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    The owner of our local quilt shop says that the price of our quilting cottons is soon to go up. Good news is that I am well supplied and can make it without having to purchase more. :) :) :)
    Started out as a quilter and now consider myself a collector of fine fabrics. Anyone else like that?

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    I am the "Curator of a Textile Collection" myself.
    I think there are a lot of us that like to collect fine fabrics. (and pet them now and again)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    I am the "Curator of a Textile Collection" myself.
    I think there are a lot of us that like to collect fine fabrics. (and pet them now and again)
    I like your title better than mine

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    Cotton prices were very good this year from what I hear, Glad for those farmers that sometimes have bad years!!

    That's a nice way to put that all our prices are going up also :) No worries from here yet, have a way to go to put a dent in these pretties :) just have to convince my auto that fab store is gone.... coming soon a Hobby Lobby.
    OMG may be in trouble :)

    Is there such a thing as a fabroligist ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by C.Cal Quilt Girl

    Is there such a thing as a fabroligist ??
    I think there is now! LOL :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilrain
    The owner of our local quilt shop says that the price of our quilting cottons is soon to go up. Good news is that I am well supplied and can make it without having to purchase more. :) :) :)
    Started out as a quilter and now consider myself a collector of fine fabrics. Anyone else like that?
    YES

    :oops:

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    My DH says my quilts 'cost $1,000.00 each' judging from the amount of fabric I buy. I'mm still building my stash..

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    I think I fit in this crowd!! I have plenty of fabrics to keep me busy for a long time!!!

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    Me too!!

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    Me too!! Oooops!! Seem to keep double posting :thumbdown:

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    When everyone first started talking about cotton prices last spring,I made tracks to Pauls.I bought and bought.Then I made alot of online orders.Hopefully I have enough fabric,batting,and thread to last through the winter,Then I got bitten by the bow tucks bug,so back to Pauls I went,I bought and bought fabs and pellon and of coarse some more quilting fabs. My DH says I;ve turned into a hoarder.

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    Im the founding member of Fabricaholics Anonymous! My stash would last me a lifetime, but what fun is that????
    Diane

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    The only thing I would need is solids. I'm not a collector of that.

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    Fabric prices at the wholesale level have just taken another jump, most have gone up at least .25/yd for new stuff being ordered now. That's an increase just in 2010 of .65 to 1.00 dollar/yd. And I fear it isn't going to stop for awhile... :-( :-(

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    I said I would buy more until I used some of what I have. Dh and I went to a quilt show yesterday. We were just looking at the vendor booths and HE picked out some Christmas fabric I had to have. I made fun of him all day. And yes I added it to my collection.

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    I tell my husband that any new fabric I buy is to keep my old fabric company. Yesterday I bought some flannel to make a design wall and my husband talked me into some blue batik (looks like water). I picked up two pieces of fabric at the Humane Soc. Thrift Store (we work there and get goooood deals). Each piece of fabric was 3 yards long and it cost me $1.62 total. Guess I will continue working there just for the fabric. Lynn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilrain
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    I am the "Curator of a Textile Collection" myself.
    I think there are a lot of us that like to collect fine fabrics. (and pet them now and again)
    I like your title better than mine
    Love your title!!!!!!!!!! hahahahahahahahaha
    Now I have an official title, thanks to you :D

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    Goes with the territory, doesn't it! But you know, we all could much worse habits, with nothing to show for it, right! So, me, I stick to fabric & quilting now, & don't care what anyone else says! Most of them just tend to ahh, when they see what I do with all of it, lol....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    I am the "Curator of a Textile Collection" myself.
    I think there are a lot of us that like to collect fine fabrics. (and pet them now and again)
    Have to remember that job designation for my next resume! Love it and right there with you petting the fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilt-fanatic
    My DH says my quilts 'cost $1,000.00 each' judging from the amount of fabric I buy. I'mm still building my stash..
    Isn't that the truth! Especially when that 3 yards is just not the "right" one for the quilt I am working on and I have to go out and buy more!

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    There is a fabricologist.... read the little writing under my name. teehee
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    I am the "Curator of a Textile Collection" myself.
    I think there are a lot of us that like to collect fine fabrics. (and pet them now and again)
    Oooooh - that sounds SO much better than "hoarder"!!!!!! :thumbup:

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    Dont you love it when hearing of a price jump....it forces us to go buy just"a bit more" lol!

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    Think how impressive this title would look on business cards!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    I am the "Curator of a Textile Collection" myself.
    I think there are a lot of us that like to collect fine fabrics. (and pet them now and again)

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    I am also going with " Curator of a Textile Collection. And this is not my sewing room. This is my studio.

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