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Old 02-23-2021, 10:07 AM
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Everything is insanely high compared to what it used to be. We have been shopping for new couch and love seat for the family room. Looks like around three thousand dollars is the average lowest price we will be paying.
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Old 02-23-2021, 12:09 PM
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Thank you so much for the interesting information. I can only be thankful that I have a large stash of fabrics and I am trying to use this up and with the price increasing this will be more tempting as my go to fabrics.
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Old 02-23-2021, 12:13 PM
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Thank you for that good information. I thought I had a good enough stash, but maybe not.
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Old 02-23-2021, 12:18 PM
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Fuel has gone up & consumers will feel the effects. Shipping companies add a “fuel surtax” on orders because they won’t absorb the increase. It’s said they’ll remove it when fuel goes down, but ........I was bookkeeper for a lot of years & witnessed this.
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Old 02-24-2021, 12:38 PM
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I guess I won't be buying more fabrics. Everything has gone up but 'they' say there is no inflation, haha.
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Old 02-25-2021, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by RedGarnet222 View Post
Everything is insanely high compared to what it used to be. We have been shopping for new couch and love seat for the family room. Looks like around three thousand dollars is the average lowest price we will be paying.
Same here. I went shopping for a good quality sofa and OMG, they were so expensive. So, instead, I'm currently recovering my couches. Plus, the newer couches are just not made as well as the old ones, The furniture pieces made before the 70s are better built, have hardwood frames and better springs and straps on the insides.
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Old 02-25-2021, 04:45 PM
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There is still tons and tons of 'secondhand' fabric for sale online. I watch the stash sale groups and one particular weekly auction site. I get great bargains and have way too much fabric.
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Old 02-25-2021, 05:49 PM
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I live in Canada. Prices for quilting cotton here have been high a long time. We are charged betweenn$14 ( for plain Kona solids) to $26.95 for Northcott or similar. Fabric is sold here by the meter ( almost 40" so about 4" longer but same width as USA yd.) but it's still a lot more than US residents pay !

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Old 02-26-2021, 05:43 AM
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Thank you so much for the information, great read. As I am trying to have a small, but ever expanding craft business, these articles lead me to think about stocking up on the fabrics I use regularly. Thank you again for sharing.
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Old 02-26-2021, 07:17 AM
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When I find a good sale price for something I know I will be using I buy it even though I don't need it at the present time. Prices will go up. I stocked up on Aurifil at the first price increase years ago. I bought a case of neutral colors in bulk for about $2 spool from an online thread company who was clearancing Aurifil out. I'm still using it. I thought it was expensive buying so much then but now I can reach for a $2 spool when I need one instead of the high price one at the store.
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