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    Senior Member EdieClay's Avatar
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    Yep, that describes me ... except the age, I'm a bit older. My daughter is the only one who knows exactly how much my Pfaff sewing machine cost. I told her so she could claim it before my husband sold it for $1 in a yard sale after I'm gone. I felt guilty until I estimated the cost we have in golf clubs, greens fees, golf carts, etc. We're probably about even. However, he is so proud of my quilts and is so interested in each one I am making. He loves the one I made him ... he wraps up in it every night when he watches anything on ESPN.

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    I am all the way with this post and then some. I enjoy every minute and make no excuses...LOL!!

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    I'm 40.

    I have a sewing cabinet in our bedroom, but it's got fabric piled on it. So I sew at the dining room table.

    I have about half that amount in supplies if you count my 2 machines.

    About half that amount in fabric as well.

    I've been sewing on a regular basis for 26 years and quilting for 5 years. :)

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    Not at all. Especially the age. Definitely do not have all that money invested in stuff,

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    I'm a few years older, have a dedicated room (that just developed a leak in the ceiling during last night rainstorm), don't have that much in equipment and probably that much in fabric.

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    I guess I am a bit older than the average. My granmother started me sewing and quilting when I was in grade school. Did a little thru the years, bought as I needed. When we moved (my husband was transferred every 2-4 years) gave my fabric to a local church so I didn't have to move it. FInally when he retired to one spot, got my own sewing room, worked for a fabric store, and my sewing room blossomed.
    I have enough fabric to make dozens of quilts a year until I am at least 200 years old. Looking and rearranging my stash is therapy. I have notes on dozens of quilts to make, have bags ready with everything needed to make quilts. I even thought ahead and put directions in my bags so I knew what they were for.

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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 not close to the age, but I fit the 2nd and 3rd, but have purchased way more than $3700. in fabric

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    Wow, yes to all those requirements. I am 62, I have a dedicated sewing room and over the last few years since I started this hobby I must have spent as much as that, if not more on fabric, notions, machine etc.

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    Oh yes, I fall in that catagory....I'm 62 and have been quilting for 30+ years. I'm sure that I've spent that much on material, and every little $2.00 item adds up so even though I had to think if I could have spent that much. It's easy to do. And I'm not done, I want a new machine. So all you young quilters out there, don't be get upset thinking it'll cost that much. It just addes up little at a time, but well worth it. And I actually use two rooms for sewing, one for the actual sewing, one for cutting.

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    Is the price of equipment the new cost or depreciation value? I am shy of the age, but everthing else fits and it is growing.

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    Mostly. Not the fabric. Most of my fabric stash is old. Don't have that much quilting fabric. Pretty new to this, but......I'll get there!

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    That describes me to a tee and my children love it, they get the results at Christmas.

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    Well, I'm 59 but that's the closest I come to ANY of them!

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    Age is spot on, I quilt in a corner of our living room, have not spent the amt of $ for tools etc due to hubby being laid off 2 yrs ago. Am in my frugal mode these days but still enjoying my quilting time and this site is so helpful. Glad to see the younger quilters! You all rock!

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    Omigosh! I'm way past the age and way under the $8500 -- better start shopping. Don't know about the value of fabric stash but statistically know I'm not going to live long enough to use it all.

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    Well, I would say that is pretty close!!

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    I'm 64 years old. I sew at the kitchen island with a brother SQ9000 electronic sewing machine. Probably have 600 in tools and supplies and 4 or 5 hundred in material.

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    OH AM I EVER THERE, BUT TRY A GOOD PART OF THE HOUSE

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    Have the sewing room, working on the rest of the list.

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    I know I fall into that category on all counts!! And then some...

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    I am 66.

    My sewing space is the master bedroom.
    (Although the bed only takes up 25% of the space. The rest is for my two sewing machines and tables, my ironing and cutting table, my computer and printer and a coat rack for my bags and purses. About a 1/3 of the closet is for clothes the rest is for stash, storage,office supplies,CDs,paperwork, bedding, etc. The closet is 8ft. wide, by 24in.deep, 8 ft. tall.)

    My tools, including quilting books(62+), tables (3), machines(2), rack for thread (1 150 spools) , OTT lights (4),rotary cutters, scissors, storage bins, etc.
    Probably about $5,000.

    Fabric $2,500. Quilts made 5. Quilting for 6 months. :)

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    I'm 63, just ordered a $119 Brother sewing machine on-line from Costco (my other inexpensive machine is 45 yo and is still putt putting along. I buy fabric on sale and have some from my high school home ec days. I do have a bedroom that is my sewing room and craft room (for scrap booking).

    :lol:

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    When I was young I sewed at the kitchen table and had almost nothing but what was need (no extrsas)Now I;m almost 63 and have alot.Getting does have a few things going . :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by SandyMac
    When I was young I sewed at the kitchen table and had almost nothing but what was need (no extrsas)Now I;m almost 63 and have alot.Getting does have a few things going . :-D
    (getting old has a lot going)

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    Quote Originally Posted by justwannaquilt
    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:

    NO!

    *27 years old
    *Sew at the kitchen table.
    *Even with my Brother maching I MIGHT have 1500 dollars worth of tools and supplies.
    *If I have 150 dollars worth of purchased fabric I'm lucky! (lol its good quality just not much of it!)
    I'm with you for the most part.

    I'm 48
    I also sew at the kitchen table
    I have invested maybe $600 including my machine
    I also have about $150 worth of fabric, good quality

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