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Thread: A question asked by a person in the fabric department

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    I had to go and get some more fabric and the guy that works at the fabric department asked me what I was going to do with it..I told him if was for one of my quilts that I am making..He asked me than "what is going on with all this quilting" that lately they have been so busy at the cutting table they can not do any other thing and that just about everyone was making quilts..Strange to say the least, that there is this upward trend in making quilts especially with the rising price of cotton..Hubby wanted to know if maybe we were being sent "subliminal messages" :lol:

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    Could be that people are buying fabric before the price goes up more..I know I am really glad I have a stash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patchsamkim
    Could be that people are buying fabric before the price goes up more..I know I am really glad I have a stash.
    What I would really love to know is where are those quilters around here who are buying all that fabric...It would be so neat to have a quilting buddy living close to me...

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    I used to live in a state where fabric for clothing was tax-exempt, but if it was for quilts or other uses there was a sales tax on it. I never confessed to quilting.... was that bad of me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts
    I used to live in a state where fabric for clothing was tax-exempt, but if it was for quilts or other uses there was a sales tax on it. I never confessed to quilting.... was that bad of me...
    No I would have never confessed.

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    Maybe we are all stocking up?!

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    I feel the need to go to walmart to see if something new has arrived.found some great stuff for 1.50 the other day.

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    I'm just wondering if, when a bumper crop of cotton comes in, they're going to reduce the price?? Or are we going to get scammed like we do with gas prices :cry:

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    What I would really love to know is where are those quilters around here who are buying all that fabric...It would be so neat to have a quilting buddy living close to me...[/quote]

    oh boy the same here! so would love to have a quilt buddy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diana Lynne
    Quote Originally Posted by patchsamkim
    Could be that people are buying fabric before the price goes up more..I know I am really glad I have a stash.
    What I would really love to know is where are those quilters around here who are buying all that fabric...It would be so neat to have a quilting buddy living close to me...
    I agree with you 100%, where are they all at, I would like to meet some in my area too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommaB
    I'm just wondering if, when a bumper crop of cotton comes in, they're going to reduce the price?? Or are we going to get scammed like we do with gas prices :cry:
    :? Not a chance, I'll warrant. :(
    Do you remember when, years and years ago, sugar prices increased the price of a candy bar? That never came down either.

    Jan in VA

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    I had a clerk at the fabric store ask me what a fat quarter was. She said she didn't sew. I think if you work with fabrics you should have some knowledge of it. Or maybe she was learning on the job. She learned what a fat quarter was from me.

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    My guess is that we are stocking up. If material prices go above 12.00 I may not be able to afford it - I'll use up my stash. Now - here's the bad news I just had to buy material for a BOM at 10.99 a yd. ouch

    I will only be buying my blocks from there no other material because they said it was going up to 11.99 a yd.

    So much for my new love of quilting - I get interested and it skyrackets. Hope it's not because of me. :shock:

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    I am not sure if it is the prices going up, or the country is moving towards being more 'crafty'. I am trying to come up with the word. Self reliant, back to the old ways. I know a lot more people are purchasing greenhouses here and moving towards making their items, grow their own food and so on. Back to basics maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by janethagy
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    I agree with you 100%, where are they all at, I would like to meet some in my area too.
    It's easier to find a quilting buddy if you put in your location; at least a state, maybe? Just a thought.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by patchsamkim
    Could be that people are buying fabric before the price goes up more..I know I am really glad I have a stash.
    I totally agree with this statement...
    that's what I am doing.

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    I am saving everything including my "crumbs" so when I can not afford to get any more material I will at least have something to quilt..Already started stock piling our old clothes that we do not wear or want anymore..Not sure what is going to happen or if the prices will ever go down to where the cost is affordable again..

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    K9dancer, where is Mena, Ark. located?

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    Quote Originally Posted by squilter
    K9dancer, where is Mena, Ark. located?
    It is near the OK border, about midway between Texarkana & Fort Smith. Coming for a visit?

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