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    Quote Originally Posted by pvquilter
    Read this in an article and thought I would share:
    Just a few quilting statistics:
    *The average age of quilter is 62 years old.
    *About 85 percent of quilters have a room dedicated to quilting activities at home.
    *On average, a quilter will have $8500.00 worth of tools and supplies for quilting.
    *A quilter will also have $3700.00 invested in purchased fabric.

    Is this you? I know I fall in that category. Give me your thoughts. :lol: :oops: :roll:
    I am 42yrs. old.
    I have a small section of the livingroom.
    I am no where close to having $8500.00 worth. I shop thrift shops, both of my machines cost less than $160.00.
    My stash is probably less than $3000.00. I am a thrifty shopper.

    Nope this is not me!

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    I am past the age. Seriously working on the rest.

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    I don't meet the age criteria but am cruising on the rest. I am currentlt working on dining room table as I attempt to organize?? I thought it was perfectly fine. You know I'm the one in there !

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    I'm 22

    Two dresser drawers and card table in corner of bedroom = sewing area.

    Only tools $199 sewing machine, two square rulers, a mat and rotary cutter. (My straight edge is the metal thing on the floor in the doorway)LOL

    I've spent about $200 on fabric.

    So far my immune system has fought off the quilting bug. I have too many hobbies to spend a lot on just one.

    Ask again in 40 years, tho, who knows!

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    Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) I am well over all those statistics. I could probably help push several over the limit with my overage!

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    When I first read the $8500 for supplies and tools, I thought... NO WAY! Then, I considered my sewing machines, frame, rulers, mat boards, et cetera. I still have a couple thousand to go, but I will get there LONG before I am 62. I am 37, so many more years to shop.

    I sew in my laundry room, but my guest room really is my fabric/quilt frame-midarm room.

    My fabric stash well exceeds the amount, since I know I have well over a thousand yards. Yikes. Guess I help avaerage out those who don't. :P

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    Well, I'm almost there for age and all of the rest fits so I guess I am part of the average!

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    Nope! 44 years old, recently stole my son's bedroom when he went off to college last fall, probably about $5K invested in equipment, and hopefully less than $2K invested in my current stash! These numbers would include patterns, fabrics, and accessories for both sewing and upholstery. It also includes all of my threads & accessories for my embroidery machine. It however does not include my yarn & accessories for knitting!

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    I fall short on the age and fabric. I'm over on the tools and rooms. :D

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    I'm there except for the age. Will soon turn 55 but everything else fits. Have been sewing since the 7th grade so it took me awhile to get to where I am with the rest. I'll catch up on anything I lack. haha

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    I read the questions and thought "Not me".
    I am close in age.
    Have 'almost' always had a dedicated sewing space/room.
    $8500 for tools and supplies I do not meet.
    As I have been reading the responses the years of buying, using, inheriting, buying, using kept running through my mind. I could never remember all the quilts I have made. Each trip for purchases would average from $50 to $150. If it is $50, do the math. $8500 divided by 50 = 170 trips for purchashes. I know I have been sewing at least 21 years. Could be longer. 8500 divided by 21 is $404. a year. I am amazed that I may well have met more of their statistics than I gave myself credit for. Then you move on to the value of the 'inherited or value earned by thrift shopping'. If the fabric's market value is $10 a yard and you work to find it for a discount, you still have the full market value in your closet. I think that counts.
    Well, how about all that. Maybe I am not as broke as I always thought I was. :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by pvquilter
    Read this in an article and thought I would share:
    Just a few quilting statistics:
    *The average age of quilter is 62 years old.
    *About 85 percent of quilters have a room dedicated to quilting activities at home.
    *On average, a quilter will have $8500.00 worth of tools and supplies for quilting.
    *A quilter will also have $3700.00 invested in purchased fabric.

    Is this you? I know I fall in that category. Give me your thoughts. :lol: :oops: :roll:

    Who thinks this stuff up I wonder?

    * 50
    * Yes
    *Close to 5000.00
    * Maybe, total, with all the quilts I have already done!

