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Thread: Fabric Prices Going Up....Again

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    Was in a LQS this wk end & noticed prices had gone up, at least twice since I was there a month ago.This is not a big shop in a tourist location,but a small place in a working class neighborhood.
    Most new cottons were $12.49 yd.Quilting notions were off the chart.I was just looking & didn't need a thing.Only saw one customer making a small purchase.Not looking good for LQSs or quilters needing fabric.

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    Wow! I would really be desperate for fabric to pay $12.00+ for a yard of fabric. I know they (LQS) have to charge an amount to make a profit but I can't pay that. I will keep looking for bargains on fabrics to add to my stash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plainpat
    Was in a LQS this wk end & noticed prices had gone up, at least twice since I was there a month ago.This is not a big shop in a tourist location,but a small place in a working class neighborhood.
    Most new cottons were $12.49 yd.Quilting notions were off the chart.I was just looking & didn't need a thing.Only saw one customer making a small purchase.Not looking good for LQSs or quilters needing fabric.
    If these prices continue to rise, I am afraid that alot of places are going to close..Which is so very sad..I would think that if a business lowered their prices, and more people came because of it..They would make more money instead of losing money..

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    Isn't it up to the manufacturer as to how much the fabric sells for at a base price? If the shops want to make profit, they have to add to the wholesale price that they get the fabric yes?
    I wonder how many shops that are not already online shops go online to make sales instead of closing. One local shop here where I live is online, but they do not ship fabric, etc.

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    I have been in three shops in the past week and a half (Concord, NH area) and the average price at all three was between 8.40 and 9.40 per yard...new lines included (and tax free). I [img]http://www.pic4ever.com/images/16.gif[/img] NH.

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    90% of the time I am relegated to Joann's. the only quilt shop here is a 5- minute drive - I usually buy online - on sale and without shipping. Tax here is 9.5% but no State income tax - it all works out - but I am afraid to go into Joann's this week. . . the flyer in the newpaper had virtually no fabric on it - but I need some batting so. . . $12/yd adds up too quickly for me

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    at my LQS they have a sale 20 to 30% off on the first Saturday of every month. They were hoppin this past weekend and managed to get 23.00 out of me. Great people I hope they can survive the increases in fabric prices.

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    Prices are getting crazy no matter where you turn! :(

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    I went to my favorite one a few weeks ago, where her prices are usually pretty low, and even her new stuff was over 9.00 a yard!

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    We hit $12.50 per yard here, about 6 weeks ago. I was a bit shocking, and it did affect my final purchase.
    Hate to say it but .....I love the LQS .....but , I have been buying more and more at on -line sales.
    I just hate were this economy and cotton prices have taken me. I considered myself a commited consumer to my LQS, as I feel strongley about supporting local business.... but my wallet is smaller than it was ... and I am forced to balance the issues of online vs LQS.

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