't be my first choice when buying but down the track may just be the colour combination I need.

by vickiannette 06 May 2018

i have not shopped at Aldi and I didn't know they stocked fabrics. thought they were a grocery type shop

babash by babash 06 May 2018

This was a special buy as they call their advertised items. Each Wednesday and Saturday something new is offered but not kept on the shelves permanently. If you have one near you pop in and grab a catalogue to see costs nothing to look.

killiecrankie by killiecrankie 08 May 2018

You never know what you are going to find on special there,tvs ,saucepans ,linen ,plants ,clothes,computers, the variety is amazing

by stock 06 May 2018

they were not in the vic. catalogue, have to have a good look around next time...wendy

babash by babash 06 May 2018

Did you have the overlockers and sewing machines? They were on that page.
If Vic missed out I would phone them and ask why.
There customer service centre phone line is very good.

killiecrankie by killiecrankie 07 May 2018

They are on Aldi's internet site

stock by stock 07 May 2018

yes they had the machines, sissors , work table got one of these awhile ago great....wendy

by killiecrankie 06 May 2018

You got a better choice of packs, than the 2 Aldi stores that I went to yesterday. Both stores had the same boring packs .Another lady next to me ,had the same thought.See what Spotlight has when they open their renovated store on Wednesday.

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babash by babash 06 May 2018

The 2 stores I visited had 5 different packs so guessing that would be at all stores. I have laid them out in rows showing what was in each pack.

by dragonflyer 05 May 2018

Great find...looking forward to seeing how you transform them!

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babash by babash 06 May 2018

Not sure yet what I will make but lots of nice prints that go together.

by pennifold 05 May 2018

Well done Barbara, I'll have to check out my local Aldi stores. Love Chris

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babash by babash 06 May 2018

Worth a look. I know a lot of people do not get junk mail and may have missed it.

by arisann 05 May 2018

nice colors!

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babash by babash 06 May 2018

Each row was a bundle so they are co ordinated.

by toogie 05 May 2018

According to Aussies this is a great deal! I know things are higher there. I don't always get as good a deal as I got last time. You have a good selection, too. Anxious to see what you make with them!😀

killiecrankie by killiecrankie 06 May 2018

One Australian dollar equals $1.33 US .Paypal adds about 5 cents on top of this amount.$1.39 US came to $1.85 the other day

babash by babash 06 May 2018

Not sure what I will use them for yet but as it is something not stocked all the time it was a matter of get it now or never.