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Thread: What will we all do???????

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    I was reading this morning that cotton is going up by 80%. I cant even imagine how i will be able to afford my fabric shopping. I was thinking about going to the Goodwill, etc. and looking for skirts that have a lot of fabric in them. What will we all do? Cheryl

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    We'll have to deplete our stashes. Yikes!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PegD
    We'll have to deplete our stashes. Yikes!!!!!!
    That could take a while.

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    The same thing that our Grandmas did....use up scraps...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PegD
    We'll have to deplete our stashes. Yikes!!!!!!
    That could be a problem for those who, like me, don't really have stashes. Sure, I had to pick THIS year to get stained glass quilts going. lol

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    Most all fashioned threads tend to come back and using used clothing may be our last resource, at least until this country recovers.

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    I Haven't bought a lot of fabric the past couple years. When fabric got to be $10 a yard and $11 a yard. I feel the fabric company will price themselves out of business.. If I do buy fabric it will be when a shop has it on sale for more then 15 % off.

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    We're already paying a lot more for fabric than we used to do; we'll adjust this time, too. I don't have much of a stash but I plan to use it well this year and only buy what I need.

    I'm also returning to hand piecing - it's slowing me down considerably but I'm still enjoying the heck out of myself. Truth be told I'm starting to prefer it to machine piecing, plus I'll save a ton just by decreasing my output.

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    so, fabric is $10 per yard and gas will be $5 per gal. we will have to walk to the nearest lqs with the best sale, i guess. may have to buy a wagon and teach my dog to mush. considering he only weighs 20 lbs and i weigh a "bit" more, it might be wishful thinking.

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    80%? are you sure, that is huge! Good thing I got a stash! Also, not much time to do sew, so for once it works in my favor!

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