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Thread: Fabric Price Increase

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    Power Poster ann clare's Avatar
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    My quilting group went on a trip to Belfast on Monday and the lady in the quilting shop told us to expect an increase in the cost of fabric. 33 1/3%. Yes that is the increase.

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    Goodness....I guess we will have to make every scrap count!:)

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    Wow!!!!

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    i stopped by the LQS today and the prices are 14.95 a yard

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    Ahhh! A reason to be thankful for a large stash! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabric_fancy
    i stopped by the LQS today and the prices are 14.95 a yard
    That sounds like they aren't waiting for their suppliers to raise prices -- they are taking advantage of "replacement prices"!

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    I have been de-stashing I think I better quit before I need to go buy more and can't afford too

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    Around me I am seeing $12.50 per yard at the LQS.

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    Walmart in WV border, $5.46 now use to be $2.97-$4.96

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    I paid 12.99 a yard last weekend at my quilt shop...its was very nice fabric but the most I ever have paid.

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    I paid $9.95 a yard today at my lqs. Don't think I will go much higher than that. Have to use my stash and back with muslin, scraps or sheets. Of course the price of cotton is rising so the sheets and muslin prices will too. Soon no one will be able to afford to sew. We'll be doing like our grandmothers did and use old clothes etc. I am making 2 baby quilts for twins-crib sized-and they have cost me $146.00!

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    Stopped at LQS this am. She has her prices marked on the bolts as she receives them. The earliest bolts were marked $8.00, the next $8.99, and the most recent were $9.99. I appreciate the fact that she didn't raise all her prices to match the new increased prices. Lord knows what the next batch of bolts will cost!

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    I guess I won't be buying fabric in Ireland. Could I bring you some?

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    Wow. I know some is over 10.00 here!

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    I have been in the promotional products business for the last 5 years or so. We deal in t-shirts and other things. I say that because I started getting letters from wholesale manufacturers about 6 months ago warning of price increases due to the increase in cotton prices. It has gone up about 15% every couple of months since then. Lots of suppliers kept their prices steady until they ran out of stock. Now that they are re-ordering, it costs more so our prices are going up. Here in California we've been paying about $7.99 - $10.99 per yard for 100% cotton, and think we're getting a good deal if it's less than that! I always use coupons for our fabric shops - and watch for sales. By the way, I'm dissolving my promotional products business and looking forward to more time with my sewing machine!

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