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Thread: Fabric by the Bolt Wholesale Pricing

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    When in doubt about yardage on a bolt, go to your local quilt shop and look on the end of the bolt.

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    Anyone can buy wholesale. It's not a secret society. Check out Marshall's Dry Goods Wholesale site. Quilt shops in the surrounding states buy there all the time. I know they do because I see the vans loaded with bolts of fabric when I shop for bolts of fabric there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by k8edu View Post
    Could anyone give me an idea of how much fabric is by the bolt from Michael Miller, Riley Blake, Robert Kaufman, etc? I need a general idea so I can crunch some numbers for my business. I'm in the process of applying for all my wholesale accounts, but it would be nice to know prices as I'm planning!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nilla View Post
    I have no idea how much is on a bolt and I am a quilter. I typically buy anything from fat quarters to 5 yards at most so I've had no reason to know this.
    That's what I was thinking. I've been quilting for more than 30 years and I don't know how much is standard for a bolt. The muslin I order is 20 yards on a bolt but when I purchased from another source it was a 30-yard bolt so there's definitely some disparity.

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    ro, I believe that is why the question was asked some people do not know or care. Until now I thought the most fabric that came on a bolt was 8 maybe 10 yards once I was told 15 yards were on a bolt. Now someone posted their maybe even more yardage per bolts. I also do not understand what the big deal that "k8edu" has not posted on this site before and has asked her question, what is the big deal about her question, do you have to have posted on this site a number of times before you can ask a type of question? I DO NOT GET IT!! I love this site and have learned a lot but sometimes peoples reaction are beyond me. Good luck to you and your sisters "k8edu" most of the people on this site are very very helpful and go out of their way to help people. yippie

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    Quote Originally Posted by institches33 View Post
    When in doubt about yardage on a bolt, go to your local quilt shop and look on the end of the bolt.
    Not always....vendors may offer different bolt yardage...and it also depends if the bolt was wrapped at the end of the "roll" or tube of fabric..may even be less than ten yards. 15 is "typical but she could ask for "short " bolts from the vendor....which is a gamble on how much yardage you will receive, 5 yards? 6 yards? 16 yards???...esp,if expecting 15 yards..you may be sent 16 or 17 yard bolt and charged accordingly. So many variables.

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    Good luck!

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    SandyGirl,
    Well of course you are forgiven for whatever indescretions you think you have committed. I believe you are more scrutinizing regarding fabric business questions because that is your business. After all, you are a fabric sales rep, correct?
    We all just need to keep in mind that we were all beginners at one time and was new to this board. This board is here to offer help & inspiration to anyone interested in fabric & quilting. I am so glad I came across this board several years ago. I have learned so much because of the generosity of so many.

    Enjoy this beautiful day. Here in west central Ohio it is a balmy 58 degrees after getting 5 inches of snow earlier this week.

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    Thanks, Chris, yes, i am a rep. It is on my profile.

    I guess I kind of cringe when wholesale pricing, etc is discussed so publicly. Generalities are one thing.....specifics are best discussed with each vendor one on one. But this is from my persective. I do not discuss wholesale prices unless the account can show business credentials. One cannot even attend quilt Market without providing actual invoices of goods purchased at wholesale. So many variables in pricing, pricing tiers, yardage, quality levels, etc. i dont even discuss this with my personal quilty friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ro View Post
    i would think if you're setting up a business and getting permits/licenses, then you should know how many yards of fabric are on a bolt. anyone that's a quilter knows how much is on a bolt.
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    I DO, indeed, know how many yards of fabric are on the bolts we intend to purchase from Riley Blake; some are 10, and some 15 yds. I'm not sure how you got the idea that I didn't know, but my original question was about pricing (per yard), not pricing for every bolt. Clearly there is no standard for yardage on a bolt, some 8, 10, 15, etc. as some of the other posters have stated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltin chris View Post
    SandyGirl,
    Well of course you are forgiven for whatever indescretions you think you have committed. I believe you are more scrutinizing regarding fabric business questions because that is your business. After all, you are a fabric sales rep, correct?
    We all just need to keep in mind that we were all beginners at one time and was new to this board. This board is here to offer help & inspiration to anyone interested in fabric & quilting. I am so glad I came across this board several years ago. I have learned so much because of the generosity of so many.

