I finally received an answer on the Croissant color Blizzard Fleece! It is a seasonal fabric and they will be reordering it and it should be back in the stores on 10/02/16!!!! Wish it could be sooner and in the meantime I will search for another source!
I have been trying to find out from customer service at Joann's why there isn't any Croissant color Blizzard fleece to be found at our local stores! I have contacted customer service and I am not getting any reason as to why they don't have it in the stores. I will try to talk to someone higher up than customer service in hope they will see that there would be a great demand for this color. If I don't get anywhere then hopefully Jaime can find another supplier.
If anyone out there knows of a source or supplier of fleece please let me know. In the meantime, you can alway's use the off-white and coffee or tea stain the snowmen after they are sewn. Just fill a clean spray bottle with HOT water and add a tablespoon or two of instant coffee. The croissant color was PERFECT and that's why I am NOT giving up until I find more !!!
I've been struggling the past few months trying to get a few new patterns put together. The last time I went to my local Joann's Fabric Store I tested out the roll of Warm & Natural Batting and found it to still be the "crap" stuff so I'm not really sure when the good stuff will be in stock. I decided to find something else to use in the meantime.
I found a Fleece fabric that works really well in either a snowman or bunny. It's a Blizzard Fleece Croissant color. If you see the color on the Joann's website you would never buy it because it is nowhere near the real color!
I designed a new snowman and bunny using this Croissant color and loved it so much because you don't need to age the fabric with coffee or tea stain it or anything! So I went to order 2 full bolts online the other day and come to find out THEY ARE OUT OF STOCK of that color! All my local stores are also out of stock on that color! I called customer service and they told me they are waiting for another shipment of fleece. It's coming from China, and she told me that it takes a few weeks to come in. I'm not holding my breath. You can use the off-white color and coffee stain it, but once you've tried this color you will love it too!
If you are ordering just a few small pieces of the Croissant color they may be able to ship that to you since customer service told me they won't ship me 16 yards (2 bolts) in small 2 yard pieces. So go ahead and try to order some online if your ordering small amounts!
Good news! You should be able to get your "good" Warm & Natural at your local Joann's store soon! I have been told that they made the changes to the machines needed to achieve the great quality of Warm & Natural that we were use to years ago. It may however take some time before it reaches your local store. I have been communicating with the VP of sales/marketing and she was very greatful that I told her of this issue of the Warm & Natural being THIN and STRETCHY and just not the same quality we are use to, and I am so thankful that they listened to me. So keep checking your Joann's fabric store. I can instantly tell the differance in the "good" stuff and the "bad" stuff. If you aren't sure then only buy a tiny bit and test it. I can easily poke my finger thru the bad stuff and it stretches a bit too.
Well things are going forward on the "Warm & Natural" issue. In case you did not know already, I've contacted The Warm Company about the issue of the fabric being alot thinner these days. I've sent them a sample of what I had from 1 year ago and had them compare it to a sample from a recent purchase. The sample was within their 10% variance allowance, but there is obviously a noticable differance for those of us who use Warm & Natural to make our snowmen.
The VP of sales and marketing said they are VERY concerned about the quality and customer service is #1 for them, so they are researching the reason the machines are not producing the same quality product.
I will let you all know to any progress is this and "hopefully" we will be able to purchase our great quality Warm & Natural again soon!!