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    yep, I see the first sign that the prices are on the way up.

    Just received an email from one of the local shops advertising a new line by Moda and the price is $11.49 a yard. This is the first time I have seen a price at $10 or more.:)

    Sure cuts into being able to purchase for the stash. won't be happening:)

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    Ouch! I havent seen any that high hereyet, but the new Civil war prints were over 10.00!!!!!!!!

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    Oh My!! Not a very promising sign is it :( :( :(

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    Makes me want to cry. I'll shop Connecting Threads. Their prices haven't gone up......yet.

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    I have gone to a couple of quilt shops lately and it seems the prices are a little higher than use to be.

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    That's why I've just placed several orders. My new years resolution will be not to buy any fabric. hehehe, but I'll have more than I could possibly use in my tiny little sewing room.

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    I've noticed even Jo-Anns & Hancocks are $8 - $9 on a regular basis now! Ouch is right.

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    One of our members, Favorite Fabrics, said that Moda was not going to increase prices. Nancy, am I correct?

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    I go in the "back room" of my LQS and find 50% off. This sure helps...

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    I have already bought enough fabric for projects to last me quite some time. I have added to my 'stash- collection'.
    I was just at the LQS and saw a few new bolts and the prices were higher.

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    No more stash building for me for a while!

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    They are mostly over $10.50 locally. They are even raising the prices on partial bolts that have been in inventory for awhile. Now that annoys me.

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    Here in Northern Ontario you are looking at $14.95 minimum regular price at eh quilt shops. I started shopping connecting threads too. For the odd color I am missing or for a special yard or so I will shop local...but it hurts!

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    You guys are lucky down there in the USA...up here in Toronto..$15 is average and some high end, are even more...the less expensive ones are not very good quality..and we don't have a Joanne's...sounds like a great store...

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    Quote Originally Posted by morelcabin
    Here in Northern Ontario you are looking at $14.95 minimum regular price at eh quilt shops. I started shopping connecting threads too. For the odd color I am missing or for a special yard or so I will shop local...but it hurts!
    Yep, I'm seeing prices like that too, up to $19-$22/m (which is only three inches longer than a yard!) Ordering online, even with shipping costs is SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper.

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    And when cotton prices go down, do you think fabric prices will, too? I think not.

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    Going down to Montana for bargains on Friday.

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    In Saskatchewan it is 18 to 22 a meter(39") for lots of quality names.

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    Connecting Threads fabric is nice enough for a quilt for anyone. It's the only fabric I have bought lots of yardage in the last year. I buy several quilt kits at Hancocks of Paducah during the quilt show every April and any pre cuts that are reasonable priced during the show.

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    It really hurts on a fixed income as alot of us know. Not just fabric but everything you buy now. My best advice during these hard times is to keep on smiling & be happy! We will just have to start quilting from old clothes & such. Hopefully the economy will turn around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishNY
    One of our members, Favorite Fabrics, said that Moda was not going to increase prices. Nancy, am I correct?
    Yes that's true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishNY
    One of our members, Favorite Fabrics, said that Moda was not going to increase prices. Nancy, am I correct?
    the $11.49 a yard was on the new Moda line. Loved the fabric until I saw the price. Went to a different online shop and order 3 yards at $9.50 per yard. still higher than I like to spend; but it is hard to find a nice Christmas blue.

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    I got an email from LQS and she is having a fabulous Thanksgiving sale that starts Wednesday. going to stock up on some fabric and thread. I also love the discounted racks.

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    To try and put a positive spin on things, this economy, I believe, is teaching us to go back to the basics of our grandparents and not be so wasteful. Yes, I have been guilty of that from time to time. Iwas forced into retirement 3 years ago and my DH is getting ready to retire in March. We have changed quite a few things in our lifestyle. Actually, through it all, I think it is for the better. Not so materialistic any more...other than my crafting stuff and now the new obsession...fabric stashing. Yep, I am a "border horder". Right on the edge!!

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    We have to REALLY take advantage of any coupons or sales- can't let anything slip by....i was fortunate that my mom had a giant stash that I received when she died. I think I can be busy for a long time!

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