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Thread: Cotton Prices... Good News

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    I read today that cotton prices have fallen dramatically. It was $.95 a pound before it began climbing, went as high as $2.15 and has now fallen back to $1.25.

    The article said that the price of cotton fabric is dropping. Good news for us!! :thumbup:

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    I hope it continues to drop.

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    Yay!

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    This is great news!

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    Great news!!

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    That is great if they pass it on..... Has anybody noticed how the price of gas climbs faster than it drops??? :)

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    It will be a couple of years before we see the effects of the price drop.

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    That is great for us but what about that farmer that grew the cotton and he has a family to feed and take care of also. Do not get me wrong am glad prices are dropping it is just a two edge sword. I am a cotton farmer's daughter from years ago

    Happy Shopping

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    How much do you want to bet that the prices of the fabric will never reflect the new low cotton prices?
    Prices always seem to go up...but rarely will they turn around.

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    they will go the way of the gas prices -- up up and away. not coming down gas $3.95 today at the pump. I can't see why when we are sitting on top of some of the best oil in the world that we can't use it here in ND instead of it going somewhere else. then we import and pay more.

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    I hope it continues in dropping so all of us Quilters can enjoy buying fabrics again

    Quote Originally Posted by IrishNY
    I read today that cotton prices have fallen dramatically. It was $.95 a pound before it began climbing, went as high as $2.15 and has now fallen back to $1.25.

    The article said that the price of cotton fabric is dropping. Good news for us!! :thumbup:

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    Lady at the LQS last week said her prices just went up. Reminds me of the gas prices?...HUM isnt it odd

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    hope it keeps dropping & they pass the savings on to us!

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    That is good news!

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    Great, but I hope they pass the savings on...

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    I actually found that the price for Canadian quilters has finally, FINALLY started dropping. My favourite store in St. Catharines has moda for only $13/yd instead of $16-18, and Kona for only $10.

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    Before I pay that kind of money for fabric, I will go without, not worth that price.

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    Great news for us. Thanks.

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    I was at hancocks yesterday to get some kona cotton.the price was 6.99 a yard.the most I ever paid.good thing I had a coupon.

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    Even if the price of cotton goes down I very much doubt that we will see any
    significant decrease in the price of fabric if any. I won't hold my breath for sure.

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    Wohoooooo :thumbup:

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    I haven't heard anything like that we are farmers. May I aske where you heard this ? please pm me.

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    Let's hope we actually are passed the savings!

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    A lesson on commodities. When the cotton yields per acre are low....the prices will rise. When there is an abundance or high yield the prices go down. My concern is not with the price of cotton as that the manufacturing of cotton....the raw product exported and the cotton fabric imported back to the US. Now we are at the mercy of foreign countries and will that in the end bite us.

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    I sure hope so.

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