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Thread: Do you have a price limit?

  1. #101

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    I love fabric so much that I am selling it now. Most of my fabrics I sell at $3.99 and $4.99. I can keep prices low since I don't have overhead.

    If you're interested, I'm on ebay and my seller ID is whitediamond98. I'll have a web site up and running February 1, 2011. Linda Rae

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    My limit (in Australia) would be about $30 a metre, I think. But I seldom spend that amount, probably my average is $20 - $25. If I find something on sale for $5 a metre that is halfway decent I get excited and buy 4 metres and figure it will come in useful one day. It always does!

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    I won't pay full price for any fabric, but I would have to say $10 per yard would be the max. I wait patiently for a good sale for what I want and get the best deal out there I can find. I have lost out on fabric I would have loved to own, but in the long run, I have a room full of yardage pieces I got at great prices that I love, and have yet to figure out what to do with it. I use solid colors of Kona for all my backings (except when I can get patriotic on sale) and only buy it when it is 50% off at Joanns.

    Diane

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    i do in ways...i guess with the (exception-theres always that one you would pay anything for) i hate paying $10 a yard for fabric...and will look at it....feel it....look somemore....and walk away figuring i will find it somewhere else for less if i really want it.
    but i think i'm worse about smaller cuts...i want a deal on smaller cuts...and one of our lqs owners explained to me :
    (a pre-cut should cost more than yardage because time was spent cutting) so she might have $8 a yard fabric but her fq's are $2.50...making it $10 a yard.
    i hate paying more than $1.50 for fq's unless they are specialty fabrics (like batiks) but i still want a deal. ;)

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    Super Member eparys's Avatar
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    I usually purchase fabrics on sale if I can. But that being said, when you are planning a quilt there is always something that you need. Currently I try not to exceed $10US per yard but recently I was short some white on white for a project (which I had purchased online for ~$7) and paid over $10 py for the 4 yards (ouch). As prices go up, I may have to re-adjust my thinking. I have already seen in many LAQ shops large price increases.

  6. #106
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    on most fabrics yes but if I see something that I think is unique and I may never see it again I will spend more but not rediculously high.

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    We are on social security and I am a brand new quilter so yes I must have a very limited budget.Arwin

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    I have purchased so much of my fabric on sale. When our Walmart closed their fabric shops, I was able to build my stash (and my Granddaughter's and neighbor built hers) from the great sale prices. I bought a lot of basics/blenders that I can mix with those that are the feature piece. Now, I will go to LQS and buy a yard or less at their (high) prices and go from there. My plan is working so far...pretty well, however, I slipped when I saw some at the LQS that I LOVED. End of plan for that day. I was commissioned to make a few mini quilts for Christmas gifts for my daughter's BF's employees. I only needed to buy 1/2 yard to mix with my patterns. The rest was from my "sales" stash. YIPPEE!

    So my average right now is probably around $5/yard or less.

    Does this help?

    Now I am in Wimington,NC with Daughter who took a job here. I'll be shopping here and in Gastonia (Mary Jo's Cloth Store) so we'll see how disciplined I can be and/or how much fun I'll have. But it'll all be on sale or pieces I can't find at home. Mary Jo's had the most beautiful cotton in solids I had ever seen on one trip. I'll be aiming for this when I get there because it's not available at home. It looks and feels like silk but at a reasonable price.

    Any comments?

  9. #109

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    Appreciate all replies and would love more as we are also in tne in the middle of painting and carpeting ALL OF THE MUCH SMALLER APARTMENT. dID i MENTIOM WE MUST BE NUTS AK

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arwin
    Appreciate all replies and would love more as we are also in tne in the middle of painting and carpeting ALL OF THE MUCH SMALLER APARTMENT. dID i MENTIOM WE MUST BE NUTS AK
    I don't type well either. I Am a mess right now.
    hanks, Arwin.

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