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Thread: Help needed to figure out fabric in container

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    Super Member dunster's Avatar
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    If you have a quilting friend, take one of the 58 quart containers to her house and fill it full of her fabric. No, don't take it home (LOL) but measure how much you were able to cram in there, and that's your answer. You and your friend will have fun doing it, too.

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    Can you determine how much these containers weighed. Someone on the board can tell you how many yards are in a pound. From there, you need to estimate the cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scowlkat
    Don't forget when you compute the total to do so at current prices! It has risen quite dramatically I bet since you acquired your stash. Sorry you have to go through this!

    I agree with this. You're going to have to estimate the number of yards and use an average price per yard. If you always buy at the LQS, use what it is now (ours is around $10/yd), but if you also buy at Joann's, you would want to average to maybe $7/yard.

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    omg how horrible. I am really sorry that you were flooded. We just never stop & think about stuff like that until it's too late. I sure hope you get what it's worth & get back to normal ASAP.

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    Aw, so sorry!

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    Thought the fabric was all safe. I had all of it in plastic containers. We have lived here 37 years and never had anything but we awoke to our neighbor pounding on our door at 4 in the morning. Their basement wall, actually 2 of them had collapsed. From what the contractor said today,if one more concrete block would have fell in, the house would have followed. Our house looked like we were in the middle of a lake. We had about 52 inches of water in the basement.Thankfully we didn't have any structual damage. What caused it all was 6 inches of rain in just a few hours. There wasn't anywhere for it to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    If you have a quilting friend, take one of the 58 quart containers to her house and fill it full of her fabric. No, don't take it home (LOL) but measure how much you were able to cram in there, and that's your answer. You and your friend will have fun doing it, too.
    Once you do that take pictures to show the ins. company what is similar to what you had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scowlkat
    Don't forget when you compute the total to do so at current prices! It has risen quite dramatically I bet since you acquired your stash. Sorry you have to go through this!
    Check to be sure you have "replacement value" insurance. In other words, like scholkat said...you give your insurance agent the amount of money it would take TODAY to replace what you had. We had a flood in our basement years ago, and we were so glad that we had the replacement clause in our policy. Good luck to you!

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    Sorry but glad ur ok. Hope you settle fast and get back to normal

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    So sorry this has happened to you. To get numbers for your adjuster quickly, try to calculate by weight. Measure out one yard of good quality quilting fabric and then weigh it. Next, fill one of your bins with dry fabric and then weigh the bin. Divide the weight of the bin by the weight of the one yard to see how many yards are in there, then multiply that times a fair LQS price of around $12 per yard (will take into account higher priced wide backings and batiks and what you may have bought on sale for lower prices). Good luck putting things back together, and very glad for you that there's not lasting damage to your home.

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