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    Quote Originally Posted by ganny
    Does everyone pay over $9/yd for material? I must be cheap. Have never paid that much but then I've never been in a quilt shop either.
    Never paid that much in my life. You can find good fabric without having to pay an arm and a leg for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chele
    No one ever said this was a cheap hobby. But if you love it enough you'll start cutting up shirts! Less laundry, right? ;)
    LOL...... you got it!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
    and don't leave your old jeans laying around, might need those too, bet they won't be recognized in that scrappy......I can just hear it, " No, Honey not sure where your blue shirt is right now :oops:
    Thanks Chele, just set off my wonky humor:)

    Woops and I'm off thread :oops:

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    Quote Originally Posted by watson's mom
    I don't know why cotton is so expensive, it is a plant for Pete's sake. You would think that with all the quilter's around buying fabric, that it would be reasonably priced since there must be a ton of it being sold every day. I must be missing something here.
    I think this is the reason it is expensive; because quilters do use it. The other materials are probably priced accordingly to cotton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    I paid $9.99 for the glow-in-the-dark Fairy Frost fabric and didn't care a bit. It was something that I really, really wanted and so far I'm in the process of making three different quilts out of it. I've bought 4 or 5 yds all together. However, that's something that I try very hard not to do. Usually I use from my stash(which is enormous), buy on sale or from thrift stores, garage sales, etc. This past spring I bought huge amounts of fabric from a garage sale where each piece was 50 cents or 3 pcs for $1 no matter how much yardage was there.
    Great garage sale! Love that kind.

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    I will pay it if it is something I really want. I have had the experience where I have waited thinking I would get it on sale and then it was gone. One of the fabrics I wanted was deleted out of my "basket" while I was ordering online. There were only 2 places that had any yardage left of it and of course it was over $9.00 a yard, but I had ordered the rest of the line for a quilt and the pattern I needed was a stripe I was using for the border. Hasn't happened very ofen thankfully. Just found a Walmart that had fabric. Found some Thomas Kincade Tinkerbell panel fabric, and two coordinating fabrics on sale. Should have bought all they had but did get a few extra panels that I will take pictures of and offer on the board. It is SO pretty.

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    I recently paid $9.50 per yd. for some.

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    None of the Wal Marts around here have had fabric for over two years. Enjoy it while you can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    Quote Originally Posted by moonwolf23
    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    I have quilt magazines that i paid a quarter for and quilt books that I paid $2.00 for at the thrift shop. I print off free patterns. I was thinging of giving away my mags and books because I have found out I don't like to follow patterns.
    Oooh ooooh oooh

    LOL
    So I'm thinking if I decide to do this you would be interested. I'm not saying I'm giving anything away right now but maybe in the future. Lol
    Excuse my giddy tail wagging:)

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    I haunt the sales and clearance bins. I seldom even look at full-priced fabric because I know it will break my heart that I cannot afford it! Five dollars is pretty much my limit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    No fabric at Wal-mart!
    Ummm, I first found Cranston village at Wallmart. I've also found similar fabrics at Walmart that I would find at Joanns or the local LQS and the batting for 100 percent cotton is much cheaper. Though I'm more likely to buy the batting I want at Connecting Threads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watson's mom
    I don't know why cotton is so expensive, it is a plant for Pete's sake. You would think that with all the quilter's around buying fabric, that it would be reasonably priced since there must be a ton of it being sold every day. I must be missing something here.
    With more demand comes more price.

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    if i had to pay 7.00 to 9.00 for fabric i would have to do without.

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    Here in Australia it is normal to pay anything between $20.00 to $26.00 a metre. I have a look at the fabrics that I like here then I google the fabric online and normally with postage pay around $10.00 US a yard instead. So it is a much cheaper option for me.

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    I've paid $9.00 or more at QS. If I'm on vacation with or without DH, and I like what I see I'll buy it. Usually with Joann's coupons I can get some pretty good fabric, not the thin see through if I watch it. If its for kids i really hate to pay the QS prices. The kids crry them around which is what they should do, and when they wear out I make them more with a better grade of material.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ganny
    Does everyone pay over $9/yd for material? I must be cheap. Have never paid that much but then I've never been in a quilt shop either.
    I have a couple of times, but try to do it on our sewing club day so I get 10% off that price. I try to shop for cheaper prices also.

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    I try not to pay that much per yard, but occasionally will buy a piece, if it is absolutely the right fabric for a project. Usually wait for sales. Our LQS has a clearance area where the really nice stuff is about $7 a yard plus a section where there are bolts that are almost gone, where if you take whats left you get a hefty discount.
    I once bought a yard at $18. It still gives me pleasure, I never cut it, just hung it up and look at it. Now isn't that nuts?

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    I have only paid that much for fabric on rare occasions where I absolutely loved it, didn't want to risk waiting for a sale, and where I felt a certain degree of loyalty to the LQS. Otherwise, I learn to love something else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ganny
    Does everyone pay over $9/yd for material? I must be cheap. Have never paid that much but then I've never been in a quilt shop either.
    Never, unless it's a particular color or pattern I need for a quilt soon to be in the makings. I buy cheap, cheap, cheap. Can't afford designer fabrics.

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    Not if I can help it and then only would buy what I absolutely had to have. I am a bargain hunter at heart.

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    WM has the best Value ,obviously! All my LQS and the big J ( Joanns) are at or close to $10 a yard. I buy alot of fabric when i dont need it and without a project in mind, That way i plan a project with what i have on hand. Unless someone asks for something specific. Most people leave the choices to me since i know what they like and i majored in art, painting and was a int. dec. I know that color wheel backwards( if i turn around hehe)

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    I always buy "On Sale" fabrics, clothes, anything. Never pay full price.

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    I have paid $9 a yard, but I too like the sales. As for tools, what someone else said is right - if it is for quilters its more expensive. The article here was right - there are lots of alternative use of everyday things. Recently, a new ruler came out to use with tube quilts, but online there was a demo for using a 45 degree angle to accomplish the same thing.

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    We have no choice to pay more than $9.00 a yard for anything half decent in Australia - unless we buy on line from the US

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    wowyou get your matieral cheap if we want good fabric it goes to 25aus dollars a mtre

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    I have never paid that much for fabric. I do my shopping at a fabric outlet type of store - it charges less than that to begin with and then almost always is having sales. One just has to really be observant as to brand, quality etc.

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