S.O.S Please Someone Help Me

>> Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Favors are so much more fun when they are prompted by Rhianna right?

HUGE favor directed towards all you crafty ladies who probably used to read my blog when I wrote more about crafts. If you happen to be in your local Joann's store in the next couple of days will you take a look down the apparel trim aisle for me? I am looking for a box pleated quilt binding made by Wrights in a color called Citron. I need around 9 yards. Looks like this...

This is the story....
A couple of months ago I ordered this rug for a client.
The room needed some other citron to balance things out so I specified the Romo fabric in the photo above, which we are using to make some throw pillows for the sofa. Well one day I was walking through a Joann's store outside of Boston and came across this trim that was just about the exact same color as our rug. Lightbulb... perfect drapery trim. It was cute and crazy cheap and just what we needed to tie everything together. So I ordered 16 yards. I waited and waited and two months later they called to tell me my order had come in. I go to pick it up and it is canary yellow. Apparently they don't make the citron green color anymore. And it has the same skew number as canary yellow. So far I have been to 5 Joann's stores, in three cities, with no luck.

I would scrap the idea and just find a regular home decor type ribbon trim, but this is apparently the most uncommon color in the world. And now I'm in love with the idea of a box pleated trim and can't stop looking. SO, if you happen to come across it...it's not yellow, it's not green...it's in between, it used to be called citron. Calling stores has been useless because the skew number on the yardage I bought no longer exists, so they have no idea what I am talking about. If you found it you would have a best friend in Boston for sure!!! 

Thanks!

7 comments:

Design Esquire November 13, 2012 at 2:43 PM  

Have you called the Joann's in North Attleboro? It would be a long drive for you, but it's a huge, mega store Joann's (the biggest I know of in the Boston/Metro West area). I actually took my first sewing lesson there, and I think the people in this store seem a little nicer/knowledgeable - so it may work over the phone. Good luck!!

LindsB November 13, 2012 at 4:28 PM  

That is the cutesst trim ever! I want some for my trim now too- DAMN you Joannes why do you have to have it out of stock!?!

Christi November 13, 2012 at 5:17 PM  

I looked online at Joann.com for it and they say that some local stores do carry it in "various colors".
http://www.joann.com/15-16-taffeta-box-pleat-trim-/zprd_07894322a/

Have you tried calling the Fabric Place in Natick/Framingham?
http://www.fabricplacebasement.com/

l o v e l y t h i n g s November 13, 2012 at 5:37 PM  

I'm always on a crazy hunt for stuff like this...I know I don't have to explain that to you...you get it. So...I will be out there in search and will notify you asap if I come up lucky!!
xo
annie

Livyb November 20, 2012 at 8:03 PM  

Just now seeing this, but I will check for it this weekend!

karen brown November 24, 2012 at 2:14 PM  

nothing at the joannes in saugus...

courtneyoutloud November 29, 2012 at 11:22 AM  

I thought I could help as I have that exact trim in my notions box but it is the canary yellow version. I am sorry :( I will check Joann's today in SF/Bay Area for you....

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