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Acorn

Jaycotts
« on: December 15, 2018, 12:41:56 PM »
Well, lots of us know that Jaycotts are wonderful, but I still needed to say it again.

I'm embroidering napkins for Christmas Day, and was running out of a crucial (and fairly uncommon) colour of thread.  I placed an order with Jaycotts at 1.42pm yesterday, and it arrived today - before I actually ran out!

And I didn't ask them to speed the order or tell them it was urgent, or anything like that.  It was just a normal order, with normal postage (free, as I ordered over £25-worth of stuff, but it would only have been £1.50 if I had ordered less).

And, of course, their stock range is fantastic.   0_0

Must get back to embroidering those stars...  :)
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

Bodgeitandscarper

Re: Jaycotts
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2018, 13:06:00 PM »
Jaycotts are my go-to on-line store, very good service.

Nevis5

Re: Jaycotts
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2018, 13:11:54 PM »
I'm a fan too.  Sometimes it takes a little while for the order to arrive but generally it's here the day after I place it.  And I prefer the way the patterns are laid out on screen too.

sewingj

Re: Jaycotts
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2018, 13:30:23 PM »
I agree - I find they are often cheapest for patterns too

Gernella

Re: Jaycotts
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2018, 16:04:21 PM »
Totally agree, I've been short of the right coloured zip (amongst the many I have 'on stock') and before I've reached that stage it has arrived.  Trouble is I can never order one zip, if they have something reduced you can guarantee I will be lured.  Last time it was a much reduced storage box, which I must admit was well worth the money and is very substantial.

Since I've cancelled my Sew Direct membership because of incompetence to existing customers, I might start using Jaycotts for my patterns.  I don't get that many now and even they have good discounts.
Stash extension 2019 - 12 meters
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BrendaP

Re: Jaycotts
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2018, 16:10:40 PM »
Jaycotts are my first port of call for patterns, and also for habby as their turn around time is always very quick.
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
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Marniesews

Re: Jaycotts
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2018, 00:16:42 AM »
I'm a regular online customer too. A few days ago I took the opportunity to visit their showroom as we were up in Chester visiting my SIL. ! I got the impression that there was only a fraction of their online stock in the shop but I could be wrong. I couldn't think of anything I wanted apart from a Clover grading ruler (which they don't stock) so did I come out empty handed - well what do you think?

Finger pin cushion, soft comfort thimble and tube turners   - all Prym.

Friendly chap in the store, left me to browse while he nipped off to continue the Christmas stock check but popped back regularly to see if I needed assistance. Had an interesting chat about machine embroidery in general without any pressure to show me specific machines.
Aka Jacky F in a former life...

Acorn

Re: Jaycotts
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2019, 20:25:26 PM »
@Marniesews - or anyone else - you didn't happen to notice whether they have a wide range of machine embroidery threads in the showroom did you?  I'll be in the area in a few of months and I've never had the opportunity to choose machine embroidery thread in the flesh rather than making best guesses online!
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

Marniesews

Re: Jaycotts
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2019, 23:46:19 PM »
@Acorn, they certainly did have embroidery threads but I can't say how extensive as it's not something I look for, not having an embroidery machine.

The biggest range of threads of all types that I've ever seen in a B&M shop was most likely at Empress Mills but it's over an hour away.
Aka Jacky F in a former life...

Acorn

Re: Jaycotts
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2019, 10:18:57 AM »
Thanks @Marniesews - that's definitely one for the longer term planning!  At some point we will be doing a trip that goes from mid Wales up to the Wirral, and then diagonally across to the Whitby area.  There's soooo much to include in that one!!  :D  Unfortunately it probably won't be this year... although it is possible... hmmm...
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.