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    While working at the LQS (taking inventory), I noticed quite a few fabrics originated in Japan. I don't remember the manufacturer. I guess we will paying dearly for those fabrics when they recover from the devastation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grayma
    While working at the LQS (taking inventory), I noticed quite a few fabrics originated in Japan. I don't remember the manufacturer. I guess we will paying dearly for those fabrics when they recover from the devastation.
    I hadn't thought about that. Japan has some really interesting prints.

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    Any of these names ring a bell? Some of my favorites:

    Daiwabos. Seven Islands. Echino. Kokko. Lecien. Quilts Gate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Any of these names ring a bell? Some of my favorites:

    Daiwabos. Seven Islands. Echino. Kokko. Lecien. Quilts Gate.
    No, those weren't the ones I counted.

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    I think Jacqie has some knowledge about which fabrics come from Japan...seems like I've seen it posted before.

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    Moda Marbles are printed in Japan.

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    A great many of the metalic fabrics are printed in Japan ( screen printed). Some of the Kaufman and Hoffman lines are sur eto be affected, particulary the Christmas lines ( metalic). If I was to guess at least 1/3 of my stash is screen printed in Japan.
    I found out the Olfa rotary cutter blades are manufactured in Japan.

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    here's a link I found:

    http://www.fabrictales.com/

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    I found a fabric at Wal-Mart that had the manufacturer name of Sevenberry. I looked it up online and found that it is a fabric from Japan. It seems to be a nice quality fabric, it is like Moda Marbles. I paid $1.50 yard.

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    "Fusions" are printed in japan

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugalfabrics
    here's a link I found:

    http://www.fabrictales.com/
    My most favorite shop in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Quote Originally Posted by frugalfabrics
    here's a link I found:

    http://www.fabrictales.com/
    My most favorite shop in the world.
    I was looking thru their fabric..it's beautiful, but expensive....$14.89/yd...ouch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lvaughan
    I found a fabric at Wal-Mart that had the manufacturer name of Sevenberry. I looked it up online and found that it is a fabric from Japan. It seems to be a nice quality fabric, it is like Moda Marbles. I paid $1.50 yard.
    Wow, that was a great price.

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    A designer told us that most of our fabrics come from Korea and Japan. She added that she has very mixed feelings about the fact that they are able to produce such beautiful, multi-colored fabrics because their environmental laws are not as strict as ours here in the States.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugalfabrics
    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Quote Originally Posted by frugalfabrics
    here's a link I found:
    http://www.fabrictales.com/
    My most favorite shop in the world.
    I was looking thru their fabric..it's beautiful, but expensive....$14.89/yd...ouch!
    Yeah, but these arethe real deal and worth every penny. They send these great emails out about once a month with all their new additions. Right now I'm working off a huge gift certificate a friend gave me as a present - she knew I would return (to her) anything else she bought me. This I didn't give back. ;-)

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    I saw some lovely fabrics from Japan at the local quilt store but alas, I think they were running about $35 or more a yard. And now with the nuclear fallout, I wonder how many people will really be interested in purchasing fabrics that are Japanese made???

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Quote Originally Posted by frugalfabrics
    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Quote Originally Posted by frugalfabrics
    here's a link I found:
    http://www.fabrictales.com/
    My most favorite shop in the world.
    I was looking thru their fabric..it's beautiful, but expensive....$14.89/yd...ouch!
    Yeah, but these arethe real deal and worth every penny. They send these great emails out about once a month with all their new additions. Right now I'm working off a huge gift certificate a friend gave me as a present - she knew I would return (to her) anything else she bought me. This I didn't give back. ;-)
    Well that's good to know...I'll have to check out the site again and get on their mailing list.

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    Barb, thanks for the link! :D

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    If the factories that produce the fabrics were impacted by the recent events, it will likely be awhile before more are seen. But, I don't think Japanese manufacturers will increase prices drastically because they really can't afford to lose sales or customers.

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    At one stage, the majority of the material that you could buy in this country was manufactured in Japan, so that is not really a surprise.What does surprise me is how cheaply you guys buy it.

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    I know the one line I would buy from Hancock's was M'Liss Blenders (the first group she made) they were all made in Japan and had such a fabulous hand and so very soft and lovely. I was thrilled to find such a great fabric line there and loved that collection. M'Liss is on to her second collection of blenders but haven't been in to see if they are also made in Japan. Just goes to show you there are fabulous fabrics everywhere if you take your time to find them and know what you're purchasing.

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    Right now I would not hesitate to buy Japanese fabrics. Six to eight months down the road I will not be interested because that is when I expect the fabric to come with possible radiation. I am hoping my LQS does not get involved but I cannot tell her what to buy or not.

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    I went to the Mountain Quilt Fest in Pigeon Forge, TN a couple of weeks ago and was talking to one of the vendors about fabric and the rising cost. Of course he mentioned the cost of cotton rising, but he also told me that virtually all of the quilting cottons are printed overseas, mostly in Korea and Japan. Of course there is some printed here in the US, but not much. He said this was also causing the cost of fabric to increase and we can expect this to continue for a good while. With today's political climate I think we can expect the worst. Stock up now!!!!

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    Do you know for a fact that any of the fabric mills in Japan are anywhere near the troubled nuclear power plant? Most of the heavy factory areas that I know about in Japan are in the far south of Honshu. You make it sound like all of Japan will be full of radiation in the near future and that everything will be contaminated. I think it's a good idea not to overreact concerning what is happening here.

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    Lecein is my favorite fabric.......how expensive is shipping from this site?

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