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    Not even close....

    *The average age of quilter is 62 years old.
    [color= blue]Well lets just say I have more than 25 years to hit that mark[/color]

    *About 85 percent of quilters have a room dedicated to quilting activities at home.
    [color= blue]Up until recently, I quilted on the kitchen table. When I moved, I claimed an area in the basement.[/color]

    *On average, a quilter will have $8500.00 worth of tools and supplies for quilting.
    [color= blue]Not even close. I realize that a ruler here and gadet there add up, but ... Lets just say I paid 25 for my Pfaff 2040 (I know I stole it, because no one knew at the auction what it really was. Brand new and in the box.) [/color]

    *A quilter will also have $3700.00 invested in purchased fabric.
    [color= blue]I really don't know exactly what I have invested in my stash, but it certainly is not $3700. I scout deals and rarely pay full retail.[/color]

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    Quote Originally Posted by pvquilter
    Read this in an article and thought I would share:
    Just a few quilting statistics:
    *The average age of quilter is 62 years old.
    *About 85 percent of quilters have a room dedicated to quilting activities at home.
    *On average, a quilter will have $8500.00 worth of tools and supplies for quilting.
    *A quilter will also have $3700.00 invested in purchased fabric.

    Is this you? I know I fall in that category. Give me your thoughts. :lol: :oops: :roll:

    I'm 10 years younger than the average age.
    I definiately have a room dedicated to quilting, am in the process of moving now to have a larger sewing room
    I probably have ? times as much in tools and supplies if that includes machines (I recently went on a "vintage machine" shopping spree )
    Not sure how much in purchased fabric, though I feel like I've purchased that much from the board since I joined
    :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    *The average age of quilter is 62 years old.
    I'm pushing this real hard, I just turned 58 years old.

    *About 85 percent of quilters have a room dedicated to quilting activities at home.
    Yes, I have a sewing room, opps I mean "Sewing Studio", Fons & Porter said if your machine sets out longer than 24 hours, the room is considered a "Studio"!

    *On average, a quilter will have $8500.00 worth of tools and supplies for quilting.
    I really, really hate to admit this, but....I believe if you count everything, sewing machines, serger, irons, rulers, mats, tables, files, storage racks, plastic boxes, pins, pencils, patterns, books, thread, scissors, pincushions, special lights, sewing chair, I could come up to this amount.
    Please don't tell Hubby!!

    *A quilter will also have $3700.00 invested in purchased fabric.
    I take the 5th Amendment on this one!! MUM is the word!

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    Nope, not yet. I am sure by the time I am 62 I will but that is still several years away.

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    Well, except for the age.
    Yes, that's probably me. :roll:

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    Nope, don't fall into any of those catagories.

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    Well ...
    I don't make the age one

    The room, Could just need to work on it a bit :oops:

    If you reverse the fabric and supplies amounts I would hit both of them :oops: But other wise No I don't have $8500.00 on supplies, machines , well at least nor yet :wink: Still have a few years to go to get that amount :thumbup:

    Now I have a new goal :lol: LOL

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    Sounds a lot like me. I'm not quite that age but I'm getting there. I don't have a room of my own. But my bedroom has been taken over by fabric and a frame. I have that much or more in supplies and fabric. Hey.........I'm a quilter.

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    That's me! Even my exact age!

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    Age : not quite there yet....
    Dedicated room : I HAD one until DD2 moved back home :(
    Equipment : not even near this figure
    Fabric : probably about right considering that fabric costs about 20 per meter where I am.

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    LOL . . .all but the first, but well on my way :) I'm 46 but have been quilting/sewing since I was about 23 (unless you count all those years in Home Ec. when I failed miserably at sewing :D )

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    I guess I qualify for all of that except for the age. Still in my 40's but I hope time will take care of that. :)

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    No, I only have the sewing room and it's only 11 x 12 with the bedframe, mattress & boxsprings, headboard & footboard propped against the wall so I'd have more space. I think I'm down to 11 x 8 now. Not much space, but I make it work!

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