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    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:

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    well, i am definitly there, except for the age, and i'm working on that too.

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    Yes to all and proud of it. Just realized how wealthy I am!!

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    I'm also in that category! Don't tell my hubby how much I'm "worth". LOL

    Added: Alot of my stuff is "old" so don't really think I have that much invested in fabric but my Fun Quilter upped the ante quite a bit.

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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:

    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!)

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    Well, I must be an oddball, LOL, because I only fit one of those.

    I'm 35, I Do have my own sewing room, but I don't have anywhere near that amount in supplies and fabrics. I wish I did, though, does that count? LOL!

    Maybe it's just becasue I haven't been doing it very long? Give me a few more years and I'll catch up.

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    I'm getting closer and closer to the age. I'm way past the room---pretty much the whole upstairs and it's almost 2000 sq feet. If you count all the machines, rulers, mats, tables, etc. I might be over on the notions thing or at least close. However on the fabric I'm WAY over.

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    That's pretty close to describing me, except I'm past the age...Way past!

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    "Maybe it's just because I haven't been doing it very long? Give me a few more years and I'll catch up."

    Yes you will catch up, when the bug hits it hits hard!

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    I turn sixty next month and the rest seems to fit me. I think the bigger question should be how long have you been quilting? I have been doing it since 1967.

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    LOL, I only fit the having my own sewing room category. I'm younger than the average age and don't think I have that much invested in tools and fabric.

    Interesting find, though!

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    Yikes, this is pretty scary! But then again I didn't know I was so rich haha
    The age is the only thing I haven't attained yet :D

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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.

    ####Nope

    *About 85 percent of quilters have a room dedicated to quilting activities at home.

    ####Yes, DH built me a nice studio abouve the laundry room and double car garage.


    *On average, a quilter will have $8500.00 worth of tools and supplies for quilting.

    ####I have less then that into tools and quilting supplies if fabric is not included and counted seperate.

    *A quilter will also have $3700.00 invested in purchased fabric.

    #####I have no idea but I am pretty sure it is way more then that especially if you count the fabric into quilts that are finnished and live at their new homes.

    Is this you? I know I fall in that category. Give me your thoughts. :lol: :oops: :roll:
    ####Scarey isn't it? LOL I try not to think $ when it comes to quilting.

    Anna

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    LOL!

    35, with a landing that is probably 12x12? that is my sewing "room".
    Counting all my sewing machines, *MAYBE* $2k in equipment. K. Maybe $3k.
    Fabric...well, that's a whole other thing. Are they counting RETAIL or actual price paid? Because I'm a good deal-scouter.

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    yes this sounds about right, except for the age (almost there!) everything else describes me to a tee!!

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    Not quite 62 yet...'only' 56
    Finally got my own room just for sewing last year
    My Bernina might put me close to the $8,500 but I refuse to count it all up! I can't believe that I'm even close. 'closing my eyes, covering my ears & saying lalalalala'
    I do have a nice little stash but not that nice! LOL!!!

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    I fit 3/4 items of that profile. I am 62, have a sewing room (in which I have a futon so it serves as a second guest room), and probably have nearly that much invested in fabric, thread, batting, etc. (at $8-9/yd it doesn't take long to add up to $3500; but I don't think my quilting/sewing tools total $8500. I have several (well, five) sewing machines but they are all old or, if newer, not expensive ones. Other items are primarily necessities with only a few extras thrown in.

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    They all work for me & lucky that DH doesn't know

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    I'm 35 and heavily tattooed! I have a small area that I sew in and I do not have that much invested in fabric and tools!

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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!)
    You are still young yet. Give it time!!!! LOL

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    Things don't all fit yet, but I'm sure they will eventually...

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    I push the top on that in most ways. Over age, over stuff, over fabric and that doesn't count the embroidery thread. That can add up quick.

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    Yep, that's me!

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    Just a few quilting statistics:
    *The average age of quilter is 62 years old.
    WOOHOOO I'm YOUNGER!

    *About 85 percent of quilters have a room dedicated to quilting activities at home.
    Is 25% of the basement considered a 'room'? ROFL


    *On average, a quilter will have $8500.00 worth of tools and supplies for quilting.
    Tools and supplies? Nope don't think I'm anywhere near there.
    I'd guess less than half that amount.

    *A quilter will also have $3700.00 invested in purchased fabric.
    Nope - No Way - I have no idea - can't be that much (at least that's what I'm willing to admit to)


    :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by tortoisethreads
    I'm 35 and heavily tattooed! I have a small area that I sew in and I do not have that much invested in fabric and tools!
    Ummm, Tortoisethreads, does being heavily tatooed influence or make your quilter age older or younger? :lol:

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