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Thread: did you read the story in the NYT last week about a fabric

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    shop held by the same family for over 100 years it stated they have fabric in their store rooms from 1950's I would love to get in there and see that oh I would be in heaven. Some of their fabric cost over $1000 a yard wow

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    Would be interesting to see~~

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    Wow!! I can't image some of the material that has come and gone in that store in the past 100 years, simply amazing. It is also amazing that a fabric store has been able to hang on for 100 years. So many have come and gone, too many in fact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hosta
    shop held by the same family for over 100 years it stated they have fabric in their store rooms from 1950's I would love to get in there and see that oh I would be in heaven. Some of their fabric cost over $1000 a yard wow

    Here's the link:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/13/ny...=fabric&st=cse

    My grandmother used to take me there when I was a child (late 1960's). Her brother was in the garment business (who wasn't?) and she would sometimes act as his buyer.

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    Wow! A 1000$ a yard! I'd be ascared to use it!!

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    What would be worth that much? Something with tiny diamonds sewed into it for high society weddings?

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    I would love to see the fabric worth $1000/yard! Wow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChubbyBunny
    I would love to see the fabric worth $1000/yard! Wow!
    When DH and I visited Lanvin in Paris, they had vicuna fabric that was over $1,000/yard.

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    mts, perhaps hosta didn't know how to attach the link. rudeness doesn't belong here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hosta
    shop held by the same family for over 100 years it stated they have fabric in their store rooms from 1950's I would love to get in there and see that oh I would be in heaven. Some of their fabric cost over $1000 a yard wow
    $1,000 YD, CRAZY ,CRAZY CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I remeber the first time I purchased ultrasuede to make a skirt...it took me 3 weeks to cut that fabric. It was very expensive when it first came out. Cannot imagine cutting into the $1000 beauty (at least I hope its pretty). We take NYT and I did keep that article.

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    The link didn't work for me but I feel paying that much for fabric would truly make me certifiably insane. Obviously there is a market out there for these fabrics but it just isn't me.

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    Wow, I would love to see the store. Imagine all the beautiful vintage fabrics tucked away!

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    What a treat it would be to visit that store! Just seeing those vintage fabrics would be great. I'll never get to NYC so I don't have to be tempted by the $1000 fabric!

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    Sorry I can't imagine paying $1000 for a yd of fab!
    Would love to see it, but couldn't afford it!

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    At the Lancaster quilt show there is always a vendor that sells fabric that is that expensive. I have actually felt $1,200 a yard fabric. Didn't feel like anything I would have spent that much for, but I guess someone does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    At the Lancaster quilt show there is always a vendor that sells fabric that is that expensive. I have actually felt $1,200 a yard fabric. Didn't feel like anything I would have spent that much for, but I guess someone does.
    I'd be scared to touch it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by connie_1936
    mts, perhaps hosta didn't know how to attach the link. rudeness doesn't belong here!
    sorry,but don't know what was wrong w/anything mts that could possibly construed as rude! esp. t o be brought to the attention of the entire board !i think the rudeness was on your part,why not p m if you have a criticion[sp]
    just mho
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    At the Lancaster quilt show there is always a vendor that sells fabric that is that expensive. I have actually felt $1,200 a yard fabric. Didn't feel like anything I would have spent that much for, but I guess someone does.
    The vicuna we got to feel was soft beyond belief. I would have loved to have been able to smuggle a bolt or two out of Lanvin's atelier, but I would probably also fall into the category of being afraid to cut into it, lol.

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    First of all lets just say that I am sure these fabrics are not for quilting. lol When you are buying fabric for a designer or for a broadway show that is going to make MILLIONS, you tend to go all out on fabric for costumes! 1600 dollars is just a drop in the bucket for a costume that has the potential to make so much more!

    Quote Originally Posted by connie_1936
    mts, perhaps hosta didn't know how to attach the link. rudeness doesn't belong here!
    Uncalled for! Just sayin...

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    Quote Originally Posted by justwannaquilt
    First of all lets just say that I am sure these fabrics are not for quilting. lol
    No, but the vicuna would sure make a really soft quilt for cuddling up in ;-)

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    Who was being rude? Don't understand.
    Quote Originally Posted by connie_1936
    mts, perhaps hosta didn't know how to attach the link. rudeness doesn't belong here!

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    i'm glad i'm not the only one that doesn't understand!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dar627742
    i'm glad i'm not the only one that doesn't understand!
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    I don't either but this is not kindercare ladies.. Please play nice or mods will lock/ delete thread. Drop it and get back to the original topic at hand.

    Happy quilting everyone.

    I cannot imagine the end cost of the quilt if it was $100 a yard? And then after it's made who would you deem worthy of such an expensive gift?? And the person chosen would they realize it's value?!?!!? Oh my!! I just can't imagine. !!!

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