    Enjoy this beautiful day. Here in west central Ohio it is a balmy 58 degrees after getting 5 inches of snow earlier this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yippie View Post
    ro, I believe that is why the question was asked some people do not know or care. Until now I thought the most fabric that came on a bolt was 8 maybe 10 yards once I was told 15 yards were on a bolt. Now someone posted their maybe even more yardage per bolts. I also do not understand what the big deal that "k8edu" has not posted on this site before and has asked her question, what is the big deal about her question, do you have to have posted on this site a number of times before you can ask a type of question? I DO NOT GET IT!! I love this site and have learned a lot but sometimes peoples reaction are beyond me. Good luck to you and your sisters "k8edu" most of the people on this site are very very helpful and go out of their way to help people. yippie
    Thank you! I don't know what the big deal is either. Honestly, I am surprised at a few of the responses. From what I can gather, this is a place to share your experiences, learn from others, and be part of the quilting/crafting community. I think those who choose to be negative should keep their thoughts to themselves and keep this a positive space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandygirl View Post
    Thanks, Chris, yes, i am a rep. It is on my profile.

    I guess I kind of cringe when wholesale pricing, etc is discussed so publicly. Generalities are one thing.....specifics are best discussed with each vendor one on one. But this is from my persective. I do not discuss wholesale prices unless the account can show business credentials. One cannot even attend quilt Market without providing actual invoices of goods purchased at wholesale. So many variables in pricing, pricing tiers, yardage, quality levels, etc. i dont even discuss this with my personal quilty friends.

    Sandy
    And yet without that information, or at least a very educated guess, there is no way to write an intelligent business plan and without a business plan the chances of developing a successful business are greatly reduced.

    The OP was merely seeking cost information from one source, the QB membership. If you didn't wish to volunteer the information requested, no one was forcing you to. You could easily have just kept silent. There was no reason to question her motives, let alone her character.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nilla View Post
    I have no idea how much is on a bolt and I am a quilter. I typically buy anything from fat quarters to 5 yards at most so I've had no reason to know this.
    I"m with you Nilla. I quilt and didn't know how much fabric was on a bolt until now.
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    i would think that if you are looking to start a wholesale business or any business for that matter you would know exactly what you are getting yourself into by asking professional in whatever the business venture is. Including looking into how much "pricing by the bolt" might be. i personally don't care if she posted once or a million times. so good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
    And yet without that information, or at least a very educated guess, there is no way to write an intelligent business plan and without a business plan the chances of developing a successful business are greatly reduced.

    The OP was merely seeking cost information from one source, the QB membership. If you didn't wish to volunteer the information requested, no one was forcing you to. You could easily have just kept silent. There was no reason to question her motives, let alone her character.
    I have already apologized. I stand corrected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nilla View Post
    I just noticed you are from Maryland and you mentioned PA in one of your posts. May I ask where you are thinking about having a shop since I too am from MD? There can never be too many quilt shops in an area!
    No, I'm not opening a shop in MD, but that's a great thought! Haha, I would be in heaven. I live in MD, but my sisters are both in Pittsburgh, so that's where we will be doing shows, at least for now. I wish we had more fabric stores in this area. There's a good one in southern MD, and one in Annapolis that I go to the most.

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    First of all, k8edu, I want to wish you luck with your new endeavor. Secondly, I have read this Board daily since October and have NEVER heard such negativity and "snarkiness" toward someone trying to get information and learn. It's a shame that some people, like ro, need to talk down to others. I truly don't believe that you need to know how much fabric is on a bolt to be a quilter. Shame on you, ro! k8edu, please don't judge this Board by what you've seen here today.....there are MANY good things here too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ro View Post
    i would think if you're setting up a business and getting permits/licenses, then you should know how many yards of fabric are on a bolt. anyone that's a quilter knows how much is on a bolt.
    Sorry, not everyone. I have been quilting for more than 25 years and never knew that. Guess there was never a reason I needed to.
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    I just received my business license and am set up as sole proprietor and will only work out of my home. My situation is different as I do not have any employees or partners. My accountant said there was no reason for me to do LLC or Corp for a one person business.
    I was not successful finding out information locally on setting up a business so I started my own research and this is what I have so far:

    Marshall Dry Goods 888-744-8277 has good basic supplies. I've ordered from them before but not using a wholesale account. The person to ask for there is Randy. Yardage on their bolts differ based on the fabric line.

    Checker Distributors sells the quilt shop fabrics. Your first order is a minimum of $300.00. Each order thereafter is $150.00 with free freight. The requirement is spending a minimum of $1200.00 with each year (anniversary of first order). Yardage also differs based on the fabric line and type.

    Linda's Electric Quilters: for specialty threads and notions: 800-890-2748. I've sent my application to them. They verify my license number with the Revenue authorities and will let me know the terms thereafter.

    Still have many more shops on my list to research.

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    Actually, I'm glad you asked. I've been wondering the same thing...for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ro View Post
    i would think if you're setting up a business and getting permits/licenses, then you should know how many yards of fabric are on a bolt. anyone that's a quilter knows how much is on a bolt.
    I didn't know exactly how much is on a bolt. I've never bought a whole bolt of fabric before, so never needed to know. I'm 51 and have been sewing since I was 12 or so.

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