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Thread: Do you have a price limit?

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    Super Member Favorite Fabrics's Avatar
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    With all the many discussions that have been on the forum in the past year about prices, may I ask if you have an upper price threshold for buying fabrics, that you will not cross?

    And - because we all have different budgetary considerations - I would be delighted if everyone would feel free to answer without worrying about whether someone else thinks that their number is too high or too low.

    That said, do you have a price limit? Or three - for regular cotton, batiks, and backings?

    Non-US quilters, feel free to answer, too. We all know your numbers will be different than ours.

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    Nope. Not if it's something I really, really want. If it's really expensive I might rework the pattern or pick a different pattern that requires less of it but in the end, no I don't.

    Now this should be tempered with the fact that most of my fabrics are purchased on sale, at garage sales, off Craigslist and from Goodwill.

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    I don't have a limit yet, if I really want it I will buy it.

    "If you build it they will come"

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    On average, my price limit has passed.

    That being said, I just went to your site and saw the perfect paisleys. What to do, what to do!

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    My budget is very limited so I try to stay under $5.00 a/yd.

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    I think it really depends on the amount of the fabric needed- for a half yard of something special used as a focal point, I would spend quite a bit- up to 15-18 dollars a yard. But I would just buy that small amount. If I need several yards of something for a project, no way will I spend more than 8-9 dollars. Of course, the final project will make a difference too- something for my daughter's wedding quilt would be a lot different than something for a baby quilt or placemats!

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    I'm a bargain shopper, rarely paying more than $4/yard for nice quality cotton and $5 for batiks. Love sales, coupons, and free shipping offers! :mrgreen:

    However, if there's a fabric that's absolutely outstanding, I'll pay as much as $8-9 a yard. That's rare, though, and usually only for fabric that I plan to make into a gift. :)

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    I have literally thousands of remnants and don't buy for stash building anymore. I only buy yardage when there is a specific need - in that case, I don't have a budget at all. I want what I want. When you only need say 5 yards for a back, what's a $10 difference in the overall scheme of things? What gets me in a tizzy is shipping!

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    I'm on a no buy moratorium until I use up what fabric I already have which probably will take the rest of my life but I will buy if the price is right.
    In the last couple of months I have bought fabric from a few going out of business sales on line $2-$4 a yard for quilt shop fabric.
    I couldn't resist the sale recently for pre cut pieces which I think were about $3 a yard sale price.
    I did just order something at $8.50 yd because I really, really wanted it! Got 4 yds. Ouch!

    I shop sales only anymore but a real sale. I visited a shop where $9 fabric was on sale for $8.50! Not a sale in my book.
    Buying online I stick with $4-$5 a yard because taking into consideration shipping it adds to the cost.
    I'm retired, fixed income so that does make a difference in what I'm willing to spend.

    My very first online fabric purchase was bought from you several years ago! I agonized over the price so much. $8.50 yd if I remember right. Hoffmans Christmas Cardinals with coordinating fabric. I even had you measuring the distance between the birds! You were so patient with me! I'll always remember that great customer service.
    :-D

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    Most of my stash comes from Joanns with coupons for the higher price stuff. example the Fall line I gathered as many coupons as I could from family and work Went everyday and only spent 4.00 yd. I buy a lot of the red tag especially when it 50% off. Built up a huge stash with that. I haven't spent over 9.00 a yd for material